ALBANY NY – The 31st Annual LarkFEST is New York’s largest one day street festival! It is one of Albany's most anticipated events with 80,000 people expected to attend this year.
This event is not to be missed! LarkFEST was voted in the top 3 of the "Best Arts Event" in the Capital Region in both 2009 and 2010.
The big event is on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10am to 5:30pm. You can expect 2 stages of live music and entertainment including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual arts, music, poetry, magic acts and much, much more!
LarkFEST Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:00 am – 5:30 pm FREE Admission
LarkFEST Silent Disco - Silent discos have become extremely popular at music festivals around the country. Participants wear a wireless headset that receives a broadcast from a local source; without the headset the music cannot be heard. Each headset is equipped with a switch that allows listeners to choose between two different stations.
The LarkFEST 2011 Silent Disco was a huge success and received rave reviews from festivalgoers. The LarkFEST 2012 Silent Disco will be even bigger and better than last year! This year's Silent Disco features two DJs competing for listeners who will be wearing the headphones. Multiple DJs rotate throughout the day.
Kids Zone - Join the Lark Street BID, Radio Disney, WMHT, and WEXT 97.7 on Chestnut Street between Lark and Dove Streets for music, fun and games.
The Lark Street BID is excited to partner with WEXT 97.7FM, for the the second year in a row, to bring you a great line-up of regional and national talent for LarkFEST 2012. See below for a full list of bands performing.
Madison Stage (Lark & Madison)
The City Never Sleeps
MaryLeigh & the Fauves
Jukebox the Ghost
Washington Stage (Lark & Washington)
The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
The 31st annual LarkFEST Presented by Henieken and National Grid and is co – sponsored by the City of Albany and Mayor Jerry Jennings.
Missed out on last year's event? Check out the Larkfest 2011 video and see what you can expect at this year's festival!
The festival will close down 8 streets to traffic in the Lark Street Neighborhood for the duration of the festival as hundreds of vendors line the street. Please be advised, no dogs or pets (except service animals) and no glass containers are allowed at city co-sponsored events.