Whether you enjoy fair food, festivals, airshows, or fireworks, the Albany area is the place to be this summer. We’ve rounded up a variety of top events that are coming up soon, an update on a new electric scooter program, and more.
A Fair Food Fest, Baseball & More Upcoming Events
Here are just some of the upcoming events you should know about:
- Fair Food Fest at the Altamont Fairgrounds: June 25 – 27
- Troy Night Out: June 25
- Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Washington Wild Things: June 25
- The Greatest Showman | Bites Camera Action Movie Series: June 25
- 2021 Stupendous Stoop Stroll: June 26
- Rhinebeck Crafts Festival 2021: June 26 – 27
- Albany Pop-Up Market: June 26
- Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Washington Wild Things – With Fireworks: June 26
- Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Washington Wild Things: June 27
- The Palace Sessions: Nippertown Final Four: June 30
- Freedom Park Summer Concert Series: Capital District Youth Pipe Band: June 30
See the full events calendar >>
Find Out What’s New in the Capital Region
Celebrate 4th of July at the Empire State Plaza
The best fireworks show in the region is back as Price Chopper and Market 32 present New York State’s 4th of July Celebration at the Empire State Plaza. This annual event will feature live music, food and beverage vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show to end the night. Admission is free, and the event will run from 6:00pm-10:00pm on July 4.
Get Ready to “SCOOT’ Across the Capital Region This Summer
Are you a fan of the CDPHP Cycle! bike sharing program in the Capital Region? If so, then you’ll want to stay tuned for the Capital District Transportation Authority’s new electric scooter program, SCOOT, which is coming this July. The program will allow people to rent fully electric scooters in the Capital Region, and while full details have yet to be announced, this sounds like a fun way to explore the area. Follow them on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/cdta
Experience the Magic of Flight at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Weekend Airshows
Last weekend, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook kicked off their popular season of airshows. Airshows will take place at the museum every weekend through October 17, and this year’s programs include the “History of Flight” on Saturdays and “WWI Air Show” on Sundays. This is a fantastic opportunity to see historic airplanes take flight, and tickets are available now.
Downtown Schenectady Welcomes a New Event & Entertainment Space
If you’re planning a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party, family reunion, or even a corporate gathering, The Edison in downtown Schenectady has you covered. Created by Seasons Catering, this new three-story event and entertainment space can accommodate all of your needs. Visit them on Facebook for an inside look at the venue.
Registration Is Open for the Freihofer’s® Run for Women
The Freihofer’s® Run for Women is one of the nation’s most prestigious all-women road races, and the 43rd edition is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, in downtown Albany. Online registration officially opened earlier this week, and the races include the Run for Women 5K, the Junior 3K Run, and the Kids’ Run. Sign up today and start training!