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5 Not-to-Miss Summertime Festivals in Westchester, New York

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Visiting Westchester, New York offers a well-rounded experience of spectacular landscapes, history, and culture. Though it is well-worth visiting any time of the year, the entire region is abuzz with energy during the summer months. From festivals to concerts, there will be much to see, do, and experience throughout Westchester, and we want to help you plan your trip.

Westchester Summer Events

Here’s a quick list of a few of the regional events taking place this summer that we are looking forward to!

1. Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival

Who doesn’t love a chance to get better acquainted with one of the many cultures on our planet? Spend a day noshing on delicious Ukranian food, listening to live music, watching folk dancing, and having tons of fun! The Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival takes place June 15-17.

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2. Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival

Magnificent hardly begins to describe the sight of dozens of hot air balloons floating through the sky. It’s downright inspiring to see so many balloons each summer at the Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival; we highly recommend you check it out! There are opportunities to ride in the balloons, as well as helicopter rides, games, and hayrides. Fun for the entire family, enjoy the balloons from July 6-8, this year.

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3. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

One of our favorite summer festivals is the Great Hudson River Revival because it offers so much to do! Listen to live music from multiple stages, check out the jugglers, and contribute to the effort to keep the Hudson River clean. Definitely a great family event, you can easily spend an entire day soaking in all the activities on deck. Choose to go for just a day, or enjoy the full two days, instead. The festival takes place on June 16 and 17.

4. 14th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival

Each summer Pleasantville offers a day of music and fun in the form of the Pleasantville Music Festival. This year the festival takes place on July 14th and will be featuring artists such as The Psychedelic Furs, The Lone Bellow, and Cracker. It’s a family-friendly festival, and tickets and more information can be found right here.

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5. Dutchess County Fair

One of the largest county fairs in all of New York, the Dutchess County Fair features the entire gamut of activities. Check out the horticultural show, watch the racing pigs, take your kids into the Celebration Mega Tent. The fair takes place from August 21-26, giving fair-goers five full days to savor all of the activities, foods, and rides.

These are just a few of our favorite events, but there are plenty more throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for you to explore and enjoy. A great resource for all things Westchester is Westchester Magazine.

Whichever events you decide to enjoy, we know you’ll have an amazing time. In between activities you may enjoy some quality vacation-mode time, in which Doral Arrowwood is excellent at accommodating. Rest in one of our luxurious guest rooms, enjoy our outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and play a round of golf or two. Book your stay today and get started on your summer travel plans!


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