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 Polo

July 6 - Sept. 2, 2018
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.

 

Opera Saratoga Double Feature

July 6 & July 14, 2018
7:30 pm
Spa Little Theater

The first half of our double-bill will be the American premiere of Rocking Horse Winner, a modern adaptation of a short story by DH Lawrence. It is followed by the world premier of Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera. Both operas are sung in English.

Wilton's Bicentennial Day

July 7, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Gavin Park, Wilton

Don't miss Wilton's Bicentennial Day Parkfest 2018! Sign up for the Fun Run. Meet the period characters and experience the petting zoo, pig races, classic car show, games, vendors & crafts, and live entertainment. The event finishes with fireworks.

WGNA Countryfest 2018

July 7, 2018
7:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Check out this year's WGNA Countryfest lineup - now featuring a 2nd stage: Headliner Rascall Flatts will be joined by Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce and Greene County native Chelsea Sulkey, with Morgan Evans and Abby Anderson.

Opera Saratoga's The Consul

July 7 & July 9 & July 15, 2018
7/7/18 -- 7:30 pm. 7/9 & 7:15 -- 2:00 pm
Spa Little Theater

The Consul, a smash hit of 1950, is a powerful opera about the universal struggle for freedom from oppression, and unyielding bureaucracy, inspired by true events This production contains mature themes. Sung in English with English Supertitles.

Secret Gardens
Tour

July 8, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
In and around Saratoga Springs

Picture an English countryside in our own hometown. The 10 gardens on the 2018 self-guided tour offer plenty to interest both experienced and casual gardeners, from urban to rural and public to private. Each lovely garden has its own charms.

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

July 9 and 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saratoga Casino Hotel

Come see Circus Smirkus at the soccer fields on the Saratoga Casino Hotel grounds. Bring the whole family for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts, with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wirewalkers.

Dave Matthews
Band

July 13 & 14, 2018
8:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

It wouldn't be summer without a visit from rock's legendary Dave Matthews Band. Although officially taking last year off from touring, he returns to SPAC for two shows to celebrate his 9th studio album, "Come Tomorrow," to be released this month.

Jason Aldean, High Noon Neon

July 15, 2018
7:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Jason Aldean brings his energy-charged High Noon Neon tour to SPAC. He'll be joined by Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina as they visit 34 cities this summer. The tour was named after a song on his new album, Rearview Town. It promises to be unforgettable!

New York City
Ballet

July 17 - 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Although this season's residency by the New York City Ballet is shorter than in the past, the selection of dance performances won't disappoint. This year, we'll enjoy the music and dance of both classic and contemporary ballets, including Romeo and Juliet.

Saratoga Shakespeare Company

July 17 - August 4, 2018
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 6:00 pm
Congress Park

Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Saratoga's longest-running professional theatre, presents their Season of Transformation, with two of Shakespeare's mist enduring plays, As You Like It 7/17 - 28, and Henry IV, parts 1 & 2, 7/31 - 8/4. Free admission!

Thoroughbred Racing Season

July 20 - Sept. 3, 2018
Post times vary, dark day Tuesdays
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! Season tickets available.

New York City Ballet Gala

July 21, 2018
5:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SPAC’s New York City Ballet Gala will honor the centennial celebration of the birth of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein.  The evening will feature two of Robbins’ own celebrated works, as well as Justin Peck’s spring 2018 ballet.

Charlie Puth: Voicenotes

July 22, 2018
7:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

2018 Honda Civic tour presents singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, who brings his YouTube hits and studio album cuts to SPAC for a night of pop, rock and R & B. Hailee Steinfeld is his special guest on this North American and Asian Voicenotes tour.

Saratoga County Fair 2018

July 24 - 29, 2018
9:00 am - Midnight
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Join the over 100,000 visitors who enjoy the fair each year. In 2018 you can look forward to 4 great new entertainment experiences, exciting new food features, and all the animal exhibits and competitions you have come to expect from the Saratoga County Fair.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

August 1 - 18, 2018
2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra concerts feature Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™  in Concert, Symphonic Shakespeare, Star Wars - A New Hope and the return of Joshua Bell. Come to the pre-performance talks and kids' programs.

Thoroughbred Racing Season

Runs through Sept. 3, 2018
Post times vary, Dark Day Tuesdays
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! Season tickets available.

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.

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.

REVEAL Contemporary Art Fair

August 2 - 5, 2018
12:00 noon - 8:00 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

The 2018 Reveal Art Fair is touted as "A singular destination in Modern and Contemporary Art." This one-of-a-kind event will showcase the foremost emerging, mid-career and established artists from New York City, Boston, and around the country.

Racing Hall of Fame Induction

August 3, 2018
10:30 am
Fasig Tipton Sales Pavilion

Four racehorses, three jockeys and three trainers account for the 10 finalists selected to the National Museum of Racing’s 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. Free admission!

Ballston Spa Film Festival

August 3 & 4, 2018
7:00 pm
Old Iron Spring, Ballston Spa

Come back to the annual Ballston Spa Film Festival where dozens of short, family-friendly films are showcased. The films are created by young, emerging student, and established (but still emerging) filmmakers. Free!

Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne

August 5, 2018
7:00 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Country music's singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley celebrates his Billboard #1 Country album, "The Mountain," along with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lanco at SPAC. Don't miss his vibrant and sincere new songs with a Bluegrass influence.

The 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.

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

August 6 & 7, 2018
6:30 pm
Fasig Tipton Sales Pavilion

Come see top thoroughbred yearlings from the US and Canada as they are bought and sold right here in Saratoga Springs. Watch the parade of future champions before the sale, presented by the oldest thoroughbred auction company in North America.

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!

Adirondack Circuit Dog Show

August 8 - 12, 2018
Schedule TBA
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Purebred dogs from around the Northeast, along with top ranked dogs from all over the US, compete for the title of Best of Breed and Best in Show. Vendors carrying all things canine will be there. Food will also be available. Free admission.

National Museum of Dance Gala

August 11, 2018
7:00 pm
National Museum of Dance

Save the date for the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts Gala, Saturday, August 11, 2018. The annual gala is the Museum's largest fundraiser and the highlight of Saratoga's summer season. More info. at 518-584-2225 x3001.

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.

The Markets at Round Lake

August 11 - 12, 2018
Saturday 9:00 am  5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village of Round Lake

"Three Markets, Two Days, One Eclectic Village!" Come support the Round Lake Libraries while enjoying superb crafts, books, food and music. Shop for everything from soap to nuts, from jewelry to pottery to textiles. 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.

The Markets at Round Lake

August 11 - 12, 2018
Saturday 9:00 am  5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village of Round Lake

"Three Markets, Two Days, One Eclectic Village!" Come support the Round Lake Libraries while enjoying superb crafts, books, food and music. Shop for everything from soap to nuts, from jewelry to pottery to textiles. Free.

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, learning 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!

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 amazing variety of goods from antiques to electronics.

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.

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!

Travers Stakes / Travers Day

August 18, 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.