Special Events - Saugerties


Opus 40
Created over 37 years by pioneering artist and professor Harvey Fite, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY.
Saugerties Farmers Market   |  every Saturday through October  |  115 Main Street

Visit the market to find locally harvested food grown, raised, prepared and brought to market by local farmers. The market offers seasonal vegetables; luscious orchard fruits; dried herbs; fresh-laid eggs; tasty goat and cow cheeses; pasture-raised meats and free-range poultry; delicious maple syrup, honey, jams and sauces, pickles; artisanal bread; baked goods, including gluten-free; prepared foods.

Saugerties Lighthouse / Nature Trail
The Ruth Reynolds Glunt Nature Preserve is currently open sunrise to sunset. The riverside deck remains closed to the public. Located along the Hudson River at the confluence of the Espous Creek, the land surrounding the trail to the Lighthouse consists of 17 acres of wooded grounds and tidal wetland flats. The area is supported by a sandbar comprised of dredged sediments from the channelization projects of 1888 and 1889, at which point the Esopus Creek was deepened to make way for ship access to the Saugerties Harbor.


FIRST FRIDAY - Late Spring in the Hudson Valley  |  Friday, June 3, 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu

jULY Events 

FIRST FRIDAY - New York Barbeque  |  Friday, July 2, 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu

4th of July in the Village  |  Monday, July 4, 11 am

Annual parade of floats, band and marchers. 11 am parade is on Washington Avenue across from Saugerties High School. Fireworks will be at Cantine Field. 845.246.9701; village.saugerties.ny.us.

Sawyer Motor Car Show  |  Sunday, July 10, 1-6 pm 

We are already rockin' and rollin' in preparation for the 18th Anniversary of


On Sunday, July 10th, once again our village streets of Main & Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars that sure do bring back the memories.  Non-stop live entertainment and a cause that hit home for all of us, brought over 10,000 people to Saugerties last year. Spectator admission is always free to the public.  All of the village shops and restaurants are open for business. Fifty trophies are awarded to the best of the best! It's a fun day for kids of all ages. Hope to see you there.

SaugerTails Dog Puissance  |  Saturday, July 23, 5 pm 

Did someone say Dog Puissance? Join us on Saturday, July 23 in the Grand Prix Schooling Ring for the SaugerTails Dog Puissance at 5 pm! Just enter your favorite pooch in the show office by noon on Saturday – entry fee is $20 and all proceeds will benefit Canine Support Teams, and YVEL will donate 10% of all sales on Saturday as well! Prizes for 1st - 3rd See you Saturday!

Saugerties Steamboat Co. Exhibitor Party  |  Saturday, July 30, 6:30 until 9:30 pm
sponsored by Alliant Private Client

Join us Saturday evening for an Exhibitor Party at the Saugerties Steamboat Company! This week’s party will be open to everyone with free food and water sports from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Guests can enjoy great food, great company and a cash bar! Special thanks to Alliant Private Client for sponsoring the Week V Exhibitor Party!

August Events 

Rider Meeting - HITS Children’s Hunter Pony Finals  |   Thursday 5:30 pm, Kiwanis Ice Rink, before you skate! 
Ice Skating at Kiwanis Ice Rink  |  Thursday, August 4, 6:-7:30 pm 
Are you ready to party? HITS-on-the-Hudson will host TWO exhibitor parties during Week 6! On Thursday, beat the heat with a free open skate at the Kiwanis Ice Arena across from the show from 6-7:30 pm ⛸ 
FIRST FRIDAY  |  August 5, 4-9 pm, at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu
Satisfy your seafood craving with a special 3-course Prix Fixe dinner menu in August with entrees such as Grilled Flank Steak & Shrimp, Crab Pot Pie or Chef’s Marcos popular New England Clam Chowder.
Saugerties Steamboat Co. Water Sports  |  Saturday, August 6, 6:30 until 8:30 pm  |  Cash Bar
On Saturday, exhibitors are once again invited to the Saugerties Steamboat Company to enjoy complimentary water sports ‍♀️ and a cash bar.
Saugerties Artist Studio Tour |  August 13-14

September Events 

FIRST FRIDAY  |  Friday, September 3 , 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills

Take your taste buds on a Mediterranean fling with a special Prix Fixe dinner menu at this First Friday September event! You will find fresh vegetables and herbs in these delicious Mediterranean dishes.  Reservations suggested.

Purina Wine & Cheese Party  |  Friday, September 9 , 4-5 pm at Alliant Private Client Lounge

Join Purina Ambassadors Margie Engle, Todd Minikus, Heather Caristo and Christian Coyle for a Wine & Cheese Reception in the Alliant Private Client Lounge. During the event, the ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions about their feeding program.

HITS Championship Week   |  September 7-11
The HITS Championship awards over $1 million in prize money in a single weekend – The Richest Weekend in Show Jumping – as riders compete for top spots in lucrative Hunter and Jumper Finals. Highlighting this year’s schedule is the Saugerties, the BLACKBARN Restaurant Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Prix, the Green Green Hunter Prix, the celebrated Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final.

Sunday, September 11 Events

  • Kids Day - 11 am - 1 pm  |  Grand Prix Rider Autograph Session following the Grand Prix • Kids Jump Area • Pony Rides • Foam Party • Face Painting • Crafts & Giveaways!
  • $50,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final
  • $200,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final
  • $25,000 BLACKBARN Jr/Am Jumper Prix Final
  • Parade of Grand Circuit Champions
  • Presentation of the Flag by West Point Cadets
  • $405,300 Saugerties Grand Prix FEI CSI5*
M&S Insurance League National Finals   |   September 14-18, HITS-on-the-Hudson


FIRST FRIDAY Oktoberfest |  Friday, October 7 , 4-9 pm  |  The Tavern at Diamond Mills  |  Menu
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival  |  October 1-2 , 4-9 pm  |   Cantine Field

In the tradition in which it was born, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival™ continues to be a fun celebration of the harvest of what garlic aficionados lovingly refer to as the Stinking Rose.