The 29th annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, scheduled for July 10-12, is being postponed until a later date in the fall of this year.
Saturday, October 5: The section of North Front Street between Crown and Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston will be transformed into a festive autumnal block party with curated vendors and entertainment.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25: Headliners include many of the world’s top military and civilian airshow performers, such as the US Navy Blue Angels, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and F-35 Lightning II Demo Team.
Saturday, Aug. 24: Browse through hundreds of superior-quality pieces of amethyst, citrine, quartz, pyrite, agate, ammonite, petrified wood and other fine stones as Aurora Minerals of Freeport brings in its Pop-up Crystal Trunk Show to Mirabai in Woodstock. Aurora is a leading purveyor of crystal, stone and fossil specimens whose client list includes the Harvard University Museum, the Smithsonian and the Museum of Natural History.
The Woodstock Fire Department will present its annual Fireworks display, at dusk (just after 9 p.m. usually), Saturday, August 17 at the Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd.
Saturday, July 20: Decorated dragon boats have been used in special ceremonies in China for over 2,500 years. The sport of international dragon-boat racing began in Hong Kong around 1976. Now, more than a hundred cities in the US host dragon boat races, including our own Poughkeepsie.
A true celebration of the local by the locals, the long-running Rosendale Street Festival returns July 20-21.
The Rosendale Street Festival returns July 20-21. For more on the festival: See 80 bands in two days at the
Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Want to take a flight in a hot-air balloon, or go aloft on a tethered ride? No problem. A helicopter ride more your speed? Yeah, you can do that, too. Or do you just want to take in the spectacle of more than 100 hot-air balloons launching throughout the weekend? Or view the Illumination Moon Glow on Friday and Saturday evenings: a stationary display of hot-air balloons with their burners fired up, glowing against the night sky? A greater number than ever of the eyecatching “shape balloons” are expected this year – which have included lighthouses, cartoon animals and even a tuxedo balloon – and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will get into the act, too, with an antique airplane display and flyovers (wind and weather permitting, as is true of all flight activities over the weekend).
Starting at about 10:30 p.m., Main Street will be closed between Partition and Market streets. Music will be provided by DJ Riley Cornelison, and the Saugerties High School senior class will be selling hot chocolate.