There is plenty going on in and around Poughkeepsie. From the end of June through mid-August, music lovers can take part in one of the many shows that are offered through the Poughkeepsie Summer Concert Series. Most concerts are held at 7 pm at Greenvale Park on Route 376

September is the time for cultural festivals. The Greek Festival is held at the Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church on Grand Avenue. Guests can partake in traditional Greek food and drink, and enjoy the folk dancers and music. There are also several vendor booths and rides for children. The four-day festival has no admission fee.

There is also an Italian Festival, called the Italian Center Festa Italiana. Guests can enjoy great entertainment and food, music, face painting, clown shows, marching band processions, and much more.