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Spring into Action

Spring is a great time to explore! So come and pack your days with as much fun as possible. Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect spring getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family. We will help you start your planning with some fun ideas and great spring stay packages. And don't forget to check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga throughout the seasons! Take in an intimate theater experience, or step back in time with the Saratoga National Historical Park, or just marvel at the change of seasons this weekend in Saratoga. Highlights of Saratoga Happenings are below.

Oklahoma Training Tours

Oklahoma Training Track Tours

June 1 - October, 2017 
National Museum of Racing

Find out why this beautiful and historic site is a favorite base for leading trainers such as Todd Pletcher and Nick Zito. Behind the scenes tours are available from June to October. This walking tour covers approximately 1 mile and lasts for 1.5 hours. Reservations Required. Wear good walking showe. No children under 10 permitted.



First Friday Ballston Spa

June 2, 2017
6PM - 9PM
Downtown Ballston Spa

Enjoy special happenings in many downtown shops, restaurants and galleries including live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions. June's First Friday spotlights the upcoming Farmers' Market and Shopping Local. Plus, the first free outdoor movie of the summer at 8:30PM. 



National Bottle Museum Show and Sale

June 4, 2017
9 am - 2:30 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa

A bottle show and sale, which draws dealers and collectors from across the United States, Canada, and sometimes Great Britain. The show highlights the history, technology and artistry involved in creating mouth blown bottles.  The Saratoga Show, as it is known, serves as the Museum's main annual fundraiser.



Arts Fest Friday: Beauty & The Beasts

June 9, 2017
6 pm to 8 pm
Victorian Pool House, Saratoga State Park

SaratogaArtsFest presents a free family-friendly arts celebration that features Opera Saratoga puppets performing selections from Beauty & the Beast. Bring the family, pack a picnic, and enjoy an arts exhibit, chamber music, petting zoo, pony rides, make-your-own Venetian mask and fan, and more!



Saratoga Classic Horse Show

June14-18, 21-25, 2017
8 am - 5 pm
Yaddo Showgrounds, Union Avenue

This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships for Skidmore College students. Top hunters and jumpers will compete for honors with a special Skidmore Equitation Show on June 16th. The show is a highlight of Saratoga's Summer Season.



Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival

June 16 - 18, 2017
Noon - 8 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa

Join us for a family friendly event during one amazing weekend. 20 Hot Air Balloons with four liftoffs and the Best Balloon Glow in the U.S.! 100 Artists and Artisans displaying their original works. Kids Activities including face painting, airborne artwork, and games. Live Entertainment & Music and ongoing craft demonstrations.



Sundae on the Farm

June 18, 2017
12PM - 4PM
Kings-Ransom Farm, 311 King Rd, Schuylerville 

What better way to spend a fun day with Dad on Father's Day than down on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, ice cream, good food, BBQ, farmers market, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, kids' activities and more at this fun family event. Take a guided tour. 


Yaddo Garden Tours

Mid-June - September, 2017
Saturday and Sunday: 11am
Tuesdays during meet
Yaddo Garden Gate

Docent-led garden tours meet at the main fountain near garden entrance gate and only include the gardens. Learn the history of the Trask family, the mansion and the history and creative energy of the Yaddo Gardens. Tours are $10. Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk, free of charge.


Friehofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

June 24 - 25, 2017
Noon - 10 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center 

"The Hang" returns to two stages for two days. Celebrating the 39th year and headlined by the talented Chaka Khan.  One of the longest-running jazz events in the world will host world-renowned and up-and-coming jazz artists, including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gipsy Kings and many more.  


Round Lake Antiques Festival

June 24 - 25, 2017
9AM - 5PM
Village Greens, Round Lake

Held in the parks and green spaces of the charming Victorian village of Round Lake. Antiques & vintage items, specialty food vendors, music & more! Event hosts an average of over 125 vendors from around the USA and Canada. Dealers bring their treasured antiques and collectibles. The festival is free. Rain or Shine.



Caffe Lena at SPAC

June 11, July 9, August 27, 2017
Times Vary
SPAC Gazebo Stage

New for 2017! SPAC and Caffe Lena come together. Dance and relax with a summer afternoon of songs from the roots and branches of American folk music. These family-friendly festivals will take place on the Gazebo Stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. No tickets, Free for all ages!



Get Into the Swing of It

Golf Courses throughout Saratoga County
Spring through Fall

Saratoga is a golfer's paradise with award-winning courses at every turn. From the pristine links at Saratoga National Golf Club to the unique landing strip at Airway Meadows, you're sure to find a course to suit your tastes. The golf courses in the Saratoga area are all ready for you to tee off! 



Spring and Summer Farmers' Markets

Now through October 2017
Saratoga National Historic Park

May marks the beginning of our outdoor farmers' markets! Saratoga's agricultural excellence is revered by locals and visitors alike. Take in fresh, locally grown produce, hand-made products, and live music. See www.spacityfarmersmarket.com/ and www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/ for sites and details.



Live Harness Racing

Thursday through Sunday, post times vary
Saratoga Casino and Raceway

The Saratoga Casino & Raceway will welcome back live harness racing with its 76th season on their beautiful half-mile track. Come bet on the ponies, then try your luck on the gaming floor with over 1,700 slot machines, grab a bite to eat at one of their dining options. dance the night away at one of the region's hottest night clubs or spend the night at their newly opened hotel.



Mark Your Calendars

Coming in July

 Saratoga's All-American Celebration - July 3 & 4
Firecracker4 - July 4
New York City Ballet- July 5-15
Saratoga Polo - July 7 - Sept 3
Circus Smirkus - July 11 & 12
UpBeat on the Roof - July 13 - Aug 24
Saratoga County Fair - July 18 - 23
Hats Off to Saratoga - July 21 & 22
Saratoga Race Course - July 21 - Sept 4


Or Simply Come and Explore All that Saratoga Has to Offer


No matter whether you're a theater buff, racing aficionado, olympic shopper, or history buff, there's something in Saratoga for you!


Mineral Springs

It was news of healing waters that first brought visitors to Saratoga.  Today you can walk or drive around downtown Saratoga and sample over a dozen natural flowing and carbonated springs. 

Explore History

We have historical sites and museums that feature classic automobiles, horse racing, glass bottles, military artifacts and so much more. The Saratoga National Historical Park’s tour road is open to cars, bikers and hikers, so you can enjoy and learn in the way that pleases you most.

Concert-in-Congress-Park340x225State and City Parks

Saratoga is located in the Foothills of the Adirondacks, which means outdoor activities are abundant.  Saratoga has thousands of acres to explore through nature hikes and mountain biking.  Congress Park is nestled right downtown with lawns, statues, museum, ponds, mineral springs and a Circa 1910 restored carousel.  Just off Broaday is the expansive Saratoga Spa State Park with acres of land, miles of trails, two golf courses, playgrounds, picnic areas and more.  Be sure you don't forget the many nature preserves around Saratoga County.


Saratoga has many cultural treasures with Saratoga Arts at the Arts Center located right downtown, as well as an eclectic and revitalized neighborhood designated as the Beekman Street Art District.  Visitors will also find numerous exhibits, galleries, "how to" workshops, museum, art shows and art events, including First Saturdays.  We’re also home to Skidmore College, with its teaching museum, state-of-the-art music center and theater department.


Enjoy live harness racing at Saratoga Casino & Raceway, along with over 1,700 state-of-the-art video gaming machines and simulcast broadcasting. There are also several dining options on site, as well as the Capital Region’s hottest night club - Vapor.  Catch the racing action Friday through Sunday, as well as most Wednesdays and try your luck on the gaming floor seven days a week.


There is live music throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, in the bars, jazz clubs and wine bars. There are also a number of dance events and concerts. Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center is new place to watch a musical performance, including jazz, guitar ensemble, recitals and more.


waterRide the Rapids

Great whitewater rafting may be one of Saratoga’s best kept secrets.  Visitors can experience Class II and III rapids with some of the best guides around.  With controlled water release on the Great Sacandaga River, there are waves to ride all day and just not at peak times.  Opening is weather dependent but is usually in full-swing by Memorial Day Weekend. 

car show 230x153Check Out A Car Show

The Saratoga Automobile Museum preserves, interprets, and exhibits automobiles and automotive artifacts. The museum features regular exhibits, as well as special events and lawn show series.  Their popular Spring Invitatinal is a must attend event. 

saratoga-horse-show-230x153Horsin' Around

Spring brings the start of horse shows in Saratoga.  Top riders from all around will showcase their Hunter and Jumper skills at the annual Saratoga Springs Horse Show. And there will be nothing but elegance and grace at the Annual Dressage at Saratoga at the end of May.

Click here for our complete events calendar.