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Spring Activities in Dutchess County – 2024

April 20, 2024

Spring activities abound in Dutchess County…

As the weather grows warmer, there are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the season, celebrate community, and make the most of all our Dutchess County area has to offer. Here are our recommendations:
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
Mondays starting May 21
3:00pm to 6:30pm
The Pavilion at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie
Bring home some of Dutchess County’s natural bounty! This weekly event happens on the shore of the Hudson River. There’s free onsite parking in the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum parking lot, with overflow parking in the Waryas Park lower parking lot.
Barn Star’s Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck
Saturday May 25 10am – 5pm
Sunday May 26 11am – 4pm
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Route 9 in Rhinebeck
This beloved annual event is back again, with over 130 exhibitors in three buildings where you can hunt for your next great antique find. Features everything from fine art to jewelry to architecturals.
Beacon Farmer’s Market
Sundays (Year Round)
10:00am – 2:00pm
DMV parking lot, 223 Main Street, Beacon
Enjoy this vibrant community market and gathering space, filled with veggies, dairy, meats, baked goods, and artisan fare.
Second Fridays with Eastdale Village at Cottage Square
Every Second
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Eastdale Village, 10 Otto Way, Poughkeepsie
Enjoy dinner, treats, and drinks from the Cottages eateries as well as a rotating selection of specialty food trucks. A different local band provides the live entertainment each month. Bring a blanket or chair, or grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables.
Hudson Valley Renegades Home Opener
Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls
The Renegades are back and more pinstriped than ever! They’re now a New York Yankees High-A Affiliate, with lots of exciting baseball and stadium fun in store all spring and summer.
Innisfree Garden
Open to the Public for the Season
Saturday, May 4
362 Tyrrel Rd, Millbrook
Innisfree Garden is one of Dutchess County’s best-kept secrets – a truly magical place recognized as one of the world’s “10 Best Gardens.” Explore the 150-acre space as you wander along streams, waterfalls, terraces, retaining walls, rocks, plant, and a lake, all planned along the principles of Chinese landscape design. Advance ticket reservations required. The highlight of opening weekend is their Daffodil Viewing, and it’s stunning.
Dia Beacon
Now Open to the Public
Fridays through Mondays, 10:00am – 5:00pm
3 Beekman Street Beacon
Dia Beacon, located right on the Hudson River, is a one-of-a-kind exhibition space in a former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present, as well as special exhibitions and public programs. Advance tickets required. Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month.
Bannerman Island & Bannerman Castle Cruise and Walking Tour
Have you ever been on the Metro North train or the Mid-Hudson Bridge, spotted an old castle on a small island in the river, and wondered, What IS that? Here’s your chance to find out, up close and personal. Bannerman Island is one of the most unique locations in Dutchess County. The 30-minute cruise from Beacon and 2.5 hour walking tour is a memorable experience. The Island also offers special live events throughout the summer.
We hope your spring season blooms with fun!
Apple blossoms line the entrance to Sleight Farm community of new homes in the Hudson Valley

Apple blossoms line one of the entrances to the Sleight Farm neighborhood.

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