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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

  • When

    First full week of February
  • Where

    throughout Saranac Lake

The grandaddy of Adirondack winter carnivals, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been creating winter fun and entertainment since 1897. The centerpiece of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the Ice Palace, built by volunteers on the shore of Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay at the state boat launch. Now a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of spectacular fireworks, this ever-growing event still retains the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. Organized by an all-volunteer group, the Carnival is a community-driven festival made possible by the efforts of many volunteers and sponsors.