Although we’ve reached the final weeks of summer, the season isn’t slowing down. In fact, this weekend will be jam-packed with all kinds of can’t-miss festivals, celebrations, concerts, and events. Make your way to Albany and the Capital Region and prepare for the festivities!
Listen to Music All Weekend Long
If you’re a fan of jazz, then you need to attend the annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival this Saturday! Featuring an amazing lineup of jazz musicians and groups, this free music festival is a late-summer highlight in Albany.
The grand finale of Rivers Casino & Resort’s Harbor Jam Concert Series will be a performance by the Little River Band on Saturday at 6:00pm. Enjoy free live music at their Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater.
Rockin’ On The River concludes this weekend with a rescheduled summer concert featuring Balún wsg Dark Honey & Laveda. The show will start at 5:00pm at Troy’s Riverfront Park, and admission is free.
Join the Fun at These Fantastic Festivals
The tugboats are coming! Head to Waterford this weekend for the Tugboat Roundup – a gathering of tugboats and other vessels in celebration of New York State’s maritime industry. This festive occasion will feature a tugboat parade, live music, tours and rides, children’s activities, and more.
Go Greek for a day and attend the 44th Annual St. George Greek Festival in Schenectady! The three-day celebration will offer authentic Greek food, beverages, dancing, and more.
Bring the family over to the Pioneer Bank Headquarters in Albany this Saturday and enjoy their Grand Carnival. Carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, and even magic shows will be presented at the event. Admission varies.
This Saturday, experience a taste of Italy in the heart of Schenectady at the 14th Annual Little Italy StreetFest. There will be plenty of food and street specialties, live music, activities for the kids, and more in celebration of Little Italy’s businesses.
The annual Albany VegFest will take place at the Albany Capital Center on Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. This landmark event will feature over 100 regional and national exhibitors and speakers, delicious vegan food, a children’s zone, and more.
Celebrate Labor Day in Albany
Join the City of Albany for their annual Labor Day Parade on Friday starting at 6:00pm. The parade will line up below the NYS Education Building, and event highlights will include food, music, a rock wall, game truck, and fireworks.
Interested in the Greek Festival or Little Italy StreetFest in Schenectady? Navigate the city with ease by riding on the Electric City Trolley, which has extended its service for Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7.