Schenectady Signature Events

Annual Events

Schenectady Soup Stroll

January
Warm up with some local flavor at this fun foodie event.

Soup

Schenectady Restaurant Week

March

Participating Schenectady restaurants offering multi-course meals for the special price of $25

Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks & Forks

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

Selling Strawberries Downtown

Strawberry Festival

June

Live music, food vendors, kids activities & more

Kids’ Arts Festival

June
Free entertainment and art activities for kids!

Crowd

Harbor Jam

June

Free outdoor concerts at Mohawk Harbor June-August

Freedom Park -Scotia

Freedom Park Concert Series

June

Free weekly concerts highlighting performers from all over the Capital Region and beyond from June to August

Music Haven

June

Free outdoor concerts every Sunday June-August in Central Park

Musicians on stage

Jazz on Jay

June
Free outdoor weekly concerts June-September

Schenectady Pride Festival

June
Live music, vendors, food & more!

Schenectady County SummerNight

July
Free family friendly block party. 

Canalfest

July

Free family activities to celebrate the Erie Canalway

Costumed children dancing

St. George Greek Festival

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

Little Italy Streetfest

September 

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

October
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.

Schenectady Wing Walk

October
Explore Downtown Schenectady and feast on amazing wings from your favorite restaurants

Stockade-athon

November
Annual 15k road race in Downtown Schenectady!

Schenectady Holiday Parade

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

Schenectady Event

Chili Chowdown & Craft Brew Trail

December
Walk around downtown while sampling chili and craft beer!

Horse drawn carriage on Jay

Downtown Schenectady’s City Hall-iday

December
An afternoon of free family fun celebrating the Holiday season!

The Insider’s Guide to Schenectady

From hot spots to hidden gems, our guide to everything you need to explore and enjoy Schenectady County!

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