Summer Fairs & Festivals in Hudson Valley, Upstate NY 2012

Summer’s in full swing, and the Valley is buzzing with events for all ages


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west point bandPhotograph by Ted Spiegel

West Point Band’s Music Under the Stars, West Point NY

(June 17-Sept. 3)

This free Sunday night concert series offers performances by the U.S. Military Academy’s musical groups at the breathtaking Trophy Point Amphitheatre, located on the academy grounds overlooking the Hudson River. Each concert is free and open to the public, and features either the 48-member classical Concert Band or the smaller, ensemble-style Jazz Knights. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.; special events include the “Independence Day Celebration,” complete with fireworks and a cannon salute (July 7); “Christmas in July” (July 29); “Dancing Under the Stars” with dance lessons 30 minutes prior to the start (August 5); and “Beatle’s Legacy” (August 19). Picnics are encouraged. 845-938-2617 or

» Next fest: Old Songs Festival, Altamont (June 22-24)


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