Lake George This Week Aug. 21-28, 2017

Lake George This Week Aug. 21-28, 2017

We’re deep into August – and the fun is just beginning!  There’s Lake Cruises – every day, Saratoga Racetrack, Six Flags Great Escape, Free Concerts, The Lake George Music Festival, and every cool-off activity on the planet!  NEW! Great Escape Tickets Discount at The Front Desk $40/person ($61 at the Park!). 

 

Read on and make the best of summer in Lake George…

The Big Event this week is the Eclipse on Monday!
Safe Viewing Options, click below.

Eclipse Viewing Options - Monday 8/21, 12PM - 4PM, CLICK HERE!
You CANNOT Look directly at the Sun during the eclipse!  Without Special Glasses – best bet is a pinhole viewer or a live stream on your computer.  MORE INFO – Lake George, Timing, etc.
Crandall Library in Glens Falls
– about a 20 min. drive.  On the day of the eclipse, the library welcomes all those interested to a live streaming of the eclipse. Join us for this rare event. Part of our Eyes to the Skies Summer Programs for Adults. Call 518-792-6508 x3 for more information.  Directions to Crandall Library CLICK HERE!

Moreau Lake State Park (30 min. drive) – Eclipse Party! CLICK HERE!
NASA Live Stream – awesome, lots of spacecraft views! CLICK HERE!
The Wild Center, Tupper Lake (1 hr. drive) Eclipse Program CLICK HERE!

Also The Adirondack Observatory in Tupper Lake has a Fantastic Eclipse Program with Special Telescopes for viewing!

Directions to The Adirondack Observatory CLICK HERE!
WEBSITE Adirondack Observatory CLICK HERE! 

 

At The Georgian This Week!

Giovanna's On The Lake The Georgian Lakeside Resort, Lake George, NY

New August Daily Specials!  Click the Photo Left for .pdf Blue Mondays, Fat Tuesday, Wine Down Wednesday, More!   At Giovanna’s On The Lake – we are open for Breakfast Daily 7:30AM-11AM.  Dinner Service is 5-9PM Daily.  Ask about Nightly Specials and Early Bird5-6PM (seated by 6PM), Early Bird is a selected Entrees and Salad $16.95!

Our Cabana Bar opens at 11AM with lunch on the Patio  Now 2 Happy Hours: 12Noon-1PM and 4-6PM! Buy One Get One – Well Drinks and Wine!  1/2 Price Select Appetizers (4-6PM only), $1 Draft Specials, 1/2 price Buckets!  Also On The Georgian Patio enjoy Live Music, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all 5:00 – 9:00PM

Shepard Park Events This Week

Lake George Fireworks, The Georgian ResortEnjoy nearby Shepard Park (just a 5 min. walk, left on Canada Street), great music all week long and the famous Fireworks on Thursday 9:30PM.  Shepard Park is also great for swimming, picnics, and fish off the town docks!  Don’t miss the Wednesday night Concert with the Sweetback Sisters – see below –  awesome world class music!

Summer Concert Series, Wed. 8/23, 7PM Sweetback Sisters Video Preview CLICK HERE!
Hailed as “brilliant” by NBC New York, The Sweetback Sisters first emerged in 2007 with their debut EP” The collection earned them a record deal with stalwart indie label Signature Sounds, and over the course of three ensuing albums, the band built a dedicated following in the US and Europe and racked up a heap of critical acclaim. The New Yorker raved that the women are “strong singers who revel in close harmonies,” while Sing Out! said that their music “bristles with the energy of the very best young American performers,” and NPR praised them as “Americana darlings with a roadhouse edge” With a live show that The Boston Globe described as “the perfect balance of sass, sincerity and swing,” the Sisters have performed everywhere from A Prairie Home Companion to Mountain Stage and graced festivals from coast to coast in addition to selling out theaters with their annual Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular.  Wednesday 8/23 7PM Shepard Park – Don’t Miss Out – IT’S FREE!

Fridays at The Lake Concert! 6-9:30PM CLICK HERE!
Fridays at the Lake: Soul Session with Jonathan Newell Band
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Shepard Park Beach, Park, Amphitheater & Public Restrooms.  See Soul Session perform live with Jonathan Newell Band at Shepard Park as part of the Fridays at the Lake Concert Series!  Evenings will feature a craft beer & wine garden, a food caterer, and kids’ activities! Enjoy the beach, swimming, and the playground. This venue is family- and dog-friendly.

Lake George Music Festival 2017!

Exhilarating performances. World-class young musicians.
For close to two weeks, residents and visitors of the breathtaking Lake George region can attend this series of live chamber music and orchestra concerts, children’s concerts, open rehearsals, pre-performance workshops, and exciting special events.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS – 10% OFF!  Use this Code LGGeorgian2017

Lake George Music Festival Performance Events! CLICK HERE!
Lake George Music Festival – use the links below for Event Schedule, Tickets and Festival Website.  SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS – 10% OFF!  Use this Code LGGeorgian2017

Program Guide LG Music Festival 2017 CLICK HERE!
LG Music Festival 2017 – EVENTS, CLICK HERE!
Tickets – LG Music Festival CLICK HERE!

Saratoga Race Track

Saratoga Race Track Info, July 21-Sept 4, 2017 - click to open/close
Lake George This Week, July 31 to Aug. 6, 2017 SARATOGA RACE TRACK INFO
When: 40 days, July 21 through Sept. 4. No racing on Tuesdays. Post Time: 1 p.m. On Travers Day, first race post is 11:45 a.m. Admission: Grandstand admission is $5. Clubhouse admission is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 11 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. weekends.
Top stakes: $1.25M Travers (Aug. 26), $1.25M Whitney (Aug. 5), $600,000 Alabama (Aug. 19).  Giveaways: BASEBALL CAP: Sunday, July 23, T-SHIRT: Monday, August 7, COOLER BAG: Monday, August 21, CLOCK: Sunday, September 3.

More Info Saratoga Race Track CLICK HERE!

More Great Area Events and Activities – Click A Tab Open/Close.

Washington County Fair Aug 21-27, CLICK HERE!
The Washington County Fair is in Greenwich, NY – right outside Saratoga Springs.  Gates Open at: Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM
Building Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Carnival Hours: (weather permitting for your safety) Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sorry! NO pets allowed at the Fair.
Washington County Fair Website CLICK HERE!
Directions to Washington County Fair CLICK HERE!
The Floating Classroom - Wednesdays, Great For Kids! CLICK HERE

The Floating Classroom Great for Adults and Kids – from The Lake George Association – learn about Lake George ecology, geologic history, animals, lake protection efforts and more. This week the Classroom floats on Wednesday 8/23 from the Village Dock in Shepard Park. 10AM-12Noon or 1:00 – 3:00PM. Reservations required Info call 518-668-3558 or you can make reservations online at their website

Lake George Association Website – CLICK HERE!
Fort Ticonderoga! Daily Events! Awesome! The Corn Maze is Open! CLICK HERE!

TWO WARS. FIVE BATTLES. ONE FORT!
Every year at Fort Ticonderoga is a new story!

Relive the defining moments in America’s history when nations fought to control a continent. Located within the shadow of the Adirondack Mountains and overlooking Vermont’s picturesque Green Mountains, Fort Ticonderoga guards the historic portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George. The French and their native allies failed to conquer this region during the French & Indian War. And a generation later, the British failed during the Revolutionary War. In the end, Americans controlled Lake Champlain, and therefore controlled the continent.

Each day in July and August, the Fife and Drum Corps play songs containing important information, known as “duty tunes.” From reveille in the morning to tattoo at night, or sounding of the alarm and calling to arms, the Fifes and Drums regulate days at the fort today.

Fort Ticonderoga Website CLICK HERE! Directions to Fort Ticonderoga CLICK HERE! Corn Maze Info – Daily in August – Included w/Admission CLICK HERE!
Rock The Dock Festival! Celebrating 200th Anniversary LG Steamboat Co. CLICK HERE!
ROCK THE DOCK FESTIVAL! We will have our ships docked around the Pier as grandstands!
Enjoy the sounds of live music for all ages played by some of the area’s most popular bands. Headlining will be Lake George’s own Formula 5! There will be a variety of food trucks providing unique and delicious food choices for your enjoyment. We will also have Common Roots, one of the area’s finest craft breweries serving their delicious craft beverages.
Reenactment of the 260th Siege and Surrender of Fort William Henry CLICK HERE!
Call to arms!
All French, British, Provincial, Native American, and Sutlers are invited to participate in this reenactment marking the 260th anniversary of the Surrender of Fort William Henry in 1757 by the British under Lt. Col. Munro to French forces under the Marquis de Montcalm. Battle and skirmish re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday. (up to 300 re-enactors expected!) Spectators can learn about camp life and enjoy an 18th century meal on Saturday night. Reservations for dinner required.
Ft. William Henry Website – CLICK HERE!
NEW! Revolution Rail - Rail Bike Tours - 30 min. away! CLICK HERE!
This is the area’s newest attraction – Revolution Rail – rail bike tours along the Upper Hudson River in North Creek. Just 30 minutes away in North Creek.  Trips Daily! Revolution Rail 3 Railroad Place, North Creek, NY 12583 |  518-251-2345

Revolution Rail Website CLICK HERE!

Find More Activities and Attractions select a page below…

Adventure Page – Raft, Tube, Zip-Lines Hike/Bike/Nature Page
Activities On Lake George Activities in LG Village In The Area Golf

Listen to the Podcast – Outdoor Conditions in The Adirondacks – courtesy of North Country Public Radio and The Adirondack Almanack

Strong SunThis is the most intense Sun of the Year – Cover-up or use Sunscreen – Great Review of Sunscreens here.

 

Weather For Lake George Click Here