• Annual Events and Festivals in Saratoga NY

    There's no shortage of things to do in Saratoga Springs. No matter the season, Saratoga thrives with countless family-friendly events, foodie festivals, live entertainment and more. For even more activities, visit our Saratoga event calendar.

     

    January 

    Annual Frost Faire

    Horse-drawn wagon rides, sledding, scavenger hunt, and more. Indoor activities include crafts,
    games, dancing, and music.

    Hattie's Annual Mardi Gras Party

    One of the region’s “must attend” fundraising events of the winter season.

    Alpin Haus RV Show and Sale

    A comprehensive look at the newest models and designs in recreational vehicles including motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop ups and park model vacation homes.

    February

    Winterfest

    A week-long celebration of the winter season with multiple events and activities.

    Chowderfest

    One of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Chowderfest features more than 80 vendor —including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who open their doors to the public and serve hot bowls of chowder to event goers.

    The Flurry Festival of Dance & Music

    Festival of traditional dancing and music.

    Saratoga Beer Week

    A week-long celebration of craft beer as part of Winterfest.

    Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament

    Teams will compete in 4-on-4 round-robin style games all weekend.

    Longfellows Wedding Show

    Meet with over 40 wedding specialists in one convenient venue.

    March

    Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show

    Whether you want a hot tub, a gourmet outdoor grill, or a home entertainment system, you’ll find services and products to fit your lifestyle at the show.

    Adirondack Sports & Fitness Summer Expo

    125 Exhibitors and 8,000 attendees- running, biking, triathlon, hiking, paddling, health, fitness, travel.

    Saratoga Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week

    Delicious meals around Saratoga County for discounted pricing.

    Spring Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    This popular educational program runs monthly from March through June for the spring season and is free to attend. Learn about various historical topics from knowledgeable speakers at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. A full schedule is available here.

    Woodworkers Showcase

    Woodworking exposition featuring furniture, toys, carvings, turnings, sports equipment, and miniatures by the region’s finest woodworkers.

    April

    Saratoga Invitational Rowing Regatta

    America’s Largest Sprint Race. Featuring 10 lanes of 1500-meter racing and the top crews of the Northeast.

    Saratoga Tattoo Expo

    Tattooers and piercers from all over attend. You can get tattooed, pierced or just observe.

    Night at the Brewseum

    Craft beer, wine and food tasting event.

    Saratoga Comic Con

    Complete with celebrities, panels, vendors, cosplay contest and more.

    Capital Region Guitar Show

    Dealers from the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, trade, and appraise your musical equipment.

    May

    Saratoga Brewfest

    Sample over 150 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries.

    NYS Rowing Regatta

    Annual championship series for youth rowers throughout the Empire State.

    Saratoga Automobile Museum's Spring Auto Show & Family Fun Day

    1,500 spectators, over 250 vintage automobiles of a variety of types, games and contests for kids.

    Saratoga Farmer's Market

    Local products direct from farmers and producers. Nov.-April, Lincoln Baths and May-Oct. High Rock Park.

    Historic Homes Tour

    Tours of unique and historic homes in Saratoga Springs.

    June

    Cantina Kids Fun Run

    Kids-only running event benefiting our Pediatric Emergency Services, and pediatrics training for nurses.

    Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Fest

    Over 20 hot air balloons with four liftoffs, artists and artisans, live entertainment, music, ongoing craft demonstrations, kids activities.

    Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC

    One of the most celebrated and longest running jazz events in the world.

    Sundae on the Farm

    An open house at a local farm that’s fun and educational for the whole family.

    Skidmore Classic Horse Show II

    Top-level historic competition attracts many of the country’s best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students.

    Opera Saratoga Gala

    Music-filled gala to celebrate the beginning of the summer opera season.

    Tour de Cure Capital Region

    Saratoga County Fairgrounds

    True Brew Fest

    Sample from 100+ different microbrews from more than 40 local, regional and national breweries.

    July

    All American Celebration

    July 4th events occur throughout downtown Saratoga Springs and along Broadway.

    Firecracker 4

    4-mile road race through the streets of Saratoga Springs.

    Wilton ParkFest

    Music, food, rides, games, competitions and more!

    Opening of Saratoga Polo

    Polo matches are played on the historic Whitney Field or on adjacent fields, every Friday and Sunday evening.

    New York City Ballet at SPAC

    One of the world’s preeminent dance companies, returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center every summer.

    Saratoga County Fair

    Offers amusement and 29 acres of entertainment and exhibits.

    Summer Concert Series

    All concerts are free and take place at Congress Park during the months of July and August. See the lineup and schedule at saratogavisitorcenter.com.

    Secret Garden Tour

    Self-guided tour of an eclectic mix of 11 private gardens in and around Saratoga Springs.

    Saratoga Race Course

    The world’s oldest thoroughbred horse racing track with a capacity of 50,000, opened in 1863. Enjoy the thrill of cheering on your equine favorites as they race to the finish.

    August

    Fasig Tipton Horse Sales

    Auction house for Thoroughbred horses founded in 1898. At the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, which houses a small auditorium and an oblong walking ring the horses are presented on.

    Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC

    The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Summer Residency will present three week-long mini-festivals thematically structured to reflect Russian, American, and French musical traditions.

    Travers Stakes & Festival

    Historic “Mid-Summer Derby” is the most anticipated event of the summer racing meet.

    The Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s newest resident company, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is among the world’s premier chamber music.

    Adirondack Circuit Dog Show

    Dog Show and Obedience Trials, five great clubs host the best dogs in the USA.

    World's Largest Yard Sale

    Over 250 vendors at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

    September

    Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at SPAC

    Over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors, invitation-only, collector Italian luxury vehicles as well as one-of-a kind seminars.

    Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival

    Unique line up of Irish music including everything from Celtic punk and jam music to traditional and everything in between.

    Showcase of Homes

    Self-guided tour of 20 newly constructed homes in Saratoga County from our region’s award-winning builders.

    Yaddo Garden Ghost Tours

    Hour-long guided tours begin at Yaddo Garden. Private docent-led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group from mid-September through October 31.

    Saratoga Harvest Festival

    Wide variety of seasonal craft beers, wine and ciders, live music and delicious food from local food trucks and vendors.

    Antique Truck & Tractor Show

    Pre-1990 trucks of all sizes and conditions are welcome and from original condition to restored. There is also antique tractors, engines and a flea market.

    Tail of the Fish Rowing Regatta

    Fall season opening regatta held on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, and typically attracts 300 boats.

    Fall Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

    This popular educational program runs monthly from September through December for the fall season and is free to attend. Learn about various historical topics from knowledgeable speakers at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. A full schedule is available on saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.

    Saratoga Auto Auction

    See premiere collector automobiles on the SPAC stage and bid for your favorite. The event is expected to have 300 vehicles consigned for bidding this fall.

    Ragnar Relay Adirondacks

    Teams of 12 (or 6) run north to Lake Placid and experience views of Saratoga Lake, the Hudson River and countryside.

    October

    Head of the Fish Regatta

    Attracts over 160 teams and around 2,500 boats from across the northeast and features the country’s most unique trophies.

    Saratoga International Flavorfeast

    Feast on flavors from local area restaurants, each representing a variety of countries including France, China, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and America.

    Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

    Free for families to attend. Fun activities include pumpkin race in downtown Saratoga, rock climbing wall, music performances, magic shows, trick-or-treating, petting zoo and pony rides, photo booths, costume parade and more.

    A Bridal Affair

    A memorable wedding show with area wedding professionals, door prizes, and giveaways.

    Great Pumpkin Challenge 

    Features a 5K (walk or run), 10K (run) and a Fun Run for kids 12 and under.

    Fasig Tipton Saratoga Fall Horse Sales

    At the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, which houses a small auditorium and an oblong walking ring the horses are presented on.

    November

    Victorian Streetwalk

    Music, magic, gingerbread house display, Festival of Trees, choral groups, Victorian Costumes, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, lots of venues with entertainment, all free and open to the public.

    Black Friday Saratoga

    Support local shops by taking advantage of Black Friday savings in downtown Saratoga's boutiques and stores.

    Saratoga Holiday Craft Fair

    Over 115 unique crafters will exhibit their handmade products.

    Only the Best Bridal Show

    Caterers, photographers, jewelers, entertainers, bridal shops, and many more local vendors.

    Chris Dailey Turkey Trot

    5K Turkey Trot race, which benefits the Christopher Dailey Foundation.

    Saratoga Comic Con

    Complete with celebrities, panels, vendors, cosplay contest and more.

    December

    Catholic Charities Festival of Trees

    See more than 250 beautifully twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and other holiday items on display for visitors to purchase or simply admire.

    Saratoga County Winter Restaurant Week

    Get a 3-Course dinner for just $10, $20 or $30 plus tax & tip at participating Saratoga County restaurants.

    Saratoga First Night and 5K Run

    5k road race at Skidmore College plus 70+ regional and touring acts performing live music, dance, comedy and music, with fireworks at Congress Park.

    Saratoga Fair Trade Market & Expo

    A beautiful array of handcrafted gifts fairly traded from the US and around the world.