The Capital Region is gearing up for summer, and this weekend, you can celebrate the beginning of June with family-friendly festivals and other top events. Experience the arts at the Schenectady Kids Arts Festival, explore nature at the Wilton Wildlife Festival, and make this weekend extra memorable!
Find Free Fun for the Whole Family
Saturday, June 1
Introduce your children to art and its many forms at the 25th Annual Schenectady Kids Arts Festival this Saturday. Held on Jay Street outside Schenectady City Hall, this Kids Arts Festival will include over 40 hands-on arts activities, live music, street entertainment, and more. The rain location will be inside Proctors Robb Alley.
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2
Troy is going Greek this weekend during the 25th Annual St. Basil Greek Festival at the St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church. This family-friendly celebration of all things Greek will feature authentic food, music, and dancing from Friday through Sunday. While you’re there, shop at the Greek Bazaar for breads, cookies, crafts, and more.
Sunday, June 2
Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s annual Festival of Young Artists celebrates the creativity of the region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists. During the event, SPAC’s grounds will transform into a festival complete with fine art displays, food stands, poetry slams, and more. The festival will conclude with a one-hour concert on the main stage. Admission is free, but registration is required in advance.
Sunday, June 2
Join the fun at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s annual Wildlife Festival on Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm. Not only is the festival free to attend, but the schedule will feature nature crafts, pond exploration, live animals, tours and hikes, and other activities. Food will be available for purchase at the BBQ and bake sale.
Experience “Spring Sounds” in Downtown Troy
Friday, May 31
Message your friends and get ready for an exciting night of art events, music, food, and unique boutiques in downtown Troy from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural celebration, and the theme for May is “Spring Sounds in Downtown.”
Get an Up Close Look at Unique Homes & Vehicles
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2
Tour spectacular new homes from award-winning builders during the first weekend of the 2019 Capital Region Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour showcasing what’s new and innovative in the home building industry. It’s a wonderful opportunity for prospective residents and visitors to get an inside look at a wide range of properties, and tickets are only $20.
Saturday, June 1
Do your kids like trucks and other large vehicles? If so, then bring them to the Junior League of Albany’s 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck this Saturday at the SUNY Albany State Gold Parking Lot. This fun-filled day will give kids and adults the chance to touch, sit in, and interact with about 30-40 different vehicles. There will be food, entertainment, vendors, raffles, and bounce houses, and the event will take place rain or shine.