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Top Saratoga Events for Kids by Season - Have Fun All Year Long!

Ready for some fun with the kiddos? Saratoga Springs has exciting events for kids going on all year long! There's fun to be had at the fair, the racetrack, various festivals, and more. Check out the top events for kids in Saratoga and then mark your calendars.

Fall Into Kid-Friendly Fun in Autumn

Fall Festivities

saratoga fall festivities logo

October 23 - 24 & 30 - 21, 2021

Enjoy fall in the Spa City with the whole family at Fall Festivities, brought to us by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association. Check out a variety of fall-themed activities, events, and entertainment over two weekends.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

a woman with her baby posing at the balloon festival, balloons taking off in the background

Photo credit: Alan Nudi

September 23 - 26, 2021

This is one for the whole family - you and your kids can enjoy the view of up to 100 hot air balloons taking to the sky! Make the trip up to Glens Falls for the Adirondack Balloon Festival - it's worth it! With a variety of events each day of the festival, you're sure to have a great time with the whole family. And, it's free.

Warm Up Winter With These Top Kids Events

Santa's Cottage

Santa at his cottage with a kid on his lap

Stay tuned for 2021 details!

Get the kiddos in the holiday spirit by visiting Santa at his cottage in Saratoga! Your kids can meet Santa face to face at his cottage on Broadway, and can let him know what's on their Christmas list this year. Just don't forget your phone or camera to capture those priceless memories.

The Train to Christmas Town

Santa looking down at a kid

Sweet Springtime

Stay tuned for 2021 details!

The magical story of The Train to Christmas Town comes to life through the Saratoga & North Creek Railway. This is a truly unforgettable experience your kids won't want to miss out on.

Maple Weekends

family enjoying pancake breakfast

Stay tuned for 2022 details!

March means maple, and as wintertime transitions to spring you can spend a weekend - or two! - enjoying sweet pancake breakfasts, free tastings and tours, and more at area farms and sugarhouses. Get the details on Maple Weekends.  

First Night Saratoga

young ballerinas on stage

December 31, 2021

Celebrate the New Year with your kids at Saratoga's First Night celebration! The kids can enjoy everything from carousel rides to magic acts to a petting zoo. Kids under 12 are free with a paid adult.

The Flurry Festival

crowd of people dancing at The Flurry Fest

2022 Dates to be Announced

Get those kids of yours on the dance floor! The annual Flurry Festival is the perfect way to enjoy fun indoors during the frigid winters in Saratoga. The weekend-long festival draws dancers of all ages, abilities, and dance styles. Your child is guaranteed to have a great time, and hopefully bust a move or two!

Have Fun in the Sun During Saratoga Summers

Saratoga County Fair

kids on a swing ride at the fair

July 20 - 25, 2021

What kid doesn't get excited about going to the fair? The Saratoga County Fair is a must during the summertime. The kids will love the rides, entertainment, animals, and the food!

Saratoga Racetrack

a kids play area at the track

July 15 - September 6, 2021 (Visit NYRA.com/Saratoga/ for current info on spectators, etc.)

Bring the kids along to the track during the summer! The Saratoga Race Course has a variety of kid-friendly events throughout the racing season, like Family Fun Mondays! Children are also able to see horses up close!

Cantina Kids Fun Run

kids running in the fun run
https://www.saratoga.com/event/cantina-kids-fun-run-34979/

Photo provided by Saratoga Hospital, credit to Rob Spring

Note: Postponed from October 3, 2021 to June 5, 2022 (normally takes place in summer)

The Cantina Kids Fun Run is the only run in Saratoga that is designed just for kids! Choose between a 1/4 mile or 1-mile course, receive trophies, partake in kids activities, and raise money for pediatric care at Saratoga Hospital's Emergency Department.

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

three hot air balloons, two with goofy faces

Photo credit: Gail Stein

August 27 - 29, 2021

Your kids can enjoy morning and evening balloon launches along with tethered balloon rides at the three-day Saratoga Ballooon & BBQ Festival while you check out the craft beer tent and the local artisans. Plus, there is a Kids Zone!

Saratoga All-American Celebration

Fourth of July parade

July 4, 2021

This three-day event is one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the region! The Saratoga All-American Celebration features a parade, a family day in Congress Park, a dessert festival, live entertainment, fireworks, and more - there's something for every member of your family!