Spring into Saratoga


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.

Historic Homes Tour

May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Saratoga

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation proudly presents their annual tour of Saratoga most lovely historic homes. Bring your camera to capture our rich architectural heritage.


NY Championship Regatta

May 12 - 13 2018
8:00 am
Saratoga State Boat Launch

Come watch the amazing athleticism of high school rowers at the New York State Scholastic Championship. Vendors will be on hand for food and beverages.

Waterford Canal Festival

May 19, 2018
8:00 am
Tugboat Alley and Lock 2 Park, Waterford

Enjoy live music, dance performances, children’s activities, bounce house, pony rides, kayaking, educational walks and presentations and more. Free!

Saratoga Brewfest

May 19, 2018
6 pm- 9:30 pm
Saratoga Polo, Greenfield Center

The 8th Annual Saratoga Brewfest is our biggest yet with 160 different craft beers from 80 plus breweries. Top it off with live music and delicious food.


Saratoga Horse Symposium

May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4H Training Center, Ballston Spa

The Saratoga Horse Symposium feature well known equine experts, along with live horse demonstrations, riding clinics, and educational presentations.

Spring Auto Show

May 20, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saratoga Auto Museum

The 2018 Spring Auto Show will have a special display of Antique Automobile Club of America vehicles to be judged by our Hagerty Youth Judging Program.


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.

The Bristish troops fire during the 225th aniversary reenactment of the Battle of Saratoga Saturday afternoon on a farm in Ft. Edward. Saturday's battle was the Freeman's farm battle, and on Sunday the Bemis Heights battle will be fought.  (photo by Tom Killips)  10/12/2002

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.


State 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.


Ride 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.


Check 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.


Horsin' 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.