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The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park, located at the southern end of historic Lake George, is an ideal location for your next event. With panoramic views of “The Queen of American Lakes,” event-goers can also take advantage of all that Lake George has to offer in terms of activities and sight-seeing, all within a very short walk from the grounds. The beauty and proximity of The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George offers something unique for each season and every occasion.

Warren County and the Village of Lake George, New York elected to designate 2.5 acres of the West Brook Conservation Initiative Project to a “Festival Space,” which would service as an economic engine for the park, as well as the Region. This centrally located space within the park has been designed to be flexible to host a variety of fee and non-fee based events. Whether it be large or small, this multi-purpose, modern event facility in Lake George, NY can host a multitude of functions, including: Theatre, Dance, Live Music, Re-enactments, Craft Fairs, Flea Markets, and Farmers Markets; Car Shows, Boat Shows, Motorcycle Shows, Holiday Festivals, Fundraisers, Corporate Functions, Press Events, and much more!

ADK Independence Music Festival
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
ADK Independence Music Festival

This two-day multi band event will feature several of the priemere touring bands currently hot on the festival circuit.

Prided on it’s incredible production and party atmosphere, our festival features two days and two stages with an additional late night rage stage at the famous King Neptune’s Pub. We will also have an incredible beer and wine selection as well as the circuits finest food and merchandise vendors. If that’s not enough, we will have a huge adult obstacle course to burn off all that extra musical energy.

ADK Nationals Car Show
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day
ADK Nationals Car Show

The Adirondack Nationals Car Show takes place at the Fort William Henry and Festival Commons area in the Charles R. Wood Park.The car club Albany Rods & Kustoms has members from all over the Upstate NY area. ARK was founded in 1983. In 1985, ARK hosted their first event “The Highland Farms Car Show” in Altamont N.Y. In 1986 it started “The Mom and Apple Pie Car Show.” These first shows were small and drew less than 100 cars. In 1988 ARK held a “by invitation” show called the Adirondack Nationals at the Sheraton Inn of Glens Falls, NY. There were 268 cars. The following year, the show was moved to its present location on the grounds of the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George, N.Y. The event just keeps getting bigger and better. They now average 1,500 cars every year! People from all over the country bring their cars to this show and it is considered a “must attend” event by many.

13th Annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance @ Festival Commons - Charles R. Wood Park
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm

Schedule of Events:


Friday, September 13th

  • Registration & Rally
  • Dinner Cruise

Saturday, September 14th

  • Cruise-In Spectacular
  • Celebratory Banquet & Cocktail Hour

Sunday, September 15th

  • Concours d’Elegance: Trophies to be awarded, Winners will also appear in the pages of Hemming Motors News and Hemmings Classic Car

Get more information and tickets here.

Free to Breathe Run
Oct 19 all-day
Free to Breathe Run

Join us for the 2019 Free to Breathe Run.