Summer with Mamatoga: JULY EVENTS GUIDE for Kids and Families

julyeventsFor the full calendar of Summer Events, stay tuned for the HUGE Double Issue of Mamatoga Magazine, coming in early July. But for now, mark your calendars for these not to miss Summer Family Events in Saratoga. xoxo

  • Take the kids to the Opera! Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore is part of their 2013 Season, watch as a lively bunch of sailors and guests navigate a sea of parliamentary politics and its absurd results. This is one performance where you can expect to hear gasps followed by bursts of laughter, not tears. Click here for performance times.
  • 2013 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC June 29th & 30th. A great way to spend a weekend outdoors with the family, listening to some great music. Look for some special posts coming up about how to do this one in great family style.
  • The 6th Annual Saratoga's All-American Celebration Thursday, July 4th Events occur throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, along Broadway, and in Congress Park throughout the day. The Parade steps off at 11am and travels down Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street (it does NOT continue in front of Congress Park.). The BBQ & Dessert Fest occurs at each participants' location throughout downtown and outside of the Holiday Inn. For a full list of events click here.
  • The Firecracker Four is a Saratoga Tradition. a 4-mile road race through the historic streets of Saratoga Springs. Live entertainment along the course and a Great Band at the Start / Finish. Food, Refreshments and large Vendor Courtyard at the end of the race! Click here for more info on how to register.
  • GE Kids in Free Days for the Dance Season at SPAC: Tuesday July 9 -Saturday July 25. Matinee Performances at 2 p.m. and Evening Performances at 8 p.m. No other performance art matches the ballet’s beauty, elegance and grace. This summer, SPAC welcomes three of the world's most acclaimed companies: New York City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Each adult lawn ticket purchased entitles you to one FREE lawn ticket for a kid 12 and under, courtesy of GE. If you purchase your adult lawn tickets in advance, simply present them at the gate on the night of the show to receive an equal number of free children's tickets. To purchase your adult lawn tickets, click here. For the full schedule of Kids in Free Days, click here.
  • American Girl Night at SPAC July 10th Tickets not yet available, click here for the SPAC schedule. Consistently one of SPACs most popular nights, SPAC and American Girl Place, NY host a celebration for girls and their families. Girls are encouraged to bring their dolls and experience an evening of music, American Girl crafts, pink lemonade, sugar cookies, free photobooths by Saratoga Photobooth Company and American Girl Doll giveaways. (All kids on the lawn $5 this night)
  • CDPHP Family Night Series at SPAC Friday: July 12th (also August 1, 9, 16, 23) Join them for a night of world class entertainment for the whole family! Experience strolling magicians, FREE Stewart's ice cream, free balloon animals, chalk contests, family games and more! Visit the Pediatric Dentistry of Glens Falls' Smile Zone featuring photobooths by Saratoga Photobooth Company, open every Friday!
  • Albany Medical Center Children's Workshop on the Lawn at SPAC 6pm July 12, 13 New York City Ballet principal dancers and The Philadelphia Orchestra principal musicians lead these engaging and interactive workshops on the lawn.
  • Sunday, July, 14th Saratoga Race Course Open House featuring a free concert with Disney Channel Star Zendaya
  • Tuesday, July 16th until Sunday, July 21st 172nd Saratoga County Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa
  • Friday, July 19th 10am–12:30pm Preschool Chefs: Eat, Cook, Learn…GO! with Go Kids at Healthy Living Market and Café. The popular Eat, Cook, Learn! series gets a boost of energy from local kids’ exercise outfit Go Kids. Kids will read Lois Ehlert’s inspirational Growing Vegetable Soup then will use fresh produce from fantastic local farms to create the soup from the story. While it simmers, kids will head into the Atrium for a 30-minute session with the movers and shakers from Go Kids and finish up by eating the delicious soup they’ve created.
  • Friday, July 19th Saratoga Race Course Opening Day
  • Saturday, July 20th Kulture for Kidz Summer Series starts at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs from 10am-12pm. This free program highlights a different book and activity each week! For more information call (518) 584-2225.
  • Americanarama Festival of Music Featuring Bob Dylan & His Band with Wilco, My Morning Jacket & Special Guest Ryan Bingham, GE Kids in Free Sunday, July 21 at 5:30pm at SPAC. Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan hits the stage with Wilco, My Morning Jacket and special guest Ryan Bingham for an exciting evening of American rock. Each adult lawn ticket purchased entitles you to one FREE lawn ticket for a kid 12 and under, courtesy of GE. If you purchase your adult lawn tickets in advance, simply present them at the gate on the night of the show to receive an equal number of free children's tickets. Buy your adult lawn tickets here.