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

Head to Legoland New York for a day or a weekend! Photo by Jody Mercier
Head to Legoland New York for a day or a weekend! Photo by Jody Mercier

Looking for the best things to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this July? Here are all the family-friendly events and activities you should add to your list from 4th of July fireworks to fun summer festivals.

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 and free outdoor concerts.

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
Ecuadorian Heritage Festival
Croton Point Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Tomato Tasting
Hilltop Hanover Farm - 10:30 AM Pick
Beacon Corn Festival
Beacon Riverfront Park - 12:00 PM Pick
Guided Hike
Westmoreland Sanctuary - 2:00 PM Pick
Peekskill Riverfront Children's Entertainment
Riverfront Green Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides