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Summer Events in Columbia County

  • Now - August 26
    Tuesday Evening Movies at PS 21

    ​Classic and modern movies, 8:30pm at PS 21, Chatham.

  • July 27
    15th Annual Blueberry Festival

    Featuring early 19th C. craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music, entertainment for all ages, and many different vendors and a variety of delicious foods. Austerlitz Historical Society, Austerlitz

  • July 31 & August 1
    Night of Fire

    Shockwave Jet Trucks, Jet Cars, Wheelstanders, Top Fuel Harley Drag Bikes, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Live Bands and much more. 5pm. Lebanon Valley Dragway

  • August 1 - 3
    Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

    A three-day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires. Hillsdale

  • August 8 - 10
    Hudson Music Festival

    Throughout the city of Hudson attendees will enjoy over 100 FREE acts, representing over 400 musicians. Hudson

  • August 9, Sept 13, Oct 11
    Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tours

    Tours of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse by Emily Brunner, a woman who actually lived in the lighthouse in the 1930s and 1940s. She will tell stories about her life at the lighthouse and of her father who was light-keeper until it closed.

  • August 9
    7th Annual Sangria Festival

    Sangrias, yummy foods, crafts, tarot card readings, henna tattoos, & flamenco guitar music with Maria Zemantauski and Jose Miralles. 11am-6pm Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent

Getaway and Play in Columbia County!

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway, vacation destination or just a place to kick back and relax, Columbia County, NY is the ideal place to visit. The County offers unsurpassed rural beauty, a rich cultural scene and active recreational opportunities.

An abundance of theater, dance, and music options as well as all kinds of festivals fill the seasons with non-stop entertainment. While over 50 public heritage sites capture the county's distinctive place in U.S. history. No matter what you choose to explore, come and visit the Columbia County country hospitality.

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