Summer in Saratoga


Is there a better place to be than Saratoga in the summer?
We don't think so.

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World-class horse racing, beautiful golf courses, ballet, orchestra and big-name rock 'n roll concerts. We've got it all. Plus so many great restaurants, inns, and hotels.

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Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

June 21-23, 2019
Hours vary 
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival! 6 BBQ chefs, 30 Hot Air Balloons and 75 exhibitors! This family-friendly event celebrates the best of the capital region with food, live entertainment, shopping, kids activities, and balloons!

Round Lake Antiques Festival

June 22-23, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Round Lake Village Greens

This annual free festival hosts an average of more than 100 vendors from around the USA and Canada. Dealers bring their treasured antiques and collectibles. There will be several food vendors offering specialty items as well as family favorites.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
Sat. 12:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am 
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The Jazz Festival returns to SPAC with an extraordinary roster of artists, ranging from jazz luminaries to emerging artists making their Saratoga debuts. Headliners include George Benson on Saturday and Norah Jones on Sunday.

Oklahoma Training Track Tours

June - October 2019
 9:00 - 10:30 am
267 Union Avenue

Step back in time and enjoy this hour and a half, 1-mile walking tour of the beautiful Oklahoma Training Track, a favorite base for leading trainers such as Todd Pletcher and Nick Zito. Ages 10 and up. Call 518-584-0400, x 120.

Summer Farmers' Markets

Now through October 2019
Wed. 3-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-1 pm
High Rock Park

Saratoga's spectacular outdoor Farmers Market will dazzle you with fresh, locally grown produce, hand-made products, and live music, and activities for children and families. Take in the flowers, garden starters, baked goods, and more!

Live Harness

June - October 2019
9:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga has offered live harness racing for more than seven decades, and its track has been called the most beautiful in the country! View live races outdoors, while dining at Lucky Joe's or Fortunes Restaurant, or from your own hotel room.

Yaddo Garden

June 15 - October 27, 2019
11:00 am
Yaddo Gardens, Union Ave.

Docent-led garden tours meet at the main fountain near the garden entrance gate and only include the gardens. Soak in the creative energy of the Yaddo Gardens. The gardens are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk.

Phish Returns to Saratoga Springs

July 2 - 3, 2019
7:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

A Saratoga Summer favorite since 1992! Trey Anastasio, hot off a Spring tour, rejoins and his Phish bandmates for two nights of exciting jamming at SPAC. This show is part of a massive 28-dates tour. Prepare to dance!

Saratoga's All-American Celebration

July 4, 2019
Events start at 9:00 pm 
Downtown Saratoga

4th of July kicks off with the annual Firecracker 4 Race and is followed by a parade of pooches, car show, sidewalk sale, rides, live music, food! After dark, the fireworks will be shot off from behind the Congress Park carousel. A true downtown party!

Citizenship and July 4th Ceremony

July 4th, 2019
Begins at 10:00 am
Saratoga Battlefield

Ultimate patriotism. On the grounds where independence was won, around 20 immigrants from countries all over the world will become new citizens of the United States of America. Fife and drums, color guard, and musket firings frame this special event.

Saratoga Polo Association

July 5 - Sept. 1, 2019
Gates open 4:00 pm
Saratoga Polo Club

Think summer! A tradition continues for Saratoga Polo. Check out the fast-paced action on historic polo grounds from the picnic-style, family-oriented grandstand area, or enjoy a VIP package in the luxurious clubhouse. General Admission $30/car.

Saratoga Summer Concert Series

July 7 - August 25, 2019
Sundays 7:00 pm
Congress Park

The Saratoga Summer Concert Series returns to Congress Park for the 2018 season, kicking off on July 7, 2019.  Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy some of our areas favorite performers.

Thoroughbred Racing Season

Runs through Sept. 3, 2018
Post times vary
Saratoga Race Course

Hot on the heels of Justify's Triple Crown wins, the thoroughbreds take center stage in Saratoga's 155th season. Join the excitement, special events and soon-to-be historic moments all packed into another thrilling 40-day meet!

Tuners in the Park Auto Show 4

August 11, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saratoga Automobile Museum

This year's Tuners in the Park auto show is sponsored by the Upstate NY ST Club, and promises to be the best show ever. All makes and models of domestic and foreign "tuner" cars will be judged and awarded prizes. Free for spectators, $10 for entrants.

Summer Concert Series

Now through August 28, 2018
Sundays or Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Congress Park

The Saratoga Summer Concert Series returns to Congress Park for the 2018 season, kicking off on July 8, 2018.  Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy some of our areas favorite performers.

Saratoga Polo Association

Now - Sept. 2, 2018
Gates open 4:00 pm
Saratoga Polo Club

Tradition continues for Saratoga Polo's  120th season! Check out the fast-paced action on historic polo grounds from the picnic-style, family-oriented grandstand area, or enjoy a VIP package in the luxurious clubhouse. General Admission $30/car.

18th Century

August 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gen. Phillip Schuyler House

Step back in time at the historic Schuyler House as the grounds come alive with 18th-century activities.  Listen to music, see puppet shows, chair caning, candle dipping, beer brewing, spinning, quilting, tinsmithing, broom making, and more!

U.S. Grant Civil War Weekend

August 11 - 12, 2018
9:00 am
Grant Cottage, 269 Ballard Road

Watch Civil War reenactors portraying camp life, infantry, artillery and cavalry drills, battles and firing demonstrations. Musical performances, children’s activities, book authors, military artifact displays, food and vendors, and all-ages fun!

New York Bred Yearling Sale

August 11 - 12, 2018
6:30 pm
Fasig Tipton Sales Pavilion 

This time the auctioneers of Fasig Tipton are spotlighting Preferred yearlings bred in New York State. Take a look at the  more than 300 cataloged horses at for a preview, then watch the auction of the very best yearlings!

WGNA World's Largest Yard Sale

August 18, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Join shoppers and vendors -- over 250 of them! -- in rain or shine at this unforgettable sale! Tons of great finds and bargains in one place on ONE day. Don’t miss out on all of the fun, the deals, and the  goods from antiques to electronics.

Saratoga Arts Celebration

August 18-19, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
National Museum of Dance

The Annual Saratoga Arts Celebration is held -- rain or shine -- on the beautiful grounds of the Dance Museum, located within Saratoga Spa State Park. This juried show and sale features a mix of only handmade fine art and fine crafts. Free admission!

ADK Sports & Fitness Summer Expo

August 18 & 19, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Join 8,000 sports, health, fitness and travel enthusiasts for the annual Summer Expo, which features 150 exhibitors covering running, hiking, bicycling, paddling, triathlon, health, fitness, green living and travel in upstate New York.

Country Mega Ticket w/Luke Bryan

August 19, 2018
7:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SPAC continues its Country Megaticket series with a triple bill featuring Luke Bryan with Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. Bryan is playing coast to coast on his What Makes You Country tour. Pardi brings traditional country and Wallen performs his singles.

Travers Stakes / Travers Day

August 25, 2018
Gates open 7:00 am, post time 11:35
Saratoga Race Course

The high point of the Saratoga Thoroughbred racing season since 1864, this year's prestigious Travers Stakes will undoubtedly highlight the most exciting colts, geldings and fillies. Wager on who will wear the floral blanket and take home the the Man O' War Cup.

Saratoga Wine and Food Festival

September 7 - 9, 2018
Saratoga Spa State Park
Fri 10:30am; Sat 12pm; Sun 11am

Support SPAC's Classical season with a weekend of all things fine: fine food, including a grill competition and Grand Tasting, and meet and greets with celebrity chefs. Fine luxury cars at the Bugatti Road Rally, and international wines.

Waterford Tugboat Roundup

September 7 - 9, 2018
4-9 pm Fri., All Day Sat. & Sun.

Waterford Waterfront

Celebrate New York's Maritime history at the with a weekend at the Gateway to the NYS Canals. The Tugboat Roundup typically features about thirty tugs and other vessels including working tugs, historic tugs, mini-tugs, and barges. Free!

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival

September 15, 2018
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Come to Ballston Spa to enjoy a full day of non-stop, top-flight Irish entertainment, food, dance and music. You'll love the culture and traditions of an Irish pipe band, Irish dancers, many other bands and musicians, and vendors of food and Irish wares.

Battle of Saratoga Encampment

September 16 - 17, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saratoga National Historic Park

Celebrate the 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga of Freeman’s Farm. Learn the soldiers’ musket drill, hear cannon and musket firings, smell the aromas of open-fire cooking. Take part in a special guided tour of Freeman’s Farm.

Clifton Park Annual Farm Fest

September 15 - 16, 2018
10 am - 5 pm
Participating Clifton Park Farms

Drive yourself to the many working farms in Clifton Park. Tour Bowman Orchards, Riverview Orchards, Double B Farm, Predel's Ranch, Shepherd's Hey Farm, and many more. Ride a horse, pick apples, take a hayride, and learn about local farm life.

Saratoga Showcase of Homes

Sept. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
11 am - 5 pm
Throughout Saratoga County

14 spectacular new homes are featured this year. Find ideas and inspiration during this self-guided tour throughout Saratoga County. Each home features the latest products, high-quality furnishings and fixtures from some of the area's top designers and builders.

Wilton Historic Homes Tour

September 16, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
Throughout Wilton

Fall will provide the perfect setting to explore a collection of historic Wilton homes. A Self-guided tour map will take you from home to home where guides will show you around each residence and share the significance it holds in the history of Wilton.

Feast of the Fields

September 20, 2018
5:30pm - 9 pm

Saratoga National Golf Club

Join us on September 20, 2018, and bring your friends! They’ll enjoy the great food, the fun silent auction, live music and the beautiful scene at Saratoga National Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Saratoga PLAN and our mission to sustain our region as a great place to live and farm.

Saratoga Auto

September 21 - 22, 2018
 Events start at 8 am
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Automobile Museum celebrates horsepower during this amazing event. Consign, register to bid, or join us for this unforgettable auction. With 300 vehicles, the Saratoga Auto Auction is a premiere auction at a legendary destination. Don't miss vintage Ferraris, Jaguars, more!

Antique Truck

September 22 - 23, 2018
8:30 am - 4 pm

Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Come to one of the greatest antique truck shows in the northeast. Typically over 300 antique trucks each year - trucks of all sizes and from original condition to restored, from the 1910s to the 1910s. There are also antique tractors, engines and a flea market. Only $1 per person admission. Bring your camera!

Taste of

September 24, 2018
1 pm - 4 pm

Gavin Park, Wilton

In honor of the Town of Wilton’s Bicentennial year, the First Annual Taste of Wilton will showcase a collection of local farms, rest- aurants, wineries and distilleries under the tent at Gavin Park  rain or shine. Enjoy restaurant tastings utilizing fresh produce, live music by Larry Hooker, and artisan beverage makers.

Tail of the Fish

September 29, 2018
Noon - 4:00pm
Fish Creek Boat Launch

Saratoga Rowing Association presents Tail of the Fish, the 2018 Fall season opening regatta. It is held on Fish Creek at the Saratoga Lake Boat Launch and typically attracts 300 boats. Great rowing competition is always a sure thing and the view from the bridge is awesome. Visit our vendors and dine in our food tent!