Aerial of a live performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the Catskills
A summer concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the Catskills


The Catskills bring friends and family together through live music, art, food, and good times. Here are some of the top events in the Catkills you won't want to miss. Click the "See More Events" button on a respective listing below and you'll venture to see a more comprehensive events calendar,

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Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Belleayre Music Festival

(July 1 - Sept 2) Celebrating 25 years. World-class performers in a beautiful Catskill Mountain setting. Folk, opera, jazz, rock and country music.

Sullivan County
The Bagel Festival

(Aug. 13) If you love bagels, there's only one place to be: The Bagel Capital of the World's annual festival dedicated to the birth of the bagel. Join in on live music, a car show, contests, bands, sculptures, and of course – bagels. Featuring a one-of-a-kind bagel parade. Admission is free.

Delaware County

(August 14) The Delaware County Fair is the region's biggest and best agricultural fair, where families can come enjoy livestock contests, live entertainment, tractor and farm equipment demonstrations and displays, rides and a full-range of delicious food choices.

Summer Hoot at The Ashokan Center

(Aug. 25-27) Three days of down-to-earth music, camping, hiking, local food and handmade craft vendors. Tickets available for purchase online.

The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest

(Aug. 26) The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest in Fleischmanns is a professional bbq competition and festival. The BBQ competition provides the backdrop for an all-day event that also includes an amateur BBQ competition, The Fire Company Throw-Down (local volunteer fire companies BBQ for bragging rights), live music, a craft beer tent, local vendors, kid's activities, and all things associated with outdoor food and cooking. Event begins at 11am and ends at 7pm.

Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

(Sept. 3 - Oct. 1) On Sundays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods showcases the best in regional farm products, regional artisans, special events & music, children's activities, hay & corn mazes, and even a scarecrow exhibit.

Drum Boogie Festival

(Sept 9) This is a free, multi-cultural event celebrating diverse styles of music from around the world, including jazz, reggae, contemporary, East Indian, Caribbean and African. Enjoy renowned musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, The Big Takeover Reggae Band, The Beatbox House, NYU Steel and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay for the whole day.

East Durham
Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival

(Sept. 13 - 17) Experience the largest motorcycle festival in Upstate New York at the Blackthorne Resort! Enjoy stunt shows, rodeo games, live music, a vendor expo and bike show with cash prizes.

Fifth Annual Woodstock Comedy Festival

(Sept. 15 - 17) Laugh until you cry at various events throughout the weekend, including panels, stand-up, improv and films. 

Hunter Mountain
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest

Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest is held over four weekends from September 23 to October 15, featuring the traditional bratwurst and beer and family-friendly activities!

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