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Albany
The New York State’s 4th of July Celebration
July 4th • Empire State Plaza 240 State Street, Albany

Bolton Landing
4th of July Celebration at Rogers Memorial Park

Catskill
Independence Day Concert – Guilty Pleasure
July 4 • Main Street, Catskill

Cooperstown
Independence Day Celebration at The Farmers Museum July 4th • 5775 State Highway 80

Cropseyville
Independence Day Sand Sculpture Contest
July 4 • 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way

Glens Falls
Adirondack Independence Music Festival
July 3 • 17 W Brook Road, Glen Falls

Glens Falls
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Concert and Fireworks
July 3 • 598 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Greenwich
Greenwich Elks Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
July 4 • Route 40 South Bulson Road. Greenwich

Lake George
Adirondack Independence Music Festival
July 3 & 4th • 17 West Brook Road, Lake George

Lake George
July 4th Fireworks
July 4 • 300 Canada St., Lake George

Lake Placid
Lake Placid July 4th Parade and Celebration
July 4 • Lake Placid

Queensbury
Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
July 3 & 4 & 5th • 1172 State Route 9, Queensbury

Saratoga Springs
Saratoga’s All American Celebration – Children’s Program. July 3 • 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga

Saratoga Springs
Saratoga’s All American Celebration – Fireworks With
Patriotic Music • July 4 • Saratoga Springs

Schenectady
Independence Day at MiSci
July 4 • 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady

Ticonderoga
Independence Day Weekend At Fort Ticonderoga
July 4 • 30 Fort Ticonderoga Road, Ticonderoga, NY

Troy
Fireworks at “The Joe” Stadium for the Tri City ValleyCats Baseball
July 3,4,15,18,28 & 31th. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium,
80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy

Rockin on the River with Fireworks • July 3

Waterford
Steam Boat Meet/Waterford Fireworks
July 4 • Waterford Harbor Visitors Center,
One Tugboat Alley, Waterford

 


 

The Three F’s of summer – Fun, Festivals and Fairs

Bard Summerscape runs until August 16th displaying eight weeks of a magnificent range of entertainment.  Theater and film along with stellar opera performances and dance. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,  fishercenter@bard.edu.

Mac-Hayden Theatre running through October 19th in this local theatre in the round. 1923 Route 203, Chatham, NY. 392.9292 www.machaydntheatre.org.

Opera Saratoga will present a wide variety of concerts and special events at venues throughout Saratoga Springs 2015 schedule including La Cenerentola, Dido and Aeneas, The Long Walk – World Premier. 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, 584.6018.

Glimmerglass Festival 40 will once again bring the best in Opera for their 40th anniversary season to this ideal setting in Cooperstown. This season runs through August 23 and includes on the Main stage: The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Cato in Utica, Candide. 7300 State Highway 80,  Cooperstown, NY, 607.547.2255. www.glimmerglass.org/festival.

The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC will open on August 5th with Bernadette Peters and run through August 22 with the annual 1812 spectacular. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. www.spac.org/events/orchestra.

Ballet at SPAC will run July 7th to July 22 this year. This longer season will include not only the New York City Ballet but also The National Ballet of China. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, www.spac.org.

Mabee Historic Site concert series held in the 1760’s Dutch Barn will have its seventh season of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series with 12 scheduled events. July through November are currently left in the popular series. 1080 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction,  887.5073. www.schenectadyhistorical.org.

The Music Haven Concert Series in Schenectady’s Central Park on the Agnes McDonald Music Haven Stage will run  through August 9. The rain site will be Proctors. They will run Sundays at 7pm. Free to the public. 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady.  www.musichavenstage.org.

Rockin’ on the River Concert Series in Troy is held every Wednesday until August 12th with a special date: Friday, July 3rd with Fireworks! The rain dates are August 19th and 26th. Each concert begins at 5pm and ends at approximately 8:30pm. Free to the public. The concerts take place in
Downtown Troy in the Green Island Bridge Parking lot just north of the Green Island Bridge. Rain or shine! www.downtowntroy.org/special-events.

Riverlink Summer Concert Series free music at a great venue every Saturday during July and August 2015. Rain or shine under the Beechnut band shell or event tent. Saturdays, July 4th at 7pm. Free to the public. 1 Front Street in Amsterdam, www.riverlinkconcerts.com.

Alive at Five at the Corning Preserve runs every Thursday through August 6th at 5pm. Alive at Five is Albany NY’s premier summer concert series featuring distinguished national, regional and local artists bringing their best performances to Albany for this popular event. Free to the public.
Corning Preserve at Jennings Landing (formerly known as Albany Riverfront Park), www.albany.com/news/alive-at-five.

The Park Playhouse in Albany’s Washington Park will run two shows this season. Singin in the Rain from July 1 – 26 and Pajama Game from August 1 through the 22nd. Washington Park, Albany, 434.0776. www.parkplayhouse.com.

 

Fairs
Altamont Fair
August 11 – 16
Altamont • 861.6671

Columbia County Fair
September 2 – 7
Chatham • 392.2121

Delaware County Fair
August 17 – 22
Walton • 607.865.4763

Dutchess County Fair
August 25 – 30
Rhinebeck • 845.876.4000

Fonda Fair
September 1 – 7
Fonda • 853.3313
Franklin County Fair
August 8 – 16
Malone • 483.0720

New York State Fair
August 27 – September 7
Syracuse • 315.487.7711

Saratoga County Fair
July 21 – 26
Ballston Spa • 885.9701

Schaghticoke Fair
September 2 – 7
Schaghticoke • 753.4411

Vermont State Fair
September 5 – 12
Rutland, VT • 802.775.5200

Washington County Fair
August 24 – 30
Greenwich • 692.2464

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