Spend the weekend in historic downtown Troy with over 120 unique boutiques, art studios, culturally diverse cafes, bars, breweries and restaurants. One of the wealthiest cities of the 19th and 20th centuries, Troy boasts an impressive past, showcased in its historic architecture and displayed prominently throughout the city. Located along the Hudson River and just 15 minutes from Albany, make downtown Troy a destination on your next upstate adventure.


Bring a friend and support local in a place where you can engage directly with shop owners, impact individuals and the local economy. Discover over 60 unique boutiques selling antiques, home goods, clothing, jewelry, art, music, gifts, books and more. There’s no need to spend hours moving through crowded shopping malls when you can enjoy a relaxing day with the girls in a walk able downtown. Where stores sell quality, one of a kind merchandise and an experience you cannot find online. Troy is filled with local flavor, from juice and smoothie bars, coffee and pastries, to pub favorites and internationally influenced dishes. Offering a history of craft beer culture, two local breweries, wine bars, and carefully crafted cuisine, you could taste your way throughout downtown, and bring something home to share. This hardy city has had its ups and downs, once a vibrant industrial center hit with the changing times, it has returned to its roots and stands as a vibrant creative community of local businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Rockin’ on the River

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 7 | 5pm to 8:30pm

ROCKIN' ON THE RIVER is a free, 10-week outdoor summer concert series -- A great reason for live music fans to shop, dine and explore Downtown Troy on a Wednesday night!

A free, 10-week outdoor summer concert series held on Wednesday nights between June and August in Riverfront Park. The series gives music fans a wonderful excuse to stay out and about on a Wednesday night in Downtown Troy, attracting 5,000 to 8,000 guests per night.

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12th Annual Troy Pig OUT

Saturday, July 13 | 10am to 9pm + Fireworks!

This official Empire State competition is one of the most loved events in the Capital Region. A full day of fun where competitors duke it out for best BBQ, and people flock to Riverfront park to taste some of the area’s best food. This year you can partake in a hot dog eating contest, compete in the Collar City Cornhole Tournament, interact with owls, and more! Live music throughout the day with Anthony Fallacaro, Greg Farley, Wyld Blu Band, Soul Sky, Andrew Mirabile, and C.K. & The Rising Tides. Plus, Fireworks at dusk!!

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Career development series | the zen of leadership

Tuesday, June 18 | 8:00am to 9:00am
at Mindful Intentions | 193 River Street

This class will be facilitated by JD of Mindful Intentions and Andrew of HeartSpace Yoga. They will lead a discussion and body centered practices that will enliven the leader within in you. Leave with a new sense of personal leadership, a clear mind to begin your day and a spark of passion to inspire your heart. Class size is limited to 8.

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Fitness In The Park

Sundays, June 23 through August 25

Exercise among the downtown Troy community at Free Fitness in the Park each Sunday, June 23 through August 25. The perfect way to start your Sundays in Troy. Weekend workout, brunch with friends, browse the shops, enjoy Troy!

Instruction by Lotus Wellness Studio & Heart Space Yoga!



The BID cultivates and advocates the economic growth of Downtown Troy by creating an inviting, dynamic, and sustainable community that celebrates the City’s history while building towards its future.  The BID is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the District to further enhance and make our community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, the daily workforce, and students. 

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life within the district of downtown Troy. In our efforts to make the community a vibrant, attractive destination to live, work, learn and play, we request annual partners for marketing sponsorships. We offer extensive sponsorship packages that fit your marketing goals and with a broad range of benefits creating long-term visibility across the Capital Region.


The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Foundation requests your support to grow Troy's urban tree canopy with the Raise . Plant . Grow initiative. The initiative will raise funds to plant up to 150 trees in downtown Troy, and will take place in stages as funds become available.

The first step will include clearing dead or dying trees, and removing stumps from existing tree wells. Once these tree wells are cleaned, in the fall and/or spring, new trees may be planted. The Downtown Troy BID beautification staff will mange watering of the trees. 

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