Welcome to the weekend Hudson Valley! There are tons of exciting things to do in the city of Kingston this weekend and I am going to attempt to enjoy all of them. Allow me to share with you all of the free, kid friendly fun events and I hope to see you at at least one of these.
The Kingston Film Festival – This film festival runs from the 14th – 17th at BSP on Wall St in uptown Kingston. Tickets to most films are $10. The Kingston Candy Bar is right next door & has terrific treats! You have to see this place to believe it and be prepared to act like a little kid in a candy store.
Kingston Farmers Market – This is probably the best farmers market in the Hudson Valley! Local farms, crafts people, brewers, distillers, and chefs all bring their A game to Kingston. This is a Saturday only event.
Chronogram Block Party – What happens when the Hudson Valley’s largest free arts and leisure magazine decides to throw a party? Two blocks of uptown Kingston close to traffic and people come from far and wide to enjoy free music, crafts, an etsy market, a charity dunking booth, and more! There’s a wine garden and a beer garden for the adults and tons of fun things for the kids too! This free event starts Saturday at 4pm and goes until 11pm.
Kingston Artists Soap Box Derby – What happens when you put artists together with a soap box derby? You get the most colorful and unique movable art projects to ever race down a hill! This free event takes place in the waterfront section of Kingston and the racers must make a right hand turn to avoid going into the Esopus Creek. The race starts at 1 but get there early to make sure you have a good seat. Stick around after the race for the awards ceremony and to check out all of the fun things to do on the waterfront.
If you have never taken the time to visit the city of Kingston then you don’t know what you are missing. Kingston is where history meets hip and everyone is welcome. Uptown Kingston is filled with fantastic architecture, great shops, and more restaurants than you can count! The Rondout section has Hudson River cruises, a thriving arts community, and great food too. Mid-town is rising and once the traffic changes are made to Broadway mid-town will be just as gorgeous as uptown and the Rondout.
Get outside and explore everything that the Hudson Valley has to offer! Find a new favorite restaurant, or shop at a local vendor (make sure to check out Bop To Tottom when you are uptown, it’s fabulous!) or just enjoy some of the gorgeous scenery. Kingston is THE place to be this weekend, will we see you there?
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