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.

Browsers crowd the street at Essex Day
Browsers crowd the street at Essex Day

In May our area attractions open for the season - Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm and most all of the historic museums are ready to welcome the season's visitors with exciting new programs, events and activities.

Crown Point State Historic Site holds its annual Memorial Day Celebration on May 26-27, while Penfield Museum in Crown Point opens it's doors with the much anticipated pancake breakfast on June 2.

An annual tradition continues again this year with Fort Ticonderoga's Scots Day on June 15, 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.

Scots Day at Fort Ticonderoga
Scots Day at Fort Ticonderoga

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.

The last week in June is strawberry season on the Adirondack Coast, so look for strawberry festivals popping up as these beautiful, sweet red fruits are harvested. One in particular not to miss is the Crown Point Festival on June 30.

July brings Independence Day celebrations galore. You'll find a celebration in just about every town in the region with events from parades and concerts to gala fireworks.

Also 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 July 31st and continuing on through August 4th in Westport.

Midway at the Essex County Fair
Midway at the Essex County Fair

Check the full events calendar to find many more events that will appeal to you. There's something for everyone. 


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