We’re nearing the end of July, but summer fun is still going strong in Albany and the Capital Region. From outdoor concerts to exciting festivals and fairs, these are the 10 upcoming weekend events you should check out!
Experience Live Music & Performances
If there’s one event that’s worth the drive this weekend, it’s the Great American Irish Festival at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. The three-day music festival will feature a variety of entertainment and performers, vendors, and more. Head to Frankfort and unleash your inner Irish!
The annual Blackdome Music Festival returns to Windham this Saturday. The jam-packed schedule includes a family concert, artist talk, wine and cheese reception, an evening of folk and world music, and more.
The Harbor Jam Concert Series at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady continues with CSN Songs (Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute). The free outdoor concert will take place at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday at 6:00pm.
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series – Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28
Listen to live music at Freedom Park in Scotia on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend as part of the 2019 Freedom Park Summer Concert Series! Ratboy Jr. will perform on Saturday night at 7:00pm, and The Bavarian Barons will perform on Sunday night at 7:00pm.
The final weekend of Park Playhouse’s production of In the Heights has arrived, so don’t miss your chance to see it! In the Heights is the first hit Broadway musical by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and it tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
Celebrate Summer Around the Region
No summer is complete without a trip to the annual Saratoga County Fair! Hosted at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, the Saratoga County Fair offers a world of fun for families, from thrilling rides to tasty food and fun games.
Experience downtown Troy during this Friday’s Troy Night Out! This monthly arts and cultural celebration attracts people from around the region to Troy for a night of art events, music, dining, and shopping.
Summer is patio dining season, and this weekend, the historic Orchard Tavern will host their inaugural brunch weekend on the patio. Stop by from 8:00am-2:00pm on Saturday or Sunday for a delicious meal and $1 mimosas.
Support These Local Fundraisers
The 3rd Annual Upstate New York Wounded Vet Run will take place on Saturday and help raise funds for selected wounded veterans and charities of their choice. Register for a fun motorcycle ride through the area, and then enjoy food, drinks, and live music at the end. The cost is $20 per rider.
Lace up your running shoes and join the Albany Knicks for their inaugural Prop Trot 5k and Kids Run this Sunday at Albany’s Lincoln Park. The Kids Fun Run will start at 8:00am, and the 5k will begin at 9:00am.
Looking for transportation to Albany and the surrounding communities? The Capital District Transportation Authority services Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Rensselaer / Troy.