Memorial Day Weekend Events to Kick off Summer in the Hudson Valley

Make it a Memorial Day weekend to remember at these barbecues, parties, and celebrations around the Hudson Valley.

As we honor our nation’s heroes this coming Memorial Day at parades and ceremonies around the Hudson Valley, we also honor their accomplishments with celebrations all weekend long. From poolside barbecues to craft fairs to opening day for beaches around the Valley, make the most of the long weekend as you remember those who served our country.

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
May 24-27

Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer at Mohonk Mountain House. The award-winning Ulster County resort opens its beaches this weekend for swimming and boating across Lake Mohonk, while The Granary also opens for the season for exquisite lakeside outdoor dining. Enjoy grilled summer favorites, open campfires, hiking, live music, and more at this weekend destination.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Wylder

Wylder Windham, Windham
May 24-27

For a jam-packed long weekend, Wylder Windham has you covered. The mountain resort has a variety of attractions planned for the holiday, including everything from lounging on the expansive outdoor lawn to relaxing in hammocks, playing backyard games, or gathering around the firepit. Throughout the weekend, take part in a cocktail-making class, s’mores party, karaoke, poolside party, barbecue, live music, dog contest, and more at this spot for adventure seekers.

Todd Hill Outdoor Market

Taste NY at Todd Hill, Lagrangeville
May 24-25, 27; 12-4 p.m.

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Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County, the Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Market is a representation of the Valley’s top culinary offerings. Browse vendors selling everything from seasonal produce to spirits to cold-pressed oils. Support small businesses with a sustainable link to agriculture this Memorial Day weekend at the outdoor market in Lagrangeville.

Lawrence Farms Orchards BBQ

Lawrence Farms Orchards, Newburgh
May 25, 12-4 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this massive barbecue for Memorial Day at Lawrence Farms. The Newburgh-based farm and orchard puts together a hearty spread featuring summer favorites like grilled chicken and vegetables. Stick around the farm to mingle with other Orange County residents and, if you’re lucky, maybe pick a few strawberries to take home as berry season commences.

Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz
May 25-27

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Celebrating its 43rd edition this Memorial Day weekend, the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair is back with over 200 vendors showcasing their makes. Shop artists and makers tables for various goods, enjoy ongoing craft demonstrations, and indulge in good drinks and gourmet specialties throughout the weekend. Stick around for the live entertainment, and be sure to bring the kids to the children’s craft tent to make art of their own.

Memorial Day BBQ at Goosefeather

Goosefeather, Tarrytown
May 26, 12-6 p.m.


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At Goosefeather, the lawn bar will reopen this weekend for the spring and summer season. To celebrate, the restaurant hosts a free bash with live music, lawn games, and a pay-per-plate food station. Pile on the pizza, hot dogs, burgers, grilled wings, galbi skewers, and snow pea salad to your heart’s content and sip on a la carte beverages like canned drinks and signature Goosefeather cocktails.

All-American BBQ Bash

The Kartrite, Monticello
May 26, 5-9 p.m.


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Head to the Catskills for a barbecue bash at New York’s largest indoor waterpark, The Kartrite Resort. Stay all weekend long for fun activities like axe throwing, goat yoga, bounce houses, games, and more, but make sure to join the crowd at Sunday’s all-American barbecue with grill favorites just in time for Memorial Day. If you choose to stay at the resort, enjoy deals on rooms and amenities.

North Star Memorial Day Backyard BBQ Buffet

North Star at The Alander, Copake
May 27, 12-6 p.m.


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At one of Columbia County’s hottest restaurants, get ready for a backyard barbecue like nothing you’ve ever tried before. North Star at The Alander hosts this festive event, complete with grill favorites and culinary extras including cheeseburger sliders, barbecue riblets, pulled pork sliders, Southern-style potato salad, sun-dried tomato and basil chicken sausage, and all the sides you could dream of.

Related: Follow These Memorial Day Barbecue and Grill Safety Tips

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