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Events in Saratoga Springs

Calendar of Activities in the Area

Saratoga Springs boasts a year-round calendar of events, activities and things to do – and with a prime location just a few minutes outside of the city, Longfellows Hotel provides a peaceful home base from which to experience them all. From the excitement of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course to music concerts, rowing regattas and the legendary Saratoga Chowderfest, there’s something here for everyone. Check out upcoming events in Saratoga Springs below.

Skidmore Horse Show June 14th & 15th

Since 1927 the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic has been a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs.

Today, the College now hosts six weeks of nationally recognized United States Equestrian Federation Premier Hunter/Jumper events, attracting top equestrian competitors from all over North America. The shows are held at Skidmore College's White Hollow Farm. Located on over 100 acres, just five miles from Longfellows Hotel, White Hollow Farm features eight large arenas with state-of-the-art drainage and all-weather performance footing, permanent and tented stabling, and multiple-sized turnout paddocks.

All proceeds and contributions directly fund scholarships/financial aid for students who otherwise would not have the resources to attend college.

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Fest June 21 & 22nd

6 BBQ chefs, firing up the smokers and grills
30 hot air balloons, ready to launch over the Adirondack Mountains
75 Exhibitors in the Marketplace: Arts, Crafts, Specialty Goods, and Sundries

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival (formerly the Saratoga Balloon and Craft 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!

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SPAC Jazz Festival June 29th & 30th

If you love great jazz music and having fun, you don't want to miss the Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC. It's the most popular jazz festival in the area and one of the most anticipated events in Saratoga each summer!

The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival is held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Spa State Park on the last weekend of June each year.

More than 20 world-class jazz artists will take the stage at SPAC this year! The big-name acts at the Saratoga Jazz Festival perform all day long on the main stage (SPAC Amphitheater), while the Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage features up-and-coming jazz artists, with performances trailing off in the early evening.



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