Best time of the year. Its the time that we wait for. The time that we pine for. The time that makes everything majestic. Blue skies, lush greenery, warm lakes and rivers. Activities galore. Summer is simply a magical time to experience Long Lake & Raquette Lake. It is a time for tradition. Like our 4th of July festivities celebrating our freedom. Summer is also a time to revel in the calming nature of the forest and trees. Want more action? Events galore pack our schedule. Recreation, hiking, biking, climbing, birding, swimming, boating. Make Long Lake & Raquette Lake your family’s summer camp!
4th of July 2021:
DUSK (APPROX 9:30ISH) –Fireworks.
10am. The Annual 4th of July Games will begin on the Town Ball Field, Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Games for all ages! Classic favorites include small children scavenger hunt, balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss, and three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from our exclusive prize booth.
6:30 p.m. the Annual 4th of July Celebration will begin at the Town Beach. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Live music by Grit and Grace will be performed at the Town Beach.
Fireworks at dusk (kick off between 9:30/9:45) seen from the beach, boat or Mt. Sabattis. For more information, call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com .
In the event of rain, join us at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion for Live Music
Covid-19 – Unvaccinated Guests are asked to please wear a mask if they are unable to stay six feet away from others. Thank you.
Thank you to for the support:
Eastern Star Abenaque Chaper #645
More sponsors to be added.
Kids Art Classes with Cindy Black | Wednesday’s | 1pm – 3pm
Kids draw iconic Adirondack Wildlife. All levels welcome to participate. $5 per class. All art materials are provided. Walk in’s are welcome.
Masks and social distancing required for unvaccinated students unable to socially distance.
Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
Summer Concerts and Events at Saint Williams Long Point | Raquette Lake, NY
Concerts are happening in 2021 – but you must come by your own boat! Listen lakeside. Performances on the lawn!
Thursday, July 15th – Bruce Matthews – Acoustic Roots and original music including modern folk rock. This concert is on the water. Boats welcome.
Thursday, July 22nd – Patchouli and Terra Guitar – Unique fusion and nuevo flamenco guitar and folk vocals. This concert will be held inside the church.
Thursday, July 29th- The Jamcrackers. Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynne perform Adirondack Folk music. This concert will be held inside the church
Thursday, August 5th – Bob’s Brother’s Band – Classic rock & soul music.
Thursday, August 12th – Betty and the Boomers – Folk music, Americana and contemporary classic.
Thursday, August 19th – Bob Faulkner and Sixty Shades of Gray. Music from the 60’s.
The Saint Williams concert series is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Check out the website at https://www.stwilliamslongpoint.org or call 315-354-4265.
Road Rally, Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7pm | $5 per car
Teams and cars drive around Long Lake following a special set of cryptic instructions. Whichever teams returns to homebase the closest to the official time without going over… wins! Cash prizes.
Past events have included – Singing to a stuffed bear, singing in Hoss’s, playing leapfrog on the Long Lake Town Beach and discovering mysterious secrets of Long Lake.
Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale:
Still happening in 2021
Always the second Saturday in August in Long Lake, NY. Traditionally buyers can find gently used 2nd hand furniture, boats, clothing, toys and so much more. Explore the side roads and uncover your treasure. Maps available at 1130 Deerland Road or at area businesses and at the sales too!
August 7, 2021 | Throughout Long Lake, NY
Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Corner:
Always the second Tuesday in August at Hoss’s Country Corner. Adirondack Author’s converge under the big red tent to sign autography, showcase their work. Meet the Author’s. Purchase your favorite books, get your souvenir shopping in with a personalized writer’s touch. The wide range of authors include fiction, comedy, Adirondack Lore and history, maps, paddling, hiking. You name it, these author’s have lived it. Meet them and find out what inspired them to put pen to paper.
Enjoy live music and treats. A truly important event in Long Lake celebrating our authors. Come one come all.
August 10, 2021 | Hoss’s Country Corner “Look for the tent”!
Heart of the Park Craft Fair
Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Always the 1st Sunday of August. All American handcrafted items sold by over 50 crafters. $1.00 Admission. Penelope the Clown. Crafts ranging from T-shirts, homemade fudge, spices, handmade sweaters, pottery, photography, wind chimes, and gifts for the whole family. Get your holiday shopping done in Long Lake.
Located at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion, Always the first Sunday in August!
Rt 28N/30 Long Lake, NY 12847 | Call 518-624-3077 for more info
Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day:
RL Craft Fair & RL Fire Dept Auction
Always the 2nd Saturday in August
10am Juried Craft Fair at the Raquette Lake School. Vendors including jewelry, pottery, photography, pen & ink drawings, wrought iron Adirondack Products, polar fleece, stained glass, handwoven clothing, rustic Adirondack Furniture, jam, jellies and so much more.
10am Annual Book Sale | Raquette Lake Library
11:30am Scavenger Hunt | Raquette Lake Village Green
6pm Annual Raquette Lake Fire Department and Ambulance Squad Auction on the Raquette Lake Village Green
Long Lake Library Book Sale & Yard Sale:
Saturday, August 7th | 9am
Long Lake Town Hall
Books galore. Get your favorite beach reads, history books, kids books, Adirondack books, self help, and so much more!
All proceeds to benefit the CVW Long Lake Public Library
To donate or more information 518-624-3825
Durant Days **
July 30th – August 1st
Celebrating the Birth of Great Camps Architecture in Raquette Lake, NY
This is a weekend of activities in celebration of William West Durant, the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, which was started right here in Raquette Lake.
Saturday, July 31
12pm Village Green. Dedication of the Raquette Lake Historic Signage** New for 2021
2pm Concert by Wide Variety at 2pm at St. Williams on the Village Green
Boat Parade and Fireworks at Night
Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team Fundraiser
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Join the Ladies Auxiliary at 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Raquette Lake Village Green for a fundraiser with live music with Matt Grainger. Vendors will be on site including: Mary Blanchard’s South Bay Jewelry, RC (David) Oster Painting, Pampered Chef, Life in the ADK, Pat Deyle’s Hand Carving, Local Artisan’s and the Knitting Ladies! All vendors to change without notice** This is a partial list of previous years vendors.
In addition to the live music, enjoy baked goods, a Chinese Raffle and a 50/50 to support the Raquette Lake Mudsliders Softball Team. More to be announced.
July 10, 2021 | 2 p.m. | Free | Raquette Lake Village Green
Raquette Lake Busiest Weekend:
Book sale pending announcement
10 a.m., Raquette Lake’s Busiest Day will be held at locations throughout Raquette Lake. Come to Raquette Lake for a fun and busy day! Craft fair at 10am at the Raquette Lake Union Free School, Annual Book Sale starting at 10am at the library and annual fire department and ambulance squad auction at 6pm.
August 14, 2021 | Raquette Lake, NY
Friends of Music Summer Concert Series: *** Not happening in 2021
All Concerts at the United Methodist Church, Thursday’s at 7:30pm
This concert series is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Call 518.624.2056 for more information