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2017 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2017 Saranac Lake Winter carnival SCHEDULE of events-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 involved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings 

All meetings take place at 6 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, 193 River Street, Saranac Lake.

Remaining Meetings for the 2017 Winter Carnival:  Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31. 

MonDay, january 9, 2017

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Belvedere Restaurant, $10, takeout avail 891-9873)

THURSDAY, february 2, 2017

5:30 p.m.  18th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner, open to former royalty (Red Fox, $36 for dinner)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 - first day

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Adirondack Wildlife Art Exhibit (The Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main Street, free refreshments) 

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. *Winter Wild by watercolorist Catharine Moore (NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, 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)

9:00 p.m. *The Primate Fiasco and Annie in the Water, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, $)

10:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. *Cosmic Bowling (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017

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

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. *HSL Pop-Up Museum, Winter Carnival: What it Means to Me, hosted by Historic Saranac Lake (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest, Register before 1/28 (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. *24th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Women, Inc. (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. *Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Chess Tournament, Registration at 9:00 a.m. (Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive, $)

11:00 a.m. Casella Waste Systems 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. "Hit the Button" Curling Competition  (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:30 p.m. Saranac Lake Teachers Association Little Ladies' Fry Pan Toss, For girls 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the event

1:30 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss  New Time (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the event

2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. *Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Exhibit - Meet Kiska the Wolf and others (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2:30 p.m. Roots Contracting Company FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Exhibit (Adirondack Artist Guild, 52 Main Street)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Chick n Biscuit Dinner Fundraiser for High Peaks Hospice (Moose Lodge, 165 Broadway, $)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *St. Bernard's School Spaghetti Dinner (St. Bernard's Catholic School Cafeteria, 63 River St, $)

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

9:00 p.m. *Lucid and Eastbound Jesus, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, $)

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Karnival Karaoke (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 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

1:00 p.m. H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 518-637-3238 for details)

4:00 p.m. *Taylor Haskins' Green Empire Concert, Live Music, Jazz & Americana (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, $)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

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

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *2nd Annual Lawn Chair Ladies Reception, meet the Lawn Chair Ladies (Left Bank Cafe, 36 Broadway, Free)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *Wildlife Hip-Hop (The Dance Sanctuary, 68 Main Street, Suite #2, Free)

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, $)

7:30 p.m. *Firefighter's Broomball, spectators welcome (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:30 p.m. *Project Grizzly, documentary of one man's obsession to build a grizzly bear-proof suit (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, $)

9 p.m. *Joe Driscoll, Live Music (Waterhole Downstairs, 48 Main Street, Free)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

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

7:00 p.m. *Martha Reben and her Wilderness Friends (Historic Saranac Lake, John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Free)

8:00 p.m. *Donna the Buffalo with Bess Greenberg, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, $)

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *Open Mic (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

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

7:30 p.m. *The Birch Boys and Crackin' Foxy, Live Music (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, $20)

8:00 p.m. *Moon Hooch with Honeycomb and Jiggawaltz, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, $)

10:00 p.m. *ADK Hot Club, Live Music (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

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

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

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

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. *Knockerball sponsored by Paul Smith's College Student Activities, Alumni Relations, and Admissions (Saranac Lake Middle School Gym, $)

4:00 p.m. *Big Boss Sausage, Live Music (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ***CANCELLED due to weather***---Outdoor Movie presented by Downtown Advisory Board, title TBD (Berkely Green)

 7:00 p.m. *Firefighter's Broomball, spectators welcome (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:30 p.m. *Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall, $) This event usually sells out.  Get your tickets ahead of time.

8:00 p.m. *Spirit Family Reunion with Folkfaces and Swampcandy, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, $)

10:00 p.m. *Super Jam II with members of Exit 30, Annie in the Water, Royal Noise (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Cosmic Bowling and Live Music by The Good Woody (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

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 at the Mason's Pancake Breakfast (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Stewart's Shops Meet the Winter Carnival Characters (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. *Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Exhibit (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. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B 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 hosts an Alumni Gathering (Left Bank Cafe, 36 Broadway)

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

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

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

Post-Parade *Post Parade Party (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, Free)

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *Live Music by Legends (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

4:00 p.m. *Damaged Goods, Live Music (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  *Hotel Saranac Sign Lighting Event at Adirondack Carousel, Sign Lighting at 5:30 p.m. sharp, Refreshments, Rides (Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot Street)

7:30 p.m. *Guys On Ice, The World's Funniest Ice Fishing Musical Comedy (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, 518-891-1854, $)

9:00 p.m. *West End Blend and Bella's Bartok, Live Music (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, 48 Main Street, 21+, $)

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. *Good Guy Productions DJ (Romanos, 11 Bloomingdale Ave)

10:00 p.m. *Big Boss Sausage, Live Music (Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 - last day

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

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. *Free Kids Craft at the Carousel, create your own wildlife mask for the Kiddie Parade (Adirondack Carousel)

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

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

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

11:00 a.m. Roots Contracting Company FlowerBall, Encore Presentation (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

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

12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. *Lunch at the Carousel with the Stewart's Shop Carnival Characters (Adirondack Carousel, $)

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Pre-Valentine's Day Pop-Up Jewelry Store (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave)

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

2:00 p.m. *Guys On Ice, The World's Funniest Ice Fishing Musical Comedy (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, 518-891-1854, $)

2:00 p.m. Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade  (Main Street)

2:00 p.m. Tops Markets Cookie Decorating Contest (Harrietstown Hall) right after the Kiddie Parade

2:00 p.m. *Bloody Sunday featuring Folkfaces, Live Music (Waterhole Downstairs, 48 Main Street, 21+, Free)

3:00 p.m. *22nd Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. *Sweetheart Curling: Learn to Curl (Saranac Lake Civic Center, 225 Ampersand Ave, $)

7:30 p.m. Guide Boat Realty 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)

Thursday, february 16, 2017

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

Tuesday, february 21, 2017

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2017 Critique (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

Tuesday, february 28, 2017

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

TUESDAY, MArch tbd, 2017

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

TUESDAY april tbd, 2017

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

2018 WINTER CARNIVAL

February 2-11, 2018

 

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American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
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2017-09-12 - 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 2-11, 2018.
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