Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Rhinebeck
From July 12-14, for its 28th year, the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will once again return to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck to fill the skies with beautifully colored hot-air balloons. In addition to balloon and helicopter rides, this family-favorite event offers hayrides, games, food, live music, adult and children’s activities, and much more. https://www.dcrcoc.org/balloonfesthv.org
Elliott Landy’s “Woodstock Vision” in Bearsville
- Eliott Landy
- The Band and their dog Hamlet, photographed in 1968 by Elliott Landy
Phoebe Legere and Joakim Lartey in Saugerties
THEATER Shaggs Musical in Catskill
In 1969, the Shaggs, a band made up of three musically challenged sisters from rural New Hampshire, recorded an album that would go on to become one of the biggest cult “outsider” records of all time. “The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World,” a new musical about the group written by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen, will run for eight performances from July 11-21 at the Bridge Street Theater in Catskill. https://bridgest.org/
Oh, Those Stockade Summer Nights
Settle into summer with this fun evening event in the historic Stockade District of Kingston. Stockade Nights features the neighborhood’s charming shops, trendy cocktail bars, and well-reviewed restaurants and bistros. Enjoy your old favorites and discover what new businesses have to offer!
Many of the Uptown establishments will have special discounts, treats, and surprises for customers and guests. Come rain or shine, the festivities pop off on July 5 at 5pm and continue until 9. Look out for future Stockade Nights events set for August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6 and follow @stockade_nights on instagram for more information.
Ballez in Mount Tremper