Things are getting spooktacular in the Capital Region! Check out a bunch of upcoming Halloween- and fall-themed events for all ages, along with a few cool musical shows and other things to do.
Celebrate Spooky Season With These Top Events
Albany Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K
Although this weekend is full of scary good events (more on those below), we recommend planning ahead for next weekend’s Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K, presented by the City of Albany.
Costumes are encouraged for this new fun run! The race starts with a fireworks show and follows a Halloween-themed course through Washington Park. Aged-based divisional awards and prizes will be awarded at the end of the race.
Murder at Cherry Hill: A Harrowing Walk through a Historic Evening
Relive the evening of May 7, 1827, when a notorious murder took place which resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s final public hanging. Meet the historical figures and walk the steps of the murderer during this suspenseful event! Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Visit downtown Albany on the 22nd for Howl-o-ween fun! Dress your pup up for the Canine Costume Contest, get exclusive pet swag, and support a great organization: the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society!
Capital Region Halloween Party
This family-friendly Halloween party will have games, crafts, a bake sale, and a magic show. Don’t forget the costumes for the kids, after the show there will be a costume contest!
Make Plans For Fun Fall Events
Fall Harvest Arts, Crafts & Lifestyle Show
This show will feature vendors of all types: pottery, ceramics, hand-forged jewelry, stained glass, décor, herbal products, and much more will be available! Check it out to get a head start on holiday shopping.
Buy a 12 oz pour at the Nine Pin tasting room on Sunday and get a free pumpkin to carve (while supplies last)! Nine Pin provides the tools, just roll up, snag a cider, and get to carving!
Mystery, Music, and More Exciting Events
Eat some pizza, play some games, and solve a puzzling mystery after hours at the library! This drop-off program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library is for 3rd-5th graders only, and registration is required.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
Handmade guitars, live acoustic music, special appearances, clinics, workshops, and more—the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is going to be a blast for musicians of all walks of life. Stop by just to meander through and admire the local talent!
The 41st Annual Asbury Short Film Concert
Check out some incredible short films at the 41st Asbury Short Film Concert, hosted at The Linda! With everything from animation, comedy, and drama to documentaries and experimental films, the event will give you the opportunity to see some of the year’s best short films before they win big at the Academy Awards or other film festivals.
The Music of Boston & Journey at The Palace Theatre
This musical fundraiser at The Palace Theatre will feature two standout names in rock n roll: Fran Cosmo of Boston, and Steve Augeri of Journey. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime concert!