It's one of the biggest weekends of the year in the Capital Region - Travers.

But that's not the only thing going on this weekend. If going to see the big race isn't up your alley, then take a look at the rest of our Top 10 events and see what works for you.


  • 1

    Travers Stakes

    We can't deny that the biggest event of the weekend is the running of the Travers on Saturday, August 26. Get there early! Gates open at 7:30am

  • 2

    Luke Bryan at SPAC

    One of the biggest concerts of the summer! Come hang out at SPAC for what is going to be an amazing show.

  • 3

    Walking Tour of Albany

    Want to learn about the history of Albany? A walking tour through downtown will introduce you to the city's unique history.

    The tour departs at 11am from the Albany Visitor's Center at Quakenbush Square and costs just $3.

  • 4

    World War II Bomber In Albany

    You can visit the legendary bomber "Sentimental Journey" - a B17G from World War II that is spending time in the Capital Region this weekend at the Albany International Airport 2-6pm until Sunday, August, 26.

    $10 per person or $20 for a family of four.

  • 5

    New York State Fair

    That's right. The New York State Fair is back! We all known the drill: pack up the car, throw the kids in the back seat, and head for Syracuse.

    The Fair runs through the weekend 10am-10pm daily. General admission is $10.

    Erik Isakson
  • 6

    Altamont 5K & Music Festival

    Altamont's 5K takes place Saturday, August 26 at 9:00 am and costs $18 to enter. Proceeds help the local food pantry. Stay after the run for a music festival from 10:00am-6:00pm!


  • 7

    Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival

    Mabee Farms is hosting an Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00am to 3:00pm featuring some of the best vendors in the Capital Region. $5 Entry.

  • 8

    Free Fitness in the Park

    Riverfront Park in Troy is hosting Free Fitness in the Park Sunday, August 27 from 9:00am-10:00am. Free admission for this Yoga class that is appropriate for the whole family.

    Igor Mojzes
  • 9

    Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

    Sunday, August 27 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Albany Ramada Plaza. General admission is just $2 and children under 12 are FREE.

    Come check out some of the best sports memorabilia vendors in our region.


  • 10

    Amazing Ants at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

    This walking tour through roughly one mile of the Albany Pine Bush will show you everything you need to know about the local flora and fauna. GREAT for kids. Free admission but arrive early to get your tickets.