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Summer isn't over yet! Get out there and enjoy our top nine picks for awesome events happening in and around Albany this weekend.

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The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are in the Capital Region! Before they head back out on tour, the horses will make a final appearance at "The Joe" in Troy for photos and a parade.

On Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th Troy will transform into a place of fashion, fantasy, and science fiction with the Steampunk Festival.

Attendance more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, and 2016 is anticipating even larger crowds this year - here's what you can expect from this quintessential steampunk event. 

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It's going to be a great weekend in the Albany area - the famous Clydesdale horses are making an appearance at a certain fair, and we've got five other great events for you to check out.


Clifton Park based Books for Troops has been operating out of garages and basements throughout the area, often without air conditioning or heat - until now.

The nonprofit group who sends books to soldiers overseas now has a large storefront right on Route 9 in Latham, essentially changing the entire operation.


Looking for something to do on Thursday evenings now that Alive at Five has ended? A brand new outdoor movie series in Albany will start on August 18th with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Three more awesome films will be shown throughout the series, and local restaurants will have specials going on so attendees can make a dinner and movie out of the event.

Please note: "Up," originally scheduled for August 11th, has been rescheduled based on weather predictions. The new date to see "Up" is September 8th.

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Find out who the latest group performing at the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series is, see where you can participate in a 5K and 10K for a great cause, and check out three other amazing events going on in the Albany area this weekend.

Thinking about moving to downtown Albany? You're not alone. Metro area populations are increasing, including Albany's. On Friday, you can check out what's available at eight different residential properties!

Skateboarders have been utilizing an area in Washington Park to practice their favorite activity for several years. Now, that space is about to be turned into an official, renovated skate park.

First Friday Albany, a fair, and four other cool events are going on this weekend. Get out there and enjoy summer in the Albany area!


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