SOL Fest in Lake George
September 27 to September 29, 2013
Shepard Park on Route 9/Canada Street, Lake George, New York
A huge new event is planned for Lake George Village this fall to support the region’s effort to fight invasive species in the “Queen of American Lakes.”
SOL Fest, coined after the phase Save Our Lake, will take place September 27, 28 and 29 throughout the entire resort village. Sponsored by the Village of Lake George and chaired by its long-time mayor, Robert Blais, the three-day festival is designed to raise not only funds to control the invasive species but raise awareness of the importance in preventing further invasives in reaching the lake.
The Festival is designed to bring together several local groups and organizations that have depended upon the lake for their success including not-for-profits, private companies, local merchants and area promoters.
The Village’s main street, Canada Street, will be shut down to create a huge concourse featuring children’s carnival, bounce houses, giant craft show, street entertainers and ethnic foods.
Shepard Park will play host to continuous live music featuring top Blues bands and other area top performers. A craft beer tent and bar-be-que will be open all weekend as well.
Beach Road will feature a boat show, classic car show and live music at Blais Park. Kayak, canoe and paddleboard races will take place on the lake. There will be children’s games, a petting zoo, carriage rides and other children’s activities. Most activities will be free, some will seek donations and a nominal fee will be charged for the Blues’ festival area.
Saturday night a giant fireworks show is planned over the lake. Several displays will feature items related to invasive species, including a boat washing station and an “Asian clambake.”
The entire festival is designed to not only raise funds for this critical initiative, but to get everyone involved in assisting us in our goal to eradicate these invasive species from our lake. “I know how important the lake is to our future and now we’re going to ask others to step up and help us also”, the Mayor said.
“It’s going to be a fun way to participate and give back what this great lake has done for you, and at the same time create a marvelous event for Lake George.”.