Your Guide to Saratoga Events and Happenings

Signature Saratoga Events Draw Group Tours & Convention-Goers from Across the World

Whether you’re a Saratoga resident, tourist, or meeting planner, there’s always something to do in the Spa City — perfect for year-round meetings, conventions, reunions, group tours, and so much more.

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau will be happy to assist you with your next visit or event — call us at 518-584-1531 or Submit an RFP for more information!


Spa Week

Spa Week at Complexions April 13-19
More than 700 spas nationwide participate in Spa Week twice each year to offer at least three of their signature services at the low rate of $50. The goal of the biannual event is simple: "everyone should have an opportunity to try out top quality spa treatments at a significantly reduced cost and experience the very real benefits of Spa Therapy".

This time around, we will be participating in the effort by offering the following 4 treatments at the special $50 price:

Spring Nourishing Facial. (50 min) -
Our nourishing facial begins with thorough cleansing to determine your skin's needs. A high performance herbal enzyme peel, such as Sweet Cherry, Pear Fig, or Pumpkin, targets the signs of aging followed by steaming. A specific blend of essential oils, vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory botanicals, plant based creams and a masque will be selected to correct, nourish and improve the overall skin condition leaving it protected and revitalized.

Wei Essence Massage (50 Min) -
Mandarin for “transformative action,” these soothing massages incorporate flower essences that you choose to create an immediate positive effect on your mood, state-of-mind, and well being. Based on the flower you select, specific organic oils and mists are used during the massage that will work with your body’s meridian system to enhance clarity, peace, and happiness.

Lavendar Hibiscus Pedicure (50 Min) -
A pedi experience unlike any other – starts with a calming lavender oil mineral bath soak to soften and soothe skin. Next, a natural honey-lavender sea salt scrub tackles dry skin. Finish your experience with a fresh and hydrating relaxing foot and leg massage packed with natural oils, and shea butter providing intense softness and deep hydration.

Clear Color Glaze, Deep Conditioning Treatment and Haircut (75 Min) -
Bring your hair back to life just in time for Spring! A clear glaze gives your hair gloss and shine to enhance your color. Then, deep conditioning nourishes your hair to a luxurious look and feel. Finally, highlight your healthy locks with a fresh haircut and blowout.

Price: $50.00

Date: April 13, 2015

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau’s Wedding Member Mixer

This FREE event will provide you with a chance to network with wedding professionals, learn about Saratoga Weddings and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please join us for a great night!

RSVP to Kayla Kreis, Wedding Market Manager & Sales Coordinator, Kayla@DiscoverSaratoga.org

Limited space available—Sign up today!

If you know of a non-member who would like to join the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, please contact us directly at 518-584-1531.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 15, 2015

Makeup and Martinis - Nude Attitude

We're welcoming all ladies to join us at the spa for a night of beauty, wellness and fun. This April we will be offering you the chance to learn all you need to know about achieving the fresh-faced makeup look of Spring. Our professional estheticians will show you exactly how to master the perfect less-is-more nude palette application, while making sure lashes make the ultimate statement with the high power conditioning assistance of RevitaLash. The evening will begin with a demonstration of how to properly prep your skin before applying makeup no matter what skin type you have. We will then work in small groups with step-by-step instruction of how to achieve a nude look that 's simply flawless and utterly undetectable. With naked lip colors, statement-making lashes, and beautiful brows, Spring is all about mastering a fresh faced look, with minimal traces of makeup.

Space is limited, so book your spot today with a $25 non-refundable deposit, Those in attendance will also receive a 15% discount off any purchase made that evening. The event will be held from 5:30 - 9 pm on March 9th in Albany and March 21st in Saratoga.

As a part of our ongoing beauty series, we'll help you perfect the finishing touches that enhance your natural beauty!

In May, we'll build on what you learn at this Spa Party with a hand-on instructional workshop to learn all about the biggest beauty craze: Contouring!

We hope to see you at the spa!

Price: $25.00

Date: April 21, 2015

Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

Come see what happens when two National TOURING Comedians embark on a road trip from New York City to Anchorage Alaska to perform in all points in between.
Dan Frigolette @danfrigolette (Boardwalk Empire, Totally Biased, Artie Lange Show) John Saponaro (Make Me Laugh Make Me Laugh: Albany, NY) Brett Druck ( Hoboken Comedy Festival ) and a few special guests in each city are Comedy's Best Kept Secret -- amazingly talented comedians who haven't made it into the limelight...yet.

SPECIAL GUEST Michael Blaustein from Punk'd

Proven comedians nationally and throughout the New York and Boston comedy circuits, and now going COAST TO COAST to keep Comedy's Best Kept Secret.

Price: $15.00

Date: April 24, 2015

Wheatfields Kentucky Derby Party

Watch this historic race in downtown Saratoga, at Wheatfields Restaurant and Bar.  Complimentary appetizers and drink specials for guests.  Dress to impress; a Best Hat Contest will take place during the Derby party.  Guests can participate in a 50/50 raffle during this event.  Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to STEP-Saratoga Theraputic Equestrian Program.  Good Luck!

Price: Free Event

Date: May 2, 2015

Bacon, Brews, and Brims

Join us for the inaugural Kentucky Derby Party to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame!

This year's theme is Bacon, Brews, and Brims, featuring delicious samplings of local brews and spirits, as well as signature bacon dishes from local restaurants.

While exploring the Museum and its local connection, guests will enjoy the hip sounds of Funk Evolution in the prestigious Hall of Fame before a live airing of the 2015 Kentucky Derby race.

Guests are encouraged to dress to impress, as an award for the most fashionable Derby attire will be presented. Also win a chance for a day at the races with a private box at Saratoga Race Course and dinner on the evening of the 88th running of the Whitney stakes race.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is excited to offer an authentic experience with a unique twist for the racing and foodie enthusiast. All proceeds from this year’s event will support the notable exhibits and educational initiatives at the Museum here in the heart of Saratoga Springs.

Price: $75.00

Date: May 2, 2015

Hollywood for Homeless Pets

Superhero themed celebrity auction event to benefit the homeless pets at The SPCA of Upstate New York. Come join us for a $5 donation at the door and enjoy the following!

- Silent Auction including autographed items from over 100 celebrities including Channing Tatum, Adam Levine, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Tim McGraw, Tony Bennett, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Radcliffe, David Spade, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Jason Momoa, Christina Ricci, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, & More!
- Meet & Greets and Autographs with Celebrity Guests! INCLUDING:
* Laura James - WINNER of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19.
* Caitlin O'Connor - Model/Actress/TV Host, Maxim Magazine's "2014 top ten hottest girls in America!"
* Denise James - Model/Actress/ Former Miss World Australia, Host of radio segment: "Lets Talk Animals"  with Denise James on101.3 The Jockey
* John James - Actor: "The Colbys", "Dynasty", "All My Children", "As the World Turns"
....MORE CELEBRITY GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

- Meet & Greets and Autographs with Comic Book Guests!  INCLUDING:
* Ron Marz: - Writer: Silver Surfer, The Green Lantern,Witchblade Comics and more!
* Paul Harding - Sculptor: DC Direct, Sideshow Collectables and Marvel Legends.
* David A. Rodriguez - Writer: Shadowgirls; Starkweather; Hunter: The Reckoning, and Ghost Recon; Transformers.
* Nikkol Jelenic - Artist: Published Works Include: PLB Comics, Coldstream Studios, PHI3 Comics, 10 Year Vamp, Heavy Times Magazine.
* Steve Orlando - Writer: "Midnighter" for DC comics and "Undertow" for Image comics.
* Jeff Bellio - Artist: Skylanders, Darkstalkers.

- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT... Including special performance by Chelsea Cavanaugh at 8pm!!

- Superhero Themed Activities!
- Fantasy Photo Booth!
- Meet Your Favorite Superhero/Villain at the Event! INCLUDING:
* The Joker * Harley Quinn  * Catwoman * Wonder Woman * Captain America * Black Widow * Poison Ivy
and many more!
- Come Dressed as YOUR Favorite Superhero!!
- Cosplay Contest with PRIZES!!
- Superhero Face Painting! - Jojo's Fabulous Faces! - Balloon Animals - Balloon Gal Jenny
- RAFFLES! RAFFLES! RAFFLES!
- Food and Drink!
...and much more!!

 

Price: $5.00

Date: May 2, 2015

Samantha Nass Floral Design - Grand Opening

Please join us for our GRAND OPENING on May 3rd at 1-4pm. Enjoy some nibbles and drinks and help us celebrate the launch of the Floral Design Studio at our 75 Woodlawn location!

Price: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2015

Leadercast Saratoga

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Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® Saratoga the Gannet Auditorium at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Friday, May 8, 2015. 

The Leadercast® event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites around the world, including Saratoga Springs. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  • Andy Stanley - Leadership author and communicator
  • Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund
  • Ed Catmull – President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
  • Seth Godin – Best-selling Author
  • Rudy Giuliani – 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
  • Aja Brown – Mayor, City of Compton
  • Bill McDermott – CEO of SAP AG
  • CMDR Rorke Denver – Navy SEAL Commander & Author
  • Bill & Giuliana Rancic – Award-Winning Personalities & Co-Hosts of Leadercast
  • And more!

This year’s theme—The Brave Ones — challenges leaders to lead with a sense of bravery, possessing a posture of unrelenting boldness. Brave leaders disrupt industries through innovation, stand firm in the face of opposition, and embrace risk. Join a community inspired by those who demonstrate bravery and leave equipped to take on your next leadership challenge. Bring your friends or team members to experience Leadercast® and discover what it means to be a leader worth following.

Price: $99.00

Date: May 8, 2015

Mother’s Day Children’s Pizza Making Class

A Children’s Pizza-Making Class is being held Mother’s Day weekend from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Forno Bistro. While the children learn how to make their own pizzas and watch them cook in Forno Bistro’s iconic wood-fired oven the adults can socialize and enjoy selections from a special Mother’s Day lunch menu. Each child will receive a pizza making certificate and a recipe card. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $30.00

Date: May 9, 2015

Best Mother's Day Brunch in Town with Mazzone Hospitality

Enjoy Mother's Day brunch at one of 3 Mazzone Hospitality venues.  View our menus online today!  https://mazzonehospitality.com/current-promotions

Price: Free Event

Date: May 10, 2015

A Black and White Affair…Gatsby Style to benefit The Wesley Foundation

The Wesley Foundation Gala, presented by The Adirondack Trust Company, will feature roaring 1920’s fun at the beautiful Saratoga Golf and Polo Club to raise funds for The Wesley Community - an organization that serves more than 700 Saratoga area seniors. The evening will feature delicious food from Chef John Ireland at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, décor from Fine Affairs, music from Funk Evolution, classic cars from The Saratoga Automobile Museum, a sundae bar featuring ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s of Saratoga, and photos against vintage backdrops provided by TapSnap. Don’t miss this exciting evening to support The Wesley Community’s Springs building renovation. Advance reservations are recommended. Black and white cocktail party attire with your favorite splash of color is suggested. Period attire is also welcome. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. To make a reservation, call 518-691-1420 or reserve online at www.thewesleycommunity.org/gala.

Price: $100.00

Date: May 30, 2015

TRASK Art Show & Sale

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation presents the 4th Annual TRASK Art Show & Sale, an evening that brings local artists and art lovers together to celebrate the spirit of Saratoga Springs.

The one-night-only juried art show and sale will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6:30PM—9:30PM at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. Tickets are $55 SSPF Members, $65 SSPF Non-Members and available online at http://store.saratogapreservation.org and at the door.

Website: www.spiritofliferestoration.org/TRASK

Price: $55.00

Date: June 11, 2015

2015 Path Through History Weekend

In 2012 Governor Cuomo unveiled New York's "Path Through History," a statewide initiative that links historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout New York State. This effort to highlight our rich heritage aims to not only showcase the state's history and cultural significance, but also promote tourism and economic development in communities across the State.

The Path Through History Weekend will be held this year on June 20- 21 and we welcome your partnership as we work together to showcase New York's unparalleled history.

If your organization is holding an event during this time frame that connects with New York history, we encourage you to participate.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 20, 2015

Jazz in July

Sunday evenings starting at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: July 6, 2015

Jazz in July

Sunday evenings at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: July 13, 2015

Jazz in July

Sunday evenings starting at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: July 20, 2015

65 Roses...The Opening Day Soiree

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the 37th Annual 65 Roses...The Opening Day Soiree. Enjoy the evening on Opening Day at Saratoga! The opening day excitement continues at the exquisite and unique Fasig Tipton Horse Auction Stables.  Our evening recognizes the Golub Family: Neil & Jane, Jerry & Geraldine, David & Andrea, Mona & Marie for their commitment to local philanthropy and loyalty to the CF Foundation.  Enjoy music and dancing with Gravity, dinner stations by Mazzone Catering, open bar, craft beer, specialty drinks while browsing an extensive auction including one-of-a-kind items, get-aways and much more!

Price: $250.00

Date: July 24, 2015

Jazz in July

Sunday evenings starting at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: July 27, 2015

Dark Days Starry Nights

Tuesday evenings at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: August 4, 2015

Dark Days Starry Nights

Tuesday evenings at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: August 11, 2015

Dark Days Starry Nights

Tuesday evenings at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: August 18, 2015

Dark Days Starry Nights

Tuesday evenings at 7PM at Congress War Park Memorial

Price: Free Event

Date: August 25, 2015

“One Fine Day” Centennial Soiree

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) will present its annual One Fine Day event. This year promises to be our best yet, as we join in commemorating the City of Saratoga Spring's Centennial with historic Union Gables Bed & Breakfast as our backdrop.  There will be live music, signature drinks and gourmet goodies to enjoy. Don’t forget to bid on irresistible items in the silent auction with 100% of the proceeds to benefit SOS’ programs and services.

Price: $75.00

Date: August 25, 2015