15 Free things to do This Weekend



Family-Friendly Fun in the Hudson Valley

Family friendly events in the hudson valley new york
Hitting up so many festivals and events all summer long can get expensive so this week we thought we'd save you some money and highlight some of our favorite FREE (or mostly free) things to do this weekend with the kids. Click on the titles of each event for dates, times and locations.

For only $2 a child, children will become detectives, examining skulls and learning about predator/prey. Staatsburg

Bring the kids for a free, drop-in class where kids can explore painting, drawing, printmakig and working with clay. Livingston Manor

Bring a lawn chair and a few dollars for farm-fresh pizza and watch Big Hero 6 with your family. New Paltz

Join neighbors and friends for a free outdoor showing of Beauty and the Beast on the Green! Kingston

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy music before watching E.T. at dark. Wappingers Falls
Head out to the river for a day of boat races, food,  music, games and more. Poughkeepsie

Help celebrate Henry Knox's birthday with war cannon firings every half hour and talking about artillery. New Windsor

Admission is free but you might want to bring a few dollars for some of the activities and to support the farm. Visit education tables, butterfly tents, story walk, food, barn animals and local vendors. Wappingers Falls

Join in for the annual town party complete with live music raffles, face painting, pony rides, bounce castle, sales, food and so much more. Woodstock

Climb aboard construction & emergency vehicles! Rhinebeck

Get up close and personal with the band's instruments at the instrument petting zoo. Sing, dance and march along with the members of the West Point Band. West Point

Celebrate the arts, the Delaware River and the local ecosystem. Narrowsburgh

An afternoon of entertainment from singing to comedy for ages tween-adult! Monroe

Step back into time with Colonial children's games, farm animals, demos and displays. Hopewell Junction

Sit back and relax for a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream right smack in the middle of the park. Don't forget your lawn chairs! Goshen 

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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys crossing things off their bucket list each summer.