A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month.  Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm! Visit www.beaconarts.org for an up to date listing. A Little Beacon Blog Link – great source of current events!

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      Come experience the open trail of possibilities Where will our trail take you? 42nd  year of the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club Classic. Now on the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail and crossing the Walkway Over the Hudson. Races are USATF Certified: Full Marathon Half Marathon 5K Full Marathon Wheel Half Marathon…

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August 25 – August 30, 2020 – Save the dates! *Sensory Sensitive Hours Thursday August 27th 9:30am – 11:30am* The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 162 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural…

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La Guelaguetza celebrates the diversity of Oaxacan culture through joyful dance, lively music, delicious food and colorful costumes. This vibrant festival is free for all attendees and offers a variety of activites, dance and song. Come to LA GUELAGUETZA de Poughkeepsie, held at Waryas Park, and take home a piece of Oaxaca in your heart.

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The Millbrook Horse Trials is an important part of a long equestrian tradition in Dutchess County. Recognized among the region’s most prestigious annual sporting events, it attracts Olympic-level, world-class competitors from the United States and abroad. Considered the triathlon of the equestrian world, this four day competition includes the disciplines of Dressage, Cross Country and…

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The Insane Inflatable 5K — a new dynamic and extreme obstacle race, made up solely of inflatable obstacles — will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more! Registration is now open! There is a minimum height requirement 42″ ~ no minimum age Prices Increase as the race day approaches! Register TODAY…

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Forty-two foot long dragon boats will be racing down the majestic Hudson River in head-to-head competition in support of Habitat for Humanity Dutchess County’s 4th annual Paddle for Homes Dragon Boat Race & River Festival. The race takes place at the Hudson River Rowing Association Docks 270 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Whether you…

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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…

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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.

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