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Top Upstate Summer Events





Get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with unique and exciting events across Westchester, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and the Adirondacks! Here’s a curated list of 8 obscure and must-see events in each region, complete with dates, prices, and links for more information.


Westchester


1. Larchmont Music Festival - June 8, Free

Enjoy live music and a variety of food trucks at Constitution Park.

[More Info](https://www.lohud.com)


2. RiverArts Music Tour - June 1, Free

Experience a day of music across multiple venues along the Hudson River.

[More Info](https://www.visitwestchesterny.com)


3. Caramoor Summer Concert Series - June 1 - July 13, Varies

A series of concerts featuring various genres at the beautiful Caramoor estate.

[More Info](https://www.caramoor.org)


4. White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - June 1-2, Free

Explore handmade arts and crafts at this long-standing festival.

[More Info](https://www.westchesterfamily.com)


5. Warwick Food Truck Festival - July 18, Free

Delight in food truck fare, live music, and more at Mountain Lake Park.

[More Info](https://www.mommypoppins.com)


6. Hudson River EagleFest - July 13, $25

Celebrate the return of bald eagles to the Hudson River with live bird shows and activities.

[More Info](https://www.travelhudsonvalley.com)


7. Kensico Dam Music Festival - June 1, Free

Enjoy a day of live music and cultural celebrations at Kensico Dam Plaza.

[More Info](https://www.visitwestchesterny.com)


8. Yonkers Riverfest - August 17, Free

A vibrant festival with live music, food vendors, and activities for all ages.

[More Info](https://www.westchestermagazine.com)


Hudson Valley


1. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival** - June 9 - September 1, $20-$80

Enjoy Shakespearean plays in a stunning outdoor setting overlooking the Hudson River.

[More Info](https://www.hvshakespeare.org)


2. Storm King Art Center Summer Solstice Celebration** - June 21, $40

Celebrate the longest day of the year with art, music, and food at Storm King.

[More Info](https://www.stormking.org)


3. Basilica SoundScape** - September 13-15, $60-$100

A weekend of music, art, and literature at Basilica Hudson.

[More Info](https://www.basilicahudson.org)


4. Rosendale Street Festival** - July 20-21, Free

Enjoy two days of live music, crafts, and local food in the heart of Rosendale.

[More Info](https://www.rosendalestreetfestival.org)


5. Garrison Art Center’s Fine Craft Fair** - August 17-18, Free

Browse high-quality crafts and art along the Hudson River.

[More Info](https://www.garrisonartcenter.org)


6. Rhinebeck Crafts Festival** - June 22-23, $10

Discover handmade crafts and enjoy gourmet food at this popular festival.

[More Info](https://www.artrider.com)


7. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice** - August 2-4, $30-$125

Celebrate the human voice with performances spanning opera, gospel, and world music.

[More Info](https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org)


8. Hutton Fare** - July 6-7, Free

A new festival featuring local vendors, food trucks, and live music in Kingston.

[More Info](https://www.huttonbrickyards.com)


Capital Region


1. Troy Pig Out** - July 13, Free

A barbecue competition and festival with live music and family fun.

[More Info](https://www.downtowntroy.org)


2. Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival** - June 21-23, $12

Hot air balloons, barbecue vendors, and live entertainment at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

[More Info](https://www.balloonandbbq.com)


3. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival** - September 7, Free

Enjoy a full day of jazz performances along the scenic Hudson River.

[More Info](https://www.albanyevents.org)


4. Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival** - September 14-15, $8

Celebrate autumn with apple treats, wine tastings, and crafts at Altamont Fairgrounds.

[More Info](https://www.appleandwinefestival.com)


5. Adirondack Wine & Food Festival** - June 29-30, $35

Sample local wines, craft beers, and gourmet foods in Lake George.

[More Info](https://www.adirondackwineandfoodfestival.com)


6. NYS Yoga Festival at Letchworth State Park** - July 27, $35

A day of yoga sessions, wellness workshops, and nature walks in the beautiful Letchworth State Park.

[More Info](https://www.nysyogafestival.com)


7. Rockin’ on the River** - Every Wednesday, June 5 - August 7, Free

Weekly summer concerts along the Hudson River in Troy.

[More Info](https://www.downtowntroy.org)


8. Albany LatinFest** - August 24, Free

Celebrate Latin culture with music, dance, food, and more at Washington Park.

[More Info](https://www.albanyevents.org)


Adirondacks


1. Adirondack Theatre Festival** - June 14 - August 9, Varies

Enjoy a summer of live theatre performances in Glens Falls.

[More Info](https://www.atfestival.org)


2. Saranac Lake 6er Hiking Challenge** - Ongoing, Free

Hike six Adirondack peaks and earn your Saranac Lake 6er patch.

[More Info](https://www.saranaclake.com)


3. Lake George Music Festival** - August 11-23, Varies

Classical music performances in the picturesque town of Lake George.

[More Info](https://www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com)


4. Adirondack Folk School’s Craft Festival** - July 13, Free

Learn about traditional Adirondack crafts and skills in Lake Luzerne.

[More Info](https://www.adirondackfolkschool.org)


5. Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon** - June 29, $100-$200

Compete in one of the oldest triathlons in the country.

[More Info](https://www.tupperlake.com)


6. Adirondack Plein Air Festival** - August 13-17, Free

Watch artists create paintings outdoors throughout Saranac Lake.

[More Info](https://www.saranaclakeartworks.com)


7. Blue Mountain Lake Boat Show** - August 3, $10

A showcase of classic and antique boats at the Adirondack Museum.

[More Info](https://www.adirondackmuseum.org)

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