Valentine’s Day weekend is here, and if you’re looking for things to do with your significant other, family, or friends, you’ll find plenty of options in Saratoga. We’ve rounded up a variety of upcoming events you should know about, as well as some newsy updates from around the region.
Have a Fun-Filled Weekend With These Saratoga Area Events
Enjoy frosty beverages at ice bars, bring the family to Winterfest in nearby Clifton Park, and learn about other exciting events this weekend:
- Fire & Ice Bar at The Mill on Round Lake: February 11 – 12
- “They’re Playing Our Song” at the Dee Sarno Theater: February 11 – 13
- Bailey’s Annual Ice Bar: February 11 – 13
- Saratoga Fat Bike Rally: February 12
- Love Our Locals Pub Night @ The Saratoga Winery: February 12
- Town of Clifton Park Winterfest: February 12
- Winter Farmers’ Market: February 12
- “Love is Alive” Pop-Up Market: February 12
And, don’t forget that Saratoga County Restaurant Week: Save Our Locals Edition returns next week and will run from Thursday, February 17 through Thursday, February 24. A full list of participating restaurants is available on the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s website, and reservations can be made now.
4 Newsy Updates to Know About (Including a Race Course Announcement)
Find Out What’s Coming to the Track This Summer
As part of a series of capital improvements, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has revealed that there will be a new hospitality area at Saratoga Race Course during the 2022 summer meet. The new two-story facility is called The Post Bar and Paddock Suite, and it will replace and enhance the original Post Bar.
“The renovated Post Bar and newly constructed Paddock Suite follows on the heels of last year’s additions, the Spa Verandas and Tailgate at the Turn,” said NYRA Vice President, Sales and Hospitality, Kevin Quinn in a press release. “These improvements are designed to offer our fans the best in modern amenities while preserving the charm and history that set Saratoga apart as a sports and entertainment venue.”
The Post Bar will be accessible to all guests ages 21 and over, and the second floor Paddock Suite can accommodate as many as 80 guests. Groups can purchase Paddock Suite rental packages, and individual reservations will be accepted as well (subject to availability).
Craving a Burger? Visit the New Bunrise Burgers & More
Whether it’s time for lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with a delicious burger. Here in the Saratoga area, there is a new burger joint to check out called Bunrise Burgers & More. Located at 142 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa, this restaurant opened in late January 2022 and features a selection of burgers made with Certified Angus Beef and served on a toasted brioche bun. View their Facebook page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/eat.bunrise
Mark Your Calendar for the Showcase of Homes
In a recent press release, the Saratoga Builders Association announced that the annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes will return for two weekends this fall: October 8-10 and October 15-16. Although ticket info and the list of participants have not been announced yet, you can once again look forward to touring magnificent new homes by Saratoga County’s best builders. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.
Plan for Winter Break Fun at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Winter break is coming up, and if you don’t want your kids to spend vacation indoors, then take them to Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. From February 21 – 25, the local Preserve & Park will offer daily activities for parents and their kids, such as “Nature Detectives” on Monday, February 21, and “Winter Tree Identification” on Thursday, February 24. Full details are available here: https://www.facebook.com/WiltonPreserve/posts/5564695653547492
In addition, remember to bring your ice skates! An outdoor ice skating rink is open to the public both day and night at Camp Saratoga (weather permitting).
- NYRA: Newly renovated Post Bar and Paddock Suite to debut at Saratoga Race Course for 2022 meet