Events in Central New York


There's always something to do or see in the Central New York Region. From family-friendly entertainment to annual festivals bringing our rich history to life, check out all the colorful events happening here year round.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Old Forge‚ NY 
5pm down Main Street in Old Forge. This is a "don't miss" event! This is the best (and only) Irish Parade in the Adirondacks. Creativity is always the main theme of this parade. Along with the usual participants, many groups are secretly making costumes and floats that will be a surprise for this year's parade. Individuals now try to outdo their prior year's costumes or floats. Parade favorites return year after year. Local pickups with snowplows will entertain while in formation, under the name Synchronized Snowplows. The Old Forge Redheads group will be there, as will the Old Forge Irish Setters Club (which still has many dogs, but no Irish Setters). The Precision Shopping Carts will again be weaving their formations up Main Street, in spite of the poor physical conditioning of the pushers! After the parade, everyone is welcome at The Old Forge Fire Hall to sample Irish Stews that are made by local chefs, and are judged for Best Irish Stew by the public. Soda bread and green beverages are also offered to everyone free of charge.
6-19-15 to 6-20-15
18th Annual Father's Day Weekend Antique & Car Show
Old Forge‚ NY 
Friday evening parade at 7pm, on Main Street in Old Forge. On Saturday, the judged show starts at 9am with cars required on the field at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street by noon. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 3pm. Cash prizes for Best of Show - Antique and Best of Show - Modified. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.


Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Easter Bunny Express


Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Easter Bunny Express

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express departs the Holland Patent Station on April 4th at 10:0 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00 pm. Celebrate the joys of Easter by taking the family on a train ride! Join us on board, traveling to Remsen Depot. Once in Remsen, you can have pictures taken with The Easter Bunny, hunt for candy filled Easter eggs, visit our small petting zoo and much more! The gift shop and concession stand in Remsen Depot will be open. During the return trip, you can visit the Open Air Car to enjoy the scenic surroundings with an un-obstructed, wide-open view of the spring countryside. This event has become a family tradition for many area residents, selling out each year with over 1,000 passengers. Get your tickets now online at or call 1-800-819-2291. Don’t forget your basket! Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair –accessible.