Saratoga knows how to ring in the summer! Check out these upcoming events, some new and many classic favorites, as we roll into the beauty and fun of a Saratoga summer.

Waitress smiling at diners on crowded patio during Crawfish Fest


Hattie's 16th Annual Crawfish Festival (May 29)

The unofficial start to summer, Hattie's Crawfish Festival is back! Enjoy fresh crawfish by the pound, fried chicken, gumbo, and Hattie's peel & eat shrimp. The Hattio will be open! Join them in the alley for their raw bar and a pop-up Mojito bar. Enjoy entertainment straight out of New Orleans. The fun starts at 11am. Reservations for parties of 6 or more, phone 518-584-5790.  The fun starts at 11amand all profits are donated to charity!


Summer SPACtacular (June 2)

Join the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for a magical evening under the moonlight and on their stage. Enjoy live music, DJ, dancing, cocktails, culinary delights, fireworks and festivities, all to celebrate and support SPACs mission, residencies and youth education initiatives. This is a 21+ event. Attire: Cocktail.

Big Night Out (June 2)

Join Saratoga Independent School at Pitney Meadows Farm on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 6-10pm, for their annual gala, Big Night Out (BNO). BNO will feature food stations and an open bar, music from DJ Tru, a photo booth by Rob Spring Photography, a silent auction with amazing experiences and items, and more! Ticket prices are $125, with a special alumni student price of $95. Register here.

The NolaNauts w/ Sugar Hold, Victory Soul Orchestra (June 2)

As assembly of some of the finest musicians in the area are bringing a taste of the New Orleans music scene to Putnam Place. 8:00pm-12:30am. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. 

Cantina Kids' Fun Run (June 4)

The Cantina Kids Fun Run is an athletic event for kids ages 12 and under held in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs. With an average of 1,000 participants and hundreds of volunteers, the Fun Run brings families together to support children's healthcare at Saratoga Hospital.

Group of young kids taking off at the starting line

Opera Saratoga Gala: A Garden of Delights (June 8)

Held at the Saratoga National Golf Club from 6-10pm. Enjoy delicious dining, and the company of the full roster of 2023 Festival Artists who will provide the evening’s entertainment while they dine alongside you! Click for additional information and to purchase tickets. 

Mostly Modern Festival (June 9-24)

The Mostly Modern Festival takes place in June and celebrates classical music of our time. The focus is "mostly modern," living composers from around the world, with an occasional foray into the past. All concerts at Arthur Zankel Music Hall, with the kickoff event at Caffe Lena on June 8.

Saratoga-Wilton Elks 54th Annual Flag Day Parade (June 10)

This popular downtown event happens along Broadway from 12-2pm, and honors WWII, Korean War and all Veterans. 

Beekman Street Art Fair (June 11)

A juried fine art and craft show, with live music and food trucks, all in the Beekman Street Arts District. Held rain or shine from 10am-5pm, this event is family-friendly with free admission.   For more info, visit their website.

Chamber Music Society (June 11)

SPAC Resident Company, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs at the Spa Little Theatre in the Saratoga Spa State Park - 3pm.

2nd Annual Cars on Union (June 17)

Presented by the Saratoga Automobile Museum from 10am-3pm, Rain or Shine. Featuring super cars, rare classics and exotics displayed along Union Avenue (between Nelson Ave. and East Ave). Register your car online, cost is $25. Free admission for general public. Parking Fee $10. 

Multiple cars lined up on display along Union Ave

Sunny D Vodka Seltzer 90's Theme Bar Crawl (June 17)

Presented by Saratoga Eagle, this "Back to the Nine-Ds" bar crawl begins at West Side Sports Bar and Grill and proceeds to participating downtown locations. Free admission, drink specials and more! 6-9pm.

Dead & Co. at SPAC (June 17 & 18)

See the Dead & Co. at SPAC at 7pm. This highly-anticipated 2023 summer tour, produced by Live Nation, will be the band's final tour since forming in 2015. 

The White Party Presents: Horsepower and Highballs (June 17)

Hosted by Saratoga Bridges, this event takes place at the 1863 Club at the Saratoga Race Course! Featuring food by Mazzone catering, silent and live auction, live entertainment and much more. 6-10pm. 

American Cancer Society Red, White and Blue Party (June 23)

The American Cancer Society Red, White and Blue Party returns to the Patio at Saratoga National Golf Club, featuring a gourmet BBQ as well as creative cocktails, games, live music, and silent auction!  

Booze-A-Palooza (June 24)

Townsquare Media presents Booze-A-Palooza, a 3-hour festival at the Saratoga Co. Fairgrounds from 2-5pm that includes everything from beer, seltzer, cider and wine (and champagne for VIP guests). Featuring over 20 different beers and 10-12 different styles of wine from different regions. Click for additional information and tickets.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival (June 24-25)

Celebrate the summer with the 44th Annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Fest which returns to SPAC the weekend of June 24-25, featuring 21 world-class jazz artists performing on two stages. Fans can also enjoy a host of amenities including a fine arts and crafts fair, artist CD signings, and new and diverse food offerings.

Crowd of people sitting on SPAC lawn, many with sun umbrellas

Adirondack Wine and Food Fest (June 24-25)

The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival returns to Lake George on June 24 & 25! Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey as you are introduced to New York’s best wineries, craft beverage producers, artisan food vendors, food trucks, craft vendors and more, all with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop. Click here for tickets. 

Saratoga Pride Festival (June 25)

The Saratoga Pride Festival will be held at High Rock Park, followed by a gathering at Solevo Kitchen & Social. Check their website for updates and additional details.  

One Fine Day Annual Luncheon (June 27)

The One Fine Day luncheon is set for June 27, 2023 from 12:30-3:30 pm at Prime II at Saratoga National Golf Course. Proceeds from the event provide safe shelter, supportive services, and a path to independence for our neighbors facing homelessness. To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, head to their website.

Opera Saratoga Performances at Universal Preservation Hall (June 30 - Jul 9)

Opera Saratoga's Summer Festival presents operas The Selfish Giant, Don Pasquale, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Universal Preservation Hall. Click here to see the full schedule of events. 


Firecracker 4 Road Race (July 4)

Beginning at 9am in front of the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Firecracker4 celebrates its 17th year and welcomes you to start off your July 4th celebration with a run through beautiful Saratoga neighborhoods. It's a great way to support the local community and enjoy a high-quality and fun experience!

Opening Day of the Saratoga Race Course (July 13)

The 40-day meet at the Saratoga Race Course runs from July 13 through September 3. Dark Days on all Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the season, except for Labor Day. Visit the NYRA website for tickets and additional information.

Horses leaving the starting gate as a race begins

Dreaming Tree Wine Dinner 2023 (July 13)

Kick off the Dave Matthews Band concert weekend at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with Boca Bistro's Annual Dreaming Tree Wine Dinner at 6pm. Enjoy a harmonious blend of notes and flavors as you indulge in 5 delicious courses, each accompanied by Dave Matthew's Dreaming Tree Wine. This event will sell out. Reserve your seats early to guarantee attendance.

NYC Ballet at SPAC (July 18-22)

Enjoy performances by one of the foremost dance companies in the world. Visit the SPAC website for performances and to purchase tickets. 

Saratoga County Fair (July 18-23)

Enjoy a variety of events at this year's Saratoga County Fair, such as animal shows, truck, tractor, and lawn mower pulls, demonstrations, live music, and more. ​

An Unbridled Affair: A Gala to Benefit CAPTAIN Community Human Services (July 20)

CAPTAIN Community Human Services is proud to present the 15th annual An Unbridled Affair Gala, to be held on Thursday, July 20 at 6pm at Saratoga National Golf Club.

Saratoga Automobile Museum's 21st Anniversary "Blackjack" Gala (July 21)

Celebrate the Saratoga Automobile Museum's 21st Anniversary with a night filled with music, food and, of course, Blackjack! This black-tie optional affair is presented alongside their current "Bond in Motion" exhibit, featuring official screen-used vehicles from the 007 franchise. See their event page for more information and to register.

Elizabeth Ward Land - Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt (July 27)

Broadway vocalist, Elizabeth Ward Land performs the songs of Linda Ronstadt in this Mansion of Saratoga Concert Series performance. The evening includes dinner and the show. 

The Office Trivia Show (July 28)

Are you a trivia nerd? Test your knowledge of The Office with the Pack-Man himself, David Koechner, at this fun event at Universal Preservation Hall!