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

Events

The Catskills bring friends and family together through music, art, food, and good times. Here are some of the top events our region has to offer throughout the year. 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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Greene County
TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HUNTER MOUNTAIN
Spring

Jason Aldean to Headline the 2017 5th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival! This three-day music festival will give you more than just a taste of country with some of the biggest acts in the country. Local accommodations range from on-site camping, RV sites or hotels.

Sullivan County
RIVERFEST
Summer

Join us at this free, day-long festival celebrating the art and beauty of the Upper Delaware River. Sample food venders, browse crafts for sale, enjoy live music and other entertainment, including a live auction. Admission is free.

Ulster County
THE PHOENICIA FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE
Summer

This five-day festival celebrates uniquely American vocal styles through the world premiere of Robert Manno's opera Do Not Go Gentle – The Last Days of Dylan and Caitlin, a composition by Tom Passatieri, headliners Frederica Von Stade, Kevin McMillan, Lauren Flanigan, Ron Raines and former Miss America Susan Powell, and so much more.

Delaware County
DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR
Summer

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.

Sullivan County
The Bagel Festival
Summer

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.

Greene County
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Summer

Don't miss an all-star lineup of bluegrass music including Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, Hot Rize and many more during the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Known as a who's who of bluegrass music, you will get to see your favorites and many new artists as well.

Sullivan County
BIG EDDY FILM FESTIVAL
Fall

Held at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, NY, this unique film festival celebrates films that advance the art of storytelling - and storytellers.

Greene County
CATSKILLS IRISH ARTS WEEK
Summer

Bringing world-class traditional Irish artists for a week-long celebration of Irish Arts. East Durham, NY becomes a living Irish village featuring music, dance, and art with workshops, lectures and sessions to join in on the fun. Featuring concerts every evening and a finale festival.

Ulster County
GARLIC FESTIVAL
Fall

Where else can you combine your love of garlic with live entertainment, family friendly arts and crafts, and the best farmer's market of local garlic farmers? Join the annual Garlic Festival to hear lectures and see demonstrations with some of the area's most passionate culinary experts.

Delaware County
Plattepalooza Fall Festival
Fall

This rain or shine event features all the best parts of autumn for your family to enjoy together. For the little ones, activities like pumpkin painting, face painting and magic shows are sure to entertain, and for parents, there's live music, a fall foliage chairlift ride, microbrews on tap and so much more.

All 4 Counties
Lark In The Park
Fall

Celebrating America's first wilderness, this 10+ day event celebrates the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve with a variety of outdoor recreation adventures. Come and experience organized excursions, like canoeing and kayaking the reservoirs, road cycling and mountain biking, hiking to fire towers, fishing, and so much more. Lark In The Park takes place in all four counties of the Catskills Region!

Delaware County
Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival
Winter

Experience Delaware County's coolest tradition! Ice harvesting was once a fixture in rural communities before refrigeration came about and the festival allows visitors to see firsthand how it was done through hands-on history. This day-long festival also features horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot soup buffet featuring soups from over 20 area restaurants, and ice fishing.

Ulster County
Woodstock Holiday Open House
Winter

Buy local this holiday season during the 33rd annual Woodstock Holiday Open House when countless Woodstock shops and businesses open their doors to holiday shoppers. See Mr. & Mrs. Claus, enjoy live music, sample complimentary refreshments and most importantly, get some of that holiday shopping done.

Greene County
Athens Annual Victorian Stroll
Winter

Enjoy live music and dance performances, a holiday show and sale featuring art and crafts from members of the Athens Cultural Center, and other holiday fun like roving carolers dressed in Victorian garb, ice sculpture carving, and a bonfire and tree lighting to end the day with.

Woodstock
Woodstock Film Festival
Fall

The 17th annual Woodstock Film Festival will present  a roster of over 150 films, concerts, panels and the Maverick Awards Ceremony at various locations in Woodstock, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties, N.Y.

Delaware County
Taste of the Catskills
Fall

The Taste of the Catskills Festival is a family-friendly event that showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of our region. With a variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants, attendees learn how food travels from farm to fork during a fun-filled autumn weekend on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm in Delhi.

Ulster County
Blueberry Festival
Summer

The Blueberry Festival was designed as an annual family fun festival. It gives reference to the Blueberry Industry that once was an important part of our area and culture. Live music all day, 185-plus vendors, crafts, goods, variety of delicious food, blueberry pies and goodies. Blueberry pie contest. Children’s entertainment. No pets. (rain or shine). 

Ulster County
Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration
Fall

This is the celebration where children are transformed into Kings and Queens and honored as the bringers of the light at the darkest time of year. Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka "Spain") after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches and a Children's Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore.

Sullivan County
Bethel Woods Harvest Festival
Fall

(Sundays August 28-Sept 25) This popular, FREE community event features a farmer’s market, craft village, children’s activities, live music, and special programming in a family-friendly atmosphere celebrating local products and green initiatives.

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