14th Annual TROY RIVER FEST, 2017

Showcasing carefully curated, locally crafted hand-made goods and local cuisine in an open-air bazaar situated in the scenic, historic downtown district, this event is an organic, grassroots festival designed to mimic the flow of the Hudson by encouraging visitors to ramble throughout the streets of downtown Troy.  

The Hudson River is a significant part of Troy's history.

Shop, dine and explore downtown Troy amidst live music, street performances, community art projects, festival food, and so much more! 


2017 Schedule of events

Small Town Cinema
10:00am to 11:00am

Mother Judge
11:30pm to 12:30pm

Tom McWatters
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kimono Dragons
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Victory Soul Orchestra
4:00pm to 5:00pm

DJ Intell Hayesfield
10:30am to 1:30pm

DJ Jennifer Haley
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Ragliacci Rags
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Magic & Illusions of Jeggrey Jene
All Day

Fun with the Troy Boys & Girls Club

Bounce House with the YMCA

Storytime with the Troy Public Library



Parking in the Central Business District is limited to two (2) hours from 9:00am-5:00pm and four (4) hours in the areas designated by metered pay stations. There are also approximately 1,000 parking spots in the City’s 7 parking garages located on Fifth Avenue & Broadway, First Street next to the YWCA, Congress Street & Fifth Avenue, Front Street behind The Arts Center, State & River Streets, and River Street next to the Green Island Bridge.  Parking is free on nights and weekends in City of Troy parking garages and lots. A map of the available parking locations can be found here.

Event Rules

Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind; animals or pets* allowed at the event; Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. (*Excludes ADA-defined service animals. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons - may be addressed individually)

All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time and wear BID-provided identifying bracelet at all times within event grounds if they intend to consume alcohol. Any attendee caught by security personnel consuming alcohol without a bracelet will be escorted out of the event area.

For businesses

Businesses in the Downtown district are encouraged to participate in Troy River Fest! Complete the application and let us know what special programs you are planning in or outside your business! 

vendor opportunities

The approximately 100 fine art, craft and food vendors who participate in this annual festival are the anchor for a day long celebration of creativity and community. The BID welcomes applications from all makers in and around the Capital Region.


The BID needs volunteers to help with set up, staffing the information tent, and breaking down at the end of the festival. Sign up online!