illuminating the city

The Newburgh Illuminated Festival is an event designed to 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 shine a light on the City of Newburgh to increase tourism, attract new businesses and have a positive effect on our regional perception.


 The brainchild of Newburgh mayor Judy Kennedy, the family-and pet-friendly event is held each June on Broadway near Liberty and Grand Streets from noon until 10pm. Four outdoor performance stages will be featured throughout the day along with activities especially for children on the lawn of Washington Headquarters, musical guests at the Wherehouse, a dance and performing arts stage, street performers, a fashion show, loads of Hudson Valley-area food, craft and service vendors and much, much more.

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), 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.

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