An insider's guide to July events in the Hudson Valley (2023)

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Hudson River Tour Directors share their top picks for places to visit, attractions and activities during the month of July.

By Emma Denes, Savannah Messam and Matt Moment

We've said it before and we'll say it again. There is oneHISfromthings to doin the Hudson Valley every month, with dozens of ways to experience the best the region has to offer. About your idea of ​​a good timebe active outdoors,improvise with live music, orelax with a glass of local wine, the Hudson Valley is the place to spend the warm months. Celebrate the arrival of summer with outdoor events and visits to scenic outdoor destinations.

To help find the most popular events in the Valley, we reached out to local tour operators from Albany to Westchester to find out their top picks for activities. Check out their picks and plan accordingly!

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Upside down

Washington Park, Albany
Thursday June 30 – July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

we've all seen itother,Fantom iz opera, gweird boots, but how often do you get to see a new musical?Upside downis a new musical comedy featuring iconic hits from The Go-Go's and Belinda Carlisle. Whether you love "We've Got the Beat" or "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" or any of the other hits from the '20s and '80s, you're sure to get your toes tapping and your stomach turning. Come see for yourself why this is "not your average jukebox musical."

Live at Five Music Festival

Jennings Landing, Albany
Various dates during the summer

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Since the summer of 1990, the Capital Region has been rocking this free concert series. This year, visitors can look forward to performances by the likes of Talib Kweli, State Champs and Doug E. Fresh. Lasting a total of eight weeks, the festival aims to satisfy all musical tastes and present big names alongside newcomers. What better way to relax after work than with live music in the park?

District of Columbia

Chatham Summer Festival

Calle principal, Chatham
July 9 at 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Kick off the summer season with food, fun and vendors at the annual Chatham SummerFest. Stop at one of six food trucks to satisfy your cravings, from mac and cheese to ice cream. See a live screening of the documentary "The Biggest Little Farm" or laugh with Bruce Bowey's Zany Family Fun Show. And of course, don't miss the Main Street Parade at 1:30 p.m. m.

Blueberry Festival

National Road 22, Austerlitz
July 31 at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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In addition to blueberry pie, blueberry bushes, and blueberry pancakes, this annual festival will host a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From tile sales and animal displays to pottery demonstrations and magic acts, there will be something for everyone. Tickets go to the Austerlitz Historical Society.

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theater of power

vassar college
June 26 – July 21

A collaboration between Vassar and New York Stage and Film,theater of powerIt is the place where great plays and musicals are born. This season, attend music workshops fromMoon and stellar bodiesgShakespeare: Offline, as well as recreational workshops bythe world is not peaceful,sweet carriage, gTell them I'm still young. Don't miss the additional productions of theater readings and free performances by the practice company.

Art Weekend North State

More places
July 22-24

Art lovers, rejoice: the third annual UPAW is back and better than ever with more than 145 participants showcasing projects, exhibitions and studios. Event attendees can use Google's interactive map to take a self-guided tour of some of the best artistic creations that upstate New York has to offer. Outside of Dutchess, feel free to travel to other Hudson Valley counties to sample the creativity throughout the region.

pride in July

Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
July 24 at 2:00 pm – 10:00 am

Just because Pride Month is over doesn't mean Dutchess is done celebrating! Such is the spirit at Barton Orchards, where colorful excitement awaits all visitors. In addition to a farmers market, petting zoo and gem dig, Tina Burner from "RuPaul's Drag Race" will make a special appearance along with New England drag queens Summer Orlando and Barbra Streetsand.

Greene County

summer concert series

Grazhda Center for Music and Art, Jewett
July 1 - September 4

Get a taste of Ukrainian culture with this summer concert series in the Catskills. Founded in 1983 by Ukrainian composer and musicologist Dr. Ihor Sonevytsk, the Center for Music and Arts has hosted prolific performers such as Metropolitan Opera bassist Paul Plishka, pianist Alexander Slobodyanik, composer Miyroslav Skoryk and Kyiv Opera tenor Anatoliy Solovyanek. Be sure to stop by the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist - the architecture alone is attractive, and this summer will host an art exhibit featuring Ukrainian artists associated with the Hunter area.

Orange County

Warwick Food Truck Festival

St Stephen's Place, Warwick
July 7 at 4-9 p.m.


Catch up and enjoy a meal at the annual Warwick Food Truck Festival, where you can enjoy a variety of culinary delights. The festival has something for everyone, including birria tacos, sandwiches, cream pies, barbecue favorites, egg rolls and meatballs with unusual but delicious fillings. Cleanse your palate with craft beer from Rushing Duck Co., Pennings Farm Cidery, Parked Prosecco and more. Before you fall into a food coma, enjoy live music by The Barrelhouse Blues Band and Missy and the Cat in the Hat.

the Beatles festival

Palaia Winery and Mead, Highland Mills
July 31 at 12-10 p.m.

Find a respite from a "heavy day's night" at this music festival at Palaia Winery. The day-long event features live music from tribute acts including Jim and Michelle Ianucci, the British Legends of Rock Tribute Band, Bruce Perone, and a costumed "Live, The Beatles" tribute band. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site, and while general admission is $10, children 12 and under are free.

District Putnam

Country Festival i 4-H Showcase

Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel
July 15 at – July 17 at 11:00 p.m.

Who's ready to put on their accent? At this three-day festival, attendees can expect food trucks, candy, country-themed vendors, games and exhibits for the whole family. Equestrians will love the horse demonstration, while little ones will enjoy the inflatables and magic show. Concerts under the stars are held on Friday and Saturday evenings, followed by a classic car show on Sunday.

Shakespeareov festival Hudson Valley

The season starts on July 15.
HVSF Theater Tent, Garrison

If you want to see great theater in New York, you don't have to go downtown. Instead, see even more for lessShakespeareov festival Hudson Valley, now at a new location in Garrison. This season the HVSF tackles a strong body of Shakespearean material.Romeo and Julietawhere we belongMadeline Sayet, New England Playwrights. Tickets are already on sale; see the website for a complete list of summer programs.

Hops at the Hudson Modern Maker's Market

Mayor's Park, Cold Spring
July 16 at 2-6 p.m.

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More than 50 producers from all walks of life will head to Mayor's Park with local beers and wines, food, handmade items, art and more. Don't have a trip? No problem: the event takes place just steps from the Metro-North Cold Spring train station. After you've had your fill of the market, walk around the town of Cold Spring and enjoy the many small businesses and family restaurants.

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Bastilledagen u Piermontu

Avenida Piermont, Piermont
July 16 at 12-9 p.m.

If you're looking for a way to mark the French national holiday, look no further than Piermont's annual Bastille Day celebration. As you pass all the French flags and enjoy the live music, stop by the restaurants, local shops and art exhibitions to remind yourself thatlife is Beautiful. And be sure to see the reconstruction of the storming of the Bastille, as well as a replica of the guillotine (with a wooden blade, of course).

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Taste history on Solaris

Rondout Landing, Kingston
Every Friday from 19:30-20:45.

Enter food historian Sarah Wassberg JohnsonSolarisfor an informal conversation while tasting snacks and wine. With a resume that includes a History Channel miniseriesThe food that built Americaas well as clips from NPR,Atlantic, CNN, Johnson is the perfect guide to this dining experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as beautiful views of the Hudson River pass you by.

Masters of the Telecaster

Teatro de Bearsville, Woodstock
July 15 at 8-11 p.m.

Two of the world's greatest guitarists: Jim Weider from The Band and Levon Helm Band; G. E. Smith of Hall & Oats, Bob Dylan and the SNL Band will take the stage to perform the repertoire of Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Neil Young, Jimmy Reed, Steve Winwood, Sam Cooke and more. Whether you come for the musicians or the music they play, it's sure to be an incredible view of the best of rock and roll.

A safe home

Shadowland settings, Ellenville
July 15 – August 7

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First of all, we must highlight playwrights fromA safe home: James Glossman i Tom Hanks. Da,uTom Hanks, the guy you know and love from movies likeForrest Gumpgsave many ryan. The actor-producer-director-turned-author worked with Glossman to write this story about Bert Allenberry, "a smart man, many say a genius." He has everything: money, fame, success, except time. The play follows his "time-bending odyssey" to find his way home.

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Kykuit Tower, Rockefeller's finca

Finca Rockefeller, Sleepy Hollow
on Saturdays and Sundays

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For four generations this estate was home to the Rockefeller family, starting with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, once the richest man in America. Its home is now a National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Site and is open to the public for guided tours. With three levels of tours ranging from $18 to $60 per ticket, this is a great way to spend a weekend in the Hudson Valley.

Pleasantville Music Festival

Campo Parkway, Pleasantville
July 9

Are you ready to discover your new favorite artist? Then come to the Pleasantville Music Festival where you can dance and sing all day with artists like X Ambassadors, Paula Cole, Black Joe Lewis and more. The festival has even put together a Spotify playlist featuring the artists if you want to know what to expect.

jazz festival

Caramoor, Katonah
July 30 in

Westchester is where it's at when it comes to music. After the Pleasantville Music Festival is over, enjoy an evening of jazz at Caramoor. Presented in association with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the lineup will include modern jazz greats such as Camille Thurman, the George Coleman Quartet and the Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience. For daytime performances, Caramoor recommends bringing your own seats; however, the headliner will perform at the Venice Theatre.

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