Whether you’re a fan of horses, the theater, or even our region’s beautiful parks, there’s an event for you this weekend in Saratoga. Prepare for Derby Day fun, unforgettable performances, and more ways to kick off the first weekend of May!
Find Fun-Filled Parties in the Saratoga Area
On Friday night, The Diamond Club at Embassy Suites will host the inaugural Run for the Rosés cocktail party. This fundraiser for the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care will include rosé tastings, live music, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and a mint julep bar featuring Albany Distilling Company. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.
Derby Day is this Saturday, and if you want to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports in style, then attend a Kentucky Derby party in Saratoga. We’ve highlighted some of the area’s Derby Day parties, which will have everything from live music to delicious food and drink specials.
See Local Shows & Theatrical Performances
Barefoot in the Park at HMT – Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5
Don’t miss the final weekend of Barefoot in the Park at Home Made Theater in Saratoga. This funny yet touching play explores universal questions about love, compatibility, and relationships. There will be shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
This weekend, the Saratoga Children’s Theatre will present Matilda the Musical at the Saratoga Springs High School Auditorium. Based on the classic story by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical will entertain audiences of all ages. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids 10 and under.
The first week of Skidmore College’s 2019 series of horse shows will be held at White Hollow Farm in Stillwater from May 1-5. Enjoy seeing the country’s top equestrian competitors all in one place.
Get ready for a hilarious night out at The Saratoga Winery during their upcoming Comedy Show on Saturday. Come see comedian Jessimae Peluso with Marti Caproni and Brian Plumb from 9:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets are available now.
Meet Cool Reptiles at the City Center
Bring your kids to the Saratoga Springs City Center this Saturday for the inaugural Saratoga Reptile Expo. The new expo will feature 160 vendor tables with the highest quality supplies and reptiles, a hands-on education section, and giveaways.
Make the Most of the Spring Weather
Show your love for the region’s parks by volunteering on I Love My Park Day. Three volunteer projects will be taking place at Saratoga Spa State Park this Saturday, and all ages are welcome to help out. Registration is required.
Join the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for their Opening Day Celebration at High Rock Park in Saratoga Springs. To celebrate the start of their 41st season, they will present live music, community tables, locally-produced food and flowers, and more from 9:00am-1:00pm.
The 2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Festival is the perfect event for bird lovers and families. It will take place at Wiswall Park in Ballston Spa and include music, booths, and fun crafts for the kids.