Whether you’re a fan of horse racing, county fairs, or outdoor concerts, the Saratoga Springs area has all of that and more. Below, we’ve rounded up top upcoming events and newsy updates you should know about.
The Saratoga County Fair Returns & Other Upcoming Events
After much anticipation, the annual Saratoga County Fair kicks off later today (July 22) with the opening of the Amusements of America Carnival. Fair admission will be free today, and parking in the fairground’s parking lots will cost $5 and benefit the local Lions Club.
Take a look at more highlights from the Saratoga events calendar:
- Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park: The Lustre Kings: Thursday, July 22
- Cars & Coffee – Waterford Knights of Columbus: Saturday, July 24
- Caffe Lena @ SPAC: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, July 25
- Community Market & Open Mic: Sunday, July 25
- Dinosaurs in Motion: Sunday, July 25 – Sunday, October 17 (except Wednesdays)
- Summer Concert Series in Congress Park: Skippy and the Pistons: Sunday, July 25
- Malta Summer Concert Series: Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings: Wednesday, July 28
- Upbeat on the Roof with Laveda: Thursday, July 29
- Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park: The Rogues: Thursday, July 29
Weekly Racetrack News, Death Wish Opens a Retail Store & More
See What’s Happening During Week 2 at the Track
Week 2 of Saratoga Race Course’s summer meet is underway, and special event highlights include Military Appreciation Day (today, July 22), Lustgarten Foundation Day on July 24, and Berkshire Bank Family Sundays on July 25. Each day will also feature plenty of exciting horse races that you won’t want to miss! Plan your trip >>
Experience “Barbershop on Broadway” with the Racing City Chorus
Throughout track season, the Racing City Chorus will return to Broadway in downtown Saratoga for six consecutive Thursday evenings to entertain summer crowds with their a cappella, barbershop-style singing. “Barbershop on Broadway” will be held from July 22 – August 26, and performances will begin at 7:00pm and continue at multiple downtown venues until 9:00pm. Learn more about the first two events on July 22 and July 29.
Take Advantage of the Saratoga Summer Trolley
Operated by the Capital District Transportation Authority, the Saratoga Summer Trolley is a convenient way to explore downtown Saratoga and the nearby area without driving your own vehicle. The Saratoga Summer Trolley’s season runs from now through September 3, 2021, and there is no fee to ride. Enjoy easy access to local shops and restaurants on Broadway, Saratoga Race Course, and other popular destinations in Saratoga.
Death Wish Coffee Celebrates Opening of Retail Shop
Known for selling the “world’s strongest coffee,” the Saratoga Springs-based Death Wish Coffee is celebrating the grand opening of their first-ever retail shop at their Saratoga headquarters (260 Broadway) on Friday, July 23. From 11:00am-6:00pm, join the Death Wish Coffee crew for live music, exclusive merch only available at the shop, free coffee and cold brew samples, giveaways, raffles, and more.
Visit the Tang Teaching Museum for Tours & Concerts
Looking for more things to do in Saratoga this summer? Since reopening to the public on July 10, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College has announced a variety of fun events. In addition to guided tours at the museum on July 25, July 29, August 1, and August 22, the Tang’s popular Upbeat on the Roof summer concert series starts on Thursday, July 29.
- Death Wish Coffee: DEATH WISH COFFEE HQ + RETAIL SHOP