Troy Happenings

 

EVENTS

Farmer's Market

Every Saturday throughout the year. Attracts 10,000-12,000 people.

River Fest

Popular annual art & music festival. A Saturday in June.

Troy Night Out

Last Friday of every month arts and cultural regularly draws thousands of people onto the streets of Downtown Troy. 

Troy Pig Out

Saturday in July. The area's biggest BBQ. Attracts over 20,000 meat-lovers.

Rockin on the River

Every Wednesday summer evening. Attracts over 5,000-8,000 concert-goers per event.

Flea Market

Over 30 secondhand vendors  and live music and food. Sundays from July through October.

Flag Day Parade

June 14th

Nation’s largest Flag Day Parade and televised.

Student Fest

A special welcome event for RPI, Sage and Hudson Valley Community College students the last Friday in August.

Steampunk Festival

Mad machinery races, street performers, peddlers and storytelling during a Saturday in late summer. (2016 3rd annual event attracted over 8.000 people)

Chowderfest

15,000 chowder-lovers turn out and judge some of the best chowder in the area. Centered in Monument Square, guests purchase their tickets, explore the vendors and travel to the participating Downtown Troy restaurants distributing chowder from their establishments.

Victorian Stroll

Street entertainment, merchant specials and period costumes abound. Attracts over 20,000 people every year on a Sunday in early December. 

Culture

 

Turkey Trot

10K road race attracting over 7,000 runners every 

Thanksgiving morning. It's the Nation’s 12th and the world’s 64th oldest race (started in 1916). It's also the 11th largest Turkey Trot in the nation. Registrants from 39 states and 4 countries.

  • Classes for adults and children, art camps, exhibitions and performances, and support for arts organizations and artists
     

  • Serving 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy
     

  • Circa 1962

  • A destination venue for a wide range of classical and modern music performances and recording
     

  • Known as an acoustic wonder due to its narrow shoebox form
     

  • 1,180 seats provide intimacy and sustains an optimal reverberation
     

  • Circa 1870
     

  • The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
     

  • 220,000-square foot building featuring a concert hall of the 21st century
     

  • Designed by London-based Grimshaw Architects opened Fall 2008