Summer in Ballston Spa is back
The Village of Ballston Spa will once again hum with life this summer, after two long years of Covid-19 restrictions. The Village is looking forward to warm weekend mornings and summer evenings bringing back the feeling of a community pre-2020. With its relaxed style and over 200 years of history, the village has a long tradition of welcoming visitors. What a wonderful feeling to walk around town, seeing people out and about, shopping, dining, visiting the farmers’ market, listening to musicians on a soft summer evening, watching movies under the stars. Ballston Spa summer fun is back and we’re ready to celebrate.
Shop, Dine and Enjoy Again
Ballston Spa’s downtown is the beating heart of the community and our small businesses and restaurants have taken the past two years to add outdoor seating options and revamping their indoor spaces. Whether it’s shopping for the latest in fashion, home goods, jewelry or personal care, discovering the perfect wine, browsing for unusual antiques, or taking advantage of relaxing spa services, you’ll find it here. You’re sure not to go hungry, either. For a small village, Ballston Spa boasts an amazing variety of eateries. For breakfast and lunch there are charming coffee shops, a trendy tearoom, a famous waffle establishment and a bustling deli, along with some cozy spots that are favorites with the locals. Dinner offerings range from pizza and burgers to Indian, Italian, Asian and Southwestern fare, pub food to fine dining. Stop by the local brewery tasting room to cap off the evening. Find a directory to our BSBPA Member Businesses here.
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) is excited to be able to offer a full summer season of outdoor events. Free movies in Wiswall Park are back for the 15th summer in a row, as part of First Friday activities. The series begins on June 3 (rain date June 4) with “Luca”. “Encanto” will be shown on July 1 (rain date July 2), and “Sing 2” on August 5 (rain date August 6). All films are family friendly. The movies are projected onto the wall of the adjacent Front Street Deli building on Front Street in the village and begin at approximately dusk (8:30-8:45 pm). Find out more about our Movies in the Park here.
The free Concerts in the Park series will be held Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm in Lions Music Park at the historic Iron Spring Park on Front Street from June 30 through 25. The concert series offers a line-up of some of the most popular musicians in the Capital Region, including local favorites and new performers: Ballston Spa Community Band (June 30), Warden & Co (July 7), Hot Club of Saratoga (July 14), High Peaks Bluegrass (July 21), The North & South Dakotas (July 28), Ice Cream Social w/ Union Fire Co. Band (August 4), SIRSY (August 11), The Lustre Kings (August 18), and The Rogues (August 25). For both movies and concerts, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. These events are made possible by the generous support of local sponsors. Find more information about our Concerts in the Park here.
Farmers’ Market Open in Wiswall Park
The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will operate from June 11-September 29 (Thursdays, 3-6 pm, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm) located on Front Street in Wiswall Park. In addition to returning vendors My Other Garden, Cravin’ Cookies, Bethy’s Barkery, Paper Dragon Farm, Touareuna Farm, The White Falcon Soapery, Gneiss Spice and Eggs, and Wildhaven Bakery, the market welcomes some new vendors this season, including Baked Baked Goods and Nani’s Indian Kitchen. Saturday markets will feature live music at the Gazebo in Wiswall Park while the Thursday markets precede the evening summer concerts in nearby Iron Spring Park in July and August. Find a complete list of Farmers Market vendors here.