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 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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Ulster County
Saugerties Historic Bus Tour
Spring

May 19, 2018

From the comfort of a tour bus, knowledgeable historians guide you on a captivating route through history with stops at three houses where you can stretch your legs and tour inside. Refreshments will be offered at the last house. Offering two trips at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ulster County
Opening Weekend Rail Explorers: Catskills Division
Spring

May 26-28

Discover the rails that run alongside the Esopus Creek. Eight-mile round trip with electric pedal assistance. Tickets online.
Phoenicia Depot, 70 Lower High St., Phoenicia NY 12464
877-833-8588

Greene County
Spring Fling & Pondskimming
Spring

Windham Mountain Resort
March 24, 2018

The annual Spring Fling & Pond Skimming competition featuring a DJ and BBQ set up on the patio. Come out and try to make it across the pond, or just enjoy the party and watch!

Delaware County
Wayside Cider Hiking Club
Spring

Wayside Cider Hiking Club. Join us first and third Sunday of the month at 11:00 AM to explore the trails of the Great Western Catskills. Some weeks we'll hit the local Delaware County trails, some weeks we'll venture a little farther afield, but we'll always end up back at the taproom, with 10% off food and drink for hikers.

Ulster County
Woodstock Chimes Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale
Spring

May 17-20, 2018

Woodstock Chimes offers a huge selection of chimes, gongs, drums, garden bells, fountains, kid's instruments and more in this four-day shopping event.

Ulster County
Penguin Paddle at Belleayre Mountain
Spring

March 24, 2018

Slip inside your best garbage bag and slide on your belly "penguin style" down the slopes of Belleayre. Everyone over the age of 4 can participate in this fun event. Registration: 8 a.m.– 10 a.m. at Guest Services in the Discovery Lodge. Race starts at 10 a.m.

 Belleayre Mountain
181 Galli Curci Road
Highmount, NY 12441

Delaware County
Ladama
Spring

West Kortright Centre

LADAMA is a group of four women—virtuosic musicians, educators, and sisters in song, rhythm & spirit—Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia), and Sara Lucas (United States). With rhythm and percussion driving dynamic original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, LADAMA reimages South American and Caribbean styles like cumbia, maracatu, onda nueva, and joropo. Blending Pan-American traditional music with soul, R&B, and pop, the group creates a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures with sound and story.

Their recently released album hit #1 on both the iTunes & Amazon Latin charts.

Ulster County
Northeast Blacksmiths Spring Hammer-In
Spring

April 13-15
Ashokan Center

Blacksmithing demonstration, hands-on teaching program and tool flea market. This event is held in the spring and fall each year. Admission fee.

477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461

Greene County
2018 Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival
Spring

Historic Catskill Point
May 12, 2018

The 12th annual Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival includes samples of select New York state wineries, breweries, distilleries and cheese makers for tasting and purchasing.

Greene County
Spring Pond Skimming at Hunter Mountain
Spring

Hunter Mountain Resort
April 7, 2018

 Bud Light presents the annual Pond Skimming & Beach Bash with the Cardboard Box Derby & Dummy Race!

Ulster County
Art on the Trails, Catskill Interpretive Center
Spring

March 24, 2018

Stroll the CIC Sculpture Trail, meet the artists, see live sculpture demos and try your hand at creating your own.

Ulster County
Old Time Rollick at Ashokan Center
Spring

Ashokan Center
April 20-22

A wonderful weekend of Old Time music instruction, jamming and dancing with Bruce Molsky and Debra Clifford. Old Time Music Concert. Register for the camp online.

477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461

Greene County
American Dream
Spring

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
March 20, 2018

The Catskill Mountain Foundation and the Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory, presents an afternoon of dance for all ages. The award-winning dancers will display their talents in a program ranging from ballet’s most beloved classical solos and pas de deux to brand new cutting edge works making their world premiere.

Greene County
Bauernball
Spring

Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus
March 21, 2018

A never ending festivities at the Mountain Brauhaus, the Bauernball is a dance celebrated consisting of live music by a famed German/American band, ample German specialties including; schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerbraten among countless others, flowing German beer and wines, fun is sure to be had by all. At the start of the night patrons will notice the dance floor adorned with various colored ribbons hanging candies tempting those as they pass. The idea of the game is to successfully take a candy without the "sheriff" catching you in the act.

Greene County
Sunday Salon at the Thomas Cole Site
Spring

Thomas Cole National Historic Site
April 8, 2018

Sophie Lynford is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at Yale University. The lecture will be held in Thomas Cole's New Studio in Catskill, NY. The series is sponsored by David & Laura Grey and James & Diane Lewis.

Greene County
East Durham Irish Festival
Spring

Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre
May 26-27, 2018

East Durham Irish Festival is returning for it's 41st year with the announcement of the exciting 2018 artist line up with the very best in Irish Rock and Traditional bands.

Greene County
TAP New York at Hunter Mountain Resort
Spring

Hunter Mountain Resort
April 28-29, 2018

Praised as the state's largest craft beer festival as well as the largest single-state craft beer event in the nation, TAP New York features hundreds of beers from over 150 breweries throughout New York State. There's more than beer - spend your visit sampling amazing food pairings that only make the beer taste better.

Greene County
Viking Obstacle Race
Spring

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course
May 6, 2018

Set in the beautiful Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, this challenging course consists of 5.5 miles and over 40 permanent obstacles. Registration includes: T-shirt, medal, photos, BBQ lunch, beer/beverage, parking and NO spectator fees.

Sullivan County
Winter Wonderland
Winter

Bring your skates every Friday and Saturday in December and January (weather permitting).
Enjoy our bon fire and ice skating under the lights!
$5.00 per person
Call (845) 456-0195 to check on ice conditions, or, stop by: 211 Mail Road Barryville, NY!

Greene County
New Year's Celebration at Hunter Mountain
Winter

Join us on the base of the mountain for an amazing fireworks show & torchlight parade* to help ring in the New Year! Come ready to celebrate good times in 2017 and welcome new ones in 2018!

Ulster County
Woodstock Film Festival
Fall

Woodstock Film Festival will include over 150 films, concerts, panels and the Maverick Awards Ceremony. Festival participants have included notable actors and musicians including Alec Baldwin, Paul Rudd, Daniel-Day Lewis, Natalie Merchant, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Connelly, Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gabriel and Donovan.

October 10-14, 2018

Greene County
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest
Fall

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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