Check out these fun events going on in and near Albany. In town this weekend only is the 2023 Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo—the perfect way to kick off the spring season. Keep reading for a breakdown of other top events, including a mac-n-cheese bowl, an afternoon tea, a concert, and more.
Ready to welcome in the spring season? Look no further than this year’s Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo at the Hudson Valley Community College. Experience an array of vibrant colors from artistic floral creations, be inspired by stunning garden exhibits, and learn from informative seminars and demonstrations.
You can also advantage of all the Marketplace vendors featuring houseplants and succulents that will bring freshness into your home. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat at one of the five food trucks and enjoy complimentary tastings from 17 local wineries and distilleries. Bring on those warmer days – it’s time for spring blooms in the Capital Region.
Discover 8 More Great Weekend Events to Attend
Dance along to Haley Reinhart’s incredible voice this Friday at the Cohoes Music Hall. Some may recognize her from the 10th season of American Idol, where she placed third. Various musical genres heavily influence her music, including rock and roll, jazz, blues, and more. Don’t miss out on hearing the impressive scope of her range, which has been described as “timeless and irresistibly fresh.”
Come out and support Second Chance Opportunities this Saturday at the Crossgates Mall. Bring a team of 2-5 friends or family members and engage in fun challenges in different stores throughout the mall. This event helps those affected by addiction gain the resources they need during their journey back to recovery.
This Saturday, the 24th Annual Regional High School Juried Exhibition will be open to the public. View over 100 of the best works of art made by students from all over the Capital Region, including sculptures, paintings, photography, and more. See the incredible talent of these students and support their creative voices.
Calling all foodies—get ready to savor some cheesy goodness! Head to Cohoes for the 13th timesunion.com/Table Hopping Mac-n-Cheese Bowl. Sample up to 35 unique recipes from a number of local eateries and cast your vote for your favorite mac-n-cheese.
Enjoy an inspiring afternoon of learning, connection, and empowerment at the Women’s History Month Tea. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area’s teen members and partners will lead discussions about topics that foster growth in young people. Take advantage of this special event to celebrate a strong future generation.
Join the Albany Institute of History and Art in welcoming author David Levine for a special lecture. Attendees will get an in-depth look at how Levine researched and wrote his book. In addition, guests will learn about the rich history of the Hudson Valley, from dinosaurs to the first European settlers to war heroes and more. Registration is not required, but capacity is limited.
The Bridge Street Theatre’s SOLOFEST, a festival of original one-person performances, presents “Spinning My Wheels” this weekend. This riveting performance takes you on an inspiring journey as the main character bravely battles mental illness and addiction with sheer determination, acceptance, and survival. Theater-buff or not, this show will be one for the books.
Through March 26
Colonie Restaurant Week is your ticket to discovering all the area’s hidden culinary gems. Through March 26, restaurants across town are offering up a special 3-course dinner for one low price. Now’s the chance to try something new or revisit an old favorite spot! Reservations are highly encouraged.