Today in Saratoga we have special events alongside thoroughbred racing, family fun, fresh farm goods, the Philadelphia Orchestra and more.
Around Saratoga Today, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saratoga Race Course
11:00 AM – 5:00PM
Saratoga will bring racing fans extra luck during Irish-American Day. The day-long celebration of culture and heritage will feature traditional Irish music, dance, food and entertainment at the Saratoga Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day-long festivities will feature Irish music, dance, entertainment and food. Fans are encouraged to celebrate by wearing green and decorating their backyard picnic tables with Irish-themed décor.
FANS of Ballston Spa Family Summer Series
Kelley Park, 39 Ralph St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Every Wednesday in August
Every Wednesday in August, FANs of Ballston Spa will be hosting a fun, family-centered activity, followed by free Stewart's ice cream for all. Surrounded by a walking trail, dog park, creek and village pool, Kelley Park has a lot to offer. Our event will last for about 45 minutes, but bring suits for swimming beforehand (only $2 pp if not a registered member) at the pool. We will be holding various activities from crafts to kickball to kites.
Saratoga Farmers Market
High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs
3:00P M – 6:00PM
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association runs local “producer-only” markets. The vendors grow or produce their goods in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, or Washington counties and ensures that products are fresh and unique, not purchased for re-sale. Our shoppers choose from dozens of types of vegetables, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods, pasture-raised meat and poultry, cheese, fish and seafood, jams, wine, yogurt and milk, flowers and herbs, complemented by crafters and on-site prepared food. Newer vendors selling items such as pickles, crackers, and hard cider are quickly gathering a following. Many of our products are Certified Naturally Grown or USDA Organic. All our vendors eat and use their products in their own homes and take great pride in their quality.
Philadelphia Orchestra – Girls’ Night Out
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Pre-Show 6:00PM, Performance 8:00PM
Pamper yourself with a night of The Philadelphia Orchestra and glamorous entertainment for you and your girlfriends. Experience complimentary massages, mini mani-pedi's, yoga, make-up consultations, hair blowouts, nutrition advice, tarot card reading, palm reading, complimentary fine wine, chocolate tastings and more. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and relax with the girls. Then it’s “All Beethoven” with Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor and Emanuel Ax on Piano.
For a complete list of community events, go to tourism.saratoga.org.