Schroon’s July 4th Week 2019 : What You Need To Know


Updated July, 2 with new Witherbee’s Open Mic information*

Schroon’s July 4th Week: What you need To Know.

Sun, sand, music, beer, great grub: Welcome to Schroon and our July 4th week of fun and celebration. (Click bolded text below for the story link)

Saturday it was Big Time Kitty, rocking out the crowd at the Paradox Brewery Beer tent, where the new Weather series dropped.

Other folks got to experience first hand what life is like on the World of Life Island and it was also the Schroon-North Hudson’s Historical Society opening day.

Sunday: Get out and enjoy the day: Take a stroll down Main Street and check out all that’s new. From the Town Pavilion, the gardens in our Town Park and Town Beach. Grab a hotdog and catch the great view and check out the new menu at Vine and Barely, atop the Town Store.

For those already missing their bagels, click here to learn how you can get your fix.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Mark Piper leads the Thursday Night Mic at Witherbee’s! Mark is also playing the Dock Street Stage on July 4th from 2pm - 3pm.

Check out New York's newest campground: Frontier Town Campground and Equestrian and Day Use Area. The park features 91 equestrian, RV, trailer and tent camping areas along the Schroon River!

Monday, July 1, it’s the acoustic music jam at the boat house, on Dock Street, proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

At the Strand Theatre there’s a live pianist accompanying a selection of Buster Keaton films, starting at 8pm.

On July 2 at the Schroon Lake Library there’s “A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program” for kids. CLICK HERE FR DETAILS. Also, their Mah Jong Group meets every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. during the summer months. The club is for anyone who loves the game, wants to meet new people and have some fun.

And from July 2nd to August 30, every Tuesday there are guided paddling Tours.

On Wednesday, July 3, it’s the opening night of the Seagle Music Colony Production of Evita. Click here for tickets. THEY ARE SELLING FAST.

The Friends of Schroon Lake Library start their summer hours on Wednesday and Saturday, beginning at 10 am - 2pm. (The basement of the Hudson Headwaters Health Building.

And Wednesday night, July3, it’s Square Damning Time!


Here is the link for the official the 65th Annual Schroon Lake July 4th Celebration. A new event this year is the mile dash, starting at 5.30. Details here.

Thursday — there’s an early Open Mic night at Witherbee’s Carriage House, hosted by Mark Piper. (5pm - 9 pm)

Friday is the last day to sign up for the Town’s Swimming Lessons.


All Aboard Schroon Lake's Opening Memorial Day Weekend

All aboard if you'd like to help out and get in on the action for Schroon's first ever Opening Weekend. Organizer Shelby Davis is hosting an open house at Mr. P's for all those interested in lending their support to the official launch of the Summer Season on Thursday, April 5, 9 am.

Meanwhile, the first entrant into the Boat Parade has signed up. From Shelby:

Just received our first registration for the Boat Parade! Thanks Warren County Undersherriff Michael Badger, we are looking forward to seeing the Marine Detail on the lake 5/26 and in the parade!

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Schroon’s Opening Weekend Getting Bigger

Schroon Lake’s Opening Weekend celebration over the Memorial Day Holiday just got a little bigger, with the addition of a Summer Expo in the Park, organizers announced today.

The expo will hopefully feature artists, crafters, local restaurants, business, farmers with produce and community groups, Shelby Davis, one of the organizers told Schroon Laker.

“This is a terrific way for local artists and business to get exposure early in the season,” Shelby said today.

The expo is in addition to the already announced festivities which include a  Blessing of the Boat Fleet,  a boat parade around the lake, a Memorial Service for Vets, a town wide garage sale and a Captain’s Dinner to be hosted at local restaurants.

“We originally planned to have a boat themed market and swap meet to coincide with our blessing of the boats. We still want to do that, but we wanted to open it up to other groups.”

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Schroon Lake’s Opening Weekend

A parade and blessing of boats, a Captain’s Dinner, a dock side nautical themed flea market, a town wide garage sale, topped off by fireworks, could all be part of a new annual tradition being planned to kick off the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day.

The event is being billed as “Schroon Lake’s Opening Weekend” and is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

“We have our July 4th Parade and fireworks, our Labor Day celebration and fireworks, and we were looking at doing something to start the season,” Shelby Davis, restaurateur and one of the organizers, told Schroon Laker today.

Shelby said the idea for a blessing of the boats and parade was the idea of Sharon Piper, co-owner of the Schroon Lake Bed and Breakfast. “Full credit goes to Sharon. It’s a wonderful idea. We are now looking at ways to expand on it to make it a whole weekend event”.

The highlight of the weekend would be a Saturday parade of watercraft and blessing of the boats.

“This weekend is traditionally the first weekend, boat owners put their boats in”. Shelby hopes boaters would get into the spirit of the day by dressing up and decorating their water craft.

“We would then have a parade around the lake. We want to actively involve our other lakeside towns of Adirondack and Horicon so they will become part of the parade route.”

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