8 Must-Do Events in 2017

From music festivals to state-of-the-art light shows, here's what to mark on your calendar for the coming year

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 

Offered twice yearly for 14 days in March and November, this is the region’s largest dining event, with more than 200 participating restaurants offering bargain prix-fixe meals to more than 250,000 diners.




Crafts at Lyndhurst  

Taking place in both September and April, this massive event includes 300 artists offering a range of one-of-a-kind gifts and artwork. Live music, kids activities, gourmet food, and craft demonstrations are also on hand.






Stare in awe as Croton-on-Hudson’s Van Cortlandt Manor erupts into an incredible nighttime display of sculptures, special effects, sounds, and state-of-the-art illumination. A bevy of spring-themed sweets and organic ice cream are also offered.

Caramoor Summer Music Festival 

Performers of classical, roots, jazz, and other music genres take the stage at this popular family-friendly event at Caramoor in Katonah. Taking place June through August, this festival features some of the nation’s biggest names in classical music. 

Related: 2017 Calendar of Notable Events 


Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

There is something for everyone at Croton Point Park’s massive (its hosted more than 15,000 people) outdoor extravaganza, which includes seven stages of diverse music, dance, and storytelling along with clowns, jugglers, a children’s area, and a farmers’ market. 


American Gold Cup

Olympic-caliber horses and riders compete at this annual North Salem event where show jumping is the main attraction. There’s also boutique shopping and family fun, like pony rides, face-painting, and more.


Stone Barns Center’s 14th Annual Harvest Fest

A wide-ranging community celebration of life on the farm, this yearly event features festivities for the entire family,  such as live music, hands-on farming and food activities, hayrides, a turkey parade, and much more.


Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

Get in the holiday spirit at Kensico Dam Plaza when this very merry extravaganza comes to town. Kids can meet Santa Claus, enjoy unlimited rides on the Wonderland Express, and experience a musical light show. Refreshments, shopping, and ice-skating are also offered. 




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