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You Don't Want to Miss These Top Spring Events In & Near Saratoga Springs for 2024

The Spa City comes alive in spring! Patio diners flock to amazing restaurants downtown, hikers head to nature trails, and locals and visitors alike look forward to the many events that take place each year. Here are the top spring events in and near Saratoga Springs, NY.

Adirondack Sports Summer Expo

adirondack sports expo

Dates: March 16 & 17, 2024

The 2024 Adirondack Sports Summer Expo will be taking place on March 16 through 17. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is an event you do not want to miss.

Over 200 exhibitors, there is a variety of gear, footwear, events, and more taking place. Many local businesses will be present to show you their latest additions to help you thrive outside. 

Night at the Brewseum

nights at the brewseum

Date: April 12, 2024

The 2024 Night at the Brewseum will be occurring on April 12! This event will feature craft beer and cider from local breweries. There will also be a fantastic selection of local wines too.

Night at the Brewseum will benefit local diabetes, hearing, sight, youth, and veteran programs supported by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club.

Saratoga Invitational at Fish Creek

saratoga invitational

Dates: April 27 & 28, 2024

Join the Saratoga Rowing Association as they host the annual Saratoga Invitational that draws dozens of teams and hundreds of boats. It's a competitive and fast event that will even thrill first-time spectators. Everyone is welcome to attend, and it takes place at Fish Creek.

Saratoga Comic Con

saratoga comic con crowd

Dates: May 4 & 5, 2024

Saratoga Comic Con returns to the Saratoga Springs City Center during the first weekend of May! Get your tickets to experience the largest comic con and pop culture event in Upstate NY.

Spring Auto Show

saratoga auto museum's spring car show

Date: May 11, 2024

Car show season will kick off in Saratoga with the highly anticipated Spring Auto Show at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Admission is free for spectators, and the event will feature cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Enjoy a day of amazing automobiles and great food at the museum.

Mother Lovin' 5K

runners in the mother lovin 5k
Photo credit: Alan Nudi

Date: May 12, 2024

The Mother Lovin' 5K takes place at Saratoga Spa State Park on Mother's Day. All proceeds support Kelly's Angels' mission to help children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer or another illness, or who are battling a life-threatening condition.

Tour of the Battenkill

tour of the battenkill

Date: May 18, 2024

The Tour of the Battenkill takes place on Saturday, May 18 this year. This cycling tour takes athletes through the scenic Washington County. Three options for the race include their 75.7 mile course, 45 mile course, or 24.2 miler. Enjoy a free beer garden at the conclusion of the race!

Waterford Canal Festival

canal boats near shore at festival

Dates: May 18 & 19, 2024

Did you know? Nearby Waterford is situated right by the historic Erie Canal, and the community celebrates this great waterway each year with the Waterford Canal Festival.

Highlights of the weekend include live music, craft and food vendors, kids activities, and more at the Waterford Harbor Promenade and Lock E2 Park.

Opening Day at Brown's Beach

people at a beach on a lake

Date: May 25, 2024

Take in those rays and enjoy the full beach experience close to home. This is the main public swimming spot on Saratoga Lake, and other activities include kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and volleyball.

Hattie's Annual Crawfish Festival

hattie's crawfish

Date: 2024 TBA

If you are searching for a fun festival that offers great food, check out Hattie's Annual Crawfish Festival in downtown Saratoga. There will be fresh crawfish by the pound, fried chicken, gumbo, and Hattie's Peel & Eat Shrimp.

This is always a great way to celebrate the warmer days of spring in the Spa City.

Saratoga Antique Bottle Show & Sale

antique bottle show

Date: June 2, 2024

The 44th Annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale will be taking place on June 2 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. The event will feature different kinds of bottles including medicinal, flasks, bitters, milk, and more!

There will also be educational displays where you can learn more about old bottles and identify the age of any bottles you may own.

Cantina Kids Fun Run

cantina kids fun run in saratoga

Date: June 2, 2024

The 2024 Cantina Kids Fun Run is scheduled for June 2! This event is a fundraiser to support children's healthcare at Saratoga Hospital, and it will take place at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Beekman Street Art Fair

beekman street art fair

Date: 2024 TBA

Take a stroll to the annual Beekman Street Art Fair in Saratoga Springs for a juried fine art and craft show. This fair will include live music, street performers, and food trucks! The event is something for any art enthusiast to look forward to this spring.

See more events taking place in our events calendar »

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