Happy St. Patrick’s Day! One of the most festive days of the year has finally arrived, and the Saratoga Springs area is ready to celebrate with corned beef, cabbage, and live music. Check out what’s happening today, and read on for upcoming weekend events, an exciting racetrack update, and more.
Find St. Patrick’s Day Highlights & Fun Weekend Events
Here’s what’s going on in and around Saratoga:
- Keggz N Eggz at King’s Tavern: March 17
- St. Patrick’s Day at The Parting Glass: March 17
- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Harvey’s: March 17
- St. Patrick’s Day Bash at The Saratoga Winery: March 17
- Spa City Guitar Festival: March 18 – 20
- Saratoga Chowderfest ‘N Tour: March 19 – 26
- Winter Farmers’ Market: March 19
- March Flea Market: March 19
- 2022 Adirondack Sports Expo: March 19 – 20
- Shamrock Pop Up Market: March 19
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See the full Saratoga events calendar >>
The Chowder Tour Returns & 2 More Newsy Updates
It’s Chowder Time in Saratoga!
Originally scheduled for February, the Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour will finally begin this Saturday, March 19, and run through Saturday, March 26. All week long, delicious chowder will be available at participating restaurants for dine-in or takeout, and then on March 26, the traditional Saratoga Chowderfest will take place from 11:00am-4:00pm. Don’t miss out on this annual food fest!
Stakes Schedule Announced for Summer Meet at Saratoga Race Course
Are you already looking forward to watching the races at Saratoga Race Course this summer? Opening Day is about four months away, and the New York Racing Association, Inc. has just announced some important dates you should know about, including the full stakes schedule.
According to a recent press release, the 40-day racing season will feature 77 stakes worth $22.6 million in total purses. Following the four-day opening weekend (July 14 – 17), racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays – Sundays, apart from closing week, which will end on Labor Day (September 5).
Highlights of the season include the 153rd renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 27 and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 6.
Book your lodging now for racing season >>
New Shirt Fundraiser to Support The International Red Cross’ Ukraine Relief Efforts
Impressions of Saratoga and The Dark Horse Mercantile have teamed up to create two “Glory to Ukraine” t-shirt designs to help raise funds to assist The International Red Cross’ Ukraine relief efforts. The Sunflower garments will be available at Impressions and The Dark Times garments will be available at The Dark Horse Mercantile. Online ordering is offered on Impressions’ website, and your order can be picked up in-store or shipped.
Celebrate the start of spring in Saratoga >>
- NYRA: NYRA announces stakes schedule for summer meet at Saratoga Race Course