The Pre-Show

All Pre-Show Events Begin at 6:00 PM when the Gates open!
CDPHP Family Night Series
Friday Nights: July 22, 29 & August 5, 12, 19

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 22, 29 & August 5, 12, 19

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.

American Girl Night
July 27, 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, Grace—an aspiring baker. 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.


Girls' Night Out
August 12 (6PM)

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.

Paint & Sip
July 30 & August 13

Starting at 5:30pm, an artist from Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio will instruct you through an original piece of art while you sip a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Spa State Park. At the end of the night you'll take home a beautiful painting & hopefully a new found talent! Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Deanna at (518)584-9330 ext. 134. Space is limited, registration is first come, first served.

Brought to you by Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio

Tchaikovsky Spectacular!
Saturday, August 23 (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
Friday Nights: July 22, 29 & August 5, 12, 19

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!

The Sage Colleges Date Night Series
Wednesdays: August 3, 10, 17 & Saturday: July 9

Every Thursday is The Sage Colleges Date Night. Start your weekend early with an evening of music, photo booths by Saratoga Photobooth Company, complimentary imported food and world-class wine & beer tastings. This year SPAC show­cases ‘craft beer tasting.