Special Events

Below is a list of special events that take place throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding these events, contact the Parks & Recreation department at (518) 235-7761 or Email us.

Rockin on the River
The Rockin on the River concert series offers FREE concerts to the public along the Hedley District Riverfront in Downtown Troy every Wednesday throughout the concert season.  Concert details can also be found on their Facebook page.

Troy Night Out
Troy Night Out is a Monthly Arts and Cultural Event that Takes Place the Last Friday of Every Month in Downtown Troy from 5 – 9p.m. You can also find them on Facebook

Troy Pig Out
Welcomes professional BBQ teams from across the United States for a two-day competition. Barbeque vendors and live music are the main attractions for guests to the festival. The Troy Pig Out is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association and the office of the Governor as the New York State BBQ Championship, qualifying the winner for the National Championship.  Additional event information can be found on their Facebook page.

For additional information on events in the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District please contact [email protected] or call (518) 279-7997.

Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup
Every April, the City of Troy sponsors an citywide cleanup event coinciding with Earth Day. This community event brings together residents, families, and business owners to improve community parks, green spaces and neighborhoods across the City. For more information on Troy’s Earth Day cleanup, or to organize a cleanup project in your neighborhood, please contact the Department of General Services at (518) 279-7161 or via email at [email protected]

The Great Race
The City of Troy will host an overnight stop of the 2018 Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage car rally, on Sunday, June 24. Hemmings Motor News’ the Great Race will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the Collar City for the event – presented locally by Brown’s Brewing Company – with the first car rolling down River Street in downtown Troy starting at approximately 5:00 pm, with additional events and entertainment planned throughout Saturday.

Powers Park Concert Series
Powers Park was once the venue of weekend activities around the turn of the 20th Century. Since 2004, the crowds at the historic City park have returned every Saturday evening to see the best in local entertainment on the Neil Kelleher Stage at Powers Park. The concert series has become one of the most anticipated showcase events the city has to offer. With a full array of festival foods and great music, the series has become a mainstay of the community, as well as the entire city.

The Powers Park Concert Series is free to the public. The series runs over eight Saturdays in July and August. The park is located at 110th St & Second Ave. in North Troy.  To find out concert details and line up visit the Powers Park Concert Series Facebook page.

Troy Turkey Trot
Troy’s premier road race and one of the oldest in the Capital Region. From its humble beginnings in 1916 with only six runners entered, the Troy Turkey Trot has grown into one of the largest road races in upstate New York. It features a childrens 1 mile run, a 5K and a 10K run.  Additional event information can be found on their Facebook page.

Victorian Stroll
The annual holiday tradition presented by the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce transforms the historic streets of downtown Troy into a magical stage of song, dance, and family enjoyment. For additional information please visit https://www.victorianstroll.com/