Spring is flying by, and we’re right around the halfway point already. Feel like you’re missing out on everything the season has to offer? Spring into fun this weekend at these 18 fantastic events and activities going on throughout the area!
Fun Festivals & Parties in the Area
Head over to Saratoga Spa State Park this weekend for the Festival for Change – Natural Health, Wellness, Fitness and Mindfulness. Sponsored by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Gideon Putnam Resort, and other organizations, this free outdoor festival will feature mineral spring tours, music and performance programs, holistic activities, presentations, and more.
As the academic year at Skidmore College winds down, come visit the Tang Teaching Museum and celebrate at their Tang Party. The annual celebration will include site-specific installations across the Tang grounds and an exciting program of life music. Admission is free.
Drive north on Route 9N to the Town of Hadley this weekend for the last maple event of the season – the Maple in April Festival! This two-day event will feature family-friendly activities, maple goods, a car show, birds of prey, and much more.
The Saratoga Mom Prom 2017 is scheduled for this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. The event is sold out for this year, so be sure to get your tickets early in 2018.
The American Cancer Society’s 2017 Gala of Hope at the Hall of Springs is set to take place this Saturday evening. Proceeds will help support the American Cancer Society, and although registration is closed, you can still mark your calendar for next year.
Enjoy Live Music This Weekend
Enjoy live music by the Seth Warden Trio at The Saratoga Winery this Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will also be delicious wood-fired pizza and 15 handcrafted wines available.
Spend the evening at Nostalgia Ale House & Wine Bar in Malta for an exciting Saturday performance by Roxy and the Road King Duo. This free concert will run from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
The Charles Cornell Trio will be performing live at Panza’s Restaurant this Sunday from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The trio performs every week at the restaurant as part of a Sunday Night Jazz Series.
Shows & Performances
Check out Home Made Theater’s production of The Foreigner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this weekend at the Spa Little Theater. The final dates of The Foreigner will be next weekend.
The Adirondack Shakespeare Co. is coming to the National Museum of Dance’s Riggi Theater this Sunday with a performance of Cymbeline. The live production will begin at 3:00pm.
Experience the tastes and sounds of Italy at Pasta & Puccini, presented by Friends of Opera Saratoga and Opera Saratoga. The special evening will take place at Saratoga National Golf Club and feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, arias and scenes from your favorite Italian operas, and more.
Visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum this Friday for an early look at the Cars of the Saratoga Auto Auction Exhibit. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Get Healthy in Saratoga
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga’s first Spring into Health Day is scheduled for this Saturday from 9:30am-12:30pm. The health day will include a series of fun and family-oriented programs focusing on children’s health and safety.
Looking to get some exercise with your dog? Sign up for Peppertree Rescue’s 10th annual Furry Fun Run at the Warming Hunt in Saratoga Spa State Park. Registration is accepted until 9:00am on the day of the race.
Help the Ballston Spa Bearcats raise funds for a weeklong baseball experience at the Cooperstown Dream Park by participating in the Swinging for the Fences 5K. The cost per walker/runner is just $25.
Get Crafty & Cooking This Weekend
Enjoy a Sip & Paint class with your friends at Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio this Friday. The subject of the painting will be “Foggy Rain,” and the class will cost $35 per person to participate.
Are your kids interested in learning how to cook? Sign them up for Serendipity Arts Studio’s Kids Cooking Class with a “Chopped Junior” Winner. The class costs $25 to attend, and it will run from 2:00pm-4:00pm this Saturday.
Want to help your kids get the perfect gift for Mom on Mother’s Day? Bring them over to Sunnyside Gardens this Saturday and Sunday for a Make It For Mom flower activity. Participating kids will be able to design and plant a beautiful container garden to give their mom on Mother’s Day.