Albany Festivals & Shows

Albany Festivals & ShowsCheck out the fantastic festival fun in Albany! Let our guide help you find celebrations that’ll have you tip-toeing through tulips, brewing up some fun at a beer fest and sliding on over to a jazz fest! X marks your calendar for music, food and fun.

The ChowderFest invites festival goers to chow down at this one-day foodie fest. More than 20 local area restaurants use the freshest ingredients to serve up the tastiest chowder in town. It’s the festival to sample chowder, vote for your favorite one and check out the local music scene! Talk about a recipe for fun!

Address: River Street, Troy, NY - MAP
Phone: (518) 279-7997

Albany Tulip Festival
The Albany Tulip Festival welcomes festival goers to a blooming good time. Tip-toe through more than 200,000 tulips, dig plenty of live music from nationally acclaimed artists, see fine art exhibits, check out the cool kid’s zone and attend the Royal Tulip Ball during this colorful two-day event.

Address: Madison Ave & Willett St Albany, NY 12203 - MAP
Phone: (518) 434-2489

Saratoga Beer Week
Brew up some fun at Saratoga Beer Week. The three-day festival (yes, we did the math too) is on tap for festival goers to taste over 180 ice cold craft beers. It’s where the festivities overflow with attendees sampling beers, meeting brew masters and washing it down with fabulous food. Cheers!


The Altamont Fair
Alright it’s time for the Altamont Fair! This three-county annual 6-day festival goes round and round with kid-friendly attractions like the Disc-Connected K.9’s, a group of Frisbee catching dogs, racing pigs, a Two by Two Zoo, Ferris Wheel rides and hours of music, food and fun for the whole family.

Phone: (518) 861-6671

Alive At Five
Get your groove on! The Alive at Five musical summer series doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to showcasing national, regional and local musicians. Get together with friends at Albany Riverfront Park on Thursday nights during the months of June, July, and August to dance, people watch and have fun.

Phone: (518) 434-2032

Riverfront Jazz Festival
Slide on over to the Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival. This toe-tapping annual music festival brings together some of the nation's best jazz greats, up-and-coming artists and local jazz musicians for a free day of music, fireworks, food and fun at the Albany Riverfront Park Amphitheater.