The people’s republic of Rosendale shuts down the main drag for two days in July for live bands, food trucks and flea market shopping. The fest started in 1978 and is a family-friendly event that boasts 6 stages, over 70 bands, 100 vendors , parades, kids crafts, and more. This volunteer-run event’s proceeds
go to supporting the music departments of the Kingston, New Paltz, and Rondout Valley school districts. What’s not to love?