This weekend in the Albany area, check out a variety of fun events—including Veterans Day celebrations, a craft fair and arts festival, the annual Land Rover Defender Festival, and the 17th annual Capital Region Wing Wars.
At 11 AM on Friday, the annual Veterans Day Parade will take place in Albany. The parade will begin at the corner of Ontario St and Central Avenue and march east on Central Avenue and then Washington Avenue, ending at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hawk Street. Parking in the area will be limited, so be sure to plan ahead!
Join Allied Brewing to celebrate our nation’s heroes with 1/2 price Allied beers all evening for veterans and active military. The tasting room will be open, and from 6-9 PM, live music will be performed by Tame The Rooster.
Saratoga Restaurant Week
Through November 13
Take a short drive to Saratoga and get lunch for $15 or a three-course dinner for just $25 or $35 at participating restaurants! Restaurant Week is a great time to check out new spots you’ve been wanting to try. There are over 30 restaurants participating in this awesome event.
Looking for gifts this holiday season? Check out the Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair at the Center Brunswick Firehouse in Troy. Local vendors and crafters will have a variety of goods available, including purses, scarves, personalized drinkware, and much more.
Chow down on some awesome wings and find out who is the real King of Wings at the Capital Region Wing Wars event! You’ll have the opportunity to sample wings from 15+ restaurant vendors, and there will also be free pizza and dessert available. Guests can also purchase beer and wine at the event.
Watch as the Siena Saints and UAlbany Great Danes battle it out for the 2022 Albany Cup at MVP Arena! These rival teams are back at it for the first time in five years, with plenty of competitive spirit to go around. Past games between the two have oft been won with single-digit leads, meaning the game is sure to be a true edge-of-your-seat affair.
Land Rover is hosting their annual Destination Defender Festival, designed for Defender owners and enthusiasts to enjoy. With music, local artisans, adventure activities, great food, workshops, and of course, off-roading activities for participating Defenders, it’s sure to be a great time!
This national free-throw contest is for kids aged 8-13, with opportunities for the best-scoring boy and girl from each age group to advance through four tiers of competition, culminating in the national finals in Chicago, IL. If you’ve got a little basketball star, bring them to this free competition for a chance to win the national title and have their name listed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame!
Experience an afternoon of music unlike any other at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall! The event will feature three orchestras: the Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Concertino Strings. The orchestras will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schonberg, and other classical heavyweights.
Get restored, renewed, and revived at the 2022 Fall Fine Arts Festival in Clifton Park. The festival will feature live music, food trucks, craft beverages, artisan crafts & jewelry, workshops, massages, and more. Stop in for a relaxing experience and find gifts and self-care goodies to take home.