Best of July: Awesome Things To Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley with Kids

Hit the midway at the Orange County Fair when it comes to town in mid-July. Photo courtesy of the Orange County Fair
Hit the midway at the Orange County Fair when it comes to town in mid-July. Photo courtesy of the Orange County Fair

Summer is in full swing, and it's time for family fun. From fireworks to festivals and free outdoor concerts, we have rounded up the best things to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley in July with kids. 

It's July and that means fireworks! We have highlighted just a few of the best places in Westchester and the Hudson Valley for viewing these amazing light shows, including at Legoloand, the New Rochelle waterfront, and at Ossining's Riverjam festival. For more fireworks and Independence Day celebrations, see our list of things to do with kids this 4th of July Weekend. To keep kids entertained on those long summer days, many towns in Westchester are offering free children's activities and family-friendly performances throughout the summer, some on weekday evenings, including Nights in the Park in White Plains and Peekskill Riverfront Children's Entertainment. July fairs and festivals include the Putnam Country Fest and 4H Show, the Orange County Fair, and the Annual Firefly Festival

Find more top July fun in our rundowns of summer fairs and festivals, free outdoor concerts, and 50 Free Things to Do with Westchester and Hudson Valley Kids This Summer

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. 

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Places featured in this article:


Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park

Legoland New York Resort

Turnure Park (and other locations)

Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Rock N Roll for Little Ones
John C Hart Memorial Library - 10:30 AM Pick
FIESTA! With Flor Bromley
Hendrick Hudson Free Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum - 3:00 PM Pick
Village of Mamaroneck Fireman's Carnival
Harbor Island Park - 6:45 PM Pick
Nature Boxes in Ryder's Garden
Larchmont Public Library - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides