It’s official! The City of Troy has finally announced their 2018 Summer Events Schedule. See what you can discover in Troy this summer, from live music and local food to kids’ activities and weekend workouts. With over 40 events and performances to choose from, there’s something for everyone this season!
On Wednesdays at 5 PM to 8:30 PM, enjoy a night of music in Riverfront Park! Rockin’ on the River is a free, 9-week summer concert series drawing in thousands of guests each week and featuring an incredible lineup of acts.
The 8 remaining weeks include:
- June 13: Skeeter Creek, with special guest Sydney Worthley
- June 20: Super Doppler, with special guest Wurliday
- June 27: Blues For Breakfast
- July 11: Meklit
- July 18: Gabriel Sanchez Presents The Prince Experience, with special guest The Age (Adrian Lewis)
- July 25: Almost Queen, with special guest The Troy Music Academy All-Stars
- August 1: Rubblebucket
- August 8: The Mallett Brothers Band, with special guest The North & South Dakotas
On Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 PM, why not explore the Farmers Market? This is Troy Waterfront Farmers Market’s 19th season, growing from less than 20 vendors to over 80! Find organic produce, artisan soaps, and much more. The Market will be on River Street, around Monument Square, and will accept Credit, Debit, and EBT/SNAP Benefits. For more, visit troymarket.org.
From June 10 to September 23, Troy will host a collective market on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Find handpicked vintage and craft vendors in Riverfront Park, as well as great food and music! For more information, visit TroyFlea.com.
Headlocks on the Hudson
For a third year, the Curby 3-Style Wrestling Club will host Headlocks on the Hudson, an outdoor Greco Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Festival open to all ages, abilities, and genders. The event will be held at Sage Field, 67 River Street, from 9 AM to 4 PM on June 10. For more information, visit Facebook.com/HeadlockNation.
The ValleyCats are back for their 17th season in Troy! Throughout June, July, and August, professional baseball, fun events and theme nights will be hosted at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, including:
- June 13: Education Day Exhibition Game
- June 14: Wrestling Under the Stars, featuring WWE Hall of Famers
- June 15: Home opener with post-game fireworks
- June 23: WWE Night
- June 28: Military Appreciation/Veterans Night
- June 30: Star Wars Night
- July 4: Independence Day Celebration
- July 8: Troy Night
- July 17: Irish Night with Hair of the Dog
- July 18: Harry Potter Night
- August 3: Boots, BBQ & Baseball Night with bobblehead giveaways
- August 16: Italian Night
- August 18: First-Ever Food Truck Festival
- August 27: Bark in the Park
- Plus, fifteen nights of post-game fireworks!
For more information on ValleyCats games and events, or to purchase a ticket, visit TCValleyCats.com, call 518-629-CATS (2287), or visit the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Box Office.
Watch live entertainment and street performances as you explore downtown Troy! From 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, June 16, come to River Street and Monument Square for a showcase of handcrafted goods and local cuisine, community art projects, and fun kids’ activities. The 15th Annual Troy River Fest includes live music and entertainment from:
- Ragliacci Rags,
- The Magic & Illusions of Jeffrey Jen,
- Michael Eck,
- Front Business,
- And more!
Corning Museum of Glass: Glassbarge
On June 21 and 22, come to Riverfront Park for a celebration of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company’s 150th year in Corning! GlassBarge is a 30′ x 80′ canal barge equipped with all-electric glassmaking equipment. Through demonstrations and tours, it shares the story and beauty of glass as it shaped the history of New York State. For more on GlassBarge and to reserve your free ticket, visit cmog.org/glassbarge.
The Great Race
Sunday, June 24 from 3 PM to 8 PM, Hemmings Motor News will host its Great Race. Presented by Brown’s Brewing Company and held on River Street, The Race will feature 120 antique automobiles. The first car will arrive around 5 PM, but entertainment and events are planned throughout Sunday starting at 2 PM. To learn more about The Great Race, visit GreatRace.com.
Capital Region Cars and Caffeine
On the last Sunday of every month from now until October 28, the area’s largest classic car meet-up will be held at 1945 Speed and Custom. From 8 AM to 12 PM, meet fellow car-lovers from across New York and New England. The event will feature over 500 cars and, on June 24, will coincide with The Great Race. For more information, visit Facebook.com/CapitalRegionCarsAndCaffeine.
Fitness in the Park
Start your day right with Fitness in the Park, held in beautiful Riverfront Park. Every Sunday from June 24 to August 26, bring your friends for a morning of mindfulness with instruction from Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts and Lotus Wellness Studio. The fitness session is one hour long, from 9 AM to 10 AM.
Powers Park Concert Series
Starting July 7 at Powers Park, enjoy a free concert every Saturday from 6 PM to 8:30 PM! Performances will include:
- July 7: Soul Sky
- July 14: Back 40 Band
- July 21: Rick Surrano & 1-4-5
- July 28: The Refrigerators
- August 4: Matt Mirabile Band
- August 11: Big Sky Country
- August 18: River Junction
- August 25: Emerald City
For more information, visit Facebook.com/PowersParkConcerts.
From 10 AM to 9 PM on Saturday, July 14, pig out in Riverfront Park! This highly anticipated event features specialty food and BBQ competitions, a hot dog eating contest with Hembold’s and Famous Lunch, a pie eating contest with the Troy Boys and Girls Club, children’s activities, and fireworks! In addition, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, including performances from:
- Sly Fox & The Hustlers,
- Patrick Sharrow,
- Victory Soul Orchestra,
- Tom McWatters, and more!
Troy Restaurant & Craft Beer Week
Try some of Troy’s best course meals and dinner pairings! From September 10 to 16, downtown Troy teams up with Craft Beer Week to offer great events, discounts, programs, and more.
On Saturday, September 15, step into a steampunk fantasy at The Enchanted City Festival! The family-friendly festival will feature wild fashion and cosplay, transforming the historic streets of downtown Troy before your eyes. Enjoy live music, magic, games, and special events like the fashion show, historic tours, street performances and peddlers, storytelling, dancing, puppet shows, and more. To learn about the festival, visit enchantedtroy.com.
From 12 PM to 4 PM on Sunday, October 7, Troy will host over 20,000 chowder lovers for ChowderFest in Monument Square. Sample some of the best chowder the region has to offer, then head downtown to one of the festival’s participating restaurants. When you’re done, take a walk over to the citywide sidewalk sale and enjoy live music!