Summer fun continues to heat up in Albany and the Capital Region! We’ve rounded up some of the best outdoor concert series in the area, as well as fantastic fairs, shows, and community events.
Get Festive at These Summer Celebrations
County fair season is underway in New York State! Take a drive with the family to Cobleskill this weekend for food, rides, and fun at the 2019 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair. Gates open at 9:00am daily and close at midnight.
Join Our Lady Queen of Peace in Schenectady this weekend at their annual Festa! The three-day celebration will include live music, great Italian food, a garage sale, children’s games, carnival rides for all ages, and more.
Attend Outstanding Concerts & Performances
Based on the classic 1992 Disney film, Newsies is an inspiring tale about Jack Kelly, a charismatic leader of a band of newsboys. Presented by Park Playhouse, Inc. in Albany’s Washington Park, this is one summer production you don’t want to miss!
The Georgia Satellites will perform live at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater this Saturday as part of the 2019 Harbor Jam Concert Series. Admission is free, and the concert will kick off at 6:00pm.
Travel to Troy on Saturday night for a free concert at Powers Park featuring the True Grit Outlaws. The show will begin at 6:00pm.
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series – Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11
The Freedom Park Summer Concert Series will continue this weekend with two more performances. On Saturday, Dead Ahead (Grateful Dead tribute) will take the stage at 7:00pm, and then on Sunday, Big Fez & The Surfmatics will perform at 7:00pm.
Check Out a Variety of Exciting Shows
Are you a fan of cool and classic cars? Cruise over to the Bethlehem Area YMCA on Sunday for their Open Car Show. The car show will run from 10:00am-2:00pm and feature a 50/50 raffle, DJ, dash plaques for the first 70 cars, trophies for the top 30 cars, and more.
Get your tickets to see Rockin Raptors and Reptiles at Proctors in Schenectady. This family-friendly show will bring the exciting world of raptors and reptiles to you. Attendees will be just feet away from exotic reptiles and birds of prey.
Go Running for a Good Cause
Lace up your running shoes and head over to Grafton Lakes State Park on Sunday for the 34th Annual Run For the Roses 5K, Nature Walk & Kids’ Fun Run. Proceeds raised will benefit the Grafton Community Library.
Looking for easy transportation in Schenectady this weekend? Ride on the Capital District Transportation Authority’s Electric City Trolley! This free summer trolley service runs on Friday and Saturday nights.