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Looking for something to do? There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and higher education institutions all around the region. There is plenty of nightlife along Broadway, Pearl, and Lark Streets, and along Madison Avenue, too. Albany also boasts a number of art and history venues for your enjoyment. We can't wait for you to visit!

Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

September 06, 2014 to September 28, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Capital District
  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • Phone: 800-453-6665
  • Visit Website

Guided walks, hikes, paddles, biiking tours; cultural events and festivals from the Capital Region to NYC; call for a free program guide.

1st Friday Extended Hours & Free Admission

September 05, 2014

The Albany Institute will be open for extended hours. Free admission

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

September 06, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: Free!
  • 1 Quay Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a veritable "who's who" of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area'...

Cider & Sides

May 22, 2014 to September 04, 2014 (Every Thursday)

Each Thursday in July, Cider & Sides (including the popular Cider & Sliders series) will take place at Nine Pin's tasting room and loading dock area starting at 4 p.m. Nine Pin teams up with l...

Exploration Stations

August 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Exhibition Halls Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum's vast teaching collection.

Exploration Stations

August 11, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845

Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum’s vast teaching collection.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival

September 06, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $40 for tasting ticket, $70 for two day tasting ticket or $22 for regular admission, and $37 for 2 day regular admission
  • Phone: 845-658-7181
  • Visit Website

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival opens its gates this September 6 and 7 anticipating record attendees and participants eager to taste, test and learn about award winning wines, state-of-the-art di...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

Labor Day Tours at Schuyler Mansion

September 01, 2014

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., guided tours of the mansion will be available to the public on the hour, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Steve Candlen

September 03, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Broadway and Colombia Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5416

Steve Candlen's songs are guided by his soulful singing and the kind of solid rhythm guitar you'd expect from a man who spent most of his musical career playing drums in bands including Felix Cavalier...

Summer Plaza and Egg Tours

June 30, 2014 to October 10, 2014
  • Times: 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-2418
  • Visit Website

Beginning Monday, June 30th through Friday, October 10th, the Visitor Center will be offering the Empire State Plaza/ EGG Tour. This tour will be offered to the general public at the following hours...

USS Slater Tours

August 27, 2014 to September 02, 2014
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: USS Slater DE766
  • Venue: USS Slater DE766
  • Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for children
  • Broadway and Quay Sts.
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-431-1943
  • Visit Website

USS SLATER will be open to the public for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this Labor Day Weekend, including Monday, September 1. Typically, the ship is closed on Monday and Tues...

Walk About Wednesdays and Strolling Sundays

July 16, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wednesday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: Tour Locations Vary- See description for details
  • Admission: $5 for HAF Members and $10 General Public
  • Phone: 518-465-0876 ext. 10
  • Send Email

Historic Albany Foundation Presents: Walk About Wednesddays and Strolling Sundays, a walking tour series.   CAPITOL HILL Wednesday, May 21 & Sunday, June 1 Washington A...

Special Events

On-Going Events

A Comedy Show!

September 06, 2014
  • Times: 8:00 pm
  • Location: The WAMC Linda Theater
  • Admission: $15.00
  • 330 Central Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12206
  • Phone: 518-465-5233
  • Visit Website

Join us on Saturday September 6, 2014 for a fun night of laughs with some of the area's best comedians including Miss Wanda Luv and Shawn Gillie of Fly 92.3, Lee Stevens, Brendan Joseph, Mo Haskins, E...

Albany Symphony - Joshua Bell Concert

September 06, 2014

The Albany Symphony and Music Director David Alan Miller are excited to announce the opening concert of the orchestra’s 85th season which includes world renowned Violinist Joshua Bell as he perf...

EWGA – Beginners Golf League for Teachers and Retirees

June 24, 2014 to September 02, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Join EWGA for this new beginners day league at Colonial Acres for teachers, retirees or members (new members welcome) who are interested in a day league. This Get Ready Golf program comes with 2 gro...

Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

July 21, 2014 to September 01, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Times: noon-4pm
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • Admission: $5 (children 12 and under free)
  • 267 Union Ave
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course in the Saratoga Pavilion across from the playground. Activities for all ages: bounce house, face painting, crafts, and more!

Grossology

May 15, 2014 to September 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Explore why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Discover digestion, play with organs, and much more ... with interactive ...

Hey Jude - Beatles Tribute Band

September 06, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: The Boathouse Grille
  • Admission: Please visit Boathousegrille.com for registration information.
  • 80 Shady Harbor Drive
  • New Baltimore, NY 12124
  • Phone: 518-756-7300

Beatles tribute band, Hey Jude, covers your favorite Beatles hits at The Boathouse Grille. Part of the Shady Harbor Marina summer music series.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

April 26, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South t...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

April 27, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday)

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South t...

Jazz Festival Fireworks Cruise

September 06, 2014

Join us for a great view of the City of Albany's Jazz Fest Fireworks from the Hudson River! Our Entertainment & Hors D'oeuvres Cruise is from 6:30pm-9:00pm* (end time will be when fireworks displa...

Labor Day Free Cab Ride Home - September 1st, Courtesy of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP

September 01, 2014 to September 01, 2016 (Recurring on the 1st day of September)
  • Times: 12:00PM - 12:00AM
  • Location: Downtown Albany, Troy and Schenectady
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 800-529-1010
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP is once again offering their free cab ride home program to holiday celebrators in NY's Capital Region. Simply call their toll free number, 1-800-LAW-1010 (800.529.1...

Making Sense of Sound @ miSci

June 14, 2014 to June 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Discover sound with hands-on fun from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Play and experiment, make some noise, and listen. Explore hearing, human speech and communication. Experience – as neve...

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