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What's Happening at the 2024 Carnival?

What kind of icy fun are we getting into this year? Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is thrilled to bring you an exciting lineup of events and activities that will make this 2024 festival truly unforgettable experience filled with joy, laughter and fun. From beautiful ice sculptures to exhilarating winter sports competitions, there's something for everyone, so mark your calendars and we’ll see you there.

See our full list of Sporting Events, Gala and Kiddie ParadesFireworks Displays, Local Entertainment and Committee Meetings.

Interested in a printable schedule? 

NOTE: Printable Schedule is accurate as of the printed date, but is subject to change. Please reference the website for changes after the printed date.

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Free Ride to Palace

We'll come to you - Saranac Lake, NY

Would you like a FREE Ride to see the Ice Palace? Find out more info by clicking on and seeing the Flyer.

BLUSEED Studios Presents Pumpkin Witch, Doomf*&^, and ETVRNE!

BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Pumpkin Witch concocts synthetic spooky conjurations that'll make your feet move and your teeth hurt! Lush orchestration collides with electronic drums on a battlefield of the soul, recalling the likes of In The Nursery, Stoa, and in Slaughter Natives. AFTER the Winter Carnival Opening Fireworks!

Paul Smith's College Alumni Reception

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Community Bank Adult Cross-Country Ski Races

Dewey Mountain, Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Blessid Dirt, Folk Duo

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

NEW! Rice Furniture Tug of War

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Illusionist Leon Etienne!

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Hayley Jane wsg Giovanina Bucci

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Moments Notice

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Paul Smith's College Hockey vs. Jefferson Community College

Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! The Strictly Hip

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Bella's Bartok and Folkfaces

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

The Big Takeover at Winter Carnival Post Parade Party

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! West End Blend wsg All Night Boogie Band

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Bloody Mary Sunday at The Waterhole with JATOBA!

Downstairs at the Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

The original 3 piece Jatoba back at the Waterhole for the first time since 2014. Bluegrass + Newgrass = Groovegrass. We are a rebellious response to typical jam grass.

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

LIVE MUSIC! Darkside Skinny Dippers

The Rusty Nail, 83 Broadway., Saranac Lake, NY

Saranac Waterfront Lodge Presents! Monster Mash

Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Get ready to dance the night away at the Winter Carnival Monster Mash, where ghouls and goblins come together for a spooktacular celebration

Masons' Pre-Parade Breakfast

Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY

The Station presents: ELEKTRO at the Garagery

The Garagery, 53 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Experimental beats dark synth pop techno

Live Music! Damaged Goods at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Slab City at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Divided Roads at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

Live Music! Legend at Romano's Sports Bar and Grill

Romano's Saranac Lanes, Sports Bar and Grill, Saranac Lake, NY

LIVE MUSIC! Misfit Toys Drinking Homebrew

The Rusty Nail, 83 Broadway., Saranac Lake, NY

Duplicate of Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Duplicate of Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

Local Theater! Guys and Does at the Pendragon Theater

Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake, NY - (Across from the NBT Bank)

LIVE MUSIC! Annie in the Water wsg Organ Fairchild

Waterhole Music Lounge, 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Enjoy the sweet tunes of Annie in the Water wsg Organ Fairchild.

Cure Porch on Wheels - All Day

Lake Flower Boat Launch near the Ice Palace

Paul Smith's Booster Club 30th Annual Chocolate Festival

Romano's Saranac Bowling Lanes, 11 Bloomingdale Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

Cure Porch on Wheels - Afternoon

Lake Flower Boat Launch near the Ice Palace

Firefighter's Broom Ball

Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

Arctic Bar-B-Que

Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, Mt. Pisgah Lane, Saranac Lake, NY

Paul Smith's College Woodsmen Exhibition

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Historic Scare-anac Lake at the Saranac Laboratory

The Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Spirits of Saranac Lake: Real Stories of Ghostly Encounters and Other Local Lore

The Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Hobby Horse Race

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Ice Fishing with Battlefish Charters at Ampersand Bay

Ampersand Bay Resort, 31 Bayside Drive. Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Caricature Drawings at the Bistro at Ampersand Bay - Sponsored by Can Am Rugby

Ampersand Bay Resort, 31 Bayside Drive. Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Carnival Thursday at Ampersand Bay Resort

Ampersand Bay Resort, 31 Bayside Drive. Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Brunch at Sunset Bistro - Ampersand Bay Resort

Ampersand Bay Resort, 31 Bayside Drive. Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Garagery Fashion Show

53 Main Street Rear, Saranac Lake, NY

Line Dancing

Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Drag Brunch Celebrating Creepy Carnival - Morning

The Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

Drag Brunch Celebrating Creepy Carnival - Afternoon

The Belvedere Restaurant, 102 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

Taste the Film - The Shining

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Feast of Frights

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Lutheran Church Bake and Craft Sale

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Make Your Own Winter Carnival Button

Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY

Winter Carnival Slide Show

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY

Facepainting Before the Kiddie Parade

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY

Snowflake Volleyball

Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, 213 Ampersand Ave., Saranac Lake, NY

Gala Parade

Broadway St., Saranac Lake, NY

Gala Parade Line-Up

Nice N Easy Mobil, 196 Broadway Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

CanAm Snow Rugby

Elks Field, John Munn Road, Saranac Lake, NY

ICE PALACE CLOSED TODAY

Elks Field, John Munn Road, Saranac Lake, NY

ICE PALACE CLOSED TODAY

Elks Field, John Munn Road, Saranac Lake, NY

Rotary Club Variety Show

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

26th Annual Winter Carnival Baroque and Beyond Concert

United Methodist Church, 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Coakley Home and Hardware Family Open Skate with Free Hot Chocolate

Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

Coakley Home and Hardware Children's Skating Races

Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks

Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, Saranac Lake, NY

Adirondack Bank Innertube Races

Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, Saranac Lake, NY

Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY

Family Night at the Ice Palace

Ice Palace, Saranac Lake, NY

Winter Carnival Royalty Dinner

Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Reception

Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Ecumenical Service

St. Lukes Church, 136 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

Roots Contracting FlowerBall

Lake Flower, Saranac Lake, NY

White Stag Downhill Ski Races

Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, Saranac Lake, NY

Skate Lake Colby

Lake Colby Beach, Saranac Lake, NY

Edward Jones Arctic Golf

Prescott Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Catholic Daughters/Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner

St.Bernard's School Cafeteria 63 River St., Saranac Lake, NY

LifePower Chiropractic Ultimate Frisbee Games

Saranac Lake High School Football Field, 79 Canaras Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

Women's Civic 3rd Corn-a-ment Cornhole Tournament

Saranac Waterfront Lodge, 250 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY

Heat Keepers Icicle Contest

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

Paul Smith's College Woodsmen Exhibition

Riverside Park, Saranac Lake, NY

23rd Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner

Red Fox Restaurant, Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

All Day Clue Hunt

History Hut & Gift Shop

Women's Civic Chamber Coronation

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY

Winter Carnival Royalty Reception

Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run

Ice Palace, State Boat Launch

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