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Spring Events

Spring in the Adirondacks brings annual events like the Maple Weekends, Black Fly Challenge, Restaurant Week, and many more! The season features outdoor competitions, delicious local cuisine, and unique arts and crafts.

Maple Sugaring events in the spring

Annual Adirondack Spring Events

Maple Weekends

Learn how maple syrup is produced, take a tour of a sugar house, and sample the natural sweetener during the Maple Weekends at more than 150 locations throughout the Adirondacks, typically held the last two weekends in March.

Hadley Maple in April Festival

The festival features craft and food vendors, live entertainment, maple-themed activities, and much more, typically held the last weekend in April! This event offers fun for the whole family.

EAT ADK Restaurant Week

Sample the flavors of the region during EAT ADK Restaurant Week, held throughout Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, and Long Lake. EAT ADK Restaurant Week is typically held the last few days in April through the first week of May.

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

Take on the raging water yourself—or watch as people take on the rapids—at the Hudson River Whitewater Derby, held since 1958. The derby is typically held in early May.

Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Find a wide range of items from antiques to toys and everything in between at several different towns located along Routes 28, 30, and 3 at the Great Adirondack Garage Sale. Some of the participating towns include Indian Lake, Long Lake, Malone, Speculator, and Newcomb. The garage sale is typically held in late May.

Americade, Lake George

Join more than 50,000 riders and motorcycle enthusiasts for a week of demonstrations, scenic rides, fireworks, and more. Also, enjoy events, dinner boat cruises, and browsing riding gear. Americade is typically held in early June.   

Black Fly Challenge

Hop on your bike and participate in the annual Black Fly Challenge, a 40-mile race held the second Saturday in June each year. Not interested in competing? Head to Indian Lake or Inlet (start/finish location alternates each year) to cheer on the competitors.

June Arts Festival, Glens Falls

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s (LARAC) June Arts Festival features jewelry, food products, textiles, and more from approximately 200 exhibitors at the City Park in Glens Falls. The festival is typically held in mid-June.