All season long, the Albany area is a hotspot for cold weather winter activities and indoor fun. You can hit the ice at the Empire Skate Plaza, take a day trip to a nearby ski resort, or stay in the Capital Region for endless entertainment. For this coming weekend, we’ve rounded up 7 can’t-miss events you should check out!
Celebrate the Best of Winter
Spend the day with the family at a Winter Festival and Artisan Market this Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm. The event will be held at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station in Rensselaerville, and highlights will include sledding, ice skating, live rescue demonstrations, a local vendor shop, and more.
Enjoy fire, ice, and everything nice at The Mill on Round Lake’s Fire & Ice Bar this weekend. The ice bar will open at 5:00pm on Friday and 2:00pm on Saturday, and visitors can enjoy drink specials, fire pits, ice shuffleboard, ice corn hole, and more. Admission is free.
Sit Back and Enjoy the Show
The annual Winter Warm Up is a benefit celebration and concert to support The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio. This year’s event will showcase unique and intriguing music from Stephane Wrembel, The Hot Club of Saratoga, and others.
Get The Led Out is a Philadelphia-based group that aims to deliver Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before. Nicknamed “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out will bring their memorable show to The Palace Theatre on Saturday night.
Red Maple is an uproarious comedy that takes places in the suburbs of the City of Albany. Written by Capital Region veteran actor-writer David Bunce, Red Maple was the runaway hit of the 2016 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit. Enjoy performances throughout this weekend and February!
- Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm
- Saturday, February 2 at 3:00pm
- Saturday, February 2 at 8:00pm
- Sunday, February 3 at 2:00pm
Attend Fun Tastings
Every Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Capital Wine & Spirits Albany hosts a free wine tasting featuring several wines chosen by their staff. Stop by and taste some new wines!
Join Riverside Maple Farms in Glenville on Sunday during their special Sugar on Snow event. The maple farm will pour warm syrup over shaved ice, turning it into a delicious taffy for people to try.