Events in Plattsburgh, NY

There is always something to experience and enjoy in Plattsburgh. When you stay with us at the Best Western Plus Plattsburgh, you'll always find a historic event, fair, tournament or festival to attend. We are home to some of the top event attractions in Clinton County, including the bluegrass festival, clinton county fair, and multiple bass fishing tournaments. keep reading to find out more about some of our local events that are held throughout the year.

Bass Tournaments

For many years, the City of Plattsburgh has been home to the largest professional bass fishing tournaments in the world. In the last three years, there have been world-record weights when it comes to the catch. Lake Champlain is known across the globe as the number one location for bass fishing.


Held at the Clinton County Fair Ground, this funky annual festival is held every year in August. The music festival offers a wide variety of bands to enjoy. Spectators can buy a daily admission pass or can camp out for the weekend for a fee.


Plattsburgh Brewfest

Beer, hard cider, spirits, wine, food, and music galore! Visit over 40 vendors and enjoy tasting some unique beverages at the annual Plattsburgh Brewfest in August at the Clinton County Fair Grounds. It's the perfect time of the year to visit Plattsburgh as humidity is low along the Adirondack Coast.

Clinton County Fair

Held in July, the annual Clinton County Fair is the perfect place to take the family for the day or enjoy some time with friends. Bustling with live music, high-flying thrills, hypnotist shows, performers, games, and entertainment, this is a fair not to be missed!

Plattsburgh Half Marathon

Held annually in the city of Plattsburgh, this marathon is an exciting event for all ages. Cheer and watch the runners pass the finish line! There is a post-party that non-runners can attend for $5, which includes food, drinks, an auction, and admission. All proceeds go to Team Fox for Parkinson's Research.

Mayor's Cup & Regatta

The Mayor's Cup & Regatta is a popular event held every summer on Lake Champlain. This four-day celebration includes the Annual Regatta, Boat Parade of Lights, a post-race BBQ, live music, family activities, and an Awards Ceremony. Later in the evening, enjoy the colorful display of fireworks that light up in the sky!


Battle of Plattsburgh

See a re-enactment of the War of 1812, browse through numerous displays of artifacts, and educate the entire family about this war that went down in history. There are exhibits, the Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center, a picnic area, and the Press-Republican Theatre.

Discover Maple Weekends

The members of the New York State Maple Producers Association hold this event every spring. Families and friends visit the association's "sugar houses" where they can taste delicious pure New York maple syrup across 160 of New York State's museums and farms.