July 4th, the day of our Independence and what better way to spend it then to join the awesome festivites in Lake Placid. RICH YOUR NEWSCASTER back once again at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in beautiful downtown Lake Placid. Are you planning any special events for this celebration weekend?Well I wanted to inform everyone about some of the major events and activites that are happening in the area this 4th of July Weekend. Tis the weekend for BBQ’s, fireworks and of course that occasional frosty beverage (my fav..hehe).
First of all still going on down at the Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds is the I LOVE NY HORSESHOW. This event has equestrians from all over the states and parts of the world to showcase their horse jumping talents. This will be going on everyday this weekend from early in the morning to the latter part of the afternoon. (Watch where u are stepping cause you never know what kinda of surprise you may find….lol just kidding).
Switching over to downtown Lake Placid at the outside Olympic Speed Skating Oval there will be the annual I LOVE BBQ festival. Culinary geniuses from all over the US and Canada will be grilling and marinating great BBQ food. They will be competeing for cash prizes and of course being the TOP OINKER in BBQing. What makes it even better is that the money raised by this event helps to fund the Shipman Youth Center which is a local recreation center for Lake Placid’s Youth. (MMMM!!! The food is delicious…guarantee to add a few pounds to the hips but hey it is so worth it). Don’t forget to take a stop in to this great event.
On the 4th of July, do not miss out on the myriad of events. At the Olympic Jumping Complex there is the weekly SOARING SATURDAY ski jumping competition at 1pm. Local and Olympic hopefuls will be Jumping off the 90M Ski jump onto simulated snow mats. It is so much fun to watch and cheer on your favorite. Then turning over to the Olympic Center there is the SATURDAY NIGHT FIGURE SKATING ICE SHOW at 7:30. Twirling and jumping and plenty of skating talent to enjoy. Do not forget the 4th of July parade for kids of all ages around 6-6:30 in the evening. Who knows you might see Santa and his friends from the North Pole!!! Then to finish off this great night there is the spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Display around Dusk on Mirror Lake. From past experience this colorful display is fabulous and worth the trip to Placid to watch!!!!
PHEEW! I am out of breath from all the great activities this coming weekend. What are you doing sitting around? Head up or down to Lake Placid this holiday weekend and make your own family adventure. Time for this man to hit the road and taste some delicous BBQ! HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE!!!!