Union Gables Mansion Inn
55 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866, United States
(518) 584-1558

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival

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Saturday and Sunday, June 25 - 26, 2016
Freihofer's Jazz Festival at SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, New York

Experience the beauty of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the Saratoga Spa State Park with a weekend of Jazz music.

4th of July in Saratoga Springs

July 3 | 9:15 PM
Fireworks show Saratoga Casino and Raceway will begin around 9:15pm (1.8 miles from Union Gables)
Cost: No Admission

July 4 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Firecracker4, Saratoga City Center http://www.firecracker4.com/ Cost: $20
Start the 4th with an invigorating run through the beautiful streets of Saratoga Springs. Course is USATF certified 4 mile with B-tag timing. Race features live entertainment along the course, awards, prizes, refreshments, large vendor courtyard, goody bags and awesome race shirts. Register early to get your personalized Firecracker4 race bib.

July 4 | 9:30 PM
Enjoy spectacular fireworks this 4th of July, Independence Day with Saratoga's All-American Celebration in Congress Park. (two blocks from Union Gables)

The New York City Ballet

July 2015
New York City Ballet At SPAC 
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York City Ballet returns to Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Orchestra, Music and Wine

Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound and technical skill. The orchestra plays a classical music and repertoire, and also continues to perform exciting programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. Inspired by tradition yet looking to the future, the Philadelphia Orchestra offers a powerful music experience to audiences all over the world.

Friday, June 14, 2016  

Opera Saratoga Presents Le Nozze Di Figaro at The Spa Little Theater located in the Saratoga Spa State Park at 7:30 PM, Cost: $50 - $95

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is a three-day destination event located in world-class Saratoga Springs, New York (2.5 hours north of New York City). Set in a 2,400 acre park preserve, the three-day event draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.
Cost: Wine & Food Festival Package $350, Wine & Food Connoisseur Package $410

Saratoga Polo

July 10-August 31
Saratoga Polo. Every Friday and Sunday at 5:30pm
Saratoga Polo Field, Bloomfield Road, Saratoga Springs, NY (2.7 miles from Union Gables)
Since 1898 the city has hosted a polo club, the old Persian game of horses, mallets, and daring riders. The season usually lasts from July to Labor Day, don't miss out. For spectators in the clubhouse, there is a dress code. Women should appear in cocktail dresses or summery skirts, possibly with the traditional billowy hats which block the sun, and colorful espadrilles or otherwise comfy but tasteful footwear. Men are required to dress in business casual wear with a sporty edge, or if they so choose, in a formal suit and tie.
Daily Ticket Admission:
Clubhouse Lawn & Bleacher: $20 per person / Free kids 12 & Under
Reserved Clubhouse: $30 per person / $15 kids 12 & Under
Premium Reserved Clubhouse: $40 / $15 kids 12 & Under
Unreserved Tailgate Space: $30
Unreserved Centerfield Tailgate Space: $50

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SPAC Summer Concerts

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, August 7 and 9; August 14 and 16 at 3:00 PM

Toby Keith with Special Guest Eric Paslay, August 14 at 7:00 pm

Counting Crows and Rob Thomas, August 15 at 7:00 pm

Goo Goo Dolls with Special Guests Collective Soul & Tribe Society, August 21 at 7:00 pm

Florida Georgia Line, August 28 at 7:00 pm


Zac Brown Band, September 3 at 7:00 pm

Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, September 8 at 6:30 PM

Brian Adams, September 11 at 7:00 pm

Festivals In and Around Saratoga

End of May:  Lake George Elvis Festival in Shepard Park alongside beautiful Lake George. Everything Elvis! Throughout the LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival, fans of 'The King' will love taking a stroll through the Elvis Collectibles Sale.
Shepard Park, Lake George, New York

In mid-June is Saratoga ArtsFest, A community-wide celebration of the arts throughout Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival
Saratoga Polo Grounds
Celebrating the beauty and creativity of Saratoga, the First Annual Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival kicks off a spectacular three-day family-friendly event in June

Mid-June: Round Lake Antiques Festival, Village of Round Lake (16 minute drive from Union Gables)

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 – 26, 2016
2nd Annual Adirondack Wine and Food Festival in Lake George at the Charles R. Wood Park, 17 West Brook Road, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Over 40 New York State craft beverage producers and local food vendors, with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop. Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the gate

Last weekend in June 
Freihofer's Jazz Festival, SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines

History and Museum Events in Saratoga

Tang Museum at Skidmore College

Tuesday, May 31st - Sunday, June 5th
The Alma Thomas Exhibition at the Frances Tang Museum at Skidmore College on North Broadway. View modern and contemporary art of vibrant abstractions, water colors, and signature canvas collections.

Saratoga Automobile Museum


Saratoga Springs, NY A series of eye-catching TV advertisements for Dos Equis beer have featured a man touted as “the most interesting man in the world” without telling you who he is. A strong argument could be made that auto racing and broadcasting icon Sam Posey, subject of the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Summer 2016 featured exhibit, is more than deserving of that title.

“POSEY: Shifting Through the Creative Life of Sam Posey,” will be subtitled “A journey through racing, art, broadcasting, writing, design and more.” But even a title of that length cannot do justice to the multi-faceted career, interests and skills of the Sharon, Connecticut resident.

Hemmings Motor News presents the 11th Annual Sports and Exotic Car Show

Saturday August 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show

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Three weeks of Shows in 2015:  The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show

June 14 - 19; 22 - 26, 2016

Yaddo Show Grounds ring is located four blocks from Union Gables. Union Gables proudly Sponsors this Event!

Saratoga Races and Horse Sales

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2016 Dates

July 22   Opening Day and Hats off Weekend

August 6   Whitney Race

August 20   Alabama Race

August 27  Travers Stakes Day

Sept 4  Closing Day and Final Stretch Festival Weekend. Saratoga Race Course

Horse Sales: The Saratoga Sale at Fasig-Tipton

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Fasig-Tipton Horse Sales 2016

August 8 and 9
The Saratoga Sale

August 13-14
New York Bred Yearlings

October 17
The Saratoga Fall Sale

Fasig-Tipton horse sales take place 4 blocks from Union Gables Inn

Saratoga Springs, New York

Tours in Saratoga Springs

Secret Garden Tour

A semi-formal English garden, a butterfly house, creative water features, expansive rural sites and compact in-city properties await visitors on the 22nd annual Secret Gardens Tour in and around Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 10.

The self-guided tour of 10 private gardens is a major fund-raiser of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County to support local and global initiatives that benefit women, girls and the community. The featured gardens are a mix of styles and sizes, in both sun and shade, sure to inspire garden lovers of every level. All but one garden are making their Secret Gardens Tour debut.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on day of tour, if still available.

Tickets may be ordered online, or may be purchased during business hours at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway and (beginning June 4) at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway. Tickets ordered online can be picked up on the day of the tour at the Visitor Center.

Taste the waters of Saratoga Spa park. Learn about the health, medical & wellness history of all the waters of Saratoga & the famous Roosevelt Bath & Spa.
View the amazing Orenda "Tufa" & Geysers tufa mound & dancing spouter. Enjoy the benefits of the "rarified atmosphere created by the ionized elements in the air.
Tours on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM;  Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, from the veranda of Roosevelt Bath & Spa by donation.

Saratoga Sightseeing Tours

Tour Guide Service with Tina DeMarsh

Costumed Tours, Walking tours, Day trips, Convention services, Military reunions and cemetery tours. northcountrytours@gmail.com, 518-222-9347

Opera Saratoga

August 2016

Opera Saratoga at the Spa Little Theater

National Museum of Dance

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The National Museum of Dance is less than a mile from Union Gables Inn.

The Dancing Athlete opened April 23rd at the National Museum of Dance; it is an innovative exhibition that shows the connections between dance, athletes, sports and the influence throughout history. Through costume, photographs, videos and objects that showcase athletes such as Lynn Swann, Sugar Ray Robinson and many others.

Galas and Fundraisers in Saratoga Springs

WWAARC Charity Golf Tournament at the Saratoga National

Thursday, June 2nd
The WWAARC 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Saratoga National Golf Club will begin at 11am for registration and the BBQ lunch on the Veranda. 12:30pm is shotgun start until the cocktail and dinner reception in the Grand Ballroom. The cost is $200 per golfer which includes cart, dining, etc. All proceeds support the WWAARC which provides nearly 1000 individuals with disabilities the service and programs needed.

Music and Mingling at the Saratoga Polo Field

Thursday, June 2nd
The 6th Annual Music and Mingling at the Saratoga Polo Field beginning at 7pm until 10pm. The event is in support of the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga and will include and open bar, live music, cigar tastings and silent auction! $125 per person. Contact 518-584-1621 for more information.

SAM Summer Gala at the Automobile Museum

Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

50th Anniversary Ballet Gala at the Saratoga Spa State Park

July 23, 2016

2016 Tango Gala at the National Dance Museum

August 13, 2016

The American Cancer Society's Red, White and Blue Party

Friday, June 24, 2016, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The American Cancer Society's Red, White and Blue Party
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs NY

A one-of-a-kind evening, featuring a gourmet, all American BBQ, dancing, and a spectacular auction.  Young Professionals: $100 General Ticket: $150 Honorary Committee: $250

Come dressed in your favorite red, white and/or blue “Saratoga Summer” attire for a night to remember.

Music at Cafe Lena in Saratoga

Friday, June 3

Gaslight Tinkers with opener Max Hatt / Edda Glass

8:00 pm

The Gaslight Tinkers' thrilling blend of global rhythms creates a danceable groove around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. 

Saturday, June 4

Susan Trump

8:00 pm

For years Susan Trump has been winning fans with her singing, her outstanding instrumental skill, and her clear, relaxed teaching style.  Outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo.ormances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo.

Sunday, June 5

Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn

7:00 pm

Acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and rock 'n roll bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast, old-time showman, and true original with nineteen albums to his name. He has been honored with a Juno Award, song placement in films by Martin Scorsese, a #1 hit on the bluegrass charts; he has wowed David Letterman, and found his songs included in the curriculum at two colleges.

Friday, June 10

Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry

7:00 pm

Terry and Gardner will trade songs, sing duets and back each other up throughout the evening. Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years; Jesse Terry, the powerful and acclaimed musical storyteller.

Saturday, June 11


7:00 pm

Band with a rock n' roll soul and a folk art mind. Drawing on Old-time recordings to 1960's R&B, the music is crafted to serve the songs with upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin. 

Friday, June 17

Mary Fahl

7:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock group October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called "a voice for the gods" (Boston Globe).

Saturday, June 18

Alan Chartock & The Berkshire Ramblers - A Folksong Benefit for Caffe Lena

7:00 pm

They capture the essence of folk music: familiar songs we can all sing along with that celebrate togetherness rather than celebrity. Founding Ramblers are Joe Browdy and WAMC's Alan Chartock.  Alan sings and plays banjo, Roselle Chartock, sings and plays guitar and percussion. They're joined by Browdy on guitar, Michael Eck on mandolin, Don McGrory on steel guitar, Alice Oldfather on fiddle, Dwight O'Neil on guitar, Selma Kaplan on vocals and piano.

Sunday, June 19

Ellis Paul

7:00 pm

Ellis Paul's engaging conversational style turns a roomful of fans into a roomful of friends. He sings touching and tender stories that meld soaring pop melodies with lyrics that carry the storytelling tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger into today's world.