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You Don't Want to Miss These Top Spring Events in Saratoga for 2024

The City of Saratoga Springs 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 some top events that you should check out this spring.

fountain statue in saratoga's congress park

Saratoga Tattoo Expo

Dates: April 5 - 7, 2024

Local and international tattoo artists come together at the Saratoga Springs City Center each spring for the ultimate Tattoo Expo. The event includes a full lineup of tattoo contests, awards, giveaways, live music, and entertainment.

Saratoga Invitational at Fish Creek

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.

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 town 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 one of the few public swimming spots on Saratoga Lake, and you can also enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and volleyball.

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.

Night at the Brewseum

nights at the brewseum

Date: April 12, 2024

The 2024 Night at the Brewseum will be occurring on April 12! The event will feature craft beer and cider from local breweries. There will be a fantastic selection of local wines too. This event will benefit local diabetes, hearing, sight, youth and veteran programs supported by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. 

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. There will be fresh crawfish by the pound, fried chicken, gumbo, and Hattie's Peel & Eat Shrimp. This is always a great way to begin the warmer days of spring & being closer to summer!

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 2nd. The event will include different kinds of bottles including medicinal, flasks, bitters, milk, and more! There will be educational displays to learn more about old bottles and identify the age of any bottles you may own.

Beekman Street Art Fair

beekman street art fair

Date: 2024 TBA

Right outside downtown Saratoga is beautiful Beekman Street. Enjoy the Beekman Street Art Fair 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!

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