Saratoga Race Course is a beloved and integral part of the Saratoga community — drawing fans from all over the world — and in just under a month, the 2018 summer meet will begin! This year’s lineup of special events features some old favorites and some exciting new additions, so mark your calendar for a summer of fun at the track.
Because there’s so much going on at the track, we decided to pick our seven favorite events to highlight here! Visit this page for the full schedule of special events.
Sunday, July 22nd
Women’s hats have become an iconic part of the Saratoga Race Course, and horse racing in general. From fancy to fun and silly to sleek, watching people and their hats is almost as much fun as watching the horses! Visit the track on July 22nd to witness some of the most fashion-forward and creative hats you’ve ever seen. And, if you’re feeling daring, sign yourself up for the annual Hat Contest! Participate in one of the following categories: Kreative Kids, Fashionably Saratoga, and Uniquely Saratoga.
Every Sunday starting July 22nd
Try gourmet foods and shop unique, local goods at the Taste NY: Food & Artisan Market. All products are made in New York and are sure to delight and amaze. This engaging market is open every Sunday from 10:30a.m. to 5p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion.
Every Thursday starting July 26th
Love to explore new and unique beverages? Stop by the track every Thursday to taste samples from a variety of New York distilleries and wineries. Enjoy live music from noon to 5p.m. as you enjoy these delectable drinks. Only $5 for five samples!
Every Saturday starting July 21st
Every Saturday from 10:30a.m. to 5p.m., local retailers will flock to the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion to feature the finest and latest men’s and women’s fashions. Shop the stalls for accessories, clothing, home décor, and more!
Wednesday, August 15th
Adirondacks Day pays homage to the majestic mountains and area located just north of Saratoga. Take part in activities, attend exhibits, and experience entertainment like never before! Learn all about what the Adirondacks has to offer and soak in the region’s rich history and beauty.
Wednesday, August 22nd
Display your Irish pride at Saratoga Race Track’s Irish celebration! Dance, eat, and enjoy entertainment inspired by Irish traditions. Even non-Irish individuals won’t be able to resist joining in for this grand festivity.
Saturday, August 25th
Travers Day is without a doubt the grandest day for Saratoga’s historic race course. Make some of the biggest bets of the summer with the full line-up of popular stake races. View the stakes here.