Winter Carnival

Broadway is packed with people watching the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Carnival adjusts theme to be culturally sensitive

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival have decided to modify next year’s theme after an earlier choice of theme was rejected by some who found it culturally insensitive. Instead of “Adirondack Fiesta,” the theme will be “Adirondack Festival” in February ...


Winter Carnival seeks volunteers

SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee seek volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for Feb. 2-11, 2018. There are many areas that people can help either in the planning before or during the carnival. Volunteers are ...

Carnival theme still ‘Fiesta,’ for now

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is sticking with a controversial “Adirondack Fiesta” theme for next year’s event, but it will review the theme again in September. Members of the group’s Executive Committee held a 90-minute meeting behind closed doors ...

‘Adirondack Fiesta’ picked as carnival theme

SARANAC LAKE — After an intense and thought-provoking hour-long debate Wednesday night, Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee members picked “Adirondack Fiesta” as the theme of next year’s carnival. It received the most votes among five possible theme choices, despite concerns ...


5 Winter Carnival themes to choose from

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival Committee on Tuesday offered the public five options to discuss for next year’s theme: ¯ Frozen Fiesta ¯ Under the Big Top ¯ Candy Carnival ¯ Totally ’80s ¯ Chinese New Year. People will be able to vote for their favorite of the five ...

Winter Carnival Results

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Results Children’s Skating Races At Saranac Lake Civic Center Friday, Feb. 10 Girls Kindergarten — 1. Addison Colby Second grade — 1. Rachel Rozon, 2. Trinity Martell Third grade — 1. Lauryn Caldwell, 2. Stephanie Kilbourney-Hill, 3. Alexa ...

Aggie Pelletieri, dressed as a deer, jumps for joy as she marches with the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake float in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade Saturday. Kiwanis won two trophies: one for best civic/volunteer group float and the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for the best float in the parade.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Wildlife-themed Saranac Lake Winter Carnival comes to a close

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival Gala Parade always has a wild atmosphere, but Saturday’s parade took it to another level. A menagerie of colorful and creative Adirondack critters marched down Broadway and Main Street, greeted by throngs of furry and friendly onlookers ...

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake hold the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for the best float in the parade, awarded to them at the Harrietstown Town Hall. From left are Keith Freeman, Ricky Sullivan, Jason Borden and Aggie Pelletieri.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Gala Parade winners announced

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows . Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy Best of Show Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club Business Group — Float First place: The Nature ...

Zoe Smith and the Soma Beats dancers, wearing elaborate snowy owl costumes, boogie down Broadway during Saturday’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade. Soma Beats and Bucket Ruckus teamed up and won the trophy for best independent walking group.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Slideshow: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade

Purchase your own Winter Carnival photos on CU: Slideshow: Faces in the crowd at Winter Carnival parade Slideshow: School groups at Winter Carnival parade

Northern Lights School parent and board member Michael Williams attaches a tree to the school’s “mountain mosaic” float for today’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Big crowds, comfortable weather expected for today’s Gala Parade

SARANAC LAKE — Expect to see plenty of warm, furry mammals and other Adirondack critters roaming wild at today’s Winter Carnival Gala Parade. In fitting with this year’s carnival theme of “Adirondack Wildlife,” many of the parade’s walking groups, floats and other entries ...

The Rotary Dancers, dressed as a caterpillar, enter the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium Friday night, surprising Saranac Lake Winter Carnival King John Wamsganz and Queen Anita Meserole, during the final performance of the annual Rotary Club Variety Show.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

A variety of laughs, cheers

SARANAC LAKE — From mountain bike stunts to bird calls to great vocal, music and dance numbers, the annual Winter Carnival Rotary Club Variety Show lived up to its billing Friday night. The event drew a packed house to the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium. It started with ...

Documentary filmmaker Mark Burns, left, interviews Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace builder Dean Baker inside the palace in February of last year.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Funding sought for Carnival documentary

Online --- Watch the trailer for “ICE, A Love Story” --- SARANAC LAKE — New York City-based filmmaker Mark Burns has launched a fundraising campaign to complete his documentary on the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. “ICE, A Love Story” is ...

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West End Blend back at the Waterhole Saturday

Soul/Funk collective West End Blend will return to the Waterhole Saturday night to play Winter Carnival and party with the community. The 10-piece band is comprised of vocalist Erica Bryan, drummer Sam Horan, bassist Tom Sullivan, keyboardist Paulie Philippone, guitarists Jesse Combs and ...

Winter Book Sale starts Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — The 28th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. Warm up while ...

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s 2017 royalty plays Arctic Golf Sunday in Prescott Park. 
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Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest winners

SARANAC LAKE — The Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest was held Saturday and challenged contestants to build miniature golf obstacles out of snow for the Arctic Golf event, which was held the following day. The three most creative obstacles, out of nine in total, were chosen by the ...