The Ice Palace has been taken down due to weather making it unsafe.
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2018 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

 

** we update the schedule all the way through carnival, please check back. **

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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 LGI Lecture Room at Saranac Lake High School, 79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Remaining Meetings for the 2018 Winter Carnival: None

MONDAY, january 8, 2018

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Avenue, 518-891-9873, $)

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. High School Court Bingo Night Fundraiser (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue, Ticket sales start at 6:30 and Bingo starts at 7:00, $)

THURSDAY, february 1, 2018

5:30 p.m.  *18th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner, Open to Past Royalty only (Red Fox Restaurant, 5034 NYS Rte 3, contact Marilyn Bigelow 518-891-1286, $)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 - first day

4:30 p.m. ***CANCELED***  *Downtown Advisory Board Movie Night, "The Nut Job 2" animated movie (Berkeley Green, Free)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Opening Reception, Lynn Manning - Winner of 2017 Juried Show (Adirondack Artist's Guild, 52 Main Street, exhibits on display entire month)

7:30 p.m. *16mm film screening of The Olympic Spirit (1980, Lake Placid) and cartoon shorts (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, donation)

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

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Remain at Harrietstown Town Hall)

9:00 p.m. *O'death with special guest Tigerman Woah & Arthur Buezo (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, $)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

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

10:00 a.m. - Noon *Winter Forest Bathing Eco-Trip by Adirondack Riverwalking (Riverside Park, $)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest, Register before 1/27 (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

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

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *25th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Paul Smith's College Boosters/NYS WOMAN, Inc.  (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Make Your Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St, Free for children and for those wearing buttons)

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--for Kids (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

1:00 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss  New Time (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the event

2:30 p.m. ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p..m. *Catholic Daughters Spaghetti Dinner (St. Bernard's Church cafeteria, $)

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

8:00 p.m.*Figure to Ground, electro-acoustic performance (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, $)

8:00 p.m. *Pendragon Theatre presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple: Female Version (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook , $)

9:00 p.m. *Kung Fu with special guest The English Project (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, $)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

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. - 1:00 p.m. *Winter Forest Bathing Eco-Trip by Adirondack Riverwalking (Riverside Park, $)

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

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Make Your Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St, Free for children and for those wearing buttons)

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

2:00 p.m. *Pendragon Theatre presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple: Female Version (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook , $)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *Books and Brews - Bring a Book to Swap, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties (Blue Line Brewery, 555 Lake Flower Ave, $)

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

7:00p.m. *Movie Monday: The Great White Trail presented by Historic Saranac Lake. Filmed in part in Saranac Lake (John Black Room, Saranac Lake Museum, 89 Church Street, $)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

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

5:00 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (Hotel Saranac, cash bar)

6:00 p.m. Royalty Dinner (Pages' dinners sponsored by the Adirondack Motel) (Hotel Saranac, $, RSVP and meal choice required by 2/1, call 518-891-4367)

9:00 p.m. *Swampcandy (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, Free)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

5:30 p.m. *St Bernard's School Family Trivia Night (St Bernard's School, 63 River St, Call Kelly at 518-569-4845 for details, $)

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

7:00 p.m. *3rd Annual Lawn Chair Ladies Reception (Left Bank Cafe, 36 Broadway)

9:00 p.m. *Sophistafunk with special guest Jiggawaltz (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, $)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *29th 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)

8:30 p.m. *Donna the Buffalo with special guest The Old Main (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 7:30pm Doors, $)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

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

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *29th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

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

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. *Knockerball hosted by Paul Smith's College Student Activities & Alumni Relations (Saranac Lake Middle School Gym)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Big Boss Sausage (Bitters & Bones, 65 Broadway) 

5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. *Paul Smith's College Student & Alumni Hockey Game (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. *Firefighter's Broom Ball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. *Super Jam III (Bitters & Bones, 65 Broadway)

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

9:00 p.m. *Lucid with special guest Bella's Bartok (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, $)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

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. *Can-Am Snow Rugby Game (Saranac Lake High School Track Field. Call 524-5841 for details.)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *29th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Thomas B Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:00 a.m.-Noon *North Country Community College & Paul Smith's College Co-Host Alumni Reception (Hotel Saranac)

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. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway.)

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

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

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Make Your Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St, Free for children and for those wearing buttons)

2:00 p.m. *Post Parade Party with Raisinhead (Waterhole, 48 Main St, Free)

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *Haewa (Bitters & Bones, 65 Broadway)

7:00 p.m. *Pendragon Theatre presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple: Female Version (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook , $)

7:30 p.m. *Screening: Vintage Vaudeville on Film, Brian Dewan's filmstrip shorts (Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, donation)

9:00 p.m. *West End Blend with special guest The Big Takeover (Waterhole, 48 Main St, 8pm Doors, $)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *Big Boss Sausage (Bitters & Bones, 65 Broadway)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 - 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 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. ANCA FlowerBall, (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. *Winter Forest Bathing Eco-Trip by Adirondack Riverwalking (Riverside Park, $)

12:00 p.m. Key Bank  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. *Make Your Winter Carnival Button (Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St, Free for children and for those wearing buttons)

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Snowy Owl Face Painting for Children (Harrietstown Town Hall)

1:30 p.m. MOVED FROM WEDNESDAY Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)

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. *Pendragon Theatre presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple: Female Version (Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook , $)

2:00 p.m. *The Plate Scrapers at Bloody Mary Sunday (Waterhole, 48 Main St, Free)

3:00 p.m. *23nd Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Michael of Annie in the Water (Bitters & Bones, 65 Broadway)

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)

Tuesday, february 13, 2018

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2018 Critique (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

thursday, february 15, 2018

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

wednesday, february 28, 2018

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, 5034 NYS Rte 3, 5pm-6pm Cocktails)

MArch 20, 2018

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

april tbd, 2018

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

2019 WINTER CARNIVAL

February 1-10, 2019

 

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Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
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Can-Am Rugby Tournament
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Casella Waste Systems Inc.
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Ice Palace Taken Down
2018-02-18 - The Ice Palace has been taken down due to weather making it unstable and unsafe.
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