Celebrate July 4th with FIREWORKS!

  Join in Albany's largest and most impressive fireworks show at New York State's 4th of July Celebration at Empire State Plaza! There are also many other local fireworks shows in the area you won't want to miss. View the 2014 Fireworks Schedule.

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ValleyCats Host Independence Weekend Games and Fireworks Show!

  Join the ValleyCats for a weekend of celebration. They are hosting two nights of grand fireworks displays - one on Friday, July 4th and one after their game on Saturday, July 5th! They are also hosting a Faith, Family & Fellowship Night on Sunday, the 6th! This is a weekend you won't want to miss!

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Freedom Park Concert Series
Now - August 27, 2014
Freedom Park of Scotia, NY hosts FREE concerts all summer at their beautiful outdoor venue! A short drive from Albany, there are at least THREE concerts every week!
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Great Local Shows
The Linda is an intimate performance venue featuring shows that won't be found anywhere else! Don't miss their next show, Food for Thought on 7/17. The Linda has a great lineup of events this season! 
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Watch the World Cup
Watch the World Cup at a local bar near you! Provided is a list of the best Albany locations to grab a beer and watch the game with friends - including Wolff's Biergarten, voted second best bar in the nation covering soccer.
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Summer At The Plaza
Each summer, the Empire State Plaza hosts tons of FREE, fun events! These guys are the ones that organize the spectacular Plaza Fireworks on the 4th, GE Kids Day on July 13th, and much more!
See this year's Summer at the Plaza events »

Don't Miss...

  Alive at 5 for the Summer!
Now - August 7, 2014
The premiere FREE summer concert series is back for its 25th anniversary! Every Thursday, local and national artists draw an enormous crowd to enjoy music, dancing, and delicious food! Check out their new program with CDTA, offering complimentary Event Day Passes!

  Empire State Plaza Farmer's Market
May - October, 2014
Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm, the Empire State Plaza Farmer's Market offers delicious and organic food grown locally. Check out produce, pies and handmade crafts here

  Catamount Adventure Course
June 16 - September 3, 2014 (daily)
Climb ladders, cross bridges from tree to tree, overcome obstacles and zip line your way through the Catamount Adventure Course this summer. Embark on this challenge with your family and friends!

  2014 Insane Inflatable 5K Event
September 13 - September 14, 2014 
Register now for this awesome event! Support the Roswell Park Cancer Institute by creating a team and embarking on a wild and fun inflatable obstacle run! Or volunteer and gain access to the Insane Midway full of games, music and food.

Enter To Win Our Local Giveaways!

Win 4 Tickets to the Saratoga County Fair
Enter for the chance to win four tickets to this year's county fair! 20 winners will be chosen for this $40 value giveaway!

Win 4 Tickets to the Sarah McLachlan Concert!
Enter to win four tickets to see Sarah McLachlan at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 16th!

Balloon Adventure Giveaway ($450 value!)
Ballooning Adventures will be giving one lucky winner a FREE hot air ballooning trip for two passengers. Winner is selected 7/10!

Win 4 Tickets to Water Slide World!
Every Monday until Labor Day, three lucky winners will be selected to receive 4 FREE tickets!

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  County & Local Fairs
Bored this summer? There are several county and local fairs across the Capital Region, full of fun summer activities! Spend time on rides, attend exciting events, and eat yummy carnival food!

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