First Fridays

2023 Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest

Chocolate Fest is back! The date is set for Friday, February 3 from 4-8pm!

Stroll the village for $1 chocolate tastings from over 20 Chocolate Chefs/Venues! Vote for your favorites in 3 categories: Dessert – Savory – Beverage. Plus chocolate-themed activities, artist demos, special promotions and sales! You an find up-do-date information on our Facebook Event Page 

If you are interested in participating as an independent chef, hosting a chef, or are a local restaurant/business who will be serving your own chocolate creation, please fill out the form below. Reach out to the Chocolate Fest committee with any questions by emailing:

Chocolate Fest Sign-Up Form 

Chocolate Fest Sponsor Sign-up

Chocolate Fest Information Sheet:

First Fridays in Ballston Spa

The Village of Ballston Spa is a beautiful place to eat, shop and stroll. Ballston Spa’s downtown is the beating heart of the community and our small businesses and restaurants have been models of resilience and adaptability over the past year.  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. 

We celebrate the First Friday of every month, encouraging visitors to take advantage of extended hours and experience the many events happening around town. You can find out more about First Fridays under the BSBPA’s events page on Facebook. 


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