Downtown Events

Some of the most exciting events in the Capital District are taking place right here in Downtown Albany! Vendors, don't miss your chance to be a part of the Juneteenth Freedom Festival, Albany County Farmers Market, Hounds of Halloween, the Holiday Market at The Kenmore Ballroom, PearlPalooza and YogaPalooza this year. Use the links below to read more and apply.

Juneteenth opening ceremonies

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 15 | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Alice Moore Black Arts and Cultural Center’s Juneteenth Freedom Festival is returning to S Pearl Street in Albany, celebrating 20 years! This joyous community celebration of Black freedom features music and entertainment, family activities, delicious food and beverages, and pop-up vendors.

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Farmers Market

Albany County Farmers Market

Sundays, July 14-September 29 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

This outdoor farmers market takes place Sundays on S Pearl St in front of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, with free parking in the MVP Arena Garage. Farms (especially those selling orchard fruits & berries, fish and grain products) food vendors, makers, artists, and non-profits are welcome to apply.

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Saturday, September 21 | 12:00 PM-7:00 PM

PearlPalooza is downtown Albany’s highly anticipated, free, all-ages music festival, co-hosted by WEQX, the Downtown Albany BID and Sugar Productions. 

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Hounds of Halloween

Hounds of Halloween

Saturday, October 19 | 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

This totally paw-some annual event includes a Canine Costume Contest, dog trick-or-treating, and Yappy Hour specials.

Businesses and non-profit organizations who offer products, services, and experiences for pets and their owners are invited to participate as vendors. Please email [email protected] to inquire.

Holiday Market

Holiday Market at the Kenmore Ballroom

Saturday, December 7, 2024 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

This elegant, family-friendly holiday market takes place in conjunction with the Hot Chocolate Stroll. The market features tons of gift ideas from local artists, makers and producers, delicious food and beverages, festive live musical performances, and free photos with Santa for families with children.

Vendor application coming soon. Please contact [email protected] for more details.