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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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.

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!

Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

August 5 - 21
3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s newest resident company, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is among the world’s premier chamber music organizations. CMS returns with a fresh roster of extraordinary musicians in 2018.

August Noontime Music Series

August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Saratoga National Historic Park

Great option for Track Dark Days! Take in the beautiful views and soak up some local history each Tuesday in Saratoga National Historic Park. Bring a picnic lunch, sit back and listen to the fun-for-all-ages music series. Admission is free!

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 www.fasigtipton.com for a preview, then watch the auction of the very best yearlings!

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.

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!

18th Century
Day

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!

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!

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.

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
2018

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
Auction

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
Show

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
Wilton

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
Regatta

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!