2015 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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Rotary Variety Show dancing
photo by Andy Flynn

2015 SCHEDULE: the groovy 60's (subject to change)

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* NOTE: An asterisk indicates events run by a group other than the Winter Carnival Committee and is for informational purposes only

$ NOTE: A dollar sign indicates there is a cost invloved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings (6:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce)

January 27 and February 2

Monday, january 12

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Belvedere Restaurant, $10, takeout 891-9873.

THURSDAY, february 5

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lessons for Frying Pan Toss and Snow Ball Toss hosted by North Country Community College (Sparks Athletic Soccer Field, NCCC)

5:30 p.m. 16th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 518-891-1286 for reservations)

7:30 p.m. *Music, "Open Minded Mic Night" with Crowfeather, hosted by Bluseed Studios (Performers sign up at 7 p.m.) (Bluseed Studios, $)

FRIDAY, february 6 - first day

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Adirondack Artists Guild opening reception "Rock'n'Roll," an exhibit of Rock'n'Roll themed art (Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *NorthWinds Fine Arts opening reception "Ice Castles and Frozen Windows" by photographer Barry Lobdell (NorthWinds Fine Arts, 11 Woodruff St)

7:30 p.m. *Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall)

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (BPO Elks Lodge #1508, cash bar)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "The Royal Noise" (Waterhole)


8:30 a.m. 2nd Annual Humble Pie Chess Tournament, a USFC Rated Event, USFC Membership required (registration 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m., first round at 10:00 a.m.)(Saranac Village at Will Rogers, $)

10:00 a.m. NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Lutheran Church Women's Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *22nd Annual Chocolate Festival by the Adirondack Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. (Harrietstown Town Hall)

11:00 a.m. Casella Waste Curling Exhibition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Petrova Winter Carnival (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)

12:00 p.m. Casella Waste "Hit the Button" Curling Competition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace, $)

12:30 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the event.

2:30 p.m. *Women's Civic Chamber "The Spirit of the 60's" Treasure Hunt – Follow the Clues (Riverside Park, $)

3:00 p.m. *Dog Sledding Presentation by John and Leslie Donias of Granite Hill Chinooks and John Habermehl and MaryJo Crance of Sirius Rising Kennel (Riverside Park)

4:00 p.m. *Music, Selections from "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," revised to accommodate a PG13 audience (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *St Bernards School Spaghetti Dinner (St. Bernards School, $)

7:00 p.m. Lighting of the Ice Palace and Cape Air Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:00 p.m *Music, "Saranac Lake Sings the Sixties" - Local performers pay tribute to the music of the Sixties (Pendragon Theatre, $)

9:00 p.m. *Music, "The Big Mean Sound Machine" & "Groovestick" (Waterhole, $)

10:00 p.m. *Music, Karaoke (Romanos Saranac Lanes)


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

11:00 a.m. *White Stag Downhill Ski Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. *Arctic Bar-B-Que (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $) Presented by the Friends of Mt. Pisgah

12:15 p.m. *Mayor's Snowball Toss Tournament Challenge (Riverside Park) Registration followed by event at 1 p.m. and any donations from event will benefit High Peaks Hospice.

1:00 p.m. H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 637-2067 for details)

2:00 p.m. FlowerBall, debut of a new game invented by the Flags on the Flower Ice Fishing Gang (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

2:30 p.m. Woltner Summit Contracting Spike of Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch) Judging at 3 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. *Downtown Advisory Board and NCCC present "Get Your 60's Groove On" Dance Party.  Come dressed in your 60's garb. (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *"The Sixties in Saranac Lake and Beyond" presented by Historic Saranac Lake (Saranac Labratory Museum)

7:00 p.m. *Interfaith Service in Celebration (St. Luke's Church)

7:00 p.m. *Bingo (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

7:30 p.m. *Saranac Lake Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival, "It's a Mad Mad Mad World" and "Pink Pistons" (a Pink Panther cartoon) (Saranac Village at Will Rogers, $)


3:30 p.m. *Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center)

5:00 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (Red Fox Restaurant, cash bar)

6:00 p.m. Royalty Dinner (Pages' dinners sponsored by the Adirondack Motel) (Red Fox Restaurant, $)

8:15 p.m. *Firemen's Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

8:30 P.M. *Music, Open Mic (The Rusty Nail)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "Swampcandy" (Waterhole)


6:00 p.m. Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)

8:00 p.m *Music, "Saranac Lake Sings the Sixties" (second showing) - Local performers pay tribute to the music of the Sixties (Pendragon Theatre, $)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "Beau Sasser Escape Plan" & "North Funktree" (Waterhole, $)

10:00 p.m. *Music, Karaoke (Romanos Saranac Lanes)


2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *26th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

6:00 p.m. American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center)

7:00 p.m. *Music, "Groovy 60's Open Mic Night" (Blue Line Brewery)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "Donna the Buffalo" & "Driftwood" (Waterhole, $)


10:00 a.m. Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *26th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

12:30 p.m. Saranac Lake Teachers' Association Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *NorthWind Fine Arts "Chocolate Fountain" reception for the eleven artists of NWFA (NorthWind Fine Arts, 11 Woodruff St)

5:30 p.m. CANCELED *Downtown Outdoor Movie "The Love Bug" presented by the Downtown Advisory Board (Berkeley Green)

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  *Dewey Mountain Family Snowshoe Stomp (Dewey Mountain, $)

7:30 p.m. *Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

7:30 p.m. *Firemen's Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "Moon Hooch" & "Formula 5" (Waterhole)


8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. *Mason's Pancake Breakfast (Saranac Lake Adult Center, $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

10:00 a.m. Meet the Winter Carnival Characters (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. Can-Am Snow Rugby Game (Saranac Lake High School Track Field. Call 524-5841 for details.)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *26th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *Lion's Club Chili Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College Alumni Office hosts Alumni (Left Bank Cafe)

12:00 p.m. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway.)

1:00 p.m. Gala Parade presented by Hotel Saranac (Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to LaPan Highway)

Post-Parade Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-Off (Harrietstown Town Hall)

Post-Parade *Music, "The Lewis and Clement Expedition with Big Boss Sausage" (Belvedere Restaurant)

3:30 p.m. *Music, "Raisinhead" (Waterhole, $)

4:30 p.m. *Music, "Legends" (Romanos Saranac Lanes)

7:00 p.m. *Music, "The Grass Company" (The Rusty Nail)

9:30 p.m. *Music, "The Blind Owl Band" & "Swampcandy" (Waterhole, $)

10:00 p.m. *Music, "Sounds of Good Guy Productions" (Romanos Saranac Lanes)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - last day

10:00 a.m. Community Bank Adult Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $, Call 891-2697 for details)

11:00 a.m. Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament (Bloomingdale Fields, $, Call 637-4669 for details.)

11:00 a.m. Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, $)

11:00 a.m. Snowshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

12:00 p.m. First Niagara Youth Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $. Call 891-2697 for details)

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Snowy Owl Face Painting for Children (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2:00 p.m. MOVED INDOORS CVAEYC and Lake Champlain Pools Kiddie Parade (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2:00 p.m. *Music, "Tim Herron Duo" (Waterhole)

3:00 p.m. *20th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

7:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:00 p.m. Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Palace" Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Tuesday, february 17

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2015 Critique (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

Thursday, february 19

2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)

Tuesday, february 24

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (BPO Elks Lodge #1508)

tuesday, march 10

6:00 p.m. March Winter Carnival Committee Meeting,  2016 Theme candidates (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

tuesday, april 14

6:00 p.m. April Winter Carnival Committee Meeting, 2016 Theme selection, Annual corporate meeting (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce) 


February 5-14, 2016


Top Sponsors
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Guide Boat Realty
Adirondack Bank
Flink Smith Law LLC
North Country Public Radio
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
American Management Association
First Niagra
Gala Parade
Learn more about the Gala Parade.
Recent Info/News
Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2015-09-08 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 5-14, 2016.
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© 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Celebrating its 118th anniversary in 2015.