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2019 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

 

** this is a very early look at what is coming, 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 before the 2019 Winter Carnival:   December 18, January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29

MONDAY, january 7, 2019

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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, january 31, 2019

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 1, 2019 - first day

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

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

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. 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. *26th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Paul Smith's College Boosters/NYS WOMAN, Inc.  (Harrietstown Town Hall)

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)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Catholic Daughters Court St. Bernard (St. Bernard's School Cafeteria, River Street, $)

6:00 p.m. *Death & Acids, a Murder Mystery by Gem*Boy Productions (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, $)

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

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)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

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)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019

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

7:00 p.m. *Bach Around Town, 3rd concert in Esther Rogers Baker's Bach solo cello series, with clarinetist Janine Scherline (Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar Street ,$)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *30th 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)

TBD *Firefighter's Broom Ball (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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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. *30th 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. 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)

6:00 p.m. *Death & Acids, a Murder Mystery by Gem*Boy Productions (Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, $)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 - 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)

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, $)

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

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

3:00 p.m. *24th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

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 12, 2019

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2019 Critique (LGI Lecture Room, Saranac Lake High School)

Wednesday, february 13, 2019

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

wednesday, february tbd, 2019

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

tuesday, march tbd, 2019

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

tuesday, april tbd, 2019

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

2020 WINTER CARNIVAL

TBD

 

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Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
adworkshop
Stewarts
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
Gala Parade
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2018-09-06 - 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 1-10, 2019.
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