The Ice Palace is closed to the public due to warm weather degrading it.
It will still be lit at night and you can view it from behind the barrier.
DO NOT ENTER IT! We will update here when we know what date it will be taken down.

2017 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2017 Saranac Lake Winter carnival SCHEDULE of events-Subject to change

Please use the Contact page to send events and corrections.

* 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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Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Stewarts
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Winter Carnival Gala Parade Results
2017-02-12 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows for the winners of first and second place trophies in various categories, as well as the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for Best of Show.
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