2019 Fourth of July Happenings and More

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the biggest weekend of the summer, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on all of the fun activities that are happening over this long weekend. Everybody knows that Kingston has the best fireworks celebration in the area on the beautiful Rondout Waterfront, and you can get the details of what’s happening, where to park, and shuttle services here.  This is also the weekend that the proprietors of Kingston Plaza bring the Coleman Bros. Carnival to town for it’s two-week run, which is always a crowd-pleaser, especially for kids. The Rip Van Winkle is doing a special Fourth of July Cruise on the Hudson, and you can even hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Rosendale theater for even more Fourth of July fun.

For the entire the weekend, the music scene will entice everyone to get out and celebrate with acts like local Blues king, Slam Allen on the patio at Mariner’s Harbor, country boys the Jon Hatchett Band at Keegan Ale’s, yacht rockers Julie and the Cruise Directors at BSP, and punk rocker Eric Nervous at Tubby’s, to mention just a few.

It’s also the First Saturday of the month, which entails plenty of gallery receptions featuring local artists of all types at an eclectic mix of venues. Coach House Players launch their comedic, summer production of the play “Ripcord”, Murder Train Comedy brings Kendra Dawson to the stage at PAKT, and you can even “Paddle up the Creek” with Kingston Parks and Rec as part of their fun events for the summer.

This is just a quick glimpse of what’s happening in the Kingston area for the Fourth of July Weekend, so check out what else is happening below, enjoy as much as you can, and be safe!

 

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Be sure to bookmark “Things to do Today,” to check back and see the full list of the area’s fun happenings, new events added daily!

 

This Weekend’s Highlights

. Date/Time Event
07/02/2019 - 07/06/2019
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Colonial Game Days at the Persen House
MATTHEWIS PERSEN HOUSE MUSEUM
07/03/2019
10:30 am-11:30 am
Baby & Me Story Hour @ Town of Ulster Library
Town of Ulster Library
07/03/2019
3:00 pm
World Cup: DUTCH vs SWEDEN
BSP
07/03/2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Bike Night at Ole Savannah!
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar
07/03/2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Express Yourself! Teen Art Group; Kingston
Studio 206
07/03/2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
League of Extraordinary Genders
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
07/03/2019
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Seed Song Farm Monthly Potluck- Guests Neetopk Keetopk & Evan Pritchard
Seed Song Farm
07/03/2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Writers Speak Easy in Kingston
Rough Draft Bar & Books
07/04/2019
All Day
Coleman Brothers Carnival 2019
Kingston Plaza
07/04/2019
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Pay What You Can Day
outdated: an antique café
07/04/2019
9:30 am
Reading of The Declaration of Independence at The Rosendale Theatre Collective
Rosendale Theater
07/04/2019
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Be Independent @ PAKT
PAKT Southern Restaurant
07/04/2019
3:30 pm
Kingston YMCA Farm Stand
YMCA
07/04/2019
5:00 pm
Fourth of July Celebration in Kingston NY, 2019
T.R. Gallo Park
07/04/2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Jon Hatchett Band – EARLY START
Keegan Ales
07/04/2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
BUTTERFIELD SUMMER BBQ SERIES - WITH ATTICUS FARM
Butterfield Stone Ridge
07/04/2019
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Kingston Arts & Action Mixer
Beverly
07/04/2019
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
July 4th Cruise on the Rip Van Winkle
Hudson River Cruises
07/04/2019
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
The DownBeAt Blues and Swing Trio
Two Ravens
07/05/2019
All Day
Coleman Brothers Carnival 2019
Kingston Plaza
07/05/2019
5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Stockade Nights
Uptown Stockade District
07/05/2019
5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Stockade Nights - July 5th at Rough Draft
Rough Draft Bar & Books
07/05/2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Art Opening: Lomans Eng & His Students
Town of Esopus Library
07/05/2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Paddle up the Creek
T.R. Gallo Park
07/05/2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Taco Mashup Party | Diego’s Taqueria meets More Good
bluecashew Kitchen Homestead
07/05/2019
7:00 pm
LGBTQ Social, First Fridays
Lydia’s Cafe
07/05/2019
7:00 pm
PAKT and TUKT Queer Fridays!
PAKT Southern Restaurant
07/05/2019
7:00 pm
Summer Concert Series features Slam Allen @ Mariner's Harbor
Mariner’s Harbor
07/05/2019
7:30 pm
Coach House Players present "Ripcord"
Coach House Players Theater
07/05/2019
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Laughs For Liberty Night 1
Kingston Artists Collective
07/05/2019
9:00 pm
Jalani Lion, Doov, Lucidreamz, JCrooks, Kortnee Simmons, @ BSP
BSP
07/05/2019 - 07/06/2019
9:00 pm-12:00 am
The Xtractions at Keegan Ales
Keegan Ales
07/06/2019
All Day
Coleman Brothers Carnival 2019
Kingston Plaza
07/06/2019
All Day
First Saturday Art Gallery Receptions
Kingston, NY
07/06/2019
All Day
Summer Reading Special Events on Saturdays
Town of Ulster Library
07/06/2019
9:00 am-10:00 am
Bizzy Bee’s Mommy & Me music and movement class
BSP Dance Studio
07/06/2019
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Uptown Kingston Farmers' Market
Uptown Farmers’ Market
07/06/2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Repair Cafe
Town of Esopus Library
07/06/2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Opening Reception for En Camino: Destination Forward
Kingston City Hall
07/06/2019
4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Hudson Valley Poetry Bands Microfest
The Snyder Estate
07/06/2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
1st Saturday Sassafras Mercantile Art Opening featuring Maria Vonn
Sassafras Mercantile
07/06/2019
6:30 pm-10:00 pm
Harambee Presents Rock The Boat: Summer Edition
Historic Kingston Waterfront
07/06/2019
7:00 pm-10:30 pm
Tim Kapeluck and Friends
Lydia’s Cafe
07/06/2019
7:30 pm
Coach House Players present "Ripcord"
Coach House Players Theater
07/06/2019
7:30 pm-10:30 pm
Julie & The Cruise Directors: Kingston's Own Yacht Rock Tribute!
BSP
07/06/2019
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Laughs For Liberty 2
Kingston Artists Collective
07/06/2019
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Trivia Night At Chic's Restaurant and Bar
Chic’s Restaurant and Bar
07/06/2019
9:00 pm
Painted Blue Sky @ Keegan Ales
50 AAAA Street
07/06/2019
10:00 pm
VINYL SQUAD PRESENTS: DJ MISTER VINCE W/ K1D4
BSP
07/07/2019
All Day
Coleman Brothers Carnival 2019
Kingston Plaza
07/07/2019
11:00 am
World Cup: Finals
BSP
07/07/2019
2:00 pm
Coach House Players present "Ripcord"
Coach House Players Theater
07/07/2019
5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Michael Dell Tour of Italy at Savona's
Savona’s Trattoria
07/07/2019
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Murder Train Comedy Presents: Kendra Dawsey!
PAKT Southern Restaurant
07/07/2019
7:00 pm
Off Road Minivan, Blis., Manu, Ghost Chant
BSP
07/07/2019
8:00 pm
Erik Nervous @ Tubby's
Tubby’s