Schenectady Signature Events

Annual Events

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!

Soup

Schenectady Restaurant Week

WINTER

Participating Schenectady restaurants offering 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!

Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks & Forks

SPRING
Featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews & beverages!

Selling Strawberries Downtown

Strawberry Festival

SPRING

Live music, food vendors, kids activities & more

Kids’ Arts Festival

SPRING
Free entertainment and art activities for kids! This annual event is brought to you by Create Community Studios and Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation!

Crowd

Harbor Jam

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!

Freedom Park -Scotia

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!

Music Haven

SUMMER

Free outdoor concerts every Sunday June-August in Central Park.

Musicians on stage

Jazz on Jay

SUMMER
Free outdoor weekly concerts June-September in the Jay Street Marketplace. This annual event is brought to you by Downtown Schenectady Improvement, The City of Schenectady and SUNY Schenectady. 

Schenectady Pride Festival

SPRING
Live music, vendors, food & more!

Schenectady County SummerNight

SUMMER
Free family friendly block party. This annual event is brought to you by Rivers Casino & Resort, Times Union, and Saratoga Eagle in partnership with B95.5. 

Canalfest

SUMMER

Free family activities to celebrate the Erie Canalway.

Costumed children dancing

St. George Greek Festival

FALL
Three-day event held in September, featuring live music, ethnic Greek food and folk dancing! 

Fried Dough

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.

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. 

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. 

Stockade-athon

FALL
Annual 15k road race in Downtown Schenectady!

Schenectady Holiday Parade

FALL/WINTER
This annual parade is a Schenectady tradition and local favorite! Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling parade.

Schenectady Event

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. 

Horse drawn carriage on Jay

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. 

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