Fairs, Festivals & Carnivals
Calling all animal lovers! The Putnam County 4-H Fair is a 3-day, old fashioned country fair running Friday through Sunday. While this fair does not have the usual carnival rides you would expect, there is plenty of entertainment. Think animals, games, crafts, music, food, exhibits, a horse show, barbecue and more. Admission is free.
Have an itch for funnel cakes and bumper cars? Then head to the Spring Valley Carnival. You will find all the things you would expect at a traditional carnival. Wednesday through Sunday, evenings only.
You can make a difference by attending the Ossining Family Fun Day & Music Festival. This event will support the Gullotta House, an organization that helps people in Westchester facing hardships. Starting at noon on Saturday there will be food, drinks, vendors, face painting, crafts, bands and music.
Celebrate Irish culture at the Irish-American Cultural Heritage Celebration. The day will be filled with live entertainment, music and dance, arts and crafts, history and culture, and food. The festivities begin at 1:00pm on Sunday at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale.
Get your shopping on! Scarsdale, Katonah and Rye all have Sidewalk Sales this weekend.
While the Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale begins Thursday and runs through Saturday, children's entertainment is scheduled only on Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm. This includes an 11:00am Songs for Seeds Concert, balloon making, animals from the Greenburgh Nature Center and more.
The Katonah Sidewalk Sale runs Friday and Saturday. There will be kids activities, live acoustic music, free popcorn and more.
The Rye Sidewalk Sale is Thursday through Saturday.
There is no shortage of musical entertainment this weekend, some of which is free!
Friday night concert series include “Music In The Park” Returns to Lasdon, Jazz at Pierson Park in Tarrytown, the Ossining Summer Concert Series and the Hudson River Museum Amphitheater Summer Series. You've Got a Friend - The Music of Carole King & James Taylor will be performed at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill. You could also head over to Rye Playland to see Milt Gerver's Big Band Orchestra followed by Fireworks.
On Saturday, the Not Its perform at the Riverwalk Children’s Event Series in Yonkers. There will also be musical entertainment at the Sidewalk Sales, Farmers' Markets and Fairs that day.
On Sunday the music continues with Summer Nights on the Sound in Mamaroneck, KC and The Sunshine Band at the Ridgefield Playhouse and Club Dennis on the Radio - Mobile DJ at Rye Playland.
Theatre & Books
If you are looking to do something a little spookier, check out this weekend's lineup of movies, drama and books.
Friday is the Outdoor Summer Movie Series in Tuckahoe. This week they will be showing Monsters Inc. at 8:30pm.
The Wizard of Oz returns to Westmoreland Sanctuary for its final weekend. Unlike typical performances, the audience will be able to interact with the cast during the show. Following each Saturday performance will be a ‘Cabaret Campfire’ open to all… and an open pit to toast marshmallows following the remaining shows. Purchase tickets in advance.
Wizards rejoice! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II goes on sale Saturday night and local bookstores are celebrating!
Barnes & Noble in White Plains and Yonkers will be holding events. First, a Countdown to Midnight Party at 8:00pm on Saturday and then a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebration at 9:30am on Sunday.
The Voracious Reader in Larchmont is hosting their own Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party. In addition to the usual party fun, cosplay, madlibs, themed snacks and more, they will be choosing names from the sorting hat to cast a script reading for the following Thursday (Aug 4th) at 7pm. Call to order your book in advance to reserve your spot for the party.
Scattered Books in Chappaqua is also having a Release Party. Join them for spellbinding snacks and fun at 9:00PM Saturday, July 30th-midnight July 31st. Books go on sale as soon as it hits July 31st! Click to RVSP/Pre-Order.
Lastly, In the Heights will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPACC) starting Friday.
Arts & Crafts
Kids can Make Your Own Tie Dye T-Shirt at the Pleasantville Farmer's Market on Saturday from 9:30am-11:30am.
You could also try making a car at at the Hudson River Museum on Saturday or Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. For children ages 5 and up.
Children of all ages can make a craft stick puppy at Lakeshore Learning in Scarsdale anytime from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday. It's free.