Easter Weekend has arrived, so make plans to have fun in Albany and the Capital Region. You can enjoy time with the family at an Easter meal, check out WingFest in nearby Amsterdam, see Shakespeare In Love, and more. View our full weekend roundup of things to do below!
Celebrate Easter in the Capital Region
In celebration of Easter Weekend, a variety of local restaurants in the Albany area will be offering special food and menus. Take a look at the Easter brunches and dinners we’ve rounded up, and make your reservation for this weekend.
In addition to Easter meals, all kinds of Easter-themed events and activities will be happening throughout the region. Enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, and more family-friendly fun.
Enjoy Fantastic Food & Festivals
Don’t miss the final days of the 15th Annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week! This Friday is the end of the popular event, so make sure you take advantage of one of the great specials at a participating downtown Albany restaurant.
Love chicken wings? Take a trip to Amsterdam on Saturday and participate in the community’s inaugural WingFest. From 1:00pm-7:00pm, local bars, restaurants, and businesses will be serving up their best chicken wing samples, entertainment, and specials. After you’re done, vote for your favorite wings.
The 2019 Albany Word Fest is winding down with just a few more fun events on the schedule. On Friday night, a Word Fest Invitational Slam will be held at the Troy Kitchen in Troy. Then, to close out the event, there will be a Word Fest Book Fair on Saturday.
Attend Wonderful Shows & Performances
Shakespeare In Love at theREP (Weekend Shows) – Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21
Join theREP in Albany this weekend for an immersive and sumptuous adaption of Shakespeare In Love, a theatrical production about a young Will Shakespeare. Featuring swordfights, secret trysts, backstage disasters, and a dog, this is one show all theater fans should attend.
The Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Show is blazing across North America and will make a stop at Proctors in Schenectady this Friday and Saturday. Experience the music of hit bands like Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and others as you watch this 10th anniversary production of the global phenomenon.
PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue – Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21
Bring your young ones to see PAW Patrol Live! at the Times Union Center this weekend. This action-packed, music-filled production will feature the heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol.
- Friday, April 19 – 6:00pm
- Saturday, April 20 – 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm
- Sunday, April 21 – 3:00pm