Summer is winding down, but you can still find plenty of activities to enjoy right here in the Capital Region. Explore festivals and paloozas or view incredible artworks while sipping a refreshing beverage. Get the details on these weekend events and more below.
5 Upcoming Events to Know About in the Albany Area
Get ready for the return of the Capital Apple & Wine Festival this weekend. Check out the amazing talents of local crafters, indulge in delicious New York State wines, spirits, and ciders, and groove to live music performances. The festival also includes a kids zone, a car show, and more.
Don’t miss Opalka Gallery’s Pop-Up Beer Garden Series this Friday. Listen to tunes from Sirsy and Jules Olsen, try delicious brews and ciders from Fort Orange Brewing and Nine Pin Ciderworks, and eat some flavorful food from Slidin’ Dirty and Skinny Pancake. There will also be an opportunity to view the current exhibition at the gallery and to make your own screen prints.
Join the town of Clifton Park for a fun-filled, educational adventure during the Clifton Park Farm Fest. Spend two days exploring working farms, riding horses, picking apples, enjoying hayrides, and more. Shepherd’s Hey Farm, Bowman Orchards, and Riverview Orchards are just a few farms where the exciting events and activities are happening.
It’s almost time for PearlPalooza 2023, Albany’s most highly anticipated music festival. This fabulous event is free and suitable for all ages. Be amazed by an incredible array of talented local and international artists and support local vendors. If that wasn’t enough, YogaPalooza 2023, a massive yoga gathering, will also be part of the festivities.
Head to the Capital District Reptile Expo and learn all about a wide variety of exotic pets, including reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, and more. Not only is the expo informative, but it’s also a great place for family fun. Enjoy live music from Fly92, partake in fun activities, browse through educational items, and try some food and ice cream too.