Annual Events & Festivals
SCHENECTADY SIGNATURE EVENTS
DOWNTOWN SCHENECTADY SOUP STROLL
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!
SCHENECTADY RESTAURANT WEEK
Participating Schenectady restaurants offer multi-course meals for the special price of $30. This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Capital Region Chamber!
KIDS’ ARTS FESTIVAL
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.
A full day of fun including a parade, family entertainment, rides, food, and fireworks!
SCHENECTADY COUNTY PEDAL-PADDLE-RUN
Not your average triathlon. The unique course takes you along the Erie Canalway, including a two-mile kayak paddle!
SCHENECTADY PRIDE FESTIVAL
Live music, vendors, food & more!
HARBOR JAM CONCERT SERIES
Harbor Jam Concert Series takes place right in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater adjacent to the casino! All shows are held on Saturdays or Sundays 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!
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES
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, visit their website.
MUSIC HAVEN CONCERT SERIES
Traveling the world one concert at a time since 1990, Music Haven concert series offers free outdoor concerts and preferences weekly June-August in Central Park.
JAZZ ON JAY
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 event details, visit their Facebook page!
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT
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 event details!
ELECTRIC CITY TRUCKS, TAPS, CORKS & FORKS
Featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews & beverages!
ST. GEORGE GREEK FESTIVAL
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.
LITTLE ITALY STREETFEST
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.
A celebration of Caribbean and Guyanese culture in Central Park. Music, food, dancing and more!
FALLFEST at MABEE FARMS
Celebrate the change in season at Mabee Farms 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.
SCHENECTADY WING WALK
Explore Downtown Schenectady and feast on amazing wings from your favorite restaurants. This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation.
A celebration of all things carrot. With live music, kid friendly activities, vendors, great food and of course, carrot cake!
DOWNTOWN SCHENECTADY FALL SPOOKTACULAR
A day of FREE family fun to celebrate everything Fall. Enjoy hayrides, a bounce house, vendors, food, costumes and live music! This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation.
Annual 15k road race in Downtown Schenectady! This event is brought to you by MVP Health Care.
SCHENECTADY HOLIDAY PARADE
This annual parade is a Schenectady tradition and local favorite! Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling parade. This event is brought to you by Schenectady County & the City of Schenectady.