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Is there a better place to be than Saratoga in the summer? We don't think so.


World-class horse racing, beautiful golf courses, ballet, orchestra and big name rock 'n roll concerts.

We've got it all. Plus so many great restaurants, inns, and hotels.

Check out what's happening now!

 


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Saratoga Race Course Meet

July 22 - Labor Day 2016
Post times vary
Dark Days on Tuesdays

The Thoroughbreds take center stage in Saratoga's 153rd season. Join the excitement, special events and soon-to-be historic moments all packed into another thrilling 40-day meet!
 

 
 

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Light the Night Arts Fest Friday

September 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Spring Street Gallery

Catch the region's first glimpse of the Breathing Lights public art project. Artist Adam Frelin will be here to greet visitors and "turn on the lights" during this free event. Plus-- beer tasting, children's activities, street performers and more.

 

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Saratoga Polo Season

July 8 - Sept. 4, 2016
Friday & Sunday at 5:30 pm
Saratoga Polo Grounds

Tradition continues for Saratoga polo's 2016 season! Check out the fast-paced action on historic polo grounds from the picnic-style, family-oriented grandstand area, or rub elbows with the elite crowd in the luxurious clubhouse. Fun guaranteed for all!

 
 

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Saratoga Wine & Food Festival & Concours d'Elegance

September 9 - 11, 2016
Saratoga Performing Arts Center 

Enjoy prized collector cars and over 250 wine and food exhibitors at one of the most original and exciting wine and food festivals north of New York City. See Food Network stars Anne Burrell and Marc Murphy!

 

 

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Final Stretch Music Festival

Sept. 3 & 4, 2016
7:00 - 11pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs

As the 2016 meet comes to an end, celebrate another action-packed season with Final Stretch. Stroll Broadway and listen to live music from 6 excellent bands, enjoy dinner at a great local restaurant and shop our unique retail stores.

 
 

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Waterford Tugboat Roundup

September 9 - 11 2016
Begins Noon Friday
Waterford Harbor

Step back in time and enjoy the nostalgia of this historic waterway as tugboats line the canal in celebration of the town's maritime past. You'll experience live music, food, vendors, boat tours, crafts, entertainers and fireworks. Fun for the whole family!

 

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Irish 2000 Festival

September 16-17, 2016
Fri 5PM-11PM; Sat 10AM-11PM
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2016. Expect top-notch Irish music and dance, as well as an Irish themed fireworks show! We also have a Celtic Kids area, Celtic crafts and lots of food and beverages. And don't forget to get your commemorative 20th Anniversary Guinness Pint Glass!

 
 

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Saratoga Film Festival

September 17 & 18, 2016
Times vary
City Center, Skidmore & Bow Tie Cinema
 

Amazing films, exciting panels and hi-tech exhibitors are making their way to Saratoga Springs for this international festival. Local films and films from around the world will be followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. Tickets available now!


 
 

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Food Truck & Classic Car Festival

September 17, 2016
Noon to 5:00 pm
Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Don't miss this special event on our Polo Field! Food Trucks, Classic Cars, Live Music, Celebrity Appearances and $45,000 in Prizes! Enjoy Burger 21, Cheesy Does It and more! Plus, play throughout the day to win your share of $45,000 in cash and Free Play!

 
 

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ScaryToga Harvest Moon Festival

September 17, 2016
6:00PM - 12:15AM
The Saratoga Winery

Come join the paranormal fun at the 1st Annual  ScaryToga Harvest Moon Festival with a real cemetery ghost hunt, carriage ghost tour, psychic readings, seances, music, food, entertainment, activities, prizes and so much more. Must be 21+.

 

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Battles of Saratoga Encampment

September 17 & 18, 2016
Sat 10AM-4PM; Sun 10AM-3PM
Saratoga National Historic Park

Come explore the lives of men, women, and children of the Revolutionary War. Enjoy musket drills, cannon firings, and the aromas of open-fire cooking. Kids get to have their own "mini-encampment" this year; fun and learning for all!


 
 

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Clifton Park Farm Fest

September 17, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Various Farms, Clifton Park 

It is a day of fun for the whole family, including farm tours, apple picking, hayrides, demos, animals, horse rides, country food, festive music, and more! Visit the many working farms where you and your kids will love learning about different kinds of farming. Free admission.

 

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Saratoga Showcase of Homes

September 17 - October 2
Sat & Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Various Locations Saratoga County

This event, in its 21st year, features the latest in building styles and techniques, as well as beautiful, high-quality furnishings and fixtures. Enjoy the "Taste of Showcase" at the September 16th preview. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga and Habitat for Humanity.


 
 

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Tail of the Fish Regatta

 September 24, 2016
Noon - 4:00pm
Saratoga Lake Boat Launch; Fish Creek

Saratoga Rowing Association presents Tail of the Fish, a Fall season opening regatta. It is held on Fish Creek and typically attracts 300 boats. Great rowing competition is always a sure thing and the view from the bridge is awesome. Visit our vendors!


 

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Hemming Motor News Concours d'Elegance

September 23-25, 2016
Times vary
Spa State Park & Saratoga Auto Museum

Saturday brings in the Cruise-In Spectacular, an all-makes car show that's open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, including: muscle cars, street rods, sports, exotics and classics. Sunday is open to concours-quality, pre-1973 cars.


 
 

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Fall Fun


September brings the start of everything fall...from corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides, beautiful foliage, spooky haunts and more agriculture fun. Check out our local farms, family fun and fall festivals.

Ellms Family Farm | Schuyler Farms | Saratoga Farms


 

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Giant Pumpkinfest

September 24, 2016
Noon - 4:00PM
Sunnyside Gardens, Church Street, Saratoga
 

Sunnyside is proud to host New York's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Giant pumpkin growers from around New York State will meet up to find the biggest pumpkin of the year! Stop by for a weekend full of hayrides, music, and cider donuts. Over $7,500 in prizes for the largest pumpkins.


 
 

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Summer Farmers' Markets

Now through October 2016
Various locations


Our outdoor farmers continue to grow during June. Saratoga's agricultural excellence is revered by locals and visitors alike. Take in fresh, locally grown produce, hand-made products, and live music. See www.spacityfarmersmarket.com/ and www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/ for locations and details.

 

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Get Into the Swing of It

Golf Courses throughout Saratoga County
Spring through Fall

Saratoga is a golfer's paradise with award-winning courses at every turn. From the pristine links at Saratoga National Golf Club to the unique landing strip at Airway Meadows, you're sure to find a course to suit your tastes. Get ready for you to tee off! 


 

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Yaddo Garden Tours

Now through September 4, 2016
Saturday and Sunday: 11am

Docent-led garden tours meet at the main fountain near garden entrance gate and only include the gardens. Learn the history of the Trask family, the mansion and the creative energy of the Yaddo Gardens. The gardens are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk, free of charge, with the exception of Travers Day.

 

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Oklahoma Training Track Tours

Now through October, 2016 
National Museum of Racing

Step back in time and enjoy this 1-mile walking tour of the Oklahoma Training Track, a favorite base for leading trainers such as Todd Pletcher and Nick Zito. Price includes museum admission. Wear good walking shoes. No children under 10 permitted.



 

 


You Won't Believe All There Is to Do!

designer legs6The Historic Saratoga Race Course


Also known as the "flat track," the Saratoga Race Course is the oldest continually operating Thoroughbred horse racing meet in the United States. Sports Illustrated has recognized The Saratoga Race Course itself as one of the top ten sporting venues in the world. Opened in 1863, it is the third oldest racetrack in the US, though it is often considered to be the oldest sporting venue of any kind in the country. The meet today lasts a total of 40 racing days, with races held six days per week.

The Hats off to Saratoga festival or "Hat Day" is an annual event on Opening Weekend. Popular races include The Travers Stakes, the Whitney Handicap, and for Steeplechase lovers, the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Handicap.  Click for more details.



ballet230x153The Saratoga Performing Arts Center


Locals and frequent visitors affectionately refer to this as SPAC. SPAC is the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra in an acoustically ideal amphitheatre in the heart of the Saratoga Spa State Park. For 35 years, SPAC has hosted the Saratoga Jazz Festival and a Fall Wine, Food and Ferrari Festival with huge crowds from around the world.
Every year, SPAC hosts rock, pop and country artists from Brad Paisley, to the Dave Mathews Band, the Beach Boys, Elton John, Nickelback, and more. Click for more details.


casin0-racewayThe Saratoga Casino and Raceway

The long-time home to Harness Racing, the Saratoga Casino and Raceway is also now home to 1,000 video gaming machines and the Vapor Night Club.

More than 2 million people per year now visit the Saratoga Casino and Raceway to try their luck, to enjoy a night out, to watch live harness racing, or to dance the night away.  Click for more details.



SaratogaBattle101202-Tom KillipsSaratoga National Historical Park

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender.  This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. Today, tens of thousands of people visit the Saratoga National Historical Park every year by car, by bike, and on foot to see the Battlefield itself, Victory Woods, the Schuyler House and the Saratoga Monument. Click for more details.



state parkSaratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths and Spa, the park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities.

The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a children's wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. victoriaBoth pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.

The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey. Click for more details.



racing museumSaratoga County Museums

Saratoga County is home to the National Bottle Museum, the National Museum of Racing, the National Museum of Dance, as well as the Saratoga Auto Museum, the Brookside Museum and Saratoga County Historical Society, and the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Visitors to Saratoga County can also tour the New York State Military Museum, the Saratoga Children's Museum, the Saratoga Springs History Museum, the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center as well as the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Please click here to learn more about the Chamber's Museum Pass program to help you explore all of these museums across Saratoga County. Click for more details.



golf courseSaratoga County Golf Courses

Visitors will find some of the best golf value in the Northeast as well as a wide range of styles and locations in which to enjoy a round with friends and family. From Airway Meadows, to the Ballston Spa Country Club, to Brookhaven Golf Course and the Saratoga Lake Golf Club, tee times are easy to come by as well as many scenic vistas from which to tee it up. There are 27 holes of golf at the Van Patten Golf Course, a championship links style course at McGregor Country Club and Saratoga National Golf Club is considered one of the top 100 public courses in the US according to Golf Digest. There is also a championship and a separate executive golf course within the Spa State Park which are enjoyed by many as well as indoor golf at Tark's Indoor Golf Center and the Great Indoors Golf Center. Click for more details.


Hawthorn SpringSaratoga's Spas and Mineral Springs

Saratoga has long been known as the "Queen fo the Spas." Today, visitors can still enjoy natural mineral baths from the bubbling springs below or more modern treatments at several local spas. With 18 naturally occurring mineral springs, you can "take the cure" as visitors did during the Victorian Age.

The spas and mineral springs were among the first major attractions to Saratoga and they continue to flow throughout the area. Click for more details.



poloSaratoga Polo

From the dust of over 2,000 years of history, polo, the game of kings gallops through the next millennium. For the past 100 years, polo ponies have thundered up and down the fields of the Saratoga Polo Club, leaving an impact as exciting as in the times of warriors and princes.

Saratoga Polo features exceptional fields and a great clubhouse. From July through Labor Day, Saratoga Polo offers a series of events that are fixtures of the Saratoga summer attracting both participants and spectators from around the world. Click for more details.



Check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga during the Fall, Winter, and Spring!