A variety of Fourth of July celebrations are


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ABOVE: The egg toss competition that is a popular event during Long Lake’s annual Independence Day festivities.BELOW: Participants in the annual boat parade on Lake Algonquin in Wells. This year the event will be held on Saturday, July 1.


With the Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday this year, organizers of events throughout Hamilton County are taking advantage of the long holiday weekend.

Fourth of July events scheduled for the upcoming week in the county include traditional parades, boat parades, barbecues, a pie sale, a breakfast fundraiser, farmers markets, rummage sales, games for kids, live music and, of course,  fireworks.

Indian Lake

The Town of Indian Lake will kick off Independence Day with its first Indian Lake Community Farmers Market of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hope Valley Farms, as well as many other vendors from last year, will be returning to sell their products. The Farmers Market is located on the front lawn of the Indian Lake Central School.

The Indian Lake/Blue Mountain Lake Kids Free Fishing Derby on Adirondack Lake will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and is open to all kids 15 years old and younger.

The Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Chicken BBQ will begin serving at 4 p.m. until supplies run out, so be sure to get in line early.

The Town of Indian Lake Parade theme is “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” Parade entry forms are available online at www.indianlakeadk.com/events, at the Welcome Center located at 6132 Route 28, and Town Hall at 117 Pelon Road. The parade lineup begins at 6:30 p.m. and will kick off at 7 p.m.  making its way to Byron Park via Routes 30 and 28.

Music in Byron Park begins at 6:30 p.m. led by the Robert Stump’s Americana Band and will play until the fireworks are launched at dusk.

The Town of Indian Lake would like to remind all residents and visitors only sparkler devices may be enjoyed safely by the public according to NYS and Hamilton County’s local law. Please respect your neighbors and refrain from shooting off any fireworks unless you have a Town issued permit, are a licensed pyrotechnician, and respect quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

For more information regarding the Town of Indian Lake, visit www.indianlakeadk.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.


On Tuesday, July 4, the Inlet Youth Commission will be organizing some family-friendly games at Fern Park starting at 11 a.m.  There will be a scavenger hunt, spoon races, water balloon toss, sack races and more, with prizes.  Treats will also be provided.  Fern Park is a great place to bring a blanket and pack a lunch.

Then at 1 p.m., Inlet’s American Legion Post #1402 will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony also at Fern Park.  This ceremony will be educational and is open to all.  They will explain the meaning of the American flag and show how to destroy them properly and respectfully after they have become faded and worn.

Banks Farm will be set up at the Inlet Common School from 2-6 p.m. offering grass fed beef, pasture raised pork, free range eggs, local dairy, bagels, mushrooms, raw honey, and more.

At 7:30 p.m., enjoy the music of Jamie Notarthomas on the lakefront at Arrowhead Park.  Born in Syracuse NY into a large family of talented musicians and artists, Jamie began his music career in 1986 and quickly gained national recognition for his high-energy live shows and passionate performances. A gifted songwriter, Jamie combines thoughtful, provocative and sometimes humorous lyrics with a soulful, broad vocal range to reach the minds and hearts of his audience.  Jamie has shared the stage with many greats including Bob Dylan, The Replacements, Melissa Ethridge, David Burne, Rosanne Cash, Tori Amos and performed with the likes of Allen Toussaint, Rick Danko, Keller Williams, Hot Tuna, Patti Smith & Pete Seeger.  He has also written and recorded with a number of notable musicians such as Trey Anastasio (Phish), John Popper (Blues Traveler), 10,000 Maniacs and David Bearwald of Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Supper Club.

At dusk, Inlet will set off a spectacular display of fireworks by American Fireworks Display that can be seen from the eastern shores of Fourth Lake.

For more information and for a list of this summer’s concerts and schedule of events go to www.InletNY.com or call the Inlet Information Office at 315-357-5501.For more information and for a list of this summer’s concerts or a schedule of events go to www.InletNY.com or call the Inlet Information Office at 357-5501.

Long Lake

The Annual 4th of July Games will begin at 10 a.m. on the Town Ball Field, Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake there will be games for all ages. Classic favorites include small children scavenger hunt, balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss, and three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from our exclusive prize booth. For more information, call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com

The annual 4th of July Celebration will be held at the Town Beach, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

Live music will be performed at the Town Beach alongside a feast served up by The Long Lake Fire Department (3:30 p.m. until sold out), and strawberry shortcake from the Long Lake Lions Club (1 p.m. until sold out).

The Willie Playmore Band will be entertaining the crowds with their musical talents starting at 6 p.m.

At dark the Best Fireworks in the Adirondacks can be seen from the beach, boat or Mt. Sabattis. For more information, call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com. In the event of rain, events will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.

The Long Lake Little Bus will be available for those using the Long Lake Municipal lot located next to St. Henry’s Church on Main Street in Long Lake. The bus will provide transportation to and from the fireworks within a 3.5 mile perimeter from the Town Beach.

Raquette Lake

The Raquette Lake Ladies Auxiliary is holding a “Togo” Pancake Breakfast at the Raquette Lake Firehall on Saturday July 1  from 9-11 a.m. $10 will get you pancakes, sausage and fruit.  This is a fundraiser for the new firehall kitchen.

On July 4 at dusk, the Fireworks from the Barge will begin at the Village Green.

Speculator/Lake Pleasant/Piseco

Events begin on Friday, June 30 with the Piseco Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Rummage Sale from noon to 4 p.m. at Piseco Community Hall. The Rummage Sale continues on Saturday along with a Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piseco Community Hall.

The 33rd annual Sacandaga Lake Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1.  All boats are welcome to participate.  Meet at the southeast corner of Sacandaga Lake at 11 a.m. Bring your flags. For more information call Randy Southard 518-339-2759.

Also on Saturday, July 1, Speculator will hold their annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration.  Food, fun and games will be starting at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion and Ball Field areas. Their popular Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 7 p.m. at the 4 Corners. Fireworks will light the sky at dusk by the Public Beach.


On Friday, June 30, The Virginia Hosley Free Library will be hosting Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys at the pavilion in Wells.  The Pavilion is located next to the firehouse on Route 30.  This will be a free concert for the family. They will play from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  For further information, contact Alice at 518-924-2220

On Saturday, July 1, St. Ann’s will be holding their very popular Annual Pie Sale from 10 a.m. to noon at the Parish Center next to the church in Wells.  A delicious assortment of pies, quiches and baked goods will be available for sale.  All pies $15.

On Saturday, July 1, The annual Lake Algonquin Boat Parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Later on Saturday, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Wells Central School Class of 2025 is sponsoring a BBQ at the Beach at the Town of Wells Beach Pavillion. The Class of 2025 will be selling Chicken dinners for $15 or Rib dinners for $17 following the 1 p.m. Boat parade. To pre-order dinners please contact Kristy Wright at 518-332-8890.

On Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m., The Revival in Wells will hold their first summer concert of the season with the Insolent Willies. The cost is a $10 donation with refreshments

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