Saugerties First Fridays

Yes, Saugerties is one cool place. Saugerties was recently named “A Top 10 Coolest Small Town in America” by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine. Saugerties is 100 miles north of NYC, nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskills. A blend of arts, culture and nature, discover it for yourself. You will be embraced by the friendly atmosphere, stroll the streets of the historic Village, formed in 1831, known for its many unique shops, gourmet restaurants and antique stores.

You will be amazed by the many attractions Saugerties has to offer, including First Fridays, the Historic Lighthouse on the Hudson, Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum (a National Historic Place), HITS Horse Shows, Total Tennis, The Lazy Swan Golf Club, historic Kiersted House from 1727. Summer highlights include a public art event throughout the summer months on the streets of the Village of  Saugerties,  Hudson Project Music & Art Festival (July), Saugerties Artists Studio Tour (Aug), the Esopus Creek Puppet Suite (Aug), “Shine On Saugerties” Gala and Auction (Sept), the Garlic Festival (Sept) and the Mum Festival in October. Discover Saugerties and see why it’s so cool.

Arts & Cultural Venues

Fiber Flame Studio 1776 Route 212 845-679-6132 
Saugerties Historic Society 119 Main St. 845-246-9529
Opus 40 Sculpture Park & Museum 50 Fite Rd 845-246-3400
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory 169 Ulster Ave. 845-246-7723
Stephen L. Crohn Gallery  91 Washington Ave. 845-246-0858

Art Events

Shine On Saugerties Preview SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave. May 18
Art Along The Hudson 11th Annual Kickoff SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave. May 31
Music At The Saugerties Farmers Market 115 Main St. May-Oct
Shine On Saugerties Public Art Display Village of Saugerties May-Sept
Heritage Folk Music TBA May-Oct
Sunset Concerts Series Tina Chorvas Park/SPAF Jun-Sept
Saugerties Artists Tour Exhibit Kiersted House, 119 Main St. July 11
Hudson Project Music & Art Festival Winston Farm July 11-13
Saugerties Artists Tour Reception Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. Aug 8
Saugerties  Tour Open Studio Days Town of Saugerties Aug 9-10
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater’s Esopus Creek Puppet Suite Tina Chorvas Park Aug 22-24
WDST Festival of Local Musicians Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. TBA
Saugerties Pro Musica Concerts United Methodist Church, Washington Ave. & Post St. Sept-May
Shine On Saugerties Gala & Auction SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave. Sept 20
Hudson Valley Garlic Fest Cantine Field Sept 27-28
John St. Jam: 2nd Saturdays 16 John St. Year round
Stories For Inquiring Minds Inquiring Mind Bookstore, Partition & Main Sts. Year round 845-246-1212
First Fridays Village of Saugerties Year round


Saugerties Artists Studio Tour
Saugerties Tourism Committee
Kiwanis Club of Saugerties