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!

More Hometown Holiday Info

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!

More Wing Fest Info

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A pet-friendly festival in Downtown Glens Falls. Bring your pooch!

More Pet Fest Info

Wednesdays, June 28 to August 16, 2017

Sample small plates from restaurants throughout downtown and listen to live music.

More Take A Bite Info

October, 2017

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.

More Boo2You Info

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Wing Fest @ Downtown Glens Falls
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wing Fest @ Downtown Glens Falls

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.glensfallscollaborative.com. Participation is free for Glens Falls Collaborative members and $75 for non-members. Membership is just $240 per year. APRIL 10 IS THE DEADLINE!

Sponsors are also sought! This is a fun way to promote your business and support the Collaborative. Contact [email protected] to inquire.

May
6
Sat
2017
‘Sounds of Silence’ Exhibit Opening @ Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

May
20
Sat
2017
Pet Fest @ Glens Falls City Park
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pet Fest @ Glens Falls City Park

Join us at Pet Fest in Glens Falls City Park on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Pet Fest showcases the pets and animals sector of the Glens Falls Collaborative, a group with more than 100 members.

 

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls

Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 -August 16, 2016, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer “small plates” priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.

Jul
1
Sat
2017
‘Summer Breeze’ Art Exhibit Opening @ Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An Adirondack themed exhibit featuring art by regional artists.

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls

Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 -August 16, 2016, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer “small plates” priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Out to Lunch / Art in the Park @ Glens Falls City Park
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Out to Lunch / Art in the Park @ Glens Falls City Park

Enjoy some time outdoors in downtown Glens Falls’ City Park while you take a break from work or play. Eat lunch at a picnic table, listen to live music, and watch local artists at work!

Jul
12
Wed
2017
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls

Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 -August 16, 2016, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer “small plates” priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Out to Lunch / Art in the Park @ Glens Falls City Park
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Out to Lunch / Art in the Park @ Glens Falls City Park

Enjoy some time outdoors in downtown Glens Falls’ City Park while you take a break from work or play. Eat lunch at a picnic table, listen to live music, and watch local artists at work!

Jul
19
Wed
2017
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Take a Bite! First Week @ Downtown Glens Falls

Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 -August 16, 2016, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer “small plates” priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.