Whether your favorite part of summer is BBQs, fireworks, or outdoor family activities, Albany and the Capital Region have something for you. This weekend, there will be a wide variety of fun local events, concerts, and more to get you in a summer state of mind.
Friday, June 28
The annual Jumpin’ Jacks water ski show and fireworks display in Scotia is a highlight of early summer in the Capital Region. Join them for a memorable night of entertainment in celebration of the upcoming Independence Day.
Buy your tickets to see Capital Region TV stars Madison VanDenburg and Moriah Formica perform live with special guest Delaney Silvernell at the Times Union Center.
Enjoy seeing a free movie under the stars this Friday night at Sage College of Albany. Co-presented by Christ’s Church Albany, the featured film will be The Lego Movie 2.
On the last Friday of every month, Troy Night Out takes place in downtown Troy from 5:00pm-9:00pm. The monthly arts and cultural celebration features tons of events and specials in the community, and this month’s theme is Carnival.
It’s opening weekend of Park Playhouse’s latest production – In the Heights. Join them on Friday or Saturday to watch this uniquely American story about what it means to be home. Lawn seats are free and first come, first served.
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series – Friday, June 28 & Sunday, June 30
Mark your calendar for two more concerts this weekend as part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series in Scotia. On Friday night, City Beat will take the stage at 8:00pm, and then on Sunday night, the Music Company Orchestra will entertain visitors at 7:00pm.
Tri-City ValleyCats Games – Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
Take your family out to a ball game this weekend and see the hometown Tri-City ValleyCats compete at The Joe in Troy. The team will face off against the Aberdeen IronBirds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Saturday, June 29
Plan a trip to Lebanon Valley Speedway this Saturday for exciting racing action and the most unbelievable fireworks show. It’s a great way to spend the evening with the family.
Sunday, June 30
Bring the kids to a free Summer Fest at the Schenectady JCC this Sunday from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Highlights of this free event will include an outdoor pool, inflatable fun, food, lawn games, and more.
On Sunday from 2:00pm-5:00pm, the Shalom Food Pantry will present a family and community focused fundraising event – Battle of the BBQs. Six teams will compete for the title of Ultimate Kosher BBQ Champion, and visitors will have the chance to sample delicious BBQ and sides.
Thinking about visiting Schenectady this weekend? The Electric City Trolley operates every 20 minutes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 4:00pm-1:00am, making it an easy way to travel between local hotspots!