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There’s always something happening in Hudson and the region; here are a few reliable and recommended sources for ﬁnding out what’s going on…
Ellen’s Picks: Local alderman Ellen Thurston maintains a comprehensive calendar of Hudson cultural events and local meetings, hosted at the Hudson Development Corporation’s website.
Ruralintelligence.com: Regional information source for recreation and entertainment, celebrating the best of Berkshire (MA), Columbia, Dutchess (NY) and Litchﬁeld (CT) counties
Gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com: News and commentary about the city of Hudson, NY
Hudson boasts of a number of festivals which draw thousands to the City every year…
Flag Day Parade: The brainchild of antiques dealers Bip & Bob of Pavilion Antiques (since closed), and managed by The Hudson Elks Club, the City has made Flag Day its main patriotic parade since the mid-1990s. Featuring a wide array of ﬂoats, marching bands, ﬁre companies and dignitaries from around the region, the Flag Day parade takes place every year in mid-June. Visit the Elks’ site to ﬁnd details about the next parade – www.hudsonelksflagdayparade.com
Hudson Pride Weekend: What began as a way to raise awareness and visibility of the gay & lesbian community in Columbia County, has now become one of Hudson’s most engaging and spirited annual events. Taking place mid June, the weekend includes a parade, waterfront festival, boat cruise, cabaret and dance parties. Visit the Hudson Pride Foundation website for details – www.hudsonpride.com
Winter Walk: Occurring annually in early December (typically on the ﬁrst Saturday), Hudson shopkeepers go all-out with special window decorations, tableaux vivants, Chamber music and carolers, mulled cider and cookies, and other seasonal cheer. The event is coordinated by The Hudson Opera House; check their website for this year’s details – www.hudsonhall.org