With invigorating mountain hikes and brisk swimming holes aplenty, there’s at all times out of doors summer time journey available within the Nice Northern Catskills of Greene County, positioned simply over two hours north of New York Metropolis and a half hour south of Albany. Among the many stunning rural panorama, the area’s vibrant, close-knit communities supply a wealth of year-round cultural experiences—from music to reside theater and naturally, native eats and procuring.
For anybody seeking summer time enjoyable within the Nice Northern Catskills, here’s a round-up of occasions that may’t be missed.
Beloved Annual Occasions
The famend Gray Fox Bluegrass Pageant returns to Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, July 12-16, with 5 days of spectacular performances, workshops, tenting beneath the celebrities, dancing, and household enjoyable. This yr’s lineup is jam-packed with greater than 40 performers—from well-known bluegrass pickers just like the Del McCoury Band to newcomers like The Henhouse Prowlers.
The county’s Irish group takes the highlight in East Durham in the course of the 29th annual Catskills Irish Arts Week July 16-22, with workshops and lectures about conventional Irish music, dance, and heritage all day and evening. The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports activities Centre will come alive and host the “East Durham Conventional Pageant” on July 16.
Recent Power from New Performances
Nation music lovers will thrill for the Live performance within the Catskills on Saturday, June 24 on the Historic Catskill Level, a waterfront venue within the village of Catskill with jaw-dropping views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The all-star lineup options platinum-selling artist Michael Ray because the headliner, Spencer Crandall and Hudson Valley native and third place winner of “The Voice,” Ian Flanigan.
For its third season, the enjoyable and funky Catskill Mountain Shakespeare troupe strikes up the mountain from Mount Tremper to Hunter. This summer time’s out of doors staging of the Bard’s joyous comedy “As You Like It” runs July 15-30 beneath the tent at The Crimson Barn on Fundamental Road.
Weekly Occasions on Provide
Whether or not popping into Greene County for the weekend or spending time within the county’s mountain, valley and river areas the entire summer time, there are many vibrant happenings to find each day of the week.
With an abundance of working farmland all through the county, there’s a bounty of native produce and artisanal merchandise to be discovered on the weekly farmers’ markets held in Catskill, Coxsackie, and past.
Get pleasure from FREE reside music in group parks all week lengthy all through the area, June via mid-September. Rock and Roll to blues, nation and soul. Seize your garden chair for a night of leisure.
And on the First Friday of each month, Fundamental Road in Catskill turns into an open-air market of enjoyable. Native outlets keep open late, luring buyers with tastings, pop-ups, specials on meals and drinks, and nice vibes.
Autumn Plans Await
With unbelievable fall foliage and a stellar seasonal meals scene, it’s by no means too early to mark these calendars for fall occasions within the Nice Northern Catskills, too. The sixteenth Annual Gavin’s Guinness Oktoberfest runs October 6-8 at Gavin’s Resort & Nation Inn in Durham, and Windham’s 27th Annual Autumn Affair on October 7 and eight gives greater than 50 distributors of native crafts and meals, plus enjoyable for the entire household.
For extra inspiration about what occurs right here, go to GreatNorthernCatskills.com.