The Lake George Winter Festival is right around the corner, and The Lodges at Cresthaven offers the perfect lodging for this family-fun winter event! Every weekend throughout February features new and exciting activities such as polar plunges, cooking contests, races, parades, fireworks, sleigh rides, and bonfires at the beach. Read on to discover the top events at the festival this year, and start planning your winter retreat in the Adirondacks today!

Events Available Every Weekend in February

Every weekend Shepard Park, just two miles down the road from our hotel, is set up with fun activities and attractions, including:

  • Bonfire on the Beach
  • Cornhole Games
  • Children’s Activities at Shephards Park
  • Pony Rides
  • LG Dog’s Got Talent Contest
  • Polar Plunge
  • Sleigh Rides

Top Events for the Lake George Winter Festival

Week 1: February 4th & 5th

The Lake George Winter Festival kicks off with the chili cook-off, where you can vote for your favorite bowl made at our local restaurants. This is followed by the hilarious outhouse races, where runners pull their homemade outhouses across the finish line to win. The annual parade on Canada Street starts late afternoon, and the first day ends with fireworks over the lake. 

Week 2: February 11th & 12th

Join us for week two and witness the exciting car races on Lake George on both Saturday and Sunday. This week’s contest is a BBQ cook-off, followed by smores in the park and a hot chocolate bar. Sunday offers a snowman-building contest for the family, where you will have 30 minutes to create your snowman. 

Week 3: February 18th & 19th

The third weekend starts with motorcycle and ATV races on the lake. Then sample the creations from the soup and chowder cook-off at Shepard Park. Outhouse races are hosted again on Saturday in case you missed the first round. Finally, Sunday is the Glacier Golf Tournament, where you can play a fun game of golf on the lake!

Week 4: February 25th & 26th

The festival’s final week starts with the ATV poker run, followed by a chicken wing cook-off. Then you can head to Shepards Park for smores, hot chocolate, and fireworks over the lake. The festival’s last day is your last opportunity to participate in karaoke, keg toss, and the snowman contest.

Plan a Winter Getaway in Lake George

Embrace winter in the Adirondacks and join us for the Lake George Winter Festival. The Lodges at Cresthaven offers vacation rentals on the shores of Lake George, just minutes from events in the village. Browse our vacation rentals and discover how to save on your next getaway with our specials and discounts.