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 -


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 -

Hudson Music Festival: Beginning in 2011, and now a greatly anticipated annual August event, this three day-weekend celebration of music attracts hundreds of musicians from the Northeast and beyond, representing all genres. With free performances throughout the day and evening in nightclubs, restaurants & bars, galleries, tents up and down Warren Street and at the Riverfront, visitors will discover that Hudson is the next Music Mecca. Visit the Hudson Music Festival website for details

ArtsWalk: Created by pioneering Hudson gallerist Carrie Haddad, the Columbia County Council on the Arts now organizes the annual ArtsWalk in Hudson. The event—generally held on Columbus Day weekend includes exhibits, performances, open studios, and more. Visit CCCA’s site for details -

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