Have you been making the most of the warm spring weather in Saratoga? Sure, we’ve had a few rainy days, but overall there have been plenty of opportunities to dine outdoors on a patio and enjoy some of the season’s best events and activities. If you’re looking to have some fun this weekend, then you’ll want to check out Saratoga Paddlefest, the Washington County Fiber Tour, and even more local happenings in the Saratoga area!
Excitement for Paddling Enthusiasts
This weekend, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company will host the 6th Annual Saratoga Paddlefest at their store on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs. It’s time to prepare for your next paddling adventure, and at Paddlefest, you’ll be able to browse an amazing selection of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and whitewater boats. Not only that, but there will be free demos and clinics provided by the company’s expert paddlers. Admission is free!
In addition to Saratoga Paddlefest, Fish Creek will also be the site of the 21st Annual Saratoga Invitational regatta on Saturday and Sunday. Each year, this exciting event attracts top rowing teams from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Spectators are welcome!
Celebrations & Festive Events
In celebration of the Grand Opening of their Filling Station, PJ’s BAR-B-QSA in Saratoga Springs will host a weekend full of food, drinks, and fun. Highlights will include a ribbon cutting, live blues music and beer samples, family activities, and more.
The academic year is winding down at Skidmore College, and to celebrate student creativity, the Tang Teaching Museum will host their annual Tang Party on Friday at 8:00pm. This end-of-year celebration will feature site-specific installations across the Tang grounds. Stop by earlier in the day and browse artworks and handmade items at the pop-up shop!
Now that the weather is nicer, we can finally look forward to car shows in Saratoga Springs! In fact, this Sunday, Dock Brown’s Lakeside Tavern will host a car show with featuring food specials, craft beers, live DJ music, and more.
Fun & Free Things to Do
Want to get a first-hand look at the fiber industry in nearby Washington County and meet some cute farm animals too? Bring the whole family to the annual Washington County Fiber Tour this weekend! Participating farms will open their doors to visitors and offer demonstrations, activities, and more.
The 2018 Kentucky Derby is coming up soon, and if you’d like to learn some more about the Triple Crown contenders, then attend the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Kentucky Derby Preview Panel. This free, fun, and educational event will be held at noon inside the museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery.
Want to help give back to the Saratoga community? Participate in the 8th Annual Tree Toga! This volunteer project will focus on planting young trees throughout the city.
Top Arts Events
Did you miss the opening weekend of Home Made Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? If so, then you’re in luck, as the second weekend of this memorable musical will be held from April 27 – 29 at the Spa Little Theater. This is a can’t-miss production of the spring season!
Enjoy a special film event at Saratoga Arts Center’s Dee Sarno Theater on Saturday featuring American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard. Admission to the film screening will get you free organic food by the Four Seasons Natural Foods cafe.