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Thu, Jun 12 - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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Ballston Spa Farmers' Market (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets, downtown Ballston Spa
The Ballston Spa Farmers' Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, has been serving the local community since 2003. The market is held twice a week in Wiswall Park: Thursdays from 3-6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm, beginning June 12th and ending October 18th. We have added an additional 3 weeks to the end of the season to accommodate for late season produce. Saturday markets will include music and special children's activities. From June 26-Aug. 28, the Thursday markets are followed by the popular Concerts in the Park series. For more information about the market, contact market chairperson Cyndi Pastore, cyndi@ballston.org.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jun 26 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Concerts in the Park Series (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa
The 2014 Ballston Spa Summer Concerts in the Park series takes place Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm in Wiswall Park, from June 26-August 28. We are excited about our line-up of performers this year, which includes some popular crowd favorites and some fantastic new acts! June 26: Sirsy, July3: Ballston Spa Community Band, July 10: Skeeter Creek, July 17: Jump Daddies, July 24: Zucchini Brothers, July 31: Hard Soul, August 7: Ice Cream Social with Union Fire Company Band, August 14: Holly & Evan, August 21: Studio Two, August 28: Wild Adriatic. Click on More Info below for links to performers' websites. As always, the concert series is free to the public, thanks generous sponsorship support.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Enjoy an outdoor film and Arts Fest as part of August's First Friday in Ballston Spa. Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1 - 2, 2014
Ballston Spa Film Festival (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
ballston Spa High School/Iron Springs Park
The Ballston Spa Film Festival presents short films from across the country and around the world, including student films. Screenings at Ballston Spa High School and Iron Springs Park.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
2nd Annual Front Street Arts Festival (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front Street, downtown Ballston Spa
The Strolling Village Artisans present the 2nd Annual Front Street Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 9 am-4 pm on Front Street in historic downtown Ballston Spa. Up to 40 artisans will have handcrafted art, pottery, photography and more for sale. The SVA is an artist cooperative dedicated to supporting arts in the local community and beyond.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Artist Signing--Greg Montgomery (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Front Street Home, 6 Front Street
Front Street Home will be hosting a signing by artist Greg Montgomery, Sunday, August 3 from 12-3 pm, in conjunction with the Front Street Arts Festival that weekend. Greg will be signing the new 2014 Saratoga and Travers poster, as well as bringing some of his past popular favorites. See More Info for more about Greg Montgomery.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Annual Ice Cream Social (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front Street
Our favorite traditional mid-summer event, the Annual Ice Cream Social will be Aug. 7, 6-8 pm in Wiswall Park. There will be ice cream, cake, balloon artist Balloon Gal Jenny for the kids and TWICE the musical entertainment by the Union Fire Company Band and the Ballston Spa Community Band! Just a minimal cost for a serving of cake and ice cream. Proceeds go back to the community.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
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Outdoor Movie in the Park (8:30 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front Street
Families this summer have enjoyed free outdoor movies in Wiswall Park in June and July. Our final movie of the summer will be screened on Friday, August 8 (rain date August 9) at dusk (time approximately 8:30). We're going "retro" this month with 1985's The Goonies. Bring the kids to enjoy this exciting adventure--just as you remember it! Movie snacks from North Star Church and the Kona Ice truck will be on hand.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Kids' Fest (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Grace Community Chapel, 137 West Milton Road
Grace Community Chapel will hold a Kids' Fest on Saturday, August 9 from 1-4 pm, weather permitting. Bouncy House, Food, Crafts.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K (8:30 AM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5kRace will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 am at Brookside. The out-and-back course follows Fairground Avenue, beginning at the top of the hill by the Fairgrounds, continuing out to the correctional facility and then circling back. The 3.1 mile course ends with a downhill finish right outside Brookside. This course is USATF CERTIFIED. Only 200 t-shirts available to runners, so register now!Registration rates are $22 per person through 8/12/2014; $27 8/13/2014 through 8/16/2013. Join with a friend or family member and get a discount! $35 for two entries through 8/12/2014*Entries MUST be submitted together to be eligible and this rate is only valid through 8/12/2014. NOT VALID for day of race registrations. This 5K supports education programs offered to thousands of Capital Region school children and is sponsored by Ballston Spa National Bank.Register online at active.com or download an application from www.brooksidemuseum.org.
Cost: Registration: $22 through 8/12/14, $27 afterwards
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Zest, 3 Science Street
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning
Fri, Sep 5, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
September's First Friday will feature sidewalk sales! Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBD, Host: Ballston Spa Education Foundation
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate Fair Trade Month during October's First Friday in Ballston Spa! Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Ballston Spa Public Library Fundraiser (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
American Legion Post, 23 Pleasant Street
Come support your hometown library and enjoy a fun-filled evening! As part of the Village's First Friday celebration on October 3, the Ballston Spa Public Library will be holding a fundraiser from 6-9 pm at the American legion Post in Ballston Spa. Events will include live music, ice cream social, activities for children, silent auction, bake sale, gift basket raffles and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go toward funds to renovate the library.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
''The Way We Were'' Car Show (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front Street, Ballston Spa
Mark your calendars for the 12th annual "The Way We Were" Car Show, Sunday, October 12, 9 am-4 pm. Stroll the historic Village of Ballston Spa's Front Street from one end to the other, while checking out a wide variety of cars and trucks and enjoying outdoor barbecues, vendors, and music. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Avenue past the Old Iron Springs to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. In the past, this event has attracted hundreds of display vehicles and thousands of automobile aficionados from all over the region. This is one of the few local judged shows and several trophies will be awarded. The event is free to spectators. Exhibitors will be able to pre-register by 10/1/14 for $10.00 per car or $15.00 the day of show. All proceeds will benefit community activities sponsored by the BSBPA. Rain date for this event is October 19. For more information, contact Steve Farnham: stevefarnham@ballston.org, 914-733-5741 or Dan Barner: dan@ballston.org, 396-7517. Click on More Info for a printable pre-registration form
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Ballston Spa Homecoming and Community Pride Parade (6:00 PM)
Parade on Milton Avenue, Football Game, Ballston Spa High School
The Ballston Spa School District and Village of Ballston Spa celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 17 with the annual Ballston Spa School and Community Pride parade, stepping off from South Street at 6 pm and proceeding through the village on Milton Avenue to Front Street to Ballston Avenue and concluding at the Ballston Spa football field on Garrett Road, where the Ballston Spa Scotties will play Saratoga Springs High School for the Homecoming football game at 7 pm. School and community groups are encouraged to take part in the parade.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBA
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
17th Annual Falling Leaves Festival (3:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park/Kelley Park, Ballston Spa
The 17th Annual Falling Leaves Festival takes place Saturday, October 25, starting with the traditional costume parade from Wiswall Park to Kelley Park at 3 pm and continuing with fun family activities in Kelley Park. For more information or to volunteer, contact the village of Ballston Spa office at 885-5711.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate First Friday in Ballston Spa's 10th Anniversary!! Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Location TBA
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBA
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate a festive holiday-themed First Friday in Ballston Spa, before and after the big Holiday Parade! Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
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Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (6:30 PM)
Milton Avenue and WiswallPark, Front Street
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association's annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place December 5. Parade step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree. The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village. This is a true community event so parade participants are welcome! If your organization would like to march that night, please contact Ellen at the BSBPA office 885-2772 or info@ballston.org. Before and after the parade, there will be carolers and musicians on the street corners and many village shops and restaurants will be open with music, demonstrations and displays as part of First Friday, which also falls on this festive evening.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Iron Roost, 36 Front Street
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is a group of businesses and individuals working together to make Ballston Spa a great place to work, live and visit. The association works in conjunction with Village government and other groups to enhance our community.
The people of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association are proud of our community and we are working very hard to make a difference in Ballston Spa.