Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Albany New York Area | What’s happening in the Capital District

FEATURED EVENTS

The Great New York State Fair

More than one million people experience this affordable, 13-day celebration of delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and great fun. The New York State Fair's 174th edition will showcase thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of exciting midway rides and dozens of big-name entertainers... all just a short trip from wherever you live!
Dates: 
08/21/2019
08/22/2019
08/23/2019
9 am - 10 pm
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Organization:

New York State Fair

Location:

The Empire Expo Center 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY, 13209
United States

Phone:

315.487.7711 or 800.475.FAIR

Teacher Appreciation Day at Playland

Teachers ride free on this very special day created just for them! Show your I. D. at the tent near the fountain between 11:30 a.m and 4 p.m and get your free access to our great rides all day! And from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. go to the Administration building to get your access.
Dates: 
08/25/2019
12 pm - 10 pm
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Location:

Playland Parkway
Rye, NY, 10580
United States

Phone:

(914) 813-7010

Labor Day Weekend at Rocking Horse Ranch

Our last firework show of the Summer! Wind down your Summer with unlimited horseback riding, mountain tubing, 4 heated pools and 6 water slides, watersports on our private lake, Super Bungee Jumper, rock wall, Big Splash indoor water park, shaded cabanas, Chef Paul’s famous BBQ, daily Chef’s tastings, nightly entertainment, and much, much, more! Firework Spectacular on August 31st
Dates: 
08/30/2019
08/31/2019
09/01/2019
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Location:

600 State Route 44/55
Highland, NY, 12528
United States

Phone:

800.647.2624

Civil War Reenactment at Museum Village

44nd Annual Civil War Weekend at Museum Village! Civil War Weekend at Museum Village is one of our premier events of the year. The living historians that will gather here are men, women and children who don authentic dress, adopt a Victorian view of society and war, and take great pride in their representation and portrayal of historic regiments and organizations. These individuals are eager to interpret this very important chapter in our Nation’s past. Here at Museum Village, you will see representations of Federal and Confederate infantry, artillery and cavalry units. Medical demonstrations and civilian life are also a part of the scenery that the visitor will observe. During the weekend you will witness re-enactments of standard Civil War tactics and troop movements as the two armies meet in battle. Visitors can stroll through the camps, meet and talk with the troops and civilians, and shop at Sutler’s Row, the civilian merchants who followed the Army.
Dates: 
08/31/2019
09/01/2019
Saturday- 10 am - 5 pm Sunday-10 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Museum Village

Location:

1010 State Route 17M
Monroe, NY, 10950
United States

Phone:

845-782-8248