Spring into Saratoga

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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.

Saratoga Comic Con

April 7-8, 2018
Saturday, 10am -6pm
Sunday, 10am-5pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Enjoy the Spring Show! Celebrities, including actors Marilyn Ghigliatti, Chad Rook and Jason Mewes,  will be there to autograph photos. Come see exhibits, vendors, panels and gaming tournaments. Enter the cosplay contest!

Capital Region Guitar Show

April 13-14, 2018
Friday, 5 pm - 9 pm 
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Dealers from the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, trade, and appraise your musical equipment. This showhow is sure to please the eyes, ears, and fingers!

Saratoga Tattoo Expo

April 13-15, 2018
Friday, 3 pm - 11 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Come experience all things tattoo! This weekend-long event includes live music, pro wrestler Lenn Oddity, tattooing contests, belly dancers and free caricatures. Don't miss this unique event!

Night at the Brewseum

April 20, 2018
6 pm- 9:30 pm
Canfield Casino

7th annual craft beer, wine and food tasting event "where history and spirits come to life." This event features beers and ciders from local and regional craft brewers, great wines and a variety of delicious foods from local restaurants. Special VIP spirits tasting!

Laurie Berkner Live!

April 21, 2018
11 am
Saratoga Springs High School

"The Queen of Children's Music" is coming to Saratoga SpringsHigh School! Join us for a morning of live music, dancing and FUN with Laurie Berkner as she plays all your favorite songs. Children under 1 on lap are free.  Reserve your seats early!

Wine & Chocolate Festival

April 21, 2018
1 pm - 4 pm and 5 pm - 8:00 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Wineries and wine enthusiasts from across the region will gather for an unlimited sampling of dozens of fabulous wines of all styles and tastes. Shop your way through a large selection of tasty nibbles and treats, chocolates, cheeses and sweets.

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

April 21 - May 6, 2018
2 pm and 7:30 pm
Spa Little Theater

Homemade Theater presents a warm-hearted, irresistable and brilliant celebration of words, music, dance and color, about Joseph, the boy with the coat of many colors who changed the course of history. Enjoy a cornucopia of timeless music styles from country, rock 'n roll, pop and calypso, set in biblical Egypt.

Saratoga Invitational Regatta

April 28-29, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fish Creek, Saratoga Lake

Join the Saratoga Rowing Association as they host the Annual Saratoga Invitational that draws dozens of teams and hundreds of boats. These are 10 lane races of 1500 meters. It's a competitive and fast event that will even thrill first-time spectators, and vendors will be on hand to supply refreshments.

Hadley Maple in April Festival

April 28 - 29
9 am - 4 pm
Rockwell Street, Hadley 

The street is lined with tents of 50+ artisans displaying their handmade works and more. A farmers' market and food vendors offer maple syrup, maple cotton candy, hot dogs, sausage & peppers and more. Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, train rides, bounce-houses. Car buffs will enjoy the car & truck show.

Live Harness Racing

Now through Fall
Post times vary
Saratoga Casino & Raceway

The Saratoga Casino & Raceway welcomes back live harness racing with its 77th 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 hotel.

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!

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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.

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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.

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Arts

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.

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Casino

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.

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Music

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.