SARATOGA AREA EVENTS
THURSDAY MAY 25th
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony: 6:30-8pm. Come honor those who have given their lives for our country. The City of Saratoga Springs invites you to the 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony. The event will commence at 6:30pm at the north end of Broadway. The parade includes our local veterans organizations, marching bands and service organizations. The route will proceed south through the center of Saratoga Springs on Broadway, and finish at Congress Park where a brief memorial ceremony will be held.
FRIDAY MAY 26th
The Stillwater Memorial Day Parade will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 starting at 6:15pm. The Fyfes & Drums of Olde Saratoga will perform during the parade.
SATURDAY MAY 27th
Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade: 9am. Ballston Spa’s Memorial Day Parade takes place on Saturday, May 27. Step off is at 9 am, parade proceeds down Milton Avenue to Front Street. Wreath ceremony at Kayaderosseras Creek, speakers and presentations at the War Memorial park on Low Street following the parade. Organizers are American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358.
MONDAY MAY 29th
Hattie's Annual Crawfish Festival 11am to 8pm. Get ready for Hattie's Annual Crawfish Festival on Monday, May 29th, 2017! This year, the festival will run from 11:00am-8:00pm. Fresh crawfish will be available by the pound, and the event will also feature fried chicken, gumbo, peel & eat shrimp, and draft beers.
- The Garland Nelson Ensemble: 11:00am-4:00pm
- DJ Trumastr: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Hattie's is located at 45 Phila Street & the festival will be there and in the Alley! Call 518-584-4790 for details (no reservations).
Saratoga Battlefield Honors Memorial Day 10am to 4pm. Free admission. Nearly 500 Americans were killed or wounded in the Battles of Saratoga, while some were from New York State, most were from New England, and most are still buried on the battlefield in unmarked graves. This special event focuses on the sacrifices made by Connecticut militia officers and soldiers who lost their lives at Saratoga in 1777.
Musket firing demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as other living history activities which showcase aspects of American soldier and follower life during the Revolutionary War. At 11:00am and 3:00pm, park staff and volunteers from the public will be invited to read the names of Connecticut men who died in the Battles of Saratoga, battles which marked the "most important battle fought in the world during the last 1,000 years." Saratoga National Historic Park is located at 648 Rt. 32 Stillwater.