Looking for fun ways to ring in August this weekend? Check out our top picks for events going on in and near Clifton Park:
Festivals, Fairs & Celebrations
- Swing on over to Troy for their monthly Troy Night Out celebration! This Friday’s theme will be “Celebrate Summer” and there will be an array of live music, entertainment and specials happening throughout the city. Don’t miss out!
- The Black Arts and Cultural Festival starring Will Downing will take place at Empire State Plaza on Saturday! There will be music, dancing and kids activities from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
- The 107th Annual Summer Festival and Craft Fair in Sand Lake will take place on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. There will be a live band, delicious food and more!
- The Firefly5 Festival in Averill Park will be the most unique glow festival of the summer! Kicking off at 5:00 PM with bounce houses, LED light shows,fire jugglers and great food and drinks!
- Taste NY: Craft Beer will be at the track on Friday afternoon! Taste a number of craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries.
- Dress to impress at the track, it’s Fashion Saturday! Local spas and fashion retailers will be featured and prizes for the best dressed man and woman will be awarded.
- Saratoga Race Course will unite with racetracks across the country on Saturday with autograph signings, photo opportunities and more as part of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund Day.
- What’s better than betting on horses and delicious, artisanal food? Taste NY: Food & Artisans will feature delicious samples from up to 19 New York State food vendors.
Theatre & The Arts
- Saratoga Shakespeare presents “Love’s Labours Lost.” The play will take place at Congress Park at 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this playful and funny production that reimagines Shakespeare’s classic comedy in ragtime era Saratoga.
- The Puppet People, a professional touring puppet company, will perform at Freedom Park for free!
- Good Sir will perform at The Rusty Nail on Friday night! Grab a drink and enjoy the show.
- Kick back after-hours on the library’s lawn and enjoy books, beer, BBQ and a band! Registration is requested, so call the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library today.
- Check out Betsy and the ByeGons live at Freedom Park, only a short drive away in Scotia.
- Irish American baritone Emmett O’Hanlon of Celtic Thunder will make a stop at The Linda on Saturday evening.
- Take a short drive to Schenectady and enjoy the sounds of The Joey Alexander Trio with the Schenectady County Community College Combo! Part of The Music Haven Concert Series, Joey Alexander will be sure to wow the audience with his skills on the piano.
Check out the full list of events happening in and near Clifton Park!