Events & Activities In The Catskills & Hudson Valley | July 2023

Posted by Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty on Thursday, June 29th, 2023 at 1:24pm

The Catskills and Hudson Valley have events upon events upon events in the summer. This is in no way an exhaustive list of what's going on in Greene County, Ulster County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, and Orange County. What it is is a selection of the type of events that make living in this region so special from The Local Experts in Upstate Real Estate - the sort of events we all attend every weekend. 



Sunday, July 30th

HITS On Hudson

Where: Saugerties, NY

We mentioned this last month - but it's still happening! All summer long! 9 weeks of equestrian events in Saugerties; 3 million dollars in prizes; these events are exciting and a great outing, even if you don't consider yourself an equestrian or even an equestrian-adjacent.


Sunday, July 9th

Sawyer Motors Car Show

Where: Saugerties, NY

An Ulster County tradition! Come spend the day ogling old cars, dining in Saugerties, and browsing the shops. It's a great day!


Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th

Rosendale Street Festival

Where: Rosendale, NY

70 Band on 3 stages in one of the Hudson Valley's cutest little towns? Yes please. Rosendale's been doing street festivals the way they should be done for a good long time. Go where the pros know how to put on a show!


Wednesdays Through August 23rd

Waterfront Wednesdays

Where: Saugerties, NY

Events like this only happen in places packed with creatives. Every week, in Saugerties, the Arm-Of-The-Sea Theatre offers hands-on art projects, history lessons, performance and information on river ecology. Make it there some Wednesday this summer.


Through Sunday, July 9th

The 39 Steps

Where: Ellenville, NY

A fun night at the theatre. Who doesn't need one of those? Here's the synopsis for what looks to be a great show at one of the Hudson Valley's few pro theaters: 
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters, resulting in a riotous evening of pure pleasure.


Friday, July 30th

Bella's Bartok! Freak Folk & Dark Carnival Music at Colony

Where: Woodstock, NY

Bella's Bartok is coming to the Colony in Woodstock! This band totally fits into our most recent newsletter's "weird" theme. Here, in their own words, is what goes down during one of their performances...

"“Live your fantasy and embrace the stranger side of life with Bella’s Bartok. A band known for raucous theatrical performances and an outspoken political message of finding hope in a world beset by cruel uncertainty. With utter joy, they seamlessly blend a rich cacophony of sound and soul into their music with influences ranging from Punk to Folk and Pop to Americana. Let your freak flag fly high, fiercely and free, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and seek comfort in the warm sonic embrace of Bella’s Bartok. We are the night and you are bound to boogie.”

Come, let your freak flag fly!


Saturday, July 9th

Chatham SummerFest 2023

Where: Chatham, NY

If you haven't visited Chatham, you should. It is so very quaint you might not want to leave. Their Summerfest offers the perfect opportunity to make the trip. Weird and wonderful things will happen!


Sunday, July 31st

The Blueberry Festival

Where: Austerlitz, NY

Blueberry Fests are short on the ground in Upstate, NY. New England has them in spades, but if you're a NY'er and love a pancake, a pie and a blintz with a blue berry, you should make this Columbia County community event a priority.


Through October 31st

Joseph Bertolozzi's Bridge Music

Where: Poughkeepsie, NY

The Mid-Hudson Bridge is turned into a musical instrument. Do we need to say anything more? Walk the bridge this summer and you'll be treated to both the views and the sounds of this art/music installation.


Through July 3rd

Jenny Strohm: Mosaics

Where: Rhinebeck, NY

Art Gallery 71 always has such beautiful work by Hudson Valley artists. Stop in and see any of thier exhibitions. They're worth it.


Every Wednesday

Nourishing Flow

Where: Red Hook, NY

Outdoor yoga at the O Zone in Red Hook. The O Zone is a cool community store that helps people make sustainable choices. They also have yoga! This outdoor session is lead by Jess Blake and meant to align your personal energy with the earth and the seasons through a nourishing outdoor practice


Saturday, July 8th

Wurtsboro Street Fair

Where: Wurstboro, NY

Wurtsboro's Founder's Day Street Fair is one of those homey community events that people move Upstate to be a part of. Hang out with your neighbors, dance to bands and DJ's in the streets, and have some local eats.


Wednesday, July 12th Through Sunday, July 16th

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Where: Oak Hill, NY

This is a HUGE bluegrass festival in Greene County. 4 days of performances, camping, vendors - the whole nine yards of bluegrass fun. Make a weekend of it. Not a camper? Here are our recommendations for lodging in the Durham, Windham and Hunter areas.


Sunday, July 16th Through Saturday, July 22nd

Taste of the Catskills Irish Arts Week

Where: East Durham, NY

The Irish tradition in the Catskills lives on - for a whole week! If you're looking for a super-hip place to stay while you're in the area, drive just a little ways to Round Top and stay at Glen Falls House - the pool there is a scene.


Thursday, July 20th Through Sunday, July 30th

Orange County Fair

Where: Middletown, NY

Summer is fair season and the Orange County Fair delivers on music, fried food, circus acts, a petting zoo and...wait for trucks.


Friday, July 21st

Funk Junkies

Where: Newburgh, NY

Their claim? "The BEST live music event the Hudson Valley has to offer." Go see if they live up to it! It looks pretty good....


Saturday, July 15th Through Sunday, August 27th

Love's Labor's Lost

Where: Garrison, NY

The scenery at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is just as beautiful as the bard's poetry. This production of Shakespeare's classic comedy is infused with a pop-rock score. Fun!


Saturday, July 1st

Rock The 90’s & 00’s

Where: Newburgh, NY

Newburgh plays host to "Run For Cover" a cover band that does it all. On July 1st they'll be doing all the 90's and 00's faves. Wheezer and the Cranberries and Alanis and Green Day. Why not, we say?


Friday, July 21st

Rénee Anne Louprette @ Arts On The Lake

Where: Carmel, NY

From Green Day to the harpsichord. Harpsichord concerts are few and far between - don't miss this one if you're a fan!


Saturday, July 22nd

Legends of the Gallowglas - A Film Premier with Local Roots

Where: Carmel, NY

25 students from Carmel came together to make this feature-length fantasy film. Hooray for the youth! Come support their efforts.


Wednesday, July 5th

Brewster Summer Music Series: Jay Prince & Friends

Where: Brewster, NY

Hang out at the gazebo and listen to some funky tunes. How's that for small town fun?


Saturday, July 8th

Jubilee Farms Third Annual Lavender Festival

Where: Richmondville, NY

Stroll through fields of lavender, pet alpacas, and munch on lavender flavored treats. Bliss!


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