Spring brings an exciting assortment of featured events and things to do near our hotel in downtown Albany, NY, from annual beer and wine festivals to St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and pop culture events, Albany has a little something for everyone to enjoy this spring! Best of all these events are near the Morgan State House, one of the historic hotels in downtown Albany, NY.
Check out what you can expect for spring 2018 below!
68th Annual Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Saturday, March 17
Join step dancers, Irish pipers, and a litany of local organizations for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Albany! This Albany St. Patrick’s Day tradition is free for all to attend and enjoy.
Capital Region Wine Festival | Saturday, March 24
Enjoy the best wines the Capital Region has to offer at the 10th annual Capital Region Wine Festival. This exciting event features decadent red, white, and sparkling wines, featured restaurant samplings, a live auction, and various vendors. Admission starts at $55 and includes restaurant samples, different wines, and vendors. For more details, call (518) 382-3884.
Ice Breaker Challenge 5k | Saturday, March 31
Take on rowers from the Albany Rowing Center for this running/walking road race challenge in the Capital District! Race along the Corning Preserve Bicycle Path as rowers alongside you down the Hudson River. A Kids Run will also take place. Entry fees start at $25 for adults. No entry fee is required for kids. Visit the Albany Rowing Center website for more information.
Albany Craft Beer Week/Craft Beer Festival | Monday, April 2 – Saturday, April 7
Celebrate the excitement that is craft beer for a full week throughout the city of Albany! Sample over 150 deliciously unique brews from Albany’s own local craft beer stalwarts, including over 50 breweries, at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tickets for the Albany Craft Beer Festival are $65 and includes three hours of sampling and a commemorative 5 oz tasting glass. Visit the Albany Craft Beer Week website for more details.
Empire State Comic Con | Friday, April 6
For three days, Albany will host the Capital region’s greatest pop culture convention at the Albany Capital Center. The Empire State Comic Con will feature movie, TV, and cartoon celebrities, comic artists, and specialty toy, comic, and collectibles vendors. Guests will have the opportunity to grab autographs from celebrities and artists from well-known films and TV shows like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Sons of Anarchy. Single Day tickets start at $20, and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Visit the Empire State Comic-Con website for more details.
The Collar City Craft Fest | Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
Featuring a large selection of local artisans from the Capital District and Upstate New York, the Collar City Crafts Fest is the perfect spot to view unique artwork and crafts from around Upstate New York. Crafts and artwork will be juried and available for sale by guests. Admission to the event is $5. Call (518) 273-0552 for more information.
Village of Waterford Canal Festival | Saturday, May 19
The annual Canal Festival in Waterford, NY will feature live music and performances, local vendors, a fishing contest, face painting, kids activities, and much more! Waterford is just a short drive north of our downtown Albany hotel. This family-friendly festival will take place on the peaceful waterfront of the Erie Canal. For more information, call (518) 233-9123.