We have established exciting and well-attended Downtown Glens Falls events! Click the links below to learn more about our signature celebrations. A calendar of Collaborative events is below.
Downtown Glens Falls Events
Friday, December 2, 2016
Downtown Glens Falls shopping and Christmas characters — Including Santa Claus himself and a tree lighting in City Park!
Thursday, December 31, 2016
Free dance party at Heritage Hall. Check back for more info!
Saturday April 29, 2017
Glens Falls vs. the world! Restaurants compete to see who has the best wings. Your vote counts!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
A pet-friendly festival in Downtown Glens Falls. Bring your pooch!
Wednesdays, June 28 to August 16, 2017
Sample small plates from restaurants throughout downtown and listen to live music.
Fitness festival with interactive demos, healthy food for sale, giveaways, samples, children’s activities and more. Check back for more information.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Downtown Glens Falls trick-or-treating and spooky live music and dance performances.
Who has the best wings? YOU be the judge!
Join us at our annual Wing Fest in Downtown Glens Falls, where restaurants compete to see who has the best wings. Will the Bullpen Tavern and 190 Grille keep their titles? Come and see!
Tasting is from noon to 3 p.m. with an awards ceremony to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the City Park bandstand.
We’ll have live music by The Sound Factory in City Park’s bandstand and on the street by The Lounge Lizards and Phil Camp.
Tickets are $1 per ticket, and the number of tickets to taste varies by restaurant. Tasters must try from 6 or more different restaurants to vote. There are two awards: People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. Judges this year include Jeff Mead from the Glens Falls Civic Center, Tim Drawbridge from WTEN, Dr. John Rugge of Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Health Foundation, Emily Murphy of Charles Wood Theater, Cristina Britton of Glens Falls Hospital and Judge Martin Auffredou.
New this year: T-shirts featuring Henrietta, the chicken depicted in the trophy created by artist Phyllis Brown. The shirt design is created by Rodney Bentley, and printed locally by Wombat Graphics. They come free with a $20 donation to the Arts Trail, a new downtown project connecting 10 arts destinations within the City of Glens Falls. Donations can be made at Samantha’s Cafe at 193 Glen Street in Downtown Glens Falls ON SALE NOW! They will also be for sale at the ticket tables during Wing Fest.
T-Shirt Presale! Buy your t-shirt in advance at Samantha’s now for 10 free tickets to use at Wing Fest! Claim your free tickets at the ‘Will Call’ to be located at the 21 Bay Street Wing Fest Ticket Table.
Restaurants are invited to participate! Apply online atwww.glensfallscollaborativ
Sponsors are also sought! This is a fun way to promote your business and support the Collaborative. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
MAY 6 – 31, 2017 ~ “Sounds of Silence” was inspired by a friend who suffered and found help and relief. He commissioned me to create a painting depicting his time in darkness and eventual saving grace. This is an awareness/fundraising community event to help share the resources available to those in need.
An Adirondack themed exhibit featuring art by regional artists.