Can you feel the excitement in the air? Not only is it Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course, but NYC Ballet’s residency at SPAC is underway, and the region is full of summer entertainment. Check out the top weekend events listed below, and plan your trip!
Take a Trip to the Racetrack
It’s time for the start of the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course! Head to the Track on Friday and celebrate another exciting season of racing. Stakes races will include the Grade III Schuylerville and the Grade III Lake George.
One of the early highlights of Saratoga Race Course’s special events lineup is the annual Hat Contest. On Sunday, hundreds of racetrack attendees will don their best head topper for a chance to win prizes.
Attend Live Performances & Concerts
New York City Ballet’s 2018 residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center will run from July 17 – 21 and include both full-length story ballet productions and shorter pieces. People of all ages will love the grace and athleticism the NYC Ballet brings to the stage.
This summer, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company will present two fantastic productions in July and August. Join them as they kick off their season with performances of As You Like It at the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park this week. Admission is free.
SaratogaArtsFest will host Shakespeare in the Pines at SPAC on Friday, which will feature festive performances for kids at 12:30pm and a one-hour musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at 2:00pm. Advance registration is recommended.
Looking for some free live music? Bring your blankets and chairs to Congress Park on Sunday night for a performance by Marc Berger and RIDE. The concert will run for approximately 90 minutes.
Attend an Elegant Celebration
Dress to impress for Saratoga Bridges’ annual gala “The White Party” on Saturday evening at Saratoga National! Enjoy delicious food, complimentary cocktails, live and silent auctions, and a fireworks show to end the night.
Get ready for an evening full of music, dancing, drinks, auctions, and more at the 65 Roses Soiree! This special event will take place at Saratoga National’s grand ballroom from 6:00pm-11:00pm.
Enjoy Sports & Recreation
Make your way to Whitney Field in Greenfield Center for some thrilling polo action on both Friday and Sunday. This weekend is the Veuve Clicquot Challenge Tournament, and matches will begin at 5:30pm each day.
Lace up your running shoes for the 22nd Annual Silks & Satins 5K to benefit Special Olympics New York. This Saturday morning race will bring runners on a tour of beautiful Saratoga Springs.
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