The Hudson Valley is brimming with seasonal and year-round events. Check here for news and information on upcoming events and activities in the region, from summertime fireworks to cozy winter destinations. You can also see archives here.
January 16, 2020

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2020 at Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival presented by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be July 10-12 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Friday, July 10 - 4-9:30 pm Saturday, July 11 – 5-9 am, and noon-9:30 pm Sunday, July 12 – 5-9 am, and noon-8 pm With nearly 100 scheduled hot-air balloon launches, moon glows, hayrides, family activities and much more.
January 6, 2020

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival at Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is a celebration of all things handmade! This thoughtfully curated shopping event located in the heart of the trendy Hudson Valley features contemporary fine craft and art from over 200 American makers. Find original fashions, accessories and jewelry; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, […]
January 16, 2020

Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wappingers Falls

Enjoy the 25th Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wappingers Falls with 2020 Grand Marshall Kieran Lalor!  Marchers line up at noon and the parade begins at 1pm. Parade Route Map Click Here Participate in the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Dash!  – just before the parade! 12:45pm Start for the […]
January 7, 2020

Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020 in Poughkeepsie

A multi-day event experiencing Gospel Music in the Heart of the Hudson Valley. This weekend will explore gospel music through time and offer breakout/workshop sessions focusing on traditional and contemporary gospel, call and response, spoken word, shedding, open voice workshops, visual arts, music directing, youth choir (ages 12-17) and drum […]
December 11, 2019

Dia:Beacon Hudson Valley Free Day

                Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia:Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties:  Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer,  Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. Additionally, City of Beacon residents […]
November 20, 2019

Celebration of Lights Parade, Fireworks and Movie “The Sandlot”

The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 26th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks . The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main, near Market Street. […]
October 10, 2019

48th Annual Craft Fair at Dutchess Community College

Each year, DCC hosts a Craft Fair with more than 100 artists on the weekend following Thanksgiving. The Fair has become a much-anticipated event as it allows people to get a head start on their holiday shopping by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. The DCC Foundation Annual Craft […]
October 10, 2019

The Craft Boutique at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Thanksgiving Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, November 30th and December 1st at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum Support the Society and Local Juried Craftspeople by finding treasures, having lunch by the fire in the c. 1732 kitchen and actually enjoy holiday shopping in our little oasis. Come Have your Photo […]
November 8, 2019

Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival

The Hudson Valley’s original, one of a kind, family holiday event. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Holiday Spirit Festival is like no other event, offering your family a place to make new memories and relive old ones. From it’s inception, The Holiday Spirit Festival was designed to take you back […]