August 27 – September 2, 2021

Friday, August 27

Congress Park Walking Tours
Saratoga Springs visitor Center | 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of How Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century.  The tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue. The history of the Saratoga City Museum and it’s notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US. How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Tours are given Tuesday – Saturday through October. 

Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino
Saratoga Springs History Museum | 1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. |Is the Canfield Casino haunted? Take a tour with guides who tell their personal experiences of the paranormal in the Canfield Casino. The Canfield Casino was featured on SYFY Network’s show Ghost Hunters and on the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Terrifying Places.  Reservations not required, but tours are limited to 20 people. Adults $15, Kids $9, under 6 free. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through August.

Family Fun Fridays
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa

2 – 4 p.m. | The events are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Take a playful trip back in time to the 18th century every Friday afternoon of the summer break. Children, along with their parents, are invited to join reenactors Erin and Henry in playing with reproductions of centuries-old toys and games. Also, Brookside Museum will be open on those days, 1-5 p.m. there are four brand new exhibits, including the innovative “Social Life of Hats” display and the exhibition on Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family. Please visit the website www.brooksidemuseum.org for news and announcements. 

Jim Allen’s Chicken BBQ 
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church | 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls

4:30-6 p.m. | This dinner will be a drive-thru/pick-up dinner. Drive-thru dinner. We will not be serving sit down meals inside. Dinners will be bagged and delivered to your car. We will be serving ½ Chicken, baked potatoes, roll, coleslaw and homemade cookies.  We will be taking pre-orders by calling 518-793-1152. Dinners will be $12. We are also offering delivery service. 

Overdose Awareness Vigil 
Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church | 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | 5:30 p.m.

We invite all members of the community to join us to support and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one to an overdose. Free Narcan training starts at 5:30 at the Church. Everyone trained will receive a Narcan kit. Help us save a life. Candlelight Vigil begins at 7p.m. at the Spirit of Life Statue, Congress Park (just off Broadway) Candles and overdose awareness ribbons will be available.

Saturday, August 28

Congress Park Walking Tours
Saratoga Springs visitor’s Center | 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Learn about the fascinating history of “The Queen of Spas” with a leisurely walk thru Congress Park. Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of:  How Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century. The tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue. The history of the Saratoga City Museum and it’s notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US.  How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Tours are given Tue-Sat from June-October. Cost is $20.

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival
Saratoga County Fairgrounds

162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa | Don’t miss the annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. This family-friendly event celebrates the best of the Capital Region with food, live entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities, and balloons ! Adult 16+: $12., Children 3 – 15: $5., Children 2 and under: FREE. The event goes through Sunday. Find the schedule and more at www.BalloonAndBBQ.com, and email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, August 29

2021 Annual Classic Car and Truck Meet
Lakeside Farms Cider Mill| 336 Schauber Rd., Ballston Lake | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The show is limited to stock appearing vehicles prior to 1975. Car registration fee is $5 on the day of the show. Spectator parking and admission is free. No pets please. Rain or Shine. Hosted by the Adirondack A’s Model A Ford Club.

Summer Stroll: Women of Greenridge 
Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave., Sackett Gates, Saratoga Springs

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Join leader Gloria May to learn about the women in Greenridge Cemetery. This tour includes the prominent and influential as well as the ordinary women whose life stories tell the history of Saratoga Springs. Tours will be limited to thirty and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received complimentary Stroll passes will have those honored for their value of $10 and will be required to pay the difference of $5. Visit our website at saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030 to purchase tickets in advance!

Monday, August 30

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Parking Lot #1, Wilton | 6:15 p.m.

Monday evenings in August.  Registration is $5 day-of or $20 for all five races. This is a low-key, all-outdoors event topped off by light refreshments and unusual raffle prizes.  Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.  Current CDC and NYS guidelines will be followed. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogastryders.org.

Tuesday, August 31

Summer Concert Series in the Park
Congress Park – War Memorial, 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

7 – 8:30 p.m. | Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn, and enjoy some of our area’s favorite performers. The rain location is the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. This week’s featured artist is Garland Nelson. 

Wednesday, September 1

Chicken Parmigiana Dinner 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday Between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Chicken Parmigiana, penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 is $25 cash only. 

Thursday, September 2

Korean War Veterans Association Monthly Meeting
190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.

Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, relatives and friends are all invited to attend.  For further information or an application to join, the organization, please contact Commander Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.  New members are always welcome.   Annual dues are $10 for veterans and $5 for all others.

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