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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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 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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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, fiber, wood and mixed media;…

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New York State Maple Weekends are March 21-22 and March 28-29, 2020 for sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more.  Check each location for specific times and activities Cronin’s Maple Farm 2019 Route 52 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 March 28 only – Fresh Air Fund Maple Farm at Sharpe Reservation 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd. Fishkill, NY…

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The City of Beacon’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Second Saturday in March. No doubt – a must see tradition!

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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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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 1.4 mile run…

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