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Troy Happenings

Swinging at the Troy Farmers Market
Drummers during the Victorian Stroll
Vegetable farmer at the market
Captain JP II
Rockin on the River
A helper at the Farmer's Market
Victorians strolling
Troy River Fest
RPI Crew
Farmer's Market vendors
Pig Out
Flower vendor at the market
Flag Day Parade
Victorian Stroll
Chowder Fest
Turkey Trot
Art Center Gallery
Troy Music Hall performance
Beaches Sabre Club-NY


Farmer's Market

Every Saturday throughout the year. Attracts 10,000-15,000 people.


Rockin on the River

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

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.


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.

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.

Student Fest

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

Victorian Stroll

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



  • 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

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