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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.

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, step back in time at Saratoga National Historical Park or just marvel at the change of seasons this weekend in Saratoga. Highlights of Saratoga Happenings are below. Click to view a complete list of events.

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Saratoga Harness Racing

Now through December, 2023
Post times 12:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Saratoga Casino and Raceway 

Come to the Saratoga Casino and Hotel for 11 months of live and simulcast harness track races. Take in the action outside at the rail, in the clubhouse, in the grandstand or while dining at Fortunes Restaurant or Lucky Joe’s.

'night Mother from Home Made Theater

March 24 - April 2, 2023
2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Dee Sarno Theater, 320 Broadway

A powerful study in lonliness, despair and disfunction, "'night Mother" is the suspenseful and moving story of what may be the protagonist's last day. The performances will take place at Saratoga Arts' Dee Sarno Theater.

Ballston Spa Easter Egg Hunt

April 1, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burgess Kimball Park, Milton

The Easter Bunny will be hiding 4000 Easter eggs, filled with candy and prizes, at 358 Rowland St. for the annual Ballston Spa/Milton Easter Egg Hunt. Also, games, arts & crafts, and free lunch for the kids!

Mind Body Soul

April 8, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saratoga City Center

The Mind Body Soul Expo is a unique event designed to help you discover, explore, and experience many forms of holistic, health, and wellness. A unique opportunity for self-discovery, with live presentations, performances, and instructional classes.

Green Drinks Gathering

April 12, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Parting Glass

Sustainable Saratoga and The Parting Glass bring April's Green Drinks Gathering. This monthly social event welcomes those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for conservation, and sustainability.

Saratoga Tattoo Expo

April 14 - 26, 2023
See website for hours
Saratoga City Center

Experience tattoo art, and the international and regional artists who design them and apply them, all in one place. Take the plunge and go home with a bold or subtle work of art, or treat yourself to a few piercings!

2023 Night At The Brewseum

April 21, 2023
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Canfield Casino

Our event features craft beers and ciders from local and regional brewers, and an expertly curated selection of wines from local shops and wineries. All this will benefit programs supported by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club.

TOMVO 4th Annual Pub Crawl

April 22, 2023
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Various Saratoga area locations

Day drinking for a good cause! The TOMVO Pub Crawl registration includes entry, an awesome t-shirt, raffle prizes, drink specials at each location, karaoke and more. It's a great time for a great cause: children in crisis.

Saratoga Invitational

April 29 - 30, 2023
Races start at 8:00 am
Saratoga State Boat Launch, Rte. 9P

Watch or join the excitement of some fast and furious rowing! Saratoga Rowing Association's Invitational Regatta on Fish Creek has over 1200 entries. This regatta will have several 1500 meter races all weekend long. Bring the family!


Outdoor Farmers Markets Return

May - October, 2023
Wed. 3-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-1 pm
High Rock Pavilion and Wilton Mall

Our outdoor farmers markets reopen in May! Saratoga's agricultural excellence is revered by locals and visitors alike. Take in fresh, locally grown produce, hand-made products, and live music, while treating yourself to healthy, local food weekly.

Saratoga Horse Shows 2023

Thu.-Sun., May 4-August 20, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Hollow Farm, Stillwater

We're celebrating 25 years of nationally recognized U.S. Equestrian Federation Premier Hunter/Jumper events. Ten weeks of events attract top equestrian competitors from all over North America, with prizes up tp $30,000.

Home Made Theater 2023 Gala

May 6, 2023
6 - 9:00 pm
MacGregor Links

Swing Into Spring! Please Join us for the return of Home Made Theater's biggest fundraiser of the year. The 2023 gala will be held The Hills and Hollows at McGregor, with Honorary Committee Chair Dawn Oesch. Cocktails, food and surprises!

Comic Con

May 6 - 7, 2023
Sat. 10 am - 6 pm, Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Bring the family to the largest comic con & pop-culture event in Upstate NY!  Cosplay contests for adults and kids, video game tournaments, themed cosplay panels...Meet artists and celebrities too!

Annual Gala at The 1863 Club

May 11, 2023
4:30 pm
The 1863 Club at the Track

The Saratoga County Chamber is excited to announce its newly reimagined event - Annual Gala at the 1863 Club, formally the Chamber's Annual Dinner. Join us as we celebrate the start of another thrilling summer in Saratoga!

2023 Saratoga Auto Show

May 13, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saratoga Automobile Museum

Please join us at the Saratoga Spa State Park for our Annual Spring Auto Show! All cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. Enjoy great food, amazing automobiles, music, and an exciting day out for the whole family!

Kelly's Angels 5K Run/Walk

May 14, 2023
7:30 - 10:30 am
Saratoga State Park, Orenda Pavillion

The Mother-Lovin' 5K Run/Walk is Kelly's Angels' annual fundraiser. All proceeds support our mission to help children who've lost a parent or sibling to cancer or other illness or who are battling a life-threatening condition.

Mother's Day Family Hike

May 14, 2023
2:00 pm
Moreau Lake State Park

What better way to spend time with your mom on Mother's Day than a hike in the park? This family hike is a slower paced, easy-going walk intended to comfortably bring people together in a beautiful setting.

Celebrity Bartender Party

May 18, 2023
5:30 - 9:00 pm
Saratoga National Golf Course

Shaken & Stirred Celebrity Bartender Party returns after a 3-year pause. This is an annual fundraiser for Universal Preservation Hall. Local business teams compete against each other, bartending for the most tips.

Waterford Canal Festival

May 20-21, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Waterford Harbor Visitor Center

Join us for this annual event as we welcome new and returning vendors to line the banks of the Erie Canal. Enjoy live music, dance performances, children's activities, kayaking, educational walks food and more.

SW Saratoga Garage Sale

May 20-21, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Geyser Road area, Saratoga Springs

Bring the whole family to the Southwest Saratoga Community Garage Sale, just across the street from Geyser Road Elementary. Over 50 participating families so far, with items for every age and every purpose!

Caffe Lena's Sing in the Streets

May 21, 2023
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Caffe Lena and surroundings

Celebrate 63 years of Caffe Lena. Enjoy an afternoon of live music at 6 stages around the Caffe Lena Neighborhood. There will be folk music, humorous childrens tunes, rock, old-timey bluegrass, storytelling, and more!

Memorial Day Military Tribute

May 27, 2023
11:00 am
Saratoga National Cemetery 

Please join our local community as we pay tribute on Memorial Day to the men and woman who have served and sacrificed for this great Nation. We be commemorating their service with a beautiful ceremony.

Come Together Ride

May 28, 2023
9:15 am - 2:00 pm

Begins at Saratoga Motorcycle Center

The 3rd annual "Come Together Ride" will start at 4284 NY-50, Saratoga Springs. We will take you for a guided tour around the Great Sacandaga Lake with a few stops and end close to the highway around Warrensburg.

Hattie's Annual Crawfish Festival

May 29, 2023
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hattie's Restaurant, 45 Phila

Celebrate Memorial Day with our 16th annual Crawfish Festival. You'll enjoy entertainment straight out of New Orleans and fresh crawfish, shrimp, chicken and gumbo. Stop by our raw bar and our mojito bar!


SPAC Summer SPACtacular

June 2, 2023 
5:00 - 11:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Experience SPAC like never before. Join us for a magical evening under the moonlight and on our stage. Support our mission with a very special evening of music, dancing, cocktails, culinary delights, fireworks and festivities, and even a whiskey and cigar lounge.

Antique Bottle Show and Sale

June 3, 2023 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

The 42nd Annual Bottle Show and Sale features all types of antique bottles and related items including early flasks, bitters bottles, medicinal bottles, canning jars, milk bottles, ephemera and stoneware. Bring your empty bottles for identification.

15th Annual Cantina Fun Run

June 4, 2023 
8:00 am
Congress Park, near the carousel

The Cantina Kids Fun Run is an athletic event for kids up to age 12 held in beautiful Congress Park. Two courses are availabke based on the young runner's age. The Fun Run brings families together to support children’s healthcare at Saratoga Hospital.

Performing Arts at the Common - Evita

June 9-11, 16-18, 2023 
8:00 pm
Clifton Common Stage, Clifton Park

The Not So Common Players bring the musical Evita, the incredible true story of love and politics. Eva Peron starts out her short and amazing life as a poor girl, goes on to become an actress, and then become the wife of the president of Argentina, Juan Peron.

Beekman Street Art Festival

June 11, 2023 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beekman Street Art District

A one-day fun day on Beekman Street! Juried fine art and craft show, musical groups, open mic, street performers, makers spaces for kids and adults, and food trucks all in the Beekman St. Arts District, from Grand Ave. to West Circular, which will be closed to traffic.

Saratoga Pride Open Mic

June 14, 2023 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Caffe Lena

All are welcome at this evening of music and poetry honoring LGBTQ+ identity! Saratoga Pride is a welcoming community, offering social and informational events and entertainment, as well as LGBTQ+ resources, networking, and advocacy.

Moxxi Women's Trade Fair

June 17, 2023 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Shop from about 150 women-owned businesses at the first-ever Moxxi Women's Foundation Trade Fair. This is your chance to support local, women-owned businesses, grab some food, and enjoy a day of family-friendly shopping and entertainment.

Dead & Co. Final Tour

June 17, 2023 
7:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

In 2015, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir joined forces with musician John Mayer and others to continue the enduring legacy of the Grateful Dead's music. Dead & Co. will be performing their highly anticipated final SPAC concert, so get tickets soon!

Juneteenth Eve: America Sings!

June 18, 2023 
7:00 pm
Caffe Lena

Don't miss Opera Saratoga's special edition of the AMERICA SINGS concert series, featuring baritone Carl Dupont with pianist Gregory Thompson. America Sings is a concert series that amplifies the voices of BIPOC artists, who have historically been underrepresented.

Or Simply Come and Explore All that Saratoga Has to Offer

No matter whether you're a theater lover, 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. The county 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 Broadway 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 lots of 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.  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 Hotel, 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 and try your luck on the gaming floor!



There is live music nightly in downtown Saratoga Springs, at the bars, clubs and cafes. There are also a number of dance events and concerts. Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center also a great spot 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. The popular Spring Auto Show is a must-attend event.


Horsin' Around

Spring brings the start of horse shows in Saratoga. Top riders from all around showcase their Hunter and Jumper skills at the annual Saratoga Horse Shows at White Hollow Farm in Stillwater.


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