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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration


New Events for the 2017 Battle of Plattsburgh 

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The City of Plattsburgh will host the 2017 Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration over four days from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10.  We are excited to introduce the Parade theme, new events for Saturday night and a super-sized Battle of Plattsburgh Field Day on Sunday, 9/10.

The Battle of Plattsburgh Parade Committee, led by Vicki Giroux, has announced this year’s parade theme as “The Adirondack Coast: Crossroads of Cultural Heritage”.  To register for this lively and musical parade, please go to .  The parade is on Saturday, September 9 at 1p.m.   This year we honor Stan and Chris Ransom as the BOP Parade Marshalls! Stan and Chris have been instrumental in providing 1800’s-themed kids games for several years and will be featured in the official Battle of Plattsburgh magazine.

Following this year’s parade will be the popular Beat Retreat, a compilation of all musical marching groups in front of City Hall.  Stick around for a performance from local favorite, The Wagar Brothers, and a rousing performance from LUCID! For those who don’t know, Lucid is an all original band who shifts from rock and roll to hip-hop, blues, reggae and country. Don’t miss this performance to be held on City Hall Steps! This will lead into the new reenactment, McGlassin’s Raid. This nighttime tactical demonstration between British and American Troops, to be held at the Macdonough Monument, depicts the crossing of the Saranac River and routing by Captain George McGlassin and 50 American volunteers of a British artillery battery.

 In partnership with Kinetic Running, the City will host the Rooster Relay on Sunday from 7a.m.-10a.m. A new & fun race for this year’s Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration. Teams of 2-6 runners will run approximately 1.20 mile route beginning and ending at the base of the Macdonough Monument.  Teams participating will try to get as many of the course ‘loops’ completed between 7a.m.-10a.m. For more information email or to register, go to Free raffles! Fee is $50/team. Day of race registration is $60 team. 

Finally, all businesses, organizations or clubs are invited to join us for a super-sized Field Day on Sunday, 9/10/17 on the US Oval. The BOP Field Day will include food, music, games and more. Included in the day’s line-up are performances by Ausable Branch, Annie on the Water, Champlain Valley Irish Dancers, The Connecticut Peddler, free horse drawn carriage rides from Country Dream Farms, the ever-popular Kids Games and much, much more! To participate in the BOP Field Day, please contact Sandra Geddes at 518-536-7458 or email

For a complete schedule of events, please go to!  Battle of Plattsburgh buttons will be available for purchase for $15 each at Cornerstone Bookshop, North Country Food Co-op, Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau/North Country Chamber of Commerce, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Clinton County Historical Association, NBT Bank, Kent-Delord House Museum, Skyway Aubuchon Hardware.  Buttons will allow all attendees to get into any closed venue including museum entry, concerts at the Strand Theater, an original play performance in City Hall and more. 

Special thank you goes out to all of our Discover Plattsburgh Sponsors: Abbott, Frenyea, Russell, CPA,  Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Coast Events,  ADK Hard Cider, America’s Mattress, Arnie’s Restaurant, Berkshire Farms Center, Boire Benner Group, The Buzz 99.9, Casella, CFA Insurance Agency, Champlain National Bank,  Community Bank N.A., Dannemora Federal Credit Union,  Della Auto,  Econo Lodge, Eagles Nest Veterinary Hospital, ETS Staffing, Recruiting, Training, Fidelis Care, Kinetic Running, Kool105.1, Irises Café &Wine Bar, Loreman’s Screenprinting, Embroidery & Engraving, Best Western Plus Inn at Smithfield & Ground Round Grill & Bar,  North Country Chamber of Commerce, Northern Insuring Agency,  Palmer Veterinary Clinic,  Penair,  Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club,  Schneider & Palcsik, Studley Printing & Publishing,  Seacomm    Federal Credit Union,  UVM Health Network—CVPH, Warren Tire, WoodmenLife,  WIRY, WIZN, WJOY, WOKO, Zuke’s Deli

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