There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley. Views, Art, Culture, Outdoors, Recreation, Entertainment, History, Dining, Shopping and more. Each month we’ll give you new ideas for how you can explore and take advantage of all the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Albany County

American Music Festival - May 31-June 4: American Music Festival: This is music you more than hear. This is music you feel! A weekend of innovative new works by living American composers, artistic happenings, and special events across Troy, including performances by the Albany Symphony and Dogs of Desire. Tickets and Festival Pass Available.
EMPAC, Troy 518-465-4755

Capital Pride Parade and Festival - June 8-11: Don’t miss one of the biggest celebrations in the Capital Region! Join tens of thousands from around the region and beyond as Revel & Rally in Albany’s Washington Park. Last year, we celebrated with 30,000 attendees. It was one of our biggest Capital PRIDE’s ever! With tons of great vendors, all types of food and drink, and fun-filled family zone, the 2017 Capital PRIDE Festival & Rally will be a great family-friendly celebration of the LGBTQ community and our allies! There’s always lots to do and see at the Largest PRIDE in Upstate New York! 2017 Capital PRIDE Parade steps off at noon in Washington Park, at the intersection of Robin and State Streets. From there we will march down State Street, over Lark Street, up Madison Avenue and back into the park at the intersection of Willett Street. The Capital PRIDE Festival & Rally will begin immediately following the parade & march so plan to stay with us for the entire afternoon. There will be fabulous entertainment on the festival stage and activities for the entire family!
Washington Park, (518) 462-6138

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Columbia County

Chatham Summerfest: July 8: Annual street fair showcasing varied local organizations as well as performers, artists, and vendors. Many one-of-a-kind stores and great restaurants, something for everyone. Main Street, Village of Chatham More>

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: August 4-6: A three-day community event of Folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires. Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 7D, Hillsdale More>

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Dutchess County

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 24 – 25. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck.
Meet a unique mix of 200 emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy hands-on craft demonstrations, interactive family activities, tantalizing foods and gourmet specialties and more! 845-876-4001. More:  

Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 7-9. Barton Orchards, Poughquag.
Hot air balloon liftoffs morning & evening. Enjoy many family fun activities, music, food, & vendors. Hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 845-454-1700. More:

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Greene County

May 27 - September 22: Cat N around Catskill: Cat'n Around Catskill is a Summer long art event that culminates with the Cat's Meow Auction & Gala in September. Activities include the public display of the Cats in the Village of Catskill and Leeds, Cat Raffle, and the grand finale. more>

July 8: Athens Street Festival : Arts and Crafts, Car Show, Great Food, Paper Hat Parade, Music in the Park, Brian Ruth Master of the Chainsaw, and topped off with the Best Fireworks this Summer! Free Admission. more>

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Orange County

New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport (Sat-Sun) July 1-2: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels headline this 2-day air show of some of the nation's top military and civilian performers including the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the F-16 Viper Demo Team, the ANG 105th Airlift Wing's C-17 Globemaster III, and the West Point Parachute Team jumping the American Flag in for the National Anthem. Gates and ground displays open 9am each day. Purchase tickets on line or by phone. 9 AM - 5PM.  more>

Great American Weekend at Goshen (Sat-Sun) July 1-2: Visit the beautiful Goshen village green filled with over 150 craft and food vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, and children's rides, plus Grand Circuit Harness Races at the adjacent Historic Track.  9AM-5PM.  more>

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Putnam County

Tour Putnum Cycling Event: July 9:Held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel. Join the community for a fun ride in the country. The new Tour of Putnam has three road routes to choose from of varying difficulty, all showing the beauty of the County. Signs, traffic marshals and support stations with food, water and basic mechanics will assist for a fun and safe ride. Hang out after your ride to enjoy some food and live music. A Kids Loop and Mountain Bike Loop will be in the park too. This event is rain or shine. more>

The Putnum County 4-H Fair: July 29a 3-day weekend of fun and learning for everyone. Enjoy talented local musicians and dancers.  Have fun with games, crafts and animal exhibits.  Experience a country fair with an old-fashioned flair- the Putnam County 4-H Fair! more> 

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Rensselaer County

Troy Pig Out, Riverfront Park, Troy: July 15: 10 am - 9 pmOne of the most loved events in the Capital Region, the Troy Pig Out is a full day of fun where culinary competitors duke it out for best BBQ, and people flock to Riverfront park to taste some of the area’s best food, great music and even fireworks! more>

New York-Penn All-Star Game, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy: August 15: The best and brightest stars of the New York-Penn League will gather at the “Joe”. All Star festivities will include a two day event featuring a Fan Fest the night before, a pregame autograph sessions with the players, and many more fan-interactive activities. more>

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Rockland County

12th Annual Nyack Art Walk: June 16 - 18: Village shops are transformed into mini art galleries with the artists, in residence, exhibiting and selling their work. This year's event features work celebrating veterans throughout our history, with special recognition for the 100th anniversary of World War I.  more>

Rockland-Bergen Music Festival: June 23 - 25: Joe D'Urso presents this annual music extravaganza featuring three days of music with over 50 performers including Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Jake Clemons Band, Mojofoot and more.  Food and beverage vendors on premises. Rain or shine.  more>

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Ulster County

New York Tiny House Freedom Fest: July 1 & 2:  Featuring 25-30 actual tiny homes along with alternative energy displays, speakers, sustainability workshops, live music, and food trucks. Bring your tiny house, RV, or tent and stay the weekend. Purchase tickets online. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (July 1); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (July 2), Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. More information: more>

67th Annual Hurley Stone House Day: July 8: Tour America’s older private homes in a National Historic Landmark hamlet. Costumed guides, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, militia and historic reenactors, cafeteria, antique and art sale. Tickets $20 adults, $15 students and seniors; $2 children 6-12; children 5 and under free. Free parking. Rain or shine. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley, NY 12443. More information: more>

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Westchester County


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