The weekend is upon you! Things to do can get expensive, but- they don't have to be.

Searching around the interwebs, I found some fun activities to do this weekend that won't cost you an arm and a leg, or your entire bank account.  From the race track to Troy, here goes:

  • The 12th Annual Troy Pig Out: Free! Saturday July 13th from 10-9 at Riverfront Park, enjoy music and great BBQ
  • Mariano Rivera Day: Friday, the 12th at the Saratoga Race Course, you can catch Mariano Rivera.  He'll be getting honored in a ceremony at the Race Course, and general admission for the grand stands isn't that expensive ($7).  Getting to have lunch with him though at noon?  Well, that's another story ($250)
  • SummerNight 2019: Friday July 12th from 5-10 pm in Schenectady, it's a huge summer block party.  Live music featuring Smash Mouth and more!  Get more info here.
  • Take a Summer Stroll: Heading to the Saratoga Race Course?  Well, you can also take a Sunday Summer Stroll in Saratoga and check out all of the history.  Get more info here.
  • Color the Canal Chalk & Art Fest: Like to draw?  Well, you can chalk up the sidewalks in Schenectady as part of this event.  Happening Saturday July 13th, get more info here.
  • Check out a 90s House Party: Late Friday night, the 12th, from 11pm-2am you can catch 90s music and nostalgia at the City Beer Hall in Albany
  • Catch Jefferson Starship: So this is probably the most expensive on the list (about $40 a ticket)- but, Jefferson Starship will be playing at Skyloft tonight. You can get last minute ticket info here