Schroon Lake Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in most communities. In Schroon Lake, it’s official.
Schroon Lake will host its second annual “opening weekend” Saturday, May 25. Sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, it will be 1 to 5 p.m. in the town park.
According to Shelby Davis, a chamber director, the event is “the official start to summer in Schroon Lake.”
Festivities will include an expo in the park, activities for all ages, music, restaurant specials and more.
The expo will feature a Wellness Tent, sponsored by True North Yoga, Schroon Lake Wellness and Massage Center, Zumba Fitness, Isagenix and Anne Gregson, Life Coach. The Wellness Tent will feature yoga and zumba demonstrations throughout the afternoon, massages and laser life coaching.
Other attractions include a free petting zoo, exhibits from non-profit and community groups, vendors and artists. Vendors can register for free by contacting Davis at 932-1241 or email@example.com.
There will be a local art exhibit at the Strand Theater on Main Street. Artists of all mediums can display their work and are encouraged to be on hand to discuss or sell their pieces. Interested artists can contact Julie Sawyers at 532-9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chamber will also sponsor a community garage sale map listing all the sales that weekend. Maps will be available at the chamber office and on the chamber website. People can have their garage sale included on the list for $5. For garage sale registration contact Pete Johnson at 532-7794 or email@example.com.
There will be an “open mic” at the town bandstand for local performers. Singers, groups, bands, instrumentalists and choirs are invited to perform. For more information on reserving a time slot to perform contact Mark Piper at 532- 7042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot air balloon rides will also be available. SunKiss Ballooning will provide tethered hot air balloon rides. Reservations are $30 a person, which includes the flight and gratuity. Flights will be launching between 6 and 9 p.m. from the Schroon Lake Central School parking lot. Pre-payment is required. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.schroonlakeregion.com/blog/2013/04/opening-weekend-hot-air-balloon-rides or call the chamber at 532-7675.