SARATOGA SPRINGS — There will be no fans in the stands at Saratoga Race Course this weekend as the summer meet gets underway, but a quartet of local organizations are sponsoring an Opening Weekend “Masks On” celebration in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Local entertainers will perform live outside along the street in several locations along Broadway and local shops and restaurants will be hosting viewing parties and special events this weekend.
Events are presented by the Downtown Business Association, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.
“Everyone strolling along outside on Broadway this opening weekend enjoying this entertainment, our stores, shops and restaurants must follow CDC guidelines for social distancing,” the organizations say, in a statement. “Where this is not possible outside along the street such as near a live entertainer, you must wear a mask for your own safety as well as those around you. That’s what we have to do to put health first during our ‘Masks On’ Celebration as we fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.”