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.
Please note, photos are from prior years and do not reflect current COVID-19 guidelines.
Although Maple Weekends have been officially cancelled for 2021, many farms and producers still have things going on through March. Click through to the link below to get 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.
Have Fun in the Sun During Saratoga Summers
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!
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!
October 3, 2021 (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.
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!
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!
Fall Into Kid-Friendly Fun in Autumn
Stay tuned for 2021 date!
Enjoy the last weekend in October with the kiddos at the annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival! Your kids will be able to enjoy everything from face painting to magic shows to pony rides to a petting zoo and so much more. Plus, it's free!
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
2021 Dates to be Announced
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.
2021 Dates to be Announced
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.
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.
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!