Annual Events & Festivals

SCHENECTADY SIGNATURE EVENTS

Signature Events

DOWNTOWN SCHENECTADY SOUP STROLL

WINTER
Warm up with some local flavor at this fun foodie event. Stroll through Downtown Schenectady, sample soups from local restaurants, and vote for your favorite flavors! This annual event brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation! Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

Bowl of Soup
SCHENECTADY RESTAURANT WEEK

WINTER
Participating Schenectady restaurants offer multi-course meals for the special price of $25. This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Capital Region Chamber! Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

food truck
ELECTRIC CITY TRUCKS, TAPS, CORKS & FORKS

SPRING
Featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews & beverages! Stayed tuned for 2022 event details!

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

SPRING
Live music, food vendors, kids activities & more. This event is brought to you by Upper Union Street BID. Stay tuned for 2022 event details! 

KIDS’ ARTS FESTIVAL
KIDS’ ARTS FESTIVAL

SPRING
Free entertainment and art activities for kids! This annual event is brought to you by the ElectriCity Arts & Entertainment District, the New York State Arts Council and MVP Health Care. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

HARBOR JAM CONCERT SERIES 
HARBOR JAM CONCERT SERIES

SUMMER
Harbor Jam Concert Series take place right in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater adjacent to the casino! All shows are held on Saturdays throughout the summer and are free & open to the public for all ages. Every concert starts at 6PM and will go on, rain or shine! This concert series is brought to you by Rivers Casino & Resort! Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES

SUMMER
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series offers FREE concerts highlighting performers from all over the Capital Region and beyond in Collins Park. Concerts from June to August! For a full schedule for 2022 concert series, visit their website.

MUSIC HAVEN CONCERT SERIES
MUSIC HAVEN CONCERT SERIES

SUMMER
Music Haven concert series offers free outdoor concerts every Sunday June-August in Central Park. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

JAZZ ON JAY
JAZZ ON JAY

SUMMER
Free outdoor weekly concerts June-September in the Jay Street Marketplace. This annual event is brought to you by MVP Healthcare, Schenectady County Legislature and the NYS Arts Council. For 2022 event details, visit their Facebook page!

SCHENECTADY PRIDE FESTIVAL
SCHENECTADY PRIDE FESTIVAL

SUMMER
Live music, vendors, food & more! Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT

SUMMER
Free family friendly block party. This annual event is brought to you by Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady County, Times Union, and Saratoga Eagle in partnership with B95.5. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

CANALFEST
CANALFEST

SUMMER
Free family activities to celebrate the Erie Canalway. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

ST. GEORGE GREEK FESTIVAL
ST. GEORGE GREEK FESTIVAL

FALL
Three-day event held in September, featuring live music, ethnic Greek food and folk dancing! This event is brought to you by St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

LITTLE ITALY STREETFEST
LITTLE ITALY STREETFEST

FALL
The Annual Little Italy StreetFest is an event that happens every year after Labor Day to celebrate an old neighborhood in Schenectady. This event is brought you to by The Little Italy Business Association. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

SCHENECTADY COUNTY FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL
SCHENECTADY COUNTY FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL

FALL
Celebrate the change in season at Mabee Farm with live music, hay rides, hot cider, and plenty of activities and yummy fall foods for the whole family. This event is brought to you by Schenectady County Historical Society. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

SCHENECTADY WING WALK
SCHENECTADY WING WALK

FALL
Explore Downtown Schenectady and feast on amazing wings from your favorite restaurants. This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

Stockade-athon
STOCKADE-ATHON

FALL
Annual 15k road race in Downtown Schenectady! This event is brought to you by MVP Health Care. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

Parade
SCHENECTADY HOLIDAY PARADE

FALL/WINTER
This annual parade is a Schenectady tradition and local favorite! Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling parade. This event is brought to you by The Daily Gazette. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

chili chow down
CHILI CHOWDOWN & CRAFT BREW TRAIL

WINTER
Walk around downtown while sampling chili and craft beer! This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!

City holiday season
DOWNTOWN SCHENECTADY’S CITY HALL-IDAY

WINTER
An afternoon of free family fun celebrating the Holiday season! This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation. Stay tuned for 2022 event details!