The weekend is here, but are you prepared? A wide range of fun events will be taking place in the Albany area this weekend, whether you enjoy basketball, video games, history, or arts and crafts. Read through our latest roundup of top weekend events and make your plans today.
Celebrate Basketball Weekend in Albany
Don’t miss the Women’s College Basketball Fan Fest on Friday at the Albany Capital Center. In celebration of the weekend’s basketball games, this fun festival will feature a “Taste of Albany” restaurant showcase, wine, cider, and craft beer sampling, college pep bands, entertainment and music, and more.
Attend Fascinating Conventions
From Friday through Sunday, the Underground Railroad History Project will host the 18th Annual LibertyCon at multiple locations in the Albany area. This three-day history convention will explore the concept of Sanctuary and include workshops, round tables, vendors, exhibitors, conversation, and more.
Are you an avid gamer? Make your way to the Albany Capital Center on Saturday and Sunday and experience Gamercon 2019, a conference/expo that will feature ECAC Esports Championships, regional game development studios, hands-on gameplay, retail vendors, and much more.
See What’s Happening at Local Fairs
Discover unique arts and crafts at the Craft and Vendor Fair at Rensselaer High School. The fair will take place from 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, and there will be about 50 vendors/crafters selling their wares. Admission is free.
Do a little springtime shopping at the annual Colonie Central High School PTSA Spring Shoppers Fair on Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Admission is free, and a large variety of crafts and products will be for sale. Be sure to enter the 50/50 raffle while you’re there!
Looking for a summer job in the Albany area? Love baseball? The 4th Annual Job Fair at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy is a great opportunity to interview for a summer job working for the Tri-City ValleyCats. The job fair will run from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Test Your Skills in a Unique Race
This Sunday, the Albany Rowing Center will present a one-of-a-kind running/walking road race called the Ice Breaker Challenge 5K. During this race, runners/walkers will travel along the Corning Preserve Bicycle Path while rowers race them in shells on the Hudson River. Sign up and participate in this awesome event!
Explore Downtown Troy
Plan a trip to downtown Troy this Friday and experience Troy Night Out – a monthly celebration of the city’s arts and culture. This event regularly draws thousands of people to Troy for a night of exciting events and great specials.