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june 2nd events


Motorcycle run

Starting at Motorcyclepedia - Entering from Liberty St. @ Noon. 



Attendance last year was near 12,000 with 4 stages, and over 40 bands & performers making us the 2nd largest music festival in the Hudson Valley. This year, our musicians are able to sell their music using our barcode system provided by our partners at Barnes & Noble.


Historic Bus Tour

20 minute tours starting every half hour on the hour.


Tours begin/end Broadway & Grand St. parking lot.



We're happy to announce  performances on the outdoor stage to represent the type of work that could be performed at the historic Ritz Theater.  Featuring dance & movement artists, jazz musicians, spoken word & magicians from Newburgh and abroad.



Fashion Show - 3PM

PRODUCTION by Danielle Van Houten of Hudson Valley Creatives & ChristopherMichael Forbes


Daves Tanks
Allison Moore Designs
Blackbird Attic
Christopher Michael Forbes Designs
Lisa Wood  ILLUMINATED Design & Bodypaint 





The Art Tent is located in front of SUNY Newburgh. From fine art to sculptures are all on display in the heart of the festival.  


RODI GALLERY Mobile Art Space will be parked in front of the Ann St. Gallery



This year the festival will be located in the heart of downtown Newburgh on Broadway and Liberty Street on June 2nd. We are expecting thousands to attend and it will be a great opportunity for you to connect your business or organization with the community. 



children's activities

Stay tuned for more info on this years Children's Activities.



Stay tuned for more info on this years Colorfest.


6 years strong

illuminating the city every june

The Newburgh Illuminated Festival is an event designed celebrate the diversity and dynamism of our wonderful river city with a day of music, art, dance, poetry, food, and more. It brings people and families together  to ‘illuminate’ and market the City of Newburgh, it brings new people into the area, resulting in increased tourism, new business and positive regional perception. The festival was the brainchild of Newburgh mayor, Judy Kennedy. 

The family- and pet-friendly event will begin at 12pm on Broadway near Liberty and Grand Streets. Four outdoor performance stages will be featured throughout the day along with the annual Colorfest, activities especially for children (on the lawn of Washington Headquarters) and musical guests at the Wherehouse (located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets). 

The city of Newburgh is located about an hour north of New York City in the center of the greater Hudson Valley. Although easily accessible by car (with plenty of safe, free parking available), for those traveling via Metro North, free shuttle bus transportation to and from the Beacon train station coinciding with train arrivals from New York City and Poughkeepsie will be provided throughout the day.




from 2017

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for 2018



Barnes & Noble will be partnering with our music committee to provide downloadable purchase of each performers music with barcode. Stay tuned for more info.


Come out on March 15th and support Newburgh Illuminated at the Newburgh Brewery at our "Meet the Makers" - Featuring a live performance from one of  last years hit acts NellybombsMore info here.


Children’s author & book signing

Stay tuned for more info on featured authors for signing the day of June 2nd.


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