Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce written by Katelyn Chevier
It’s hard not to show excitement for warmth and sunshine as flowers bloom promising summer. Ticonderoga invites you to make the most out of summer by attending some of the many annual events and activities offered every year.
Show your spirit!
There’s surely no better way to celebrate 4th of July than Historical Ticonderoga’s “Best 4th in the North.” This popular town-wide Independence Day celebration starts on July 1st and continues into the holiday. Every year locals and visitors meander down to Bicentennial Park to eat great fair food, browse and shop the local vendors’ booths, and enjoy rides for all ages. Upbeat live music is scheduled each night and dancing is encouraged!
Of course what is a Fourth of July Celebration without a grand parade? The La Chute Road Runners host The Montcalm Mile Race which starts off the parade. The Best Fourth in the North Parade always delivers — this year it will feature even more great music and variety of participants than before. Watch and cheer as they march down Montcalm Street. The Fife and Drum Corps from Fort Ticonderoga also join the parade guaranteeing a unique experience tailored to American history. The Best 4th in the North grand finale is always the impressive fireworks show at dusk over Bicentennial Park. Viewers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and snuggle up to enjoy the bright lights in the sky. What a perfect end to your holiday!
Taste of the Adirondack Coast
To satisfy all foodies, Ticonderoga also hosts the Ticonderoga Area Farmer’s Market weekly in the summer continuing into the fall. There’s no better way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables than getting them straight from the source while learning about their origin right from the farmer! Different types of produce is available throughout the season, and vendors sell their products ranging from baked goods, dried flowers, crafts, and even local honey.
Music at the Market certainly sets the scene for shoppers to sway back and forth from tent to tent. The market is a great place to gather and hear sounds of live music, or children laughing while they create a craft and participate in interactive events.
Move to the music
To further your music fulfillment, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will offer the “Summer in the Park” music series on July 17, July 24, August 7, and August 21 at 7 p.m. The grand steps of the monumental Ticonderoga Community Building set the stage for performers who draw crowds and fill the street with the sound of music. A great way to relax and end a summer night, the Summer in the Park series offers a different style of music to fit different tastes every week!
Party in the street
The last Saturday of July marks the annual Street Fest coordinated by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership with support from the Chamber. This festive party takes place in the heart of the town on Montcalm Street. The main street in Ticonderoga transitions into an outdoor mall where shoppers are able to browse and mill about while enjoying live music throughout the day. Local merchants along with a wide variety of crafts and food vendors set up to entice your creative side as well as your appetite!
August rides on in
On the first Sunday of August, the annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show follows next in line for large events. The Car Show hosted by Adirondack Trail Riders with support from the Chamber is a daylong event and a fantastic place to gather and gaze at impressive automobiles. Cars and trucks line Bicentennial Park waiting to be judged for awards. The Car Show will also offer vendors, food, music, kid's activities, contests and raffles!
There are plenty of ways to celebrate summer in the Ticonderoga area. Don’t forget to grab your summer rack cards seen throughout the area and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office! Learn more about these and other upcoming events online or by visiting our office!