Happenings in Dutchess County


3rd Annual Walkway Marathon: June 10 & 11

This year marks the 3rd annual Walkway Marathon, attracting runners from near and far. At 1.25 miles long and 212 feet high, The Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world and is one of our top attractions. The weekend encompasses more than just full USATF Certified races, kicking off on Saturday, June 10th with the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash, a one mile run/walk for those with physical and developmental disabilities. This highlights our #ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative to make our county a place where people of all abilities are welcome.

Sunday, June 11th brings the full marathon and half marathon, each of which traverses The Walkway Over the Hudson, plus the College to College 5K, which highlights Dutchess Community College and Marist College. The tree-lined landscape and majestic Hudson River views make these races truly unforgettable. Register online or call 845-454-9649 for info. #ExperiencetheWalkway #WalkwayChallengeAccepted #WalkwayMarathon

May 26-29: Devote your Memorial Day Weekend to enjoying these patriotic events! An evening of WWII-era entertainment transports you back to the Roosevelt days, as the FDR Library hosts its 14th annual USO Show at the Wallace Center. On Sat. & Sun., the FDR Library lawn becomes a WWII encampment, filled with period military vehicles of all sizes! Soldiers in battle dress are on hand to share their love of history. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum.

On Mon., May 29, pay your respects to those who died while serving in our armed forces at the Graveside Memorial Day Ceremony in the Rose Garden to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Guest speaker and wreath laying by community organizations . Hosted by the National Park Service at 1:30 p.m. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. 229-6225.

Country Living Magazine comes to life at the Country Living Fair at Rhinebeck’s Dutchess County Fairgrounds from June 2-4. Don’t miss out on plenty of great shopping, motivating seminars & instructive demonstrations, and delicious food. Plus there’s a chance to meet the Country Living editors! Purchase early-bird, one-day, and/or three-day passes, starting at $13. It’s open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, rain or shine. The programming schedule and vendors have not been announced yet, but you can get a great idea of what to expect from the 2016 speakers’ list and the 2016 list of vintage, handmade, and food sellers. The Fairgrounds has a beautiful new visitors’ center and ticket booths, with speedy state-of-the art ticketing to speed up your entry. 845-876-4001.

Plus read: 33 things to do in New York’s Hudson Valley (besides the CL Fair!) 


Second Saturday Beacon city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, receptions, and tastings.

May 27 & 28:
Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck
Dutchess County Fairgrounds,
May 26-29:
WWII Living History,
USO Show & Wreath Ceremony
FDR Home,
Presidential Library &
Museum, Hyde Park

June 9-11:
Goodguys 24th East
Coast Nationals
Dutchess County
Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck

June 10-11:
First Air Shows of
Saturday: pioneer era & barnstormers.
Sunday: WWI aircraft. Museum opened in May.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome


Family Fun in Dutchess County
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