Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Otter Creek Preserve
Get WILD with TILT’s free afterschool program featuring outdoor adventures, games, crafts, and more! This month we are celebrating autumn with a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.
Wear your costume as you walk the Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail searching for clues…and treats! We will be exploring a stroller-friendly section of the trail.
Wild Wednesdays participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate to outdoor play and bring a water bottle.
To register, please sign up here, call 315-686-5345, or email [email protected]
Halloween Animals at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Bats, spiders, and rats are just a few animals that are considered to be scary animals, especially around Halloween. Discover why these animals are awesome and not scary!
Thompson Park Harvest Festival Watertown
Apple Cider, Music, Crafts, Candy, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Food, Photo Booth, Scarecrow Decorating.
Free Family Fun
For more info contact:
Alexandria Bay Halloween Festival
Location: Downtown Alexandria Bay
Join us for crafts, trick or treating with the local businesses and ghost tours!
Don’t miss the children’s costume contest at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.
It is a FREE Spooktacular time for all ages!
The main event is hosted at the Scenic View Park Pavilion.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Clayton Opera House
**Doors open at 6pm
-Remember your first time? It began as a little-known experimental London stage production, bombed in movie theaters when initially released in 1975 and went on to become a massive underground hit and international pop culture phenomenon. Now the longest running film in history, this rock and roll classic comes to the Clayton Opera House for the first time. Come to the Time Warp with us!
Paper confetti only, playing cards, newspapers, toilet paper, water pistols, rubber gloves, flashlight, party hats, noisemakers, bell, toast*, rice*
-*toast and rice are acceptable in limited quantities. No throwing objects of any kind at the screen.
Candles, lighters, silly string, glitter, open flames of any kind.
Halloween Spooktacular Event – Watertown
The Disabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO) invites the public to attend our Semi-Annual “Trunk or Treat” event this Sunday, October 31st from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Halloween Spooktacular Event will be held in the parking lot of the William J. McClusky Center located at 633 Davidson Street in Watertown.
Put your costume on and come over to get some goodies from our amazingly spooky staff and our very own Girl Scout Troop.
The Halloween “Trunk or Treat” Event will be held Rain or Shine!
For more information please call DPAO at 315-782-5285.
The Thousand Islands Playhouse Presents: Miss Caledonia
It’s 1955, and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it’ll steer her from her farm to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. A play packed with baton twirling, big laughs, and some fantastic fiddle playing. This is a play for anyone who knows what it’s like to dream big and hustle to make it happen.
In-person Performances: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm | Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm | Sundays at 2pm
Streamed performances: November 12 at 7:30pm, November 17 at 2pm, November 23 at 7:30pm, November 27 at 2pm
Tickets can be purchased: here
Event at The Fire Hall Theatre
Pinecone, Sumac, and Cedar Wreath Workshop at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Bring holiday cheer to your front door with a handmade pinecone, sumac, and cedar wreath! Bring a pair of wire cutters and join us to make a natural wreath for the holidays. Preregistration is required. Class size is small for more personal instruction.
All I Want For Christmas Holiday Craft Fair
Holiday Craft Fair at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton. Admission is a monetary donation or non-perishable food item for the Clayton Food Pantry. Shop local for the holidays.
For more information call: 315-777-1495
NYS License Free Fishing Day
Ideas for Free Fishing Days
- Try fishing for the first time.
- Haven’t fished in a while? Remember the joy of catching a fish again for free!
- Become an ambassador to the sport; take a friend fishing for the first time.
- Invite a friend to New York to fish.
- Take a spouse or significant other fishing.
- Take the family fishing…and don’t forget the grandparents!
Fairy Houses at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Join us for the retelling of Fairy Houses written by Tracy Kane, afterwards let’s go for a walk in the woods to build your very own fairy houses! Please, dress for the weather.
13th Annual Craft Fair – Carthage
Thousand Islands Museum Fesitval of the Trees
Stop in to the museum this week to see all the trees on display! Beautiful themed
trees, come and vote on the trees, and visit our memory tree.
A Christmas Story. 1983 Movie (PG) at the Clayton Opera House
It’s the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa Claus more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. As he trudges through the snow to school, faces the neighborhood bully and visits a malevolent department store Santa Clause, Ralphie connives, conspires and campaigns for the most fabulous Christmas present ever in this heartwarming, hysterical and sweetly nostalgic holiday film. Based on stories by Jean Sheppard. Tickets are $5.00.
Directors: Bob Clark
Studio: Warner Bros.
Runtime: 98 minutes
Cast: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz
Searching for Fall at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Fall is an exciting time of year! So much to see and explore. Stop in at the front desk to pick up a self-guided, fall scavenger hunt. When returning from your adventure, stop in for a prize!
Sackets Unchained – Sackets Harbor
An annual event offering discounts at our local stores. A kick off to the year’s holiday
Annie in the Water at the Clayton Opera House
Tickets go on sale to the public, Tuesday August 31st at 11:00 am.
-Annie in the Water- “High energy jams, mixed with funky tones, but chill when you need”. Tickets are $20/$25/$35 (General Admission/Side Balcony/Center Balcony)
-Tickets are currently ONLY on sale to Clayton Opera House patrons but will be available to the public on August 31st @ 11am. If you would like to become a patron and get first dibs at our best seats, call the box office at 315-686-2200.
-General admission tickets will be in the performance hall with standing room only and a cash bar. Seating is available in the balcony.
-Annie in the Water is the feeling of driving down mountain roads with longtime friends. As the sun rises in the rearview, an unwritten story awaits on the road ahead.
Comprised of members Brad Hester (Lead Vocals/Rhythm), Michael Lashomb (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Ryan Trumbull (Drums/Vocals), Chris Meier (Bass/Vocals), Matt Richards (Keys/Vocals) and Brock Kuca (Percussion/Vocals), each performance is another adventure; exhilarating and everlasting.
A North Country Festival of Trees at Salmon Run Mall 2021
Former Bon-Ton Location at Salmon Run Mall Watertown, NY
2021 Theme: Merry and Bright
In-person viewing, online auction are open from Friday, November 26th to Saturday, December 4th
Watertown, NY – A North Country Festival of Trees will once again kick off the holiday season in the North Country, offering an online tree auction and in-person tree viewing from November 26th – December 4th at the former Bon-Ton, Salmon Run Mall, 21073 Salmon Run Mall Loop. All trees on display are hand-decorated by community members and can be bid on for individual purchase or donation.
The Festival of Trees committee is now welcoming sponsors and tree decorators. More information on both opportunities can be found at samaritanhealth.com/festivaloftrees or by calling 315-785-5745. Please sign up today!
A North Country Festival of Trees benefits healthcare services and programs at Samaritan Medical Center and children’s scholarships at the Watertown Family YMCA. The nine-day festival schedule is as follows:
- Public Viewing: Trees will be on display for FREE public viewing at the former Bon-Ton from Friday, November 26 until Saturday, December 4. Open times and more details will soon be available at www.samaritanhealth.com/festivaloftrees. All best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (including face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing) will be followed during public viewings.
- Online Tree Auction: From November 26th to December 4th, all trees will be up for bid on our online tree auction site – www.samaritanhealth.com/festivaloftrees.
- Live Tree Showcase and Auction: No matter where you live, you can participate in the magic of the Festival by tuning into our Live Tree Showcase and Auction from 7:00pm – 8:00PM on Friday, December 3rd. Join us on WNYF Fox 28 or online at www.samaritanhealth.com/festivaloftrees for holiday entertainment and a live auction of 10 featured trees.
Frosty Fresh Air Hike at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Take a hike on our trails and enjoy the crisp, fresh fall air. Share a picture on our Facebook page of you and your family to enter a drawing to win a private tour with a naturalist. Winner will be announced on December 4th. Trail maps are available at the kiosk by the parking lot and inside the Nature Center. Trails are open from sunrise until sunset.
Sackets Harbor “Small Business Saturday”
Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.
Please join the us and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
When you support small businesses, you celebrate the places that add flavor to the community.
When you support small businesses, you support the farmers, makers, growers, and artisans from which they source their goods.
Shop Small every day to make a difference in your community.
Supporting small business means supporting your community and the people that make it special. Don’t forget to #ShopSmall every day.
Clayton Community Band at the Clayton Opera House
Music. Ensemble. Tickets $6 or $8 each.
Alexandria Bay Christmas Tree Lighting
Location: Upper St. James Dock, Alexandria Bay
The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Watertown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Thousand Island Museum Juried Craft Show
Annual Juried Craft Show. This years event will be held at the Clayton Municipal Building on Saturday December 4, 2021.
Come and shop with us.
Interested Crafters should contact [email protected] or call 315-686-5794. Please be prepared to submit photos of the items you would be offering.
“Christmas In Clayton” & 59th Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks.
The parade begins at 6pm & a fireworks display will take place almost immediately following. For more information or to enter the parade please contact Alex at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.
“Light Up the Town” Christmas Lights Contest & Self-Guided Tour
“Light Up the Town” will be a self-guided tour and contest of light decorations at homes and businesses throughout the Town of Clayton, NY. Residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their properties with creative Christmas light displays whether they are large or small.
The contest will be limited to the Town of Clayton and prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded. Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street. Official entries will be included on a map posted online December 1st at www.lightupclayton.com.
Natural Garland Workshop at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Come use all sorts of natural objects to create a beautiful garland you can hang on your tree or over your mantel this holiday season. Pick out what you want to use from the assortment of things we have collected, drill a hole in it, and string it onto wire. This is a craft loved by both men and woman! If you are able, please bring your own drill. Preregistration is required. Class size is small for more personal instruction.
Kris Kringle Holiday Market at the Thousand Islands Winery
Local Craft Vendors, Wine Tasting, TIW Mullied Spiced Wine, Holiday Gift Baskets, Visit with Santa 12 pm to 2 pm.
Limited Vendor Space Available.
Kris Kringle Holiday Market at the Thousand Island Winery
Join us at the Kris Kringle Holiday Market for local craft vendors, wine tastings, TIW mulled spiced wine, holiday gift baskets, and a visit with Santa from 12 pm – 2:00 pm!
If interested in vendor space call 315-482-9306.
Thousand Islands Winery
43298 Seaway Ave Ste 1, Alexandria Bay, NY
Holiday Bonanza at the Minna Anthony Nature Center
Come enjoy some holiday cheer at our Holiday Bonanza! There will be live music, local craft vendors, food, and holiday craft-making for both children and adults. Spend the day chatting with family and friends at this fun community event. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season!
Cape Vincent’s Annual Christmas Parade
“Whooville In The Harbor” Sackets Harbor
A weekend of fun when Sackets Harbor turns into Whooville. Fun, games,music, activities and food.
Join us for our annual Whoobalation this year in Historic Sackets Harbor, NY. A special holiday festival for families to enjoy!
More details to follow:
Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 17
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
(315) 646-1700 (phone)
Elf: 2003 Movie (PG) at the Clayton Opera House
After accidentally falling into Santa Claus’ gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, growing up to believe he is an elf. Due to his large size, the “elf” causes chaos in Santa’s workshop, forcing Kris Kringle to send him on a mission to find his human roots. Tickets are $5.00.
Directors: Jon Favreau
Studio: New Line Cinema
Runtime: 97 minutes
Cast: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen
12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt at Minna Anthony Nature Center
Take a hike on our trails and play our Christmas scavenger hunt with a nature spin. Can you find all twelve? Stop in and give it a try.
River Santa Festival – Alexandria Bay
Join us for our Inaugural River Santa Festival!
Alan Doyle – Pop/Rock
Tickets are $20/$30/$40 (Side/Center/Premium) and are ONLY available by calling the box office: 315-686-2200
***Tickets are currently only on sale to Clayton Opera House patrons but will be available to the public on July 6th. To get first dibs at our best seats, become a patron today by calling the box office 315-686-2200.
Anyone who’s been observing keenly or casually over the last three decades will know Alan Doyle shifts his musical emphasis with natural ease while remaining true to the traditions of the place and people which form his artistic foundations.
Celtic Angels at the Clayton Opera House
Tickets are currently on sale ONLY to Clayton Opera House patrons. Not a patron and would like to get first dibs at our best seats? Become a patron today by calling the box office! (315) 686-2200
Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland. Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music. The Celtic Angels are joined by the Celtic Knight Dancers, featuring two former lead dancers of Riverdance and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin.
Tickets are $30/$35/$40 (Side/Center/Premium)
Tickets will go on sale to the public on 8/17. For more information, go to our website or call the box office.
The Trews at the Clayton Opera House
The achievements of rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective.
Among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative bands on the planet, The Trews — singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt — have shared stages with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Weezer, Bruce Springsteen to Rich Robinson, the latter collaboration culminating in three blazing tracks on the band’s latest, The Wanderer, cut in Nashville with the onetime Black Crowes guitarist. Amid the global pandemic, which halted both the Nashville sessions and tour plans for 2018’s epic Civilianaires album, The Trews completed The Wanderer at home in Canada with producers Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz, emerging with their fiercest and most accomplished set of songs to date, and a heck of backstory to boot.
Centennial Celebration Gala at Zoo New York