This weekend is packed with fun events in Albany and the Capital Region, including the much-anticipated Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival! Keep reading to learn more about the festival and see what else is going on over the weekend.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival! The festival is an all-day event featuring world-class musicians, craft vendors, fantastic food and beverages, and more. The best part? It’s free! Don’t miss out on this awesome event.
Find More Exciting Events Happening This Weekend
This three-day festival celebrates the maritime heritage of the Northeast Inland Waterways. On September 9, the boat parade will leave Albany and set off for Waterford. Once they dock, the boats and their crew will be available for tours, informational talks, and more. This free event will feature food vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks.
Enjoy a massive rummage sale, free pony rides, food booths, and entertainment at the Lord’s Acre Fair! There will be fun for the whole family, so be sure to pop down for a bite and to find your next rummage-sale treasure.
The Washington County Cheesemakers’ Guild is hosting their annual Cheese Tour this weekend. Spend the day on this self-guided tour and experience some of the best artisanal cheeses and other products available in the north.
Sample over 120 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries at Troy on Tap! There are General Admission and VIP tickets available, so check it out to see which option is best for you. Designated driver tickets are available, but you must be over 21 years of age to enter the festival grounds.
Live music, delicious Italian foods, and plenty of local vendors… from 12-8, you can enjoy it all during the annual Little Italy StreetFest in Schenectady. Eat some goodies, walk around, and get some more treats!
Participate in this annual 5k run/1 mile walk (virtual options available) to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. All funds raised go toward research into finding a cure! Whether you’re a survivor, caregiver, or advocate, this is a great community event to participate in.
Check out this family-friendly festival for vendors, crafters, children’s activities, live entertainment, and plenty of carrot-themed food. There will also be a special ceremony in commemoration of 9/11.
‘Tis the season of car shows! This is one of the largest car and truck shows in the Capital Region, and you’re not going to want to miss out on the rare and unique array of vehicles. This event is free for spectators, which is even better. Bring the whole family—including Fido, as long as he’s on a leash!
Celebrate the beginning of autumn during this fun market in Clifton Park. Local artisans, business professionals and musicians will be present to show their new goods, talk about upcoming music releases, and encourage wellness and self care.