For many years, Lake George has offered a visual spectacle that’s dear to the hearts of many.
On one night a year, Lake George hosts a colorful nighttime display of a half-dozen hot-air balloons, glowing in all their dazzling colors — illuminated from the interior with the propane jets used to inflate them for flight.
The event is the Lake George Moonglow, set this year for 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, during the weekend of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, held nearby in Glens Falls and Queensbury.
Todd Monahan’s SunKiss Ballooning will again tether five balloons on Beach Road for a spectacular illumination and a premier photo opportunity for spectators, Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais said.
Also featured in the village this weekend is the Lakeside Arts & Crafts Festival, which starts both Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Live music by Jackson Strong’s Sergeant Cherry Band, a new local group, will be featured each day in Blais Park.
Saturday night, following the illumination, a fireworks show will light up the sky. It has been bankrolled by Shoreline Cruises, Lake George Steamboat Co. and Fort William Henry Resort.
All events can be viewed from shore or boat. Special cruises are to be offered, and views are exceptional from the Fort’s terrace pool. Special parking will be permitted at the former Gaslight Village site.