It’s crazy to think that it’s already almost August! Need fun events to fill up your schedule this weekend? We’ve rounded up our favorite shows, sports games and more in the Capital Region!
Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations
- Swing on over to Troy for their monthly Troy Night Out celebration! This Friday’s theme will be “Celebrate Summer” and there will be an array of live music, entertainment and specials happening throughout the city. Don’t miss out!
- The Black Arts and Cultural Festival starring Will Downing will take place at Empire State Plaza on Saturday! There will be music, dancing and kids activities from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
- The 107th Annual Summer Festival and Craft Fair in Sand Lake will take place on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. There will be a live band, delicious food and more!
- The Firefly5 Festival in Averill Park will be the most unique glow festival of the summer! Kicking off at 5:00 PM with bounce houses, LED light shows,fire jugglers and great food and drinks!
- Don’t miss Italian Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats game on Friday evening! There will be delicious Italian food and music, as well as postgame fireworks presented by Price Chopper. Get your tickets today!
- A special screening of Batkid Begins will be held at the Spectrum Theater on Saturday evening. This independent film takes an in-depth look at the events leading up to the ‘Batkid’ wish two years ago. You won’t want to miss this touching film.
Food & Wine
- Paint a beautiful reflection of trees, sip on wine and enjoy the complementary mac n’ cheese bar at Canvas, Corks & Forks in Schenectady.
- No delivery required when you learn how to make your favorite Chinese dishes at The Cooking School at Market Bistro.
- Pop superstar Ariana Grande will perform at the Times Union Center on Friday night! Get your tickets today.
- The Nellies will play at Mabee Farm in Rotterdam on Friday evening. Don’t miss this fun evening at the barn!
- Betsy and the ByeGons will be at Freedom Park in Scotia on Saturday night. What’s better than live music outside on a summer night?
- Irish American baritone Emmett O’Hanlon of Celtic Thunder will make a stop at The Linda on Saturday evening.
- Take a short drive to Schenectady and enjoy the sounds of The Joey Alexander Trio with the Schenectady County Community College Combo! Part of The Music Haven Concert Series, Joey Alexander will be sure to wow the audience with his skills on the piano.
See the complete list of events happening this weekend in Albany!