Summer scene with Indiana Nash: Aug. 6, 2022


Summer in the Capital Region is packed with things to do, at the track and away from it. On any given day, there’s plenty to choose from between horse racing, live music, festivals, fairs and theater.

Here are several fun options for today.


The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the score of “The Princess Bride” as the romantic fairy tale plays on the big screen at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Free Stewart’s ice cream will be provided prior to the event. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $65.


The Saratoga Automobile Museum will host the Summer Auto Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration ranges from $20-25 and admission is free for spectators. Parking will be available for a $10 fee. The event will also include a DJ and food trucks from High Noon and Ben & Jerry’s.

Saratoga Springs Food Tours will lead a guided tour through downtown Saratoga to learn about the local food culture and history. The tour will begin at the Saratoga Farmers Market at noon with tickets costing $63 per person. 


Amsterdam’s RiverFest will be returning to Riverlink Park for another day of live music, food, water ski shows and fireworks. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Queen tribute band, Almost Queen, will perform at Frog Alley Brewing at 6 p.m. The concert will also include bands That 80s Band and Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John. Tickets start at $25 and concertgoers must be 21 or over to attend.

The Brass Machine, a New Orleans-style brass band originally from Buffalo, will be performing at Freedom Park in Scotia beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free as part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series.

Categories: At The Track, Entertainment, Life and Arts, Life and Arts

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