Upcoming Events Saratoga Springs
Enjoy music, activities and endless chowder at Saratoga’s 21st Annual Chowderfest. Chowderfest features delicious choices from over 80 vendors—including some of Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers.
Enjoy music, activities and endless chowder at Saratoga’s 22nd Annual Chowderfest.
Crowds of people at Chowderfest in Downtown Saratoga. | Photo Courtesy of Discover Saratoga
Mark your calendar! One of Saratoga’s most highly-anticipated events is coming up on Sat., Feb. 1st, 2020. Presented by Discover Saratoga and DeCrescente Distributing Company, Chowderfest features delicious choices from over 80 vendors—including some of the best restaurants and caterers in Saratoga County. Aside from the many choices of chowder, there will be live music and family-friendly activities.
To participate, simply pick up a ballot from any participating restaurant or download and print one off of the Chowderfest website. Then, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., try as many chowders as you would like at $1 a cup. Place your vote for your favorite chowder at DiscoverSaratoga.org/Vote by 5 p.m. See if your favorite chowder was a winner by attending the Awards Ceremony at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.
Take Amtrak to Chowderfest
Where to Stay in Saratoga Springs
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Saratoga area has to offer. Enjoy special hotel room rates for Chowderfest attendees, here.
Book a room at the Pavilion Grand in Downtown Saratoga Springs, and spend the weekend experiencing rich history, cultural hotspots and amazing spas with the New York By Rail two-day itinerary, Horses, History and Health.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs and Various Restaurants throughout Saratoga County
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Beer enthusiasts rejoice! Celebrate five whole days of beer, cider, and whiskey tasting at Saratoga Beer Week
Saratoga Beer Week
The 9th annual Saratoga Beer Week welcomes beer enthusiasts for two days of craft beer tasting.
Visitors enjoying hundreds of local and imported craft beers at Saratoga Beer Week. | Photo Courtesy of America-on-Tap
The Capital-Saratoga Region is hosting a two-day celebration of beer! The 9th annual Saratoga Beer Week kicks off Feb. 21 in the town of Saratoga Springs. Different beer-centric events will be held in various locations, encouraging visitors to explore the area.
Saratoga Beer Week will celebrate Cider Night for the fourth year running on Friday, Feb. 21. More than 30 different cideries from around the country will be providing a variety of hard ciders at the Saratoga Springs Center, located on 522 Broadway. Tickets are priced at $30 online. The cider-drinking festivities will commence at 6 p.m. and will end promptly at 9 p.m. Outdoor food will not be allowed, but pretzel necklaces are highly encouraged.
The crowned jewel of Saratoga Beer Week is the Beer Summit, a central part of the celebration since its inception. “Spa City’s” top breweries along with premier selections from in and out-of-state are supplying the event with their very best on Feb. 23 at the Saratoga Springs Center. The sight of more than 160 styles of craft beer will make any beer enthusiast’s mouth water. Three hours of drinking on Feb 22. from either 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. are included with the $40 general admission ticket. A $55 VIP ticket will get you four hours of drinking, a food voucher, and a commemorative Saratoga Beer Week Beer Summit hat.
Event Information for Saratoga Beer Week
- Free parking is available throughout Downtown Saratoga.
- Designated Driver tickets are $10 and are available at the door only.
- If the event sells out in advance, DD tickets will still be available at the door.
- Group Tickets will NOT be available for purchase on the day of the event (in-person or online).
- Must be 21 years or older, no children can attend.
- Last POUR will be 10 minutes prior to each sessions’ end. This means no samples will be poured after this time.
- No outside food or beverage – BUT, pretzel necklaces are encouraged.
- ID check will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to doors opening.
- There will be a line upon entering but it will move quickly.
- Everyone who has their ticket, can proceed to the same entry line.
- Attendees may not leave with any beer, no exceptions will be made.
- Event is rain or shine.
Take Amtrak to Saratoga Beer Week
february 21 (Friday) - 22 (Saturday)
The Saratoga Tattoo Expo will run again this year from April 3 to the 5. Several local and international tattoo artists will show and practice their skills for those who come. Anyone over the age of 18 can be tattooed or pierced, but all spectators are welcome to watch!
Saratoga Tattoo Expo
The Saratoga Tattoo Expo is coming back to the City Center this Spring! Witness the skills of several local and international tattoo artists live an in-person.
It’s that time of year to show off your ink. The Saratoga Tattoo Expo will run again this year from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5. Visit the Saratoga Springs City Center at the Hilton Hotel to see an exciting lineup of local and international tattoo artists who will show their skills for attendees. Anyone over the age of 18 can book an appointment in advance to be tattooed or pierced by their favorite artist at the convention, and visitors of all ages are welcome to spectate!
As the weekend goes on, the expo will hold tattoo contests for awards and giveaways. The contests are based on a variety of different categories. These can include large or small tattoos black or color tattoos, best collection, tattoo of the day, and more.
Along with displaying one of a kind body art, the Saratoga Tattoo Expo will have live music and entertainment. In years past, Saratoga Tattoo Expo provided singers, professional wrestlers, and even tribal belly dancers to perform for guests to enjoy!
Guests visiting from afar can receive a block rate at the Saratoga Hilton, where the convention is to be held, by mentioning the Saratoga Tattoo Expo. Additionally, travelers can stay at the nearby Hampton Inn and Suites or Courtyard Mariott. Admission into the Expo itself is priced at $10 for a day pass and $25 to have a pass for the entire weekend. More info can be found by calling 518-250-5416.
Saratoga Tattoo Expo Hours
(Fri.) 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(Sat.) 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(Sun.) 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Check out the Saratoga Tattoo Expo Facebook page for more details about the ink-filled event!
Interested in Being a Vendor?
Artists can rent a booth for $350 for the weekend of the Expo. This rental includes a 10×10 booth with two vendor passes, two tables and three chairs. However, space is limited and booth are on a first come, first serve basis.
How to Get to The Saratoga City Center
3 (Friday) 3:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
The Saratoga Springs City Center