- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Summertime in the Lake Champlain Region brings with it celebrations, festivals, historic re-enactments and so much more. From festive celebrations to historical offerings with a seasonal twist, the Lake Champlain Region's events will be sure to keep you occupied during a weekend outing or lengthier stay.
Our area attractions are now open for the season - Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm and most all the historic museums are ready to welcome the season’s visitors with exciting new programs, events and activities.
An annual tradition continues again this year with Fort Ticonderoga’s Scots Day on June 14th, with the commemoration of Scottish heritage and the significant contributions it made to 18th-century North American history. The event runs from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your own connection to Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day. Fort Ticonderoga hosts numerous historical events and re-enactments throughout the summer.
Farmers markets dot the region offering locally produced foods and wares from the numerous farms and producers that call the Lake Champlain Region home. You’re bound to find a market somewhere in the region just about every day of the week during the summer months.
In July, look for the Annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster at Fort Ticonderoga. This event is a must if you’ve never seen the Corps perform.
The Essex County Fair rounds out the July events, opening on August 13th and continuing on through August 17th in Westport.
Check the full events calendar to find many more events that will appeal to you. There’s something for everyone.