One of the most festive times of the year is this weekend – St. Patrick’s Day! The Irish spirit will take over the Capital Region with celebrations, parties, live music, and plenty of Guinness to go around. We’ve rounded up 8 of the best upcoming events you don’t want to miss.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
Join the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library at their annual St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration on Saturday at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Stop by with the family at either time and enjoy stories, a sing-a-long, Irish dancers, and maybe a visit from a leprechaun too!
Unleash your Irish spirit at the 69th Annual Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday in downtown Albany. The parade will begin at 2:00pm at the corner of Quail Street and Central Avenue. Bring the whole family and watch as bagpipers, marchers, and organizations travel throughout the city.
Wear your favorite green shirt and head to downtown Saratoga Springs for a fun-filled LepraCON. This St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl will bring you and your friends to a variety of Spa City bars and pubs. A $20 donation to the American Cancer Society is required to participate.
Look forward to Irish beer, festive cocktails, corned beef and cabbage, and more during the Saratoga Winery’s St. Paddy’s Party this Saturday. Featuring live music by Funk Evolution, this celebration will kick off at 8:00pm and run until midnight. There is a $10 cover charge (tickets recommended in advance).
Enjoy delicious food and drinks at The Saratoga City Tavern’s 13th Annual Kegz n Eggz party on Saturday. Listen to live music all day, take advantage of great specials, and get your green on!
Learn About Golf & More Warm Weather Sports
Prepare for spring golfing season by attending the Empire Golf & Travel Expo at the Albany Capital Center this weekend. This popular golf expo will feature a large equipment and apparel sale, seminars, contests, and more for both casual and serious golfers.
Make your way to the Saratoga Springs City Center for the 14th Annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo. Over 150 exhibitors will be at the event representing a wide range of activities, including running, hiking, bicycling, paddling, triathlon, and more.
Support an Amazing Cause
On Friday night, the Twin Bridges Rotary will be bartending at the Governor’s Taphouse in Ballston Lake for a great cause. A $10 admission fee gets you appetizers to go along with your drinks, and tips will be used to support local charitable endeavors. There will also be live music by the Timeless Duo and a 50/50 raffle.