Saranac Lake area 

chamber of commerce 

Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships

Upcoming events

    • November 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Bitters and Bones, 65 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    The Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry, and the Saranac Lake Student Needs Fund will share the purse, so you can support important community causes. Registration for adults is $20, students $5, 13 and under kids $10, strollers $5, and leashed dogs are $5. Register online at https://www.bittersandbones.com/turkey-trot/ or the morning of from 7:30 to 8:30am. There will be hot toddies and a live auction for charity following the trot at Bitters and Bones.

    • November 24, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983


    Saranac Lake area shoppers are encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday Start Here Open House on Nov. 24. This annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center office at 39 Main Street. Shoppers who visit the Chamber to support small businesses can pick up some Shop Small giveaways, incentives, coupons, information on participating businesses, and coffee and donuts to start the day.



    • November 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hotel Saranac 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

    The indoor fall farmers market has a new location at the Hotel Saranac. Come by on Saturdays for fresh produce, adirondack crafts, and other goodies. Visit www.ausablevalleygrange.com for more details. 

    • November 28, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    The Surreal Lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy -- This is an informal monthly breakfast gathering that includes a brief presentation on a topic of local history. November's topic is presented by Amy Catania, Executive Director of Historic Saranac Lake. Amy will present about Gerald and Sara Murphy, famous patrons of the arts of the 1920s and 30 who brought their son to Saranac Lake for tuberculosis treatment. The Murphys' famous "surreal galas" are inspiration for Historic Saranac Lake's upcoming Surreal 1920s Gala on January 19, 2019. Breakfast Club is $20 for members of HSL, and $25 for non-members. RSVPs are required.

    • November 30, 2018
    • December 01, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    • November 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 02, 2018
    • 5:00 PM

    Studio Tour hours are 10am - 5pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some galleries may have different hours, so please call or check individual galleries for business hours. Each month, different artists will be participating on different days, so please be sure to check the schedule for each artist you want to visit when planning your tours. Look for ArtWorks Studio Tour banners and directional signs to guide you to participating locations. Many studios and galleries in downtown Saranac Lake are within walking distance or a short drive of each other. To visit artists throughout the surrounding region, check the map and each artist’s participating dates to plan your own driving tour. The Studio Tours showcase the wealth of talent and creativity that makes Saranac Lake an arts destination in the Adirondacks. Its a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about each artist’s process, inspiration, and materials, see works in all stages of progress, and watch artists demonstrate their techniques in a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media including painting, pastel, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, fused glass, photography, fiber art and more.

    • November 30, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    Join us as we light up downtown at the annual tree lighting in Berkeley Green. Hosted by Downtown Saranac Lake and Saranac Lake ADK.


    • December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hotel Saranac 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

    The indoor fall farmers market has a new location at the Hotel Saranac. Come by on Saturdays for fresh produce, adirondack crafts, and other goodies. Visit www.ausablevalleygrange.com for more details. 

    • December 02, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Bernard's School Cafeteria, 63 River St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    Come out to enjoy a breakfast with Santa and get into the holiday spirit. There will also be face painting, crafts, plenty of Christmas music, and a chance for each child to meet with Santa. There is no set price, donations accepted at the door. 

    • December 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Downtown Saranac Lake, NY

    Once again area fire departments will converge on Saranac Lake to help escort Santa to the Harrietstown Town Hall, where he will have a chance to visit with area children. The parade starts at Van Buren St. and ends in front of the Harrietstown Town Hall. Thank you to sponsors Home Energy. 

    • December 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    This first ever 5k fun run is being held as a fund-raiser so that BluSeed Studios will be able to offer free art classes to students during the two-week 2019 spring holiday break. Registration will be open at 8:30am, or register anytime leading up to the event, race start at 9am from BluSeed Studios, and prizes will be awarded upon returning to BluSeed at 11am. Cost is $20 for adults (18+); $5 for students, seniors, and leashed pets, children in strollers are free. For more information call 518-891-3799 or email admin@bluseedstudios.org

    • December 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hotel Saranac 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

    The indoor fall farmers market has a new location at the Hotel Saranac. Come by on Saturdays for fresh produce, adirondack crafts, and other goodies. Visit www.ausablevalleygrange.com for more details. 

    • December 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hotel Saranac 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

    The indoor fall farmers market has a new location at the Hotel Saranac. Come by on Saturdays for fresh produce, adirondack crafts, and other goodies. Visit www.ausablevalleygrange.com for more details. 

    • December 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hotel Saranac 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY

    The indoor fall farmers market has a new location at the Hotel Saranac. Come by on Saturdays for fresh produce, adirondack crafts, and other goodies. Visit www.ausablevalleygrange.com for more details. 

    • December 31, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • January 01, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • Downtown Saranac Lake

    Marking the end of one year and the beginning of the next, in a special way, is a human need. First Night offers a shared cultural celebration to mark the passing of 2018 and welcoming of 2019.

    More than a dozen acts at 10 different venues throughout the community will entertain you. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and all sites will be emptied before the next audience is admitted. Each performance begins on the hour. Since many performance take place in houses of worship, please afford proper respect. Join in the countdown to midnight on River Street with Saranac Lake's unique snowflake drop, courtesy of the Saranac Lake Fire Department. Fireworks begin at midnight over Lake Flower. 

    Food Concessions 

    • Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer lots of delicious treats to enjoy while taking a break
    • First United Methodist Church, 19 Church Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer coffee, tea, spiced cider, assorted snacks and bottled water

    For more information check out, http://www.firstnightsaranaclake.org/


    • January 31, 2019
    • February 03, 2019

    The Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and other neighboring venues. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Lake Placid Village Municipal Parking Lot, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah. For more information go to https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/.

    • February 01, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • Downtown Saranac Lake

    Don't miss the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! This 10-day celebration starts the first weekend in February. Parades, games, exhibits, celebrations, concerts, and more, all with a focus on family fun. We start and end with incredible fireworks. The Ice Palace (made from real ice right out of Lake Flower) comes with a King, Queen, and royal court.

    Since 1897, our Winter Carnival has been a grassroots, volunteer-driven event that started as a celebration to break up the spectacular, but deep, winters. The extra impetus came from the village’s transition from lively logging community to wilderness research and cure center for tuberculosis.  The patients and residents needed a boost to their morale, and so the Winter Carnival was born.

    Of course, we have plenty of lively, snow-centered activities and events, like the ski and snowshoe races, Ice Palace Fun Run, a curling exhibition, and snowball toss. We keep tradition alive with the woodman’s demonstration of logging skills and add modern fun like the Ultimate Frisbee Games and Fireman’s Broomball. There’s plenty of music, almost every day, from our vast pool of local talent.

    Feel free to check out saranaclakewintercarnival.com for updated information.

    • February 02, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tupper Lake, NY

    Each year, on the first Saturday in February, anglers from far and wide travel to Tupper Lake for the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby. This Northern Pike contest populates Simon Pond with over a thousand fishermen & women who compete for the over $35,000 in cash and prizes. Whether you are a participant, or a spectator, this is a "must see" event to add to your winter calendar. The "catch and release" Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by the Tupper Lake Rod & Gun Club. Registration fee is $35. (For an additional $10 you can enter into the Lunker Pool). There is event day registration beginning at 4am. Questions? Contact Dave at (518) 359-9715. In the case of unsafe ice, all prizes will be given at 12 Noon by random drawings - you must be present to win.

    • March 02, 2019
    • March 03, 2019
    • Lake Colby, Saranac Lake, NY

    The Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby is held on the first weekend of March on Lake Colby. Registration, before fishing, is between 7:00am and 4:00pm each day. The registration area is at the Lake Colby Public Beach.

    Prizes are awarded for the heaviest fish in its category. There are four categories: perch, trout, salmon and northern pike. All perch, trout and salmon must be taken from Lake Colby. Since northern pike are not available in Lake Colby, pike may be fished in other local waters. There is also a door prize for all entrants. All fish must be caught between 7:00am and 4:00pm. Fish caught in Lake Colby are brought immediately to the weigh-in area to be judged and weighed. NO FROZEN FISH ARE ACCEPTED. Fish entered in the youth class must be caught by that youth. An adult may assist, but adults may not catch a fish and enter it in a youth class.

Past events

November 17, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 15, 2018 November 5:01 Connect with Saranac Lake ArtWorks and BluSeed Studios
November 11, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
November 10, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 09, 2018 Diane Leifheit Point of View Studio Open House
November 09, 2018 Health Insurance Info Session and Open House with the North Country Chamber of Commerce
November 06, 2018 Election Day Turkey Dinner
November 04, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
November 03, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 31, 2018 Downtown Trick or Treat
October 31, 2018 Historic Saranac Lake Breakfast Club
October 31, 2018 Happy Halloween!
October 28, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
October 27, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 26, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
October 21, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
October 20, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 19, 2018 Pride and Prejudice Play
October 17, 2018 5:01 Connect at St. Bernard's School
October 13, 2018 Saranac Lake 6er Relay
October 07, 2018 Shawn Holt and The Teardrops Blues for BluSeed Benefit
October 05, 2018 Art Opening at Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery
October 05, 2018 Art Opening at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery
September 28, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
September 25, 2018 5:01 Connect September: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
September 25, 2018 SCORE USDA Resource Conference
September 22, 2018 Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest
September 20, 2018 Saranac Lake Third Thursday ArtWalk
September 13, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 09, 2018 Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid
September 07, 2018 Adirondack Canoe Classic- 90 Miler
September 06, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 02, 2018 Hobofest
August 31, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
August 30, 2018 5:01 Connect August: Crua Outdoors
August 30, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 25, 2018 ADK 80K Bike and Trail Run Mt. Van Hoevenberg
August 25, 2018 20th Annual Thistle “Lumberjack Regatta”
August 23, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 22, 2018 Job Fair and Business Expo
August 17, 2018 Tupper Lake Masonic Flea Market & Craft Fair
August 16, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 13, 2018 Adirondack Plein Air Festival
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 02, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 30, 2018 Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse Tournament
July 27, 2018 The 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 27, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
July 27, 2018 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 26, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 22, 2018 Ironman
July 19, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 14, 2018 Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days
July 14, 2018 The 8th Annual Warrior Run in Tupper Lake
July 12, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 06, 2018 I Love BBQ & Music Festival Lake Placid
July 05, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 04, 2018 July 4th Saranac Lake
July 03, 2018 Tupper Lake Independence Day Fireworks
June 29, 2018 APO After School Activities
June 28, 2018 The Chamber's Excellence in Business Annual Awards Gathering
June 28, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 28, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
June 27, 2018 Open Mic Night at P-2's Irish Pub
June 26, 2018 5:01 Connect Networking Event Hosted by The Adirondack Carousel
June 23, 2018 P-2's Irish Pub Summer Music presents 2BITTS
June 23, 2018 Live Music at Raquette River Brewing feat. Wild Earp & The Free for Alls
June 23, 2018 Empire State Native Pollinator Survey Volunteer Training
June 23, 2018 36th Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
June 22, 2018 Live Music with Josh-Weise at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Third Thursday Art Walks Around Saranac Lake
June 21, 2018 Tupper Lake Burger Day at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 17, 2018 The Kids’ Fishing Derby on Lake Colby
June 15, 2018 Adirondack SUP Festival
June 02, 2018 7th Annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K Bike Race
June 01, 2018 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
May 12, 2018 Round the Mountain Canoe Race
May 03, 2018 Eat ADK Restaurant Week
April 18, 2018 April 5:01 Connect at Taylor Rental Saranac Lake
January 24, 2018 January 5:01 Connect - Big Tupper Brewing
December 20, 2017 Chamber's Annual Holiday Party
December 13, 2017 December 5:01 Connect
November 08, 2017 November 5:01 Connect

OUR MISSION

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 as the community's leading advocate for business. The mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its membership and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies. The Chamber provides business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of the Saranac Lake community.

By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its members, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization working to improve the quality of life in the Tri-Lakes area.

CONTACT US

welcome@slareachamber.org

director@slareachamber.org

518.891.1990 and 518.891.1991

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