The Pre-Show

All Pre-Show Events Begin at 6:00 PM when the Gates open!
American Girl Night
July 7 (6pm)

SPAC and American Girl Place proudly present our annual celebration for girls and their families. Girls can bring their dolls and experience an eve­ning of music, pink lemonade, sugar cookies, free photo booths, special American Girl crafts, plus enter for a chance to win an American Girl doll. (All kids on the lawn $10 this night)

Celebrate the newest Girl of the Year from American Girl, Gabriela McBride, a dancer, artist and poet. Help us transform SPAC’s grounds with dancing, artistic murals, and music from SPAC’s Instrument Petting Zoo.

Tea Party Sponsored by Price Chopper Supermarkets
Enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Pink Lemonade Stand and Cookie Shoppe courtesy of Price Chopper! Gluten-free and Nut-free options are available at the Cookie Shoppe.

Special thanks to Times Union, our media sponsor.


Girls' Night Out
Date Coming Soon

Pamper yourself with a night of The Philadelphia Orchestra and glamorous entertainment for you and your girlfriends. Experience complimentary massages, mini mani-pedi's, yoga, make-up consultations, hair blowouts, nutrition advice, tarot card reading, palm reading, complimentary fine wine, chocolate tastings and more. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and relax with the girls.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular!
Wednesday, August 2 (6pm)

Come celebrate Tchaikovskys magnificent 1812 Overture on the lawn with live cannons, an interactive military encampment in period costume, and also features fireworks!

Instrument Petting Zoo
Fridays, July 7 & 14 and August 4, 11, 18

Every Family Night features a hands-on, unique experience for kids and families on the lawn. The Instrument Petting Zoo offers the chance for children to sample and play a variety of different orchestral instruments with guidance from professional musicians. Don't miss the fun!

BlueStarry Nights
Thursdays, July 13 & August 3, 10 and 17

Come early for an evening of free tastings of wine, local brews and distilleries, complimentary food samples, and a weekly grilling competition where the summer's champion will face a BlueStar All-Star Chef at the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival!

Presented by BlueStar and Times Union

CDPHP Family Night Series
Fridays, July 7 & 14 and August 4, 11, 18

Join us 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!  Featuring photobooths by Saratoga Photobooth Company, open every Friday!

Albany Medical Center Childrens Workshop on the Lawn
Fridays, July 7 & 14 and August 4, 11, 18

Principal NYCB dancers and The Philadelphia Orchestra principal musicians lead these engaging and interactive workshops on the lawn at 7:00 p.m. on Family Nights.