Whether you live in Albany or are looking for fun things to do this coming weekend, you’ll find no shortage of events and activities in the Capital Region. From the snowy slopes of ski resorts to bustling downtown Troy, plan an outstanding adventure with the help of our latest weekend roundup!
Discover Winter Fun Both Outdoors & Indoors
For thrill seekers, there’s nothing better than downhill skiing or snowboarding during winter. The Capital Region always receives plentiful snowfall, and combined with the snowmaking capabilities of the premier resorts, you can hit the slopes all season long.
In addition to downhill ski resorts, there are a wide range of scenic cross-country ski trail networks in the Capital Region. Visit a New York State Park, a nature preserve, or a Nordic center like Lapland Lake in the Adirondacks.
Looking to escape the cold weather and still have fun? We’ve highlighted 10 of the top indoor activities you can do this season in the Albany area, including paint & sips and escape rooms.
See What’s Happening in the Capital Region
Bring the kids to miSci in Schenectady and explore the museum’s magical butterfly house. Learn about different species of local butterflies, what they eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.
On the last Friday of every month, downtown Troy hosts Troy Night Out, a celebration of arts and culture that attracts thousands of people to the city. From 5:00pm-9:00pm, attendees can enjoy art events, live music, shopping specials, and more. This month’s theme is Winter Lumify.
Head over to Lawson Lake, an Albany County hidden gem, and have fun at the family-friendly Winter Festival. This event is free to attend, and highlights will include ice fishing, ice skating, crafts, hot chocolate, and more.
Climb the tallest building in Albany, the Corning Tower, for a good cause this Saturday. The 31st Annual CF Stair Climb is a fundraiser to help raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.
Stop by The Red Lion Hotel in Albany and browse vintage and modern sports cards, authentic autographs, collectibles, and more at the Albany Sports Card and Memorabilia Show. This is one of the most popular sports card shows in town with over 30 vendor booths and the area’s best prices.
Don’t miss the excitement as the Siena Saints men’s basketball team takes on the visiting Marist College Red Foxes. The game will be held at the Times Union Center in Albany on Sunday afternoon, and tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.