Check Out 2024’s Coolest Winter Events Near Glens Falls

Every season in New York comes with new surprises, including exciting new events in the surrounding regions! Explore the coolest winter events near Glens Falls, right here in Washington County.

Whether you’re into birdwatching, hiking or shopping, you’re sure to enjoy the season’s best while in the area. Check out these cool winter events where you can skate, sip, slide, snowshoe, and have fun!

Strap on Your Snowshoes for a Moonlit Outdoor Adventure at Rogers Island

January 20, 2024

A sky full of stars, a blanket of snow, comfortable (snow)shoes and the gorgeous light of the moon. That’s the recipe for the Moonlight Snowshoe/Walking Tour on January 20, 2024 at the Rogers Island Visitors Center.

Guests will gather at the center around 7 p.m. to organize, then head out for the 1 mile tour at about 7:30 p.m. As you tour the island, your knowledgeable guide will tell you the story of Rogers Island and its inhabitants, explain its importance in early American history and describe the archaeological excavations done there by Dr. David Starbuck. Then, you’ll enjoy a “warm-up” with snacks & local beverages as you enjoy hearing about life on the island from a “Rogers Ranger” while taking in the scenery of the moonlit river!

Get your $10 tickets to this popular event at the Rogers Island Visitor Center website. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registrations preferred. Rain date February 17, 2024.

Solve a Mysterious Murder During Dinner at Midnight at the Masquerade

February 24, 2024

Help solve a mystery while enjoying a delicious dinner from the Cambridge American Legion! With only 100 tickets sold to this event, it’s sure to be a good time. Get yours now by calling or texting 518-677-0887.

Visit Cambridge from 6 – 9 p.m. on February 24th for a chilling night of fun and mystery! Costumes & masks are encouraged, but not required. Plus, there will be a cash bar, and a buffet dinner including: chicken marsala, homestyle pot roast with gravy, pasta & broccoli, roasted green beans, potatoes, rolls, water, coffee & dessert.

Celebrate the Season at Salem’s Heart of Winter Party

woman playing the violin

February 2 & February 25, 2024

Founded and led by violist Lila Brown, Music from Salem is a chamber music ensemble that brings together musicians of international reputation to perform and enrich the arts community of southern Washington County. Their annual Winter Party is one of the group’s major fundraisers, and this year’s event will take place on Groundhog Day: February 2, 2024, at Gather 103 in Greenwich.

Your attendance directly supports the musical arts in Washington County! But to make the arts accessible for everyone, concertgoers are welcomed with a pay what you will policy. However, recommended ticket price is $30 at Hubbard Hall and Beloved Farm, or $20 at Brown Farm.

For more details and ticket information, visit their website! And, catch more of Music From Salem during their 2024 Concert Series, starting with their Winter Concert.

  • Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 pm – Fort Salem Theatre
  • Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 pm – Salem Courthouse
  • Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 pm – Hubbard Hall Cello Seminar Concert
  • Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 pm – Hubbard Hall Viola/Violin Seminar Concert
  • Sunday, July 7 at 4:00 pm – Hubbard Hall
  • Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 pm – Hubbard Hall
  • Sunday, August 11 at 4:00 pm – Beloved Farm Concert and Fundraiser event

Grab Your Binoculars for a Winter Raptor Tour

people on a winter birding trip

February 27 – 29, 2024 OR March 1 – 3, 2024

Visit the areas birds love best during guided tours of the Washington County Grasslands in Fort Edward hosted by the Grassland Bird Trust (GBT)! While you can visit the grassland on your own, their guided tours offer expert insight into what you’re looking for.

Their upcoming three-day raptor tour‘s maximum of 6 guests per outing means you’re more likely to spot the many birds that migrate through the area! This includes several important species, including short-eared owls, rough-legged hawks, and several other species. And, you may even see a snowy owl!

GBT is a nonprofit land trust working to conserve critical habitat for New York’s endangered, threatened, and at-risk grassland birds. In particular, this organization is instrumental to the survival of short-eared owls in this state.

The Washington County Grasslands extends from southern Washington County to the southeastern peaks of the Adirondacks. The Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area encompasses 13,000 acres of critical grassland habitat in Argyle, Fort Edward, and Kingsbury, and GBT continues to help conserve these lands.

Explore the Human Spirit Through Local Theater

March 1 – 10, 2024

Catch “Agnes of God,” playing exclusively at Fort Salem Theater from March 1-10, 2024. Written by John Pielmeier and directed by Kyle West, this play is the first of Theater’s 2024 season!

After what seems like the murder of a newborn child, convent residents and a court-appointed psychiatrist are at the center of this gripping & thought-provoking drama. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they witness a compelling exploration of faith, secrets, and the human spirit.

Plus, rumor has it a popular Emmy-award winning artist will anchor the 3-character cast in an intimate in-the-round setting in the Fort Salem Theater cabaret room! Get your tickets now before they’re gone.

And if you’re a lover of music (and who isn’t?) you’ll love The Strand Theater. Each month, they offer a variety of performances from genres across the board, so check back often to see who’s playing, from Bon Jovi tributes to black metal bands!

Enjoy Live Music from The Strand Theater

All winter long!

If you’re a lover of music (and who isn’t?) you’ll love The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls. Each month, they offer a variety of performances from genres across the board, so check back often to see who’s playing, from Bon Jovi tributes to black metal bands!

The Strand Theater is run by Hudson River Music Hall Productions, with the intention of creating community through music and related arts. Your attendance directly supports their mission!

Upcoming highlights from this winter include:

Looking for even more fun winter events near Glens Falls?

There’s no end to the cool winter activities in this area, but if you’d like to have a memorable season, then mark your calendar for some of these incredible events. And, check back on our frequently-updated community calendar for more fun winter events near Glens Falls!

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