Best of August: 21 Top Things To Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Get ready to splash at the Muddy Puddles Mess Fest. Photo courtesy of the event
Get ready to splash at the Muddy Puddles Mess Fest. Photo courtesy of the event

Summer is not over yet! August in Westchester and the Hudson Valley is a great time to enjoy outdoor movies and concerts, summer festivals, and the best beach days.

Our August picks are packed with family-friendly summer fun, featuring top events such as Harry Potter in Concert, the New York Air Show, and the World Helicopter Day celebration. August fairs and festivals include the Sunflower Festival, the Dutchess and Ulster county fairs, and the kickoff of the New York Renaissance Faire. Families who don't mind a little dirt (or a lot!) are invited to beat the heat by getting muddy with Peppa Pig at the Muddy Puddles Mess Fest in Mahopac or build a winning work of sand art at the Sand Castle Competition at Glen Island Beach.   

Find more amazing August fun in this list of 25 Ways to Beat the Heat with Westchester Kids50 Free Things to Do This Summer, and our Summer Activity Guide for Westchester Kids

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.  

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Museum Minis
Westchester Children's Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Chess Instruction for Kids
Pound Ridge Library - 4:30 PM Pick
Ghost Tours of the Music Hall
Tarrytown Music Hall - various times Pick
Halloween Storywalk
Portchester-Rye Brook Library - various times Pick
Bouncing Babies
John C Hart Memorial Library - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides