A balloon walk for a good cause, an exciting two day indie/craft/book/food market, and three other great events that you won’t want to miss out on are taking place this weekend
Friday, August 12
The popular food truck festival is back! Come hang out in Tricentennial Park in Albany and check out the food trucks and artisanal vendors while listening to live music. Pop into one of the downtown pubs before heading home.
Saturday, August 13
This family-friendly event is happening at The Wesley Community campus in Saratoga. Participants will receive balloons during the walk to create a fun parade of color – there will also of course be a hot air balloon! Enjoy delicious food from Giffy’s BBQ and live music after the walk. Come for the walk, the barbecue, or both. You must register in advance – tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids.
Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14
This indie/craft/book/food market is happening right in Round Lake. Over 70 of the area’s most talented vendors will be in attendance, with items like ceramics, clothing, candles, jewelry, and so much more. The Food Market will offer foods like award-winning jams, craft beers, and sweet treats. Browse more than 10,000 used and some rare books at The Book Market. And, enjoy live music from Hair of the Dog with Jim McArdle, The North and South Dakotas, and other groups.
Sunday, August 14
The Troy Flea Market is back with a new vendor this week – Retrospect Art. Check out art, furniture, vintage clothing, housewares, and other treasures from more than 25 vendors. Ice cream will be available from The Dutch Udder Craft Ice Cream.
Sunday, August 14
Check out high energy modern country band Big Sky Country at the free Performing Arts at the Common concert series at the Clifton Common Stage. This Capital Region group takes great pride in their musicianship and professionalism, and are dedicated to putting on the absolute best show for fans.
For more events going on, check out the full events calendar.