Enjoy a beautiful weekend in the Capital Region with the various events happening! Check out details for the annual St. Sophia Greek Festival, the Waterford Canal Festival, a Healthy Dog Expo, and our other top picks for things to do below.
Join in the fun as Albany goes Greek for the weekend! Learn about and immerse yourself in Greek history and culture at this weekend-long celebration hosted by the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, including Spanakopita, Baklava, and Moussaka, while listening to live Greek music and watching performances by Greek dancers. While there, explore the AGORA Marketplace, which will have over 20 local vendors, like New Scotland Spirits, Billy’s Butter, Good Day Honey, and more.
In addition to the various festivities, the church will host guided tours of the St. Sophia sanctuary on Saturday and Sunday, where attendees will learn about the church and its beautiful iconography. This family-friendly event is one you don’t want to miss out on.
Kick off the weekend with a fun-filled two-day sports and music festival. This incredible event starts with a 5k run through the countryside of Wynantskill, followed by live music, beer, food, and more. There will be opportunities to participate in a cornhole and wiffle ball tournament on Saturday, and kids can enjoy games and bounce houses.
Come out to support your local Tri-City ValleyCats this Friday evening when they take on the Washington Wild Things. Bring the family for an exciting, baseball-filled Friday night in Troy.
Calling all gardeners, this event is for you! The annual Tulip Dig and Sale is returning to Washington Park this weekend. The Tulip Dig will take place on Saturday, and the Sale on Sunday. So grab your tulip bulbs and make your garden beautiful.
Celebrate the beginning of canal season at the Waterford Canal Festival this weekend. The festival will feature multiple events, including live music, fishing clinics, boat rides, face painting, and plenty of delicious food. Dive into Waterford’s history and experience a packed day of activities.
Take your dog’s health to the next level and attend this weekend-long event at Marriott Albany to learn about natural dog health. Experts in the field will speak on a wide range of topics and showcase new products designed specifically for your dog’s health.
Have you always dreamed of buying a historic house and making it your dream home? This fair is the perfect way to learn about doing so. Explore vendors and speak with them to get advice on home ownership and restoration. There will also be a 45-minute panel with homeowners and contractors who have completed the journey and will be available to answer any and all questions.
Come see all the colors of spring at Lupine Fest at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. You can look forward to local wildlife programs, live music, craft and food vendors, and a plant sale. There will also be activities like a story walk, guided tours, games and prizes, and the opportunity to make your own tie-dye shirt.
Show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month at this local vendor event. Explore over 20 vendors offering mental health resources, face painting, jewelry, and more. The event will also feature a motivational speaker and the opportunity to connect with others who care about mental health.
Spend a day outside at Walk-N-Roll, a family-friendly one-mile walk to raise money and increase awareness of Spina Bifida. In addition to the walk, there will also be raffles, family games, prizes, and vendor tables.