Happy Tuesday y'all! Last year I shared my suggestions for Summer things to do on Lake Champlain and also Fall Activities on Lake Champlain and with Memorial Day quickly approaching this weekend I wanted to share some of my favorite activities to do in this area on this weekend. Since this area is steeped in history, there are truly so many wonderful activities that can be experienced to celebrate the true meaning of this holiday weekend and also many exciting activities to "kick off" the early summer season! Enjoy y'all!
A Salute to the Service of the Armed Forces at Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga (steeped in History) has many events that take place throughout the entire weekend, but May 30th has an entire day dedicated to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States. Starting at 9:30am and continuing throughout the afternoon there are activities all throughout the day. You can read the entire schedule HERE. There is a cost for admission, but children under 4 are free.
Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration
Similar to Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point is having a full weekend of activities, including an event to honor Vietnam Veterans on Sunday, May 29th. There is an entire list of activities that are being offered (many of them for free) that you can find out about HERE!
Attend a Parade
There are numerous parades that are taking place in the many towns and cities of Lake Champlain. You can find a listing of all of the Vermont Memorial Day parades by clicking HERE! The largest parade in Vermont, which takes places in Vergennes, begins at 11am. You can find out more details on this specific parade by clicking HERE.
Take the Family to the Farmers Market
Numerous Farmers Markets open up this weekend and there is no shortage of the different types and places that you could attend. Type in "farmers market" and your town and find out the times and places. Interested in attending the Burlington Farmers Market? You can find out more information HERE!
Great Adirondack Garage Sale
Every day throughout the weekend there will be the Great Adirondack Garage Sale held along a 200-mile "trail". If you are looking for a great bargain you won't want to miss this exciting event! You can find out more on their website by clicking HERE!
3rd Annual Lake Placid Wedding Show (in partnership with the knot!)
Getting married? You will want to attend the 3rd annual Lake Placid Wedding Show held at Whiteface Lodge on Sunday, May 29th. This wedding show is in partnership with the knot and will feature tons of vendors from the area, boasts amazing prizes, and special activities just for the happy couple. The entrance fee is only $5 and more information can be found HERE!
Run in, Volunteer, or Cheer on the Participants of the Vermont City Marathon & Relay
There are several runs that are taking place around Lake Champlain, but the Vermont City Marathon and Relay takes place in downtown Burlington this Sunday. Stop on by, participate, or volunteer in this exciting event! (Interested in finding out about other running events that take place in Vermont? Check out the "Run Vermont" website to find out about lots of other events coming up in the future!
There are so many different things to do on Lake Champlain on Memorial Day Weekend! What are your favorites?