It’s not just the recent heat wave, summer is starting to sizzle with new events and fun activities as the Capital Region continues to reopen. This weekend, you can satisfy your fair and festival food cravings and find a variety of things to do in and around Albany.
Enjoy a Greek Feast & All Your Favorite Summer Foods
In place of their annual Greek Festival, the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Albany will host a new Drive-Thru Greek Feast this weekend. The church is prepared to serve a mouthwatering selection of Greek entrees, salads, and desserts at this drive-thru-only event. Place your order and decide on a pickup time on their website today!
Ready to get your fair food fix this summer? The Altamont Fair organizers have announced they will present a Drive-Thru Fair Food Fest at the Altamont Fairgrounds each weekend in July. Drive by this weekend and order fried dough, deep-fried Oreos, tacos, burgers, and more classic fair treats.
Since June 12, the Washington County Fair organizers have hosted a Fantastic Food Truck Corral each weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Plan a trip north into the Greenwich countryside and order some delicious fair food that you can bring home with you.
Get Outdoors and Attend a Scenic Bike Tour & Car Show
Please Note: The following two outdoor events are weather dependent and may be canceled or postponed. Contact the event organizer for the latest updates.
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) will once again offer their popular bike tour of Saratoga Spa State Park this summer. Join them on Saturday morning for a scenic tour along old roads, carriage paths, and trolley lines as you explore the progressive story of Saratoga Spa State Park. Tickets are $20 for SSPF members and $25 for non-members.
Cruise over to McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground in Galway for the Capital Region’s first car show of the season. The theme is hot rods and muscle cars, and the show is scheduled to run from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday.
Looking to kick back and relax at home this weekend? Tune in to the Freedom Park Quarantune Series, which will feature a live-streamed concert by local acoustic band Rusticator.
Explore Our Recommended Activities for the Weekend
Plan a Shopping Trip to Crossgates Mall or Aviation Mall
Have you heard the news? Both Crossgates Mall in Albany and Aviation Mall in Queensbury are ready to welcome back shoppers starting Friday, July 10. Your safety is their number one priority, and you can read about the new visitor guidelines and more info on their websites today.
Unleash Your Creativity with Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist is one of the Capital Region’s premier paint & sip studios, and this weekend, they have a variety of fun events planned. The studio is offering a “Twist at Home” painting kit on Friday, July 10, and hosting in-person classes with limited seating from July 10 – 12. Browse the calendar and book in advance.
Stock Up on Local Craft Beverages
Wineries, breweries, and distilleries throughout the Capital Region have been reopening over the past weeks, and some are offering craft beverages to-go, outdoor seating, and indoor seating at a limited capacity. Celebrate the weekend and stop by your favorite craft beverage producer.