Council on the Arts

Riverside Festival

Chairperson-Bonnie Ecker-Email:
Co-Chairperson-Jessica Bidwell-Email:

A festival  on the beautiful Hudson River at Riverside Park, 1 Betke Boulevard. First Saturday in August – This festival has something for everyone! Kids area, Craft Vendors, Food, Sangria, Beer, Live Music all day, all kinds of genres and awesome people! 11am-10pm

This festival is a one day festival that will have you making memories for a life time! Hang out with friends and family and make new friends! Dance, Shop, Be entertained!

Friday August 4, 2017 Festival Eve
Music and rides open from 5 to 9 p.m.!
5:00-6:00 p.m.-For No One
6:30-8:30 p.m.-JP & Crooked Toe
(Times are contingent to change)

Saturday August 5, 2017 Festival Day band line up!

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-Dusk to Dawn
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.-Grey, Wyld & Blues-Lex Grey & Alana Wyld
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.-Side Show Willie
Headliners 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.-Rick Surrano & 1-4-5 Blues Band

Saturday sound provided by Shawn Blackmer

Fireworks 9:00 p.m.!!!

2017 Riverside Festival Vendor Application

2017 Riverside Festival Food Vendor Application


Farmer’s Market


Chairperson-Kim Bender-(518) 330-3008

Not sure what to cook for dinner? Looking for some beautiful, farm fresh produce? Come visit the Coxsackie Farmers’ Market, get the recipe of the week and purchase all the needed ingredients right at the market! Local and healthy one stop shopping! Located at the scenic Riverside Park in Coxsackie, NY, this farmers’ market boasts locally grown produce and locally raised meats among various other locally created items. Please join us every Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm May 17th to September 27th for fresh local food and a spectacular view of the Hudson! For an added bonus we provide live music every week, feature fundraisers for other local not-for-profits, restaurant spotlights and many many other activities for the whole family!

This market accepts senior nutrition and WIC farmers market coupons.

Our mission is to provide people with healthy farm fresh ingredients and support local farmers. Bringing the community together!

Products: Fresh fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses, homemade baked goods, jellies, jams, pickled items, honey, plants and fresh cut flowers.

Coxsackie Farmer’s Market Rules and Regulations 2017

Coxsackie Farmer’s Market Application 2017


Music in the Park


Coordinator-Ken Briggs

Come down to the gazebo at Riverside Park, 1 Betke Boulevard, to listen to music by various bands Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. during the Summer!

2017 Music Schedule

7/2/17-Lustre Kings w/ Mark Gamsjager (Rock & Roll)
7/9/17-Rick Surrano & 145 (Blues & Rock)
7/16/17-Nite Train (Rockin’ Blues & R&B)
7/30/17-Darrick Kenny Band (Country, Country Rock, Classic Rock & Blues)
8/11/17-Nite Train special performance prior to the Annual Movie Night (Rockin’ Blues & R&B)
8/13/17-Silver Chain Band (Blues Rock & R&B)
8/20/17-Playin’ with Fire (Rock, Blues, Country & Original Music)
8/27/17-The Reverberators (Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Rockabilly and Ballads)