What do you get when you combine a flag day parade with an arts fair, parties, and more? A fun-filled weekend in Saratoga Springs! Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s time to head out and experience everything the region has to offer.
Photo Credit: Deborah McCabe Gerber
Can’t-Miss Community Events
Don’t miss out on the 50th annual Flag Day Parade in downtown Saratoga! Hosted by the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, the parade will step off from North Broadway and travel toward Congress Park. In addition to musical performances, the parade will feature a fly-over by the 109th Unit of the Air Force.
This Saturday and Sunday, residents and community groups in Ballston Spa will host their traditional garage sale! Stop by this weekend and see if you can find any hidden treasures.
Discover the Arts
Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative is currently hosting a Documentary Festosium, which features public festival presentations of artistic work throughout the school. All of the presentations are free to attend.
SaratogaArtsFest will present this weekend’s Arts Fest Friday at the Victoria Pool House in Saratoga Spa State Park. Titled “Beauty & The Beasts,” featured artist Opera Saratoga will perform selections from their puppet-filled production of the classic opera “Beauty & The Beast.” Other activities will include an exhibit, crafts, and a petting zoo.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has teamed up with Caffe Lena to present three free concerts over at SPAC’s Charles R. Wood Gazebo this season. The first will take place on June 11, and the performers will be Ramblers Home, Fuzz & Carrie, and Birds of Chicago.
Feeling artsy? Explore the 5th annual Beekman Street Arts Fair this Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Over 50 fine and craft artists will have tents set up along Beekman Street, and you’ll find live entertainment, activities, food trucks, and more.
Get Ready to Party
Head over to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for their Belmont Stakes Viewing party! From 5:30pm-7:00pm, you can stop by and watch the race, enjoy some food and beverages, and participate in a raffle and silent auction. Admission is free!
Saratoga Automobile Museum will host their 15th annual gala this Saturday from 7:00pm-11:00pm. This year’s highlights will include music by Jill Hughes and the High Rollers, complimentary wine and beer, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds will go toward the Auto Museum’s educational initiative to improve awareness of distracted driving.
Lace Up Your Running Shoes
Take a short road trip over to Halfmoon Town Park for the Daffodil Dash 5K and Kids Fun Run this Saturday. The event is an annual fundraiser for Lifesong, which provides habitation and employment programs in the Capital Region. The parade and Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:30am, and the 5K will start at 10:00am.
Come watch or participate in the 8th annual Hudson Crossing Triathlon in Schuylerville! This sprint distance triathlon will feature a 500 yard swim, a 12 mile bike ride, and a 5K run. Through June 10, registration is $100.