August 13, 2022 – The Daily Gazette


Summer in the Capital Region is full of things to do, on the trail and off. Every day you are spoiled for choice between horse racing, live music, festivals, fairs and theatre.

Here are several fun options for today.


The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Ninth at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The show, which will end with a fireworks display, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.


Day two of the Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. A pinball tournament will take place throughout the day, in addition to a draw. General admission is $15 ($12 for SRYMCA members). Children six and under are free.

The Jocelyn & Chris Band will perform with Sly Fox and the Hustlers at Putnam Place at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.


Schenectady Fandom Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Proctors, featuring celebrities and voice actors, panels, esports, cosplay contests, movies, and other vendors and artists. Tickets start at $40 for students.

A community block party around the Palace Theater in Albany runs from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music, family activities, vendors, food trucks and giveaways.

The 16th Annual Cardboard Boat Races from Hudson Crossing Park to Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville will begin at 1 p.m.

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