10 Fun Things To Do in Upstate New York Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend 2018 is coming up September 1st-3rd and we know that everyone is already trying to plan some fun things to do. Whether that means time with the family, exploring the outdoors, or just relaxing there is no shortage of activities in Upstate New York's Capital Region for you and the family to enjoy. 

With the amount of fairs, festivals, and other events you won't have trouble staying busy for the long weekend. Not to mention the variety of things you're sure to find at least one great Capital Region thing to do. 

10. Labor Day Fireworks in Lake George - September 1 9:00pm-10:30pm


Enjoy some live music from Black Mountain Symphony aboard the Minne Ha Ha while beautiful fireworks go off. Event and ticket info here.

9. Fairs!


There is no shortage of fairs going on in Upstate NY.

8. Last Weekend of Saratoga Racecourse

Race Horse

Labor Day Weekend is the final weekend of racing at the Saratoga Race Course with the Woodward happening on Saturday 9/1, the Prioress on 9/2, and the Hopeful on 9/3.

7. Capital District Scottish Games - September 1st and 2nd

Scottish games

The Scottish Games are always a good time, and a fun event to attend with the whole family. Music, food, games, and fun. What's not to love about this Capital Region tradition? They take place at the Altamont Fairgrounds and you can get all the event information here.

6. Labor Day Sight Seeing on the Dutch Apple


This Labor Day, enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise of Albany! Cruise begins boarding at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.

More info here

5. ValleyCats Take on Vermont


4. Adirondack Independence Music Festival - September 1st


The area's BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR returns to Lake George, NY on September 1st and 2nd, 2018 at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons on West Brook Road. This two day, multi-band event will feature several of the premiere touring bands currently on the festival circuit.

Get ticket information here

3. Over the Edge at Proctors


Join Proctors at The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino for a one of a kind fundraiser! Participants will have the opportunity to rappel The Landing Hotel building; all proceeds will go towards the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors. Help us reach our mission through arts and community leadership to be a catalyst for excellence in education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement to enhance the quality of life in the greater Capital Region.  

Details, click here

2. Labor Day 5k


Are you a runner? Kick off Labor Day with a 5k with the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club. Race is at the Harriman State Office Campus and starts at 9am.

More details, here.

1. Hunter Mountain Zipline


Feel like being brave? How about a one of a kind view of the beautiful Catskill mountains with longest and highest zipline tour in North America? It sure does seem like a bucket list type of item, so this is a must do for any thrill seeker.

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