3 Best Upcoming Spring Events in Hudson Valley

As much as we love winter, we’re gearing up for spring at Minnewaska Lodge, and you’ll be happy to know there’s a variety of fun Hudson Valley events that are just around the corner. Spring and summer tend to stay pretty busy with all of the festivals and foodie events around the area, which is why a New York vacation during this time is a must! While there are many annual springtime events to enjoy around the Shawangunk Mountains, we’ll give you a little glimpse of the three top-rated events to look forward to from March through June (as listed below).

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Indulge in the best of the best Hudson Valley restaurants during your stay in March with the biannual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week that happens during spring and fall. Over 200 participating restaurants present three-course meals at a reduced price on a prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner. Find more information, participating restaurants, and the Hudson Valley events that happen throughout the week at hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fairs

If you happen to be staying during Memorial Day Weekend (or Labor Day Weekend), make your way to the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz for the annual New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. This is one of the most popular Hudson Valley events that brings artisans and artists together each year. You’ll find everything from live entertainment to demonstrations as well as adult beverages and, of course, local vendors showcasing their unique works of art!

Kingston Kayak Festival

It doesn’t matter if you’re just learning to kayak or if you’re an expert, head to the Kingston Kayak Festival for a full day of adventure! You’ll be able to learn about the latest kayaking gear, learn new techniques, and watch demonstrations at one of the most significant Hudson Valley events for kayaking! Chat with the locals and walk away with new friends at this two-day festival during your stay in June. Get this year’s dates and times of the Kingston Point Beach Kayak Festival, here!

Adventures in the Shawangunk Mountains

While these are just a few of the spring Hudson Valley events, many others happen all around the area. When you plan your New York vacation during spring and summer, you’ll always find something happening during your stay. If you’d like to get out and stretch your legs, you’ll be able to embark on a unique adventure with Minnewaska Lodge. We provide upstate NY climbing, fishing, hiking trips, among many others! Check out our Adventures page to learn more about what activities you can enjoy during your stay. If you’d like to speak with someone directly about all of the adventures that are available for our guests, please call 1-845-255-1110.