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Special Events

Schenectady County is a great place to live, work, and play! Schenectady County has so much to offer, from the hustle and bustle of downtown Schenectady and Mohawk Harbor to the historical landmarks, country farms, hiking trails, and scenic parks. It is rapidly becoming an arts & entertainment destination and a unique place to visit.

The Schenectady County Legislature's Office of Special Events hosts a series of signature events each year that showcase's the County's recreational areas and other community assets. Special events include the region's biggest summer block party and one of the largest nighttime holiday parades in the Northeast. The County Legislature also supports arts and culture programs, historic preservation activities, and tourism initiatives through the County Initiative's Program (CIP).

View Schenectady County Special Event Calendar

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View our comprehensive calendar for events, meetings and online events happening in Schenectady County.