As Albany transitions into summer, more and more of your favorite annual events will be taking place in the area. This weekend, some of the top festivals and activities you should attend include Art on Lark in downtown Albany, the NY Capital District Renaissance Festival in Altamont, and others.
Friday, June 7
Celebrate Polish heritage in the Capital Region at the 17th Annual PolishFest this weekend. Hosted at the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church in Latham, this popular event will offer traditional Polish foods and live music and dancing.
Take a trip down to Hunter Mountain in the Catskills this weekend and rock out at the Taste of Country Music Festival. There’s no better way to celebrate early summer than with a three-day music festival featuring all your favorite artists, such as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, and many more.
Visit Proctors in Schenectady this Friday and taste delicious craft beverages and food at their Red, White and Brew Festival. The doors open at 5:00pm, and tickets are available in advance or at the door.
Saturday, June 8
Don’t miss out on Art on Lark – Albany’s annual summer street festival that takes place at the city’s historic Lark Street. During the event, Lark Street will transform and become filled with artists’ displays, live concerts, vendors, and activities. Experience the best of Lark Street from 11:00am-6:00pm this Saturday!
Discover Schenectady is ready to kick off summer, and you’re invited to their community festival in Central Park. From 12:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, there will be live music, food, beer, vendors, and activities for all ages. Admission is free.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church’s annual Strawberry Festival will take place on Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm in Scotia. Highlights will include strawberry shortcake, a snack bar, and a craft fair on the lawn.
Step back in time at Indian Ladder Farms and enjoy family-friendly fun at the NY Capital District Renaissance Festival. From exotic and exciting food to vendors, live jousts, and sword fighting, this is one event you should check out this weekend.
Tour spectacular houses and learn about what’s new and innovative in the home building industry during the Capital Region Parade of Homes. Prospective residents and visitors can purchase tickets to take a self-guided tour of a variety of homes located throughout the Capital Region on Saturday and Sunday.
You don’t have to wait until Sunday to get your pride on! The Black & Latino Gay Pride Celebration takes place at Washington Park on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features live entertainment from Taina Asili, MC Sampson McCormick, Brick City Entertainment, and more.
Sunday, June 9
Join the Pride Center of the Capital Region on Sunday for one of the biggest events of Pride Season in Upstate NY. The 2019 Capital PRIDE Parade will step off at noon at Albany’s Washington Park and travel through the city. Also at noon, the Capital PRIDE Festival will be held within Washington Park and feature fabulous entertainment, vendors, and more.