Annual Accessible Events

Due to COVID-19, many events in Dutchess County have been canceled or postponed, including successful accessible events like the ones below. Please check the event organizer's website and social media accounts for the latest updates.


August 26, 2021: ThinkDIFFERENTLY Thursday at the Dutchess County Fair includes Sensory-Sensitive Hours. Special early open in advance of crowds, no flashing lights or loud music on the midway so people can enjoy activities & animals.

September 4, 201: D3: Disability Dream & Do Baseball Camp (Hudson Valley D3Day) at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill with the Hudson Valley Renegades; an initiative for functional limitation individuals that provide an opportunity to practice baseball with minor league athletes. 


TBD: ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash & First Friday Poughkeepsie. 1-mile run, walk, roll for people of all abilities followed by a street dance party, food trucks and local restaurants, live music & art. The Dash had almost 600 participants in 2019. 


TBD: Sensory Sensitive Performance of the Nutcracker at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Free event but reservations required. 

TBD: Santa’s Workshop at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. ASL Interpreters will be on hand to allow those who communicate with sign language to interact with Santa. December weekends.


TBD: Union Vale's Egg Hunts for ALL at Tymor Park. There are wheelchair accessible, low sensory, visually impaired, adult special needs and traditional egg hunts in Lagrangeville. 


Click here to see a complete list of events happening throughout Dutchess and feel free to call 845-204-9515 if you have questions.