(PLATTSBURGH - Thursday January 26th 2023) - The City of Plattsburgh is excited to release a full calendar of community events for 2023, which includes many of the community’s favorite events from years past such as the Fourth of July Celebration, Parks Come Alive events, Downtown Trick or Treat and much more! To stay up to date on upcoming events visit www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events. The City has also released a Request for Proposals for the city’s 2023 fireworks displays and a sound technician for events, which can be viewed on the city’s website.
2023 Event Highlights
What can the public expect for events in 2023? The City will host family-friendly, free events that focus on highlighting regional food, drink, music, art and history. Our community events would not be possible without the collaboration with many community organizations and businesses like the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition, the Town of Plattsburgh, SUNY Plattsburgh, 1814 Inc. and many others.
Beloved community events such as the Fourth of July Celebration, Mayor’s Cup, Battle of Plattsburgh and Holiday Parade (now named A Miracle on Margaret Street) are scheduled for 2023. Newer events to the community such as Parks Come Alive, Downtown Trick or Treat and the Lake City Arts Festival are also included in the 2023 line-up. Read on for a full list of events happening each month!
Courtney Meisenheimer, Community Engagement Coordinator says “Community events are back in a big way in 2023! This event calendar is truly a collaboration and coordination between many businesses, organizations and individuals in our city. The City is excited to facilitate opportunities for our community to connect and create memories during many of our city’s events”.
Building Partnerships with Local Businesses
The City is excited to bring back business partnerships in 2023. Schluter Systems, Fidelis Care, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry, Chapter One Coffee and Tea, The Z Group Real Estate, Community Bank, Northern Insuring and Norsk Titanium have all partnered with the City to present different events throughout the year. The City’s business partners have not only contributed monetary resources to our community events but are also planning to get their employees involved in volunteering for events. Partnering with our local businesses strengthens relationships in the community and opens the door for collaboration.
Elizabeth Guillette, Recruiting Specialist at Schluter Systems says: “Community, family, and friends are all highly valuable to Schluter Systems. We are excited to be able to provide support to the community that we are lucky enough to call home”.
Anna Hewitt-Channell at Dannemora Federal Credit Union says: "The City has done a wonderful job making sure that locals have entertainment and fun family friendly activities to attend during all seasons. We love that we can be a part of the events, conversations and participate in all the fun while giving back to the City of Plattsburgh."
Valerie Daniels, Branch Manager at Community Bank says “Community Bank is proud to support activities and events in the communities in which our employees work and live. Community is in our name and it’s part of our mission.”
2023 List of Events in Full
Visit www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events for event details such as timing, parking, and information about accessibility.
Winter Celebration & Tannen-BOOM! Sponsored by Schluter Systems, Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry and Party Plus Events and Eagle Country Radio on Saturday February 4th, Plattsburgh City Beach.
Plattsburgh GreenUP! Community Clean Up in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh on
Saturday April 22nd, City of Plattsburgh.
Bike Block Party on May 20th at the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market in partnership with Clinton County Health Department, Clinton County Youth Bureau, the Town of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh City Police, Clinton County District Attorney Office, Hey I’m Kim, City of Plattsburgh, Noon Kiwanis and the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Plattsburgh Half Marathon in partnership with North Country Health and Wellness on Sunday May 28, Plattsburgh City Beach
Parks Come Alive! presented by Fidelis Care and sponsored by Schluter Systems, Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry, Community Bank, Dannemora Federal Credit Union and Northern Insuring Agency on Thursday June 8th at Peter Blumette Park.
COPS presented by CDPHP in partnership with Plattsburgh Police Department and the Clinton County Youth Bureau on Friday June 16th, US Oval Park.
Fourth of July Celebrations including a parade, free concert and fireworks sponsored by Schluter Systems and Community Bank on July 4th in Downtown Plattsburgh.
Mayor’s Cup & Free Concert in partnership with Sunrise Rotary Club on Saturday July 8th. Free Concert sponsored by Schluter Systems Community Bank and Dannemora Federal Credit Union.
Parks Come Alive! presented by Fidelis Care and sponsored by Schluter Systems, Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry, Community Bank, Dannemora Federal Credit Union and Northern Insuring Agency on Thursday July 13th at Melissa Penfield Park.
Parks Come Alive! presented by Fidelis Care and sponsored by Schluter Systems, Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry, Community Bank, Dannemora Federal Credit Union and Northern Insuring Agency on Thursday August 10th at South Acres Park.
Lake City Arts Fest in partnership with Plattsburgh Arts Coalition and Sponsored by Schluter Systems, Northern Insuring Agency and Chapter One Coffee and Tea. on Saturday August 26th in Downtown Plattsburgh.
Battle of Plattsburgh in partnership with 1814 Inc. on Friday September 8th through Sunday September 10th in Downtown Plattsburgh.
North Country Pride Festival in partnership with Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance on Saturday September 30th in Trinity Park.
Downtown Trick or Treat on Saturday October 28th sponsored by The Z Group Real Estate.
A Miracle on Margaret Street in partnership with The Strand Center for the Arts and Sponsored by Schluter Systems, Chapter One Coffee and Tea and Lakeshore Pediatric Dentistry on Saturday December 2nd in Downtown Plattsburgh.
The City of Plattsburgh will continue to co-produce First Fridays, which brings together downtown businesses and organizations on the First Friday of every month from 5-8PM and offers discounts, deals and pop-up events.
Hosting an Event in Plattsburgh
Community events and gatherings are what makes Plattsburgh an enriching place to live, work and recreate. If you are interested in hosting an event that is on City of Plattsburgh property, you can learn more on the City’s website by visiting www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov/holdinganevent.
The Community Engagement Coordinator is a resource to help the community hold events and gatherings both safely and successfully. You can start the event application process by filling out an online form, by emailing email@example.com or calling 518-536-7526.