Weekend Fun: Matsuri, Duck Derby, Cupcake Festival

Things To Do with Westchester Kids This Weekend, May 4-5, 2019
Enjoy authentic Japanese foods and performances at the Matsuri Festival in Harrison. Photo courtesy of the event

Spring fun peaks for Westchester and Hudson Valley families this weekend, and not only because of four spring festivals on our radar. Our May GoList is bursting with seasonal fun from this weekend straight through Memorial Day, and this coming weekend just might be the most jam-packed.

Falling on the weekend this year is “May the 4th Be With You,” a.k.a., Star Wars Day, and various venues have scheduled celebratory activities. All this Jedi fun overlaps with Free Comic Book Day, and several festivals that celebrate comic books and literature will also take place, among them the two-day Undiscovered Realm Comic Con.

Other highlights include Y Healthy Kids Day, featuring the famed Rubber Duck Derby; the Hudson Valley Cupcake Festival; and the hot-ticket alert Madeline and the Big Hat.

If you’re looking for Yonkers Arts Weekend, traditionally held the first weekend in May, stay tuned for its appearance later in the month. The Hudson Valley Fair, however, will not take place this year.

Although our top picks pack a wallop, you should see the great finds that we ran out of room to include! For those, head to our Event Calendar for many more options. And with Mother’s Day around the corner, be sure to plan ahead by referring to our Mother’s Day brunch guide and our list of 35 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day that aren't brunch.

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