Memorial Day kicks off the summer season in the best possible way - by bringing the community together to commemorate, celebrate and enjoy the bright, fresh outdoors! Join us for a beautiful holiday weekend and see how we do it small-town style! Here's what's going on around the Great Western Catskills.
Saturday, May 27
9am to 5pm
Free Family Saturday at Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Hwy 12, East Meredith NY
Enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Take a kid-focused guided tour of the Mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and see how water powers the mill and its century-old machines.
10am to 2pm
Downsville Farmers' Market Opening
Town Lot on Route 206, Downsville NY
Shop the market for local organic produce and eggs as well as many other locally made and produced goods.
10am to 4pm
Summer Season Opening at Delaware County Historical Association
Delaware County Historical Association, 46549 State Hwy 10, Delhi NY
Explore the rich history of rural America: visit the 1797 Frisbee House, barns, cemetery and numerous outbuildings, exhibit galleries and gift shop. Adults: $4.00; Children: $1.50; DCHA Members Free
5pm to 7pm
10th Season Opening at Kabinett & Kammer
Kabinett & Kammer, 7 Main St, Andes NY
10th season opening with Steven Weinburg from the Spucten Inn showing his beautiful watercolors.
5pm to 8pm
Summer Nights in Delhi 2017
Main St, Delhi NY
Come celebrate the start of summer in Delhi as shops and businesses stay open late with cocktails and tastings. Participating businesses include Bushel, Stone and Sawyer, The Stonehouse, Tay Tea, Ray's Fine Wines and Spirits, Rachel's Framing & Fine Art, and Richard Kathmann.
7pm to 10pm
Red Baraat Party Band
Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury NY
8-piece party band Red Baraat performs high-energy fusion of jazz, hiphop, rock and funk music steeped in Northern India's wedding celebrations. NPR calls them "the best party band in years."
9pm to 12am
The Ampersand Project Live
Andes Hotel, 110 Main St, Andes NY
Twin Tier's biggest acoustic duo puts on a great sound and a unique twist to the ordinary, covering music from rock, pop and country genres.
8pm to 10pm
The Ebony Hillbillies
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Rd, East Meredith NY
5-member string band brings history alive with the still-vibrant sound of Americana: rootsy, homegrown jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock 'n roll and country. Tickets: $11-$24.
Sunday, May 28
10am to 4pm
Summer Nights Live on the Square Memorial Day Kickoff
Hancock Town Square, Hancock NY
The fun begins at 10am when the Hancock Farm Market opens with local produce, artisan foods, craft vendors and more… then musical guest 2/3 Goat takes the stage around 12 noon after a tribute to our fallen heroes. The fun-filled day continues with live music, chicken bbq, arts and crafts vendors, games for kids, and more surprises throughout the day.
11am to 5pm
Fleischmanns Memorial Day Street Fair
Bigger than ever this year: food, crafts, vendors, live music, and fun!
2pm to 3pm
Sunday Cemetery Stroll
Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd, Margaretville NY
1-hour guided tour. A Memorial Day tribute to veterans of all wars.