There's nothing like beautiful Lake George, New York during the winter time. The Lake George Winter Carnival, held every weekend during the month of February, offers the very best in winter family fun, winter sports, ice-fishing, and things to do. Including, snowmobiling, dog sledding, parachuting, ice fishing, outhouse races, beer samplings, ice sculpture competition and polar bear plunge, where hundred of swimmers rush to the lake and swim in its crystal clear frigid waters. Accommodations and lodging of all kinds are available to warm up on those cold winter nights here at Lake George, New York. Many Lake George Hotels have romantic fireplaces to snuggle-up against a warm Lake George cabin fire, heated pools, saunas and hot-tubs. Ice fishing can be seen as far away as Lake George Diamond Point. The many local restaurants of Lake George and surrounding area offer a variety of cuisine and specialty dishes for any budget. The variety of events and things to do know no boundries. You can walk the frozen waters of Lake George (often freezing solid to 24" deep) while taking in all the wonderful sites Lake George and its region has to offer. You can also observe snowmobile races and competions, and winter sports, and participate in or observe winter sports of all kinds including, snowmobile rentals, cross-country and downhill skiing, ice skating on the lake, or at the Lake George Forum Ice Skating Rink, snowshoeing, and enjoy evening fireworks above Million Dollar Beach on Lake George Beach Road. Children will enjoy the many fascinating ice sculptures fashioned by competitors and artisans into functional children's winter play grounds and slides. Come join the thousands of festival goers who return year after year who enjoy this exciting Lake George Winter Carnival event.
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2013 Lake George Winter Carnival Events Schedule:
Lake George Village, New York
February 2nd and 3rd
Opening Ceremonies of the 2013 Lake George Winter Carnival: Saturday: 12:00 noon at Shepards Park Beach & Park, Lake George Village LGWC Parade: Saturday at 4:00pm
*This event is hosted by the Prospect Mt. Diner (518) 668-9721, located just north of Lake George Village
on Canada Street (Rt. 9-N) Outhouse Races on the Lake: Saturday starting at 12:30pm
*This event is hosted by Duffy's Tavern, Lake George Village, NY (518) 668-5323 (Register for this event at 10:00am at Duffy's Tavern) Chili Cook Off: Shepards Park, Lake George Village: Saturday: 12:30pm Giant Snow Slide: Saturday & Sunday in Shepards Park Fireworks on the Ice: Saturday at 6:30pm Bonfire on the Beach: (Following the Parade) at Shepards Park Beach - Celebrate the opening of the 2012 Lake George Winter Carnival with live music, toast marshmallows, and watch the fireworks over the ice Come See Our Ice Castle: In front of Shepards Park in Lake George Village
February 9th and 10th
New York State AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle & ATV Ice Race Championship: Saturday & Sunday in Shepards Park, Lake George Village - Register at Duffy's Tavern 9:00am telephone: (518) 668-5323. For additional information regarding this event, please call: Frank Carpianello at: 330-3648 or 542-2144 BBQ Cook Off: Saturday 12:00 noon in Shepards Park in Lake George Village Fireworks on the Lake: Saturday at 6:30pm Bon Fire on the Beach: Saturday at 4:00pm at Shepards Park in the Village. Toast Marshmallows and watch the fireworks! Tavern Competition: (Shepards Park): Sunday at 1:00pm, Hosted By Mario's Restaurant (518) 668-2665 Lake George Winter Carnival Polar Golf Tournament: Sunday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. $10.00 per person, on the Ice 6 hole Par Three golf course. Win cash prizes and golf at local courses.
February 16th and 17th
Car Races: Saturday and Sunday. For more information call Bruce at 885-5329. Hosted by Longshots Restaurant. Registration at Longshots Restaurant (518) 668-5899. ATV Poker Run: Saturday - Registration is between 9:00am and 11:00am at Duffy's Tavern in the Village. For additional information call: (518) 361-2559 Giant Kite Flying On the Ice: All Day Saturday - http://www.nyke.org Closest to the Pin Contest: Sunday: 12:00pm until 2:00pm. Event held "On the Ice" - cash prizes. Fireworks on the Lake: Saturday at 6:30pm Bonfire on the Beach: Saturday at 4:00pm. Held in Shepards Park in the Village. Toast Marshmallows and watch the Fireworks! Ice Diving Demonstration: Saturday and Sunday - Presented by Rich Moran's Professional Scuba Diving Center. More Information: 1-800-924-3484 Chowder Cook Off: Saturday at 12:00 noon in Shepards Park in Lake George Village. Hot Air Balloon Moon Glow: Saturday at dusk on the lake. http://www.sunkissballooning.com/ Hot Air Balloon "Fly Off" - Saturday and Sunday at dawn and dusk. www.sunkissballooning.com
February 23rd and 24th
Lake George Sanctioned Dog Sled Races: Saturday and Sunday - TBA Fireworks on the Lake: Saturday at 6:30pm Bonfire on the Beach: Saturday at 4:00pm at Shepards Park, Lake George Village. Toast marshmallows and watch the Fireworks! Chicken Wing Cook Off: Saturday 12:00 noon at Shepards Park Beach in Lake George Village Ice Diving Demonstration: Saturday and Sunday. Presented by Rich Moran's Professional Scuba Diving Center. For more information: 1-800-924-3483 Snowmobile Raffle Drawing: Sunday at 3:30pm at Shepards Park in Lake George Village
*Additional events held every weekend during the 2013 Lake George Winter Carnival
Sunkiss Ballooning Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides (Free): Weather permitting: 8:00am on the Lake (518) 796-0373 Children's Activities at the King Neptune Restaurant: Lake George Village: from 11:00am - 2:00pm
Face Paintings by Amanda at the King Neptune Restaurant: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Snowmobile Water Skip: 2:30pm on Saturday & Sunday Games & Prizes (small fee required): 12:00pm - 2:00pm Polar Plunge (swim event) into Lake George: 3:00pm at Shepards Beach Park, Lake George Village Snowmobile Rides: ($2.00 fee): 12:00pm - 2:00pm Wood Carving: Saturday & Sunday "On the Beach!"
By: GlennSculptures.com And: SculpturesByFrank.com Helicopter Rides: ($45.00 fee): Saturday & Sunday Dog Sled Rides: ($10.00 fee): Saturday & Sunday (Held all day directly on Lake George) Breezy Hill Ranch Alpaca Farm: Shepards Park, Lake George Village: Saturday from 12:30pm until 2:30pm Butternut Ridge Farms Mini Donkeys: Sunday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Shepards Park in the Village
*All Events and Races are weather and ice permitting, and the Lake George Winter Carnival will not be held responsible for any cancelled Events or Races. Enjoy Lake George Hotels and the Winter Carnival!