Fall Foliage & Fun in Saratoga!
Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect fall getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family. 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. For a complete list of events, click here.
Something For Everyone
Saratoga County includes at least ten area museums, a wide variety of golf courses, our world famous mineral springs and spas, great shopping and unique and amazing local restaurants too. Whether it's a fall weekend getaway or a mid-week trip, Saratoga County is a fall destination sure to delight you.
Check out “The Way We Were Car Show,” or First Fridays in Downtown Ballston Spa. We have rowing regattas on Saratoga Lake that make for spectacular viewing. And don't miss the Saratoga Wine and Food & Concours d'Elegance, the Annual Irish 2000 Festival, the Saratoga Native American Festival, the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, Saratoga International Flavorfeast, the Saratoga Fall Festival and more!
We will keep updating this page as we have more information about what events are impacted by Covid. Check back often for the latest offerings.
* Due to COVID-19, some businesses, attractions and events may not be fully operational. Please contact each venue before visiting for current hours of operation and restrictions and follow CDC guidelines.
Now through October 17, 2021
12 noon - 6:00 pm
Universal Preservation Hall
Dinosaurs in Motion is a new, interactive, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) exhibition for visitors of all ages. Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor by using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils.
September 22, 2021
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saratoga National Golf Club
Saratoga Hospital's Golf Invitational combines a spectacular day of golf at the award-winning Saratoga National Golf Club with the opportunity to benefit a very worthy cause: our Nursing Scholarship Program. This event is one of the region’s most successful tournaments. In 2020, the event raised $157,000.
September 23 - 26, 2021
See website for schedule
Glens Falls and Queensbury
The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of fall in Upstate New York. A delight to visitors, passersby, and locals alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival brings fun for all ages! Set your camera to Video and capture the beauty, as over 80 balloons take to the sky at the same time! Full schedule to be announced.
September 24, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brookhaven Course, Porters Corners
Teams will be foursomes with a shotgun start at 8AM. Participants will enjoy a Scramble format tournament, 18 holes of golf with cart. The event includes use of practice facilities, raffles, and skills contests with great prizes,, including closest to pin, longest drive, closest to "line" and par/bogey max! Lunch will be included and served at The Turn.
September 25, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Congress Park
Nearly 80 artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions will display and sell their original fine art and hand-crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. Artists will be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and printmaking techniques.
September 28, 2021
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Country Pop singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini joins the brothers live, outdoors, rain or shine at SPAC. Nick, Joe and Jonas bring their newest material and their older favorites to our favorite venue as part of a 44 date tour. Witness how they've grown since their Disney Channel days more than a decade ago.
Now through November, 2021
Post times 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Our 80th season of live harness racing continues this fall! View races at the rail, clubhouse, Grandstand, or while dining at Fortunes Restaurant or Lucky Joe’s. Watch and wager from tracks around the country in our mezzanine or new SaratogaBets Simulcast Center.
October 3, 2021
Congress Park, Saratoga
Bring your under-12 kids beautiful Congress Park, in downtown Saratoga Springs for Saratoga Hospital's 14th Annual Fun Run. The Fun Run brings families together to support children’s healthcare at Saratoga Hospital. 2 course options: 1/4 mile and 1 mile.
October 9, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Travel the streets of downtown Saratoga Springs and experience a feast of flavors from a variety of countries at the Annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast. Flavorfeast was created to bring greater awareness to the richness of our local diversity.
October 18, 2021
See website for schedule
135 George St., Saratoga
Since its inception in 2012, The Saratoga Fall Sale has been a top destination for broodmares and weanlings – especially those foaled in New York. The sale is the prime source for breeding stock in the Empire State. Most of the mares offered are considered as resident New York.
October 31, 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Palette Cafe, 493 Broadway
Pump up your tires and celebrate cold weather biking with an all ages slow roll on the streets of Saratoga Springs. The ride begins and ends at Palette and hot (or cold) beverages will be available for purchase at Palette and at Pint Sized, and snacks too!
November 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Mom Prom is a ladies’ night out for charity where women dance the night away wearing old prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses or their tackiest formal wear. It's a real prom with a DJ and crowning of the new prom queen. Come help a worthy cause.
November 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hall of Springs
The Veterans Ball includes valet parking, a red carpet entrance, an Honorary Ceremony for our Veterans and Military Members, music and dancing brought to you by The Joey Thomas Big Band, dinner by Mazzone Hospitality, a silent auction, tantalizing desserts, a 50/50 raffle, and more.
November 20 & 21, 2021
Sat. 10 am - 7 pm, Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center
Rescheduled from April, Saratoga Comic Con welcomes cosplay, guest stars, gaming, anime, sci-fi, furries, geeks, comic books, artists, vendors, and fans to the Saratoga Springs City Center on November 20-21, 2021! Awards will be handed out for kids and adults for Best in Show and more.
November 26, 2021
Check websites for hours
Downtown Saratoga Springs
Come support local businesses and artisans, and save money while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! Downtown boutiques and shops open early -- safely -- for this annual event; the earlier you shop, the more you'll save! What better way to shake off the post Thanksgiving Feast doldrums!