Spring is blooming in the Clifton Park area, and many of April’s best events are coming up this weekend. From Albany and Troy to Saratoga Springs, don’t miss out on these Capital Region festivals, celebrations, and activities.
Friday, April 26th
The annual Collar City Craft Fest will be held at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The area’s top artists and distinguished exhibitors will showcase and sell their fine arts and crafts throughout the weekend.
Please note that due to the weather, the Tang Party has been postponed to April 30. However, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College will still present Tangwaves and the Handmade Pop-Up Shop on Friday, April 26.
Saturday, April 27th
Looking forward to paddling season? Get ready today by attending the 2019 Saratoga Paddlefest & Outdoor Expo hosted by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. The show will feature hundreds of brand name canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and whitewater boats for sale. Paddling experts will also offer free demonstrations and clinics to help you improve your technique.
Unleash your inner geek at the annual Saratoga Comic Con presented by Chase Con. Whether you’re a fan of cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, or even gaming, this two-day event has something for you. Meet celebrities and guest writers, browse vendors, and experience one of the region’s top comic conventions.
Celebrate the season at Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s 4th Annual Spring Festival. On Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm, the market will feature fun workshops, live music, family activities, and delicious local food.
This Saturday, the Albany Brawl Stars will kick off their 12th season with a match against the CNY Daybreakers at the Albany Capital Center. Get your tickets to see hard-hitting roller derby from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Visit Mabee Farm Historic Site in nearby Rotterdam Junction this Saturday for an exciting Capital Region Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter festivities are continuing with an egg hunt, food trucks, craft beer, and the chance to win great prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Melissa Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund.
An Adult Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge / Veterans Park to benefit the Capital District Humane Association and regional (no-kill) shelters. You must be 21+ to attend, and the event will include an egg/scavenger hunt with thousands of eggs, awesome prizes, beer, raffles, and more.
Sunday, April 28th
Take a drive over to beautiful Saratoga Lake on Sunday during Dock Brown’s Spring Car Show. Come see all the cool and classic cars, and enjoy food specials and great craft beers inside the restaurant.