Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: June 23-25

American Roots Summer Festival 
American Roots Summer Festival at Caramoor

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: June 23-25

Your awesome Westchester weekend is here and it’s packed with outdoor activities, including ways to enjoy the Great American Camp-Out and International Mud Day! This weekend, families can also enjoy cultural festivals like the African-American festival, the Greek Festival, and the Summer Roots Festival. Read on for some ideas to inspire you to have the best Westchester weekend!

Friday, June 23rd-Sunday June 25th
Poughkeepsie Greek Festival

Learn more about Greek culture at the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. Families can enjoy Greek food, live entertainment, dancing, local vendors, and kids activities such as a bouncy house. Hellenic Community Center, 54 Park Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603

Saturday, June 24th-Sunday, June 25th
New Canaan Nature Center’s Great American Campout 

Camp out with your family in New Canaan this weekend as a part of the Great American Camp-Out. Families can bring their own tents and enjoy communal weekend fun, a camping-style BBQ dinner, camp tunes, an animal show, a night hike, s’mores, and more. Rain or shine. 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

Saturday, June 24th from 11:00am-5:00pm
Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival 

Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun at the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. The event includes a variety of local food vendors, live music, a farm market,  a dog park, a beer garden, a petting zoo, and activities for the family. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane Poughquag, NY 12570.

Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am-4:00pm
International Mud Day 

Get messy at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum as a part of International Mud Day! Kids will have the chance to splash, roll, squish, slide, and celebrate nature in this outdoor event. Families should bring a towel and a change of clothes. Roe Park, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520

Saturday, June 24th from 12:30pm-9:00pm
American Roots Summer Festival 

Enjoy live music at Caramoor at the American Roots Music Festival. Performances throughout the day spans the genres of blues, Americana, folk, and bluegrass.  This day features multiple bands and ends with a performance by 10-time Grammy-nominee Brandy Clark. Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536

Saturday, June 24th-Sunday, June 25th, various times
Civil War Soldier Experience 

Kids will have the opportunity to learn more about the Civil War at this interactive experience. Each session includes educational activities, demos, the firing of a real civil war cannon,  and the opportunity to take home their very own “thaumatrope.” Suggested for kids ages 7-12 years old. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road Katonah, NY 10536.

Saturday, June 24th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Summer Solstice Party 

Families can enjoy a celebration of summer at Westmoreland’s Summer Solstice Party! There will be hors d’oeuvres, dessert, guided night hikes, programs led by Sanctuary naturalists, and live music from the Bedford School of Rock. Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

Saturday, June 24th at 6:00pm and Sunday, June 25th at 2:00pm
KIDZ BOP Never Stop Tour 

Rock out with your kids at the KIDZ Bop Never Stop Tour as they perform today’s biggest pop hits. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901.

Sunday, June 25th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Hudson Valley Free Day

Explore the Dia: Beacon with your kids during Hudson Valley Free Day. Guests should fill out their Free Admission Request form for museum admission waivers. 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York 12508.

Sunday, June 25th from 12:00pm-6:00pm
African-American Heritage Festival 

Families can celebrate African-American culture at this annual festival. The event includes art, music, dance, cultural exhibits, crafts and food. Kensico Dam Plaza.

Sunday, June 25th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Potato Print Workshop

Create your own stamps — using potatoes! All materials are provided. 115 7th Street,  Verplanck, NY 10596

Sunday, June 25th from 1:00pm-6:00pm
3rd Annual Peekskill Pride

Join this family pride event with a drag queen story time, drag performances, pet photo contest, crafts, live music, vendors, games, and more. Main Street, Peekskill, NY.