Muddy Puddles Mess fest. Photo courtesy of the event
Muddy Puddles Mess fest. Photo courtesy of the event

Weekend Fun: Muddy Puddles Fest, Family Campout, Powwow

This is a great weekend to stay local, with so many standout events happening in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! Several made the cut in our newly released August GoList.

Kids need no excuse to get messy, but there are three reasons to approve of the Muddy Puddles Mess Fest: It supports a good cause; the mess isn’t at your house; and oh, the gobs and gobs of fun! Looking for more ways to get your hands dirty? Grab a bucket and head to the annual Sand Castle Competition.

The annual Bear Mountain Native American Heritage Celebration and Powwow offers teepees, musical instruments, and other cultural encounters, while the Overnight Family Campout provides a comfortable way to sleep in the great outdoors with other families. FREE fun is in store at the multi-faceted Hudson Valley Expo, among other highlights on our list.

Read on for more details on these and the rest of our top weekend picks. And remember to check out the many weekday and weekend events captured in our Event Calendar—there's no shortage of fun things to do to make the most of the summer


Anthony Wayne Recreation Area at Harriman State Park
Palisades Interstate Parkway
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale , NY 10583

Kiwi Country Day Camp
825 Union Valley Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Glen Island Beach
1 Pelham Road
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523

Riverfront Green Park
Hudson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

Harbor Island Park
Boston Post Road/Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Kensico Dam Plaza
One Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park Gazebo
Veteran's Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Hearst Plaza
New York, NY

Sheffield Lighthouse
Via Ferry, 10 North Water Street Corner of Water and Washington Streets
Norwalk, CT 06854