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Theme Programs & Special Events at Mohonk

Every year, Mohonk hosts a diverse range of over 100 unique events that go beyond the ordinary. Experience captivating concerts, cultural explorations, and riveting events such as Mystery Weekend,  The Wonderful World of Words, and the historic Garden Holiday. Renowned experts hailing from across the nation converge on our mountaintop, encompassing realms of art, culinary finesse, nature immersion, and holistic wellness.

Featured Events

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Festival of the Arts

July 7 – August 16, 2024

Curated by 4th generation Smiley family member, Maria Guralnik, the Summer Festival of the Arts, provides an opportunity for guests to experience a wide range of outstanding artists and entertainers.

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Garden Holiday

August 25 - 30 ,2024

Join us as we celebrate the monumental 90th anniversary of Garden Holiday. Engage in a variety of vibrant events, including hands-on workshops on creating beautiful bouquets, flower crowns, and more.


Hiker's Holiday September

September 13 - 15, 2024

Hiking enthusiasts have gathered to hike the remarkable trails throughout a spectacular 40,000-acre wilderness region that includes both Mohonk Mountain House and Mohonk Preserve lands.

Events Calendar

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Music on the Mountain: June

June 10 – 16, 2024

Our weeklong festival highlights include “2024 GRAMMY Winner of the Best Vocal Jazz Album” Nicole Zuraitis, The New York Times’ “2022 Breakout Star for Theater” Julie Benko, and other globetrotting musicians!

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Father’s Day Weekend

June 14 – 16, 2024

Celebrate Dad all weekendlong with hiking, golfing, BBQ, outdoor live music, and more!

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Five-Course Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Robert Mondavi Winery

June 29, 2024

Join us for an enchanting evening on our mountaintop as we host an exquisite wine pairing dinner featuring the renowned Robert Mondavi Winery.

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Fourth of July Celebration

July 3 - 7, 2024

Experience the Fourth of July like never before. A week full of activities for the whole family including a Fourth of July Parade, Illumination of the Mountain & a Live Boat Dock Concert!

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Festival of the Arts

July 7 – August 16, 2024

Curated by 4th generation Smiley family member, Maria Guralnik, the Summer Festival of the Arts, provides an opportunity for guests to experience a wide range of outstanding artists and entertainers.

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Lakeside Lawn Party

July 10, August 7, & August 21 2024

Join us for our Lakeside Lawn Party, the ultimate family night out, featuring artisanal delights from the Hudson Valley, lawn games, mesmerizing performances by magicians, acrobats, jugglers, and more, all culminating in a Boat Dock music concert overlooking Lake Mohonk and Skytop Tower.

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Mindfulness in Minutes: Summer

July 12 - 14, 2024

This weekend invites you to enjoy the inspirational setting of Mohonk as you learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to reduce stress and enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

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Disco Dance Night

July 17 & 31 2024

Prepare for an evening of retro fun! Begin with disco bingo before enjoying Hudson Valley delights such as artisanal bread, cheeses, and local drinks. Satisfy your sweet cravings with popcorn, cotton candy, and cookies. Then, get ready to boogie down on the dance floor, where groovy beats, glitter, and a hula hoop contest await!


The Perseids Meteor Shower

August 12, 2024

Explore outer space on our mountaintop as we view the summer constellations and catch a glimpse of the Perseids Meteor Shower with Astronomer Raj Pandya. In anticipation of this celestial event, our Kids’ Club will offer space-themed crafts throughout the day, while Mohonk’s Mixologist Natasha Stanton will craft cosmic cocktails that transcend the galaxies.

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Mohonk Masquerade

August 14 & 28, 2024

Mohonk cordially invites you to lose yourself in an evening of mask making and masquerading at our mountaintop castle! Join us in the Lake Lounge for festive crafts with Casey Carr. Design your own identity by coloring, sequinning, and pasting together a custom mask to wear to the Mohonk Masquerade. Parade the hallways to our local vendors for a taste and sip, and enjoy a photo op to capture tonight’s memory.


Summer Family Fun

August 18 - 23, 2024

Join us for a week of family events and entertainment this summer on the mountaintop – featuring live music, evening campfires, jugglers, magicians, and more!


Garden Holiday

August 25 - 30 ,2024

Join us as we celebrate the monumental 90th anniversary of Garden Holiday. Engage in a variety of vibrant events, including hands-on workshops on creating beautiful bouquets, flower crowns, and more.


Labor Day Weekend

August 30 - September 2, 2024

Celebrate summer’s end with all the activities you love about the season of sunshine— campfires with s’mores, outdoor movies, archery, live music, crafting, and so much more.


Music on the Mountain: September

September 2 - 8, 2024

Our weeklong festival highlights an ocean of genres including jazz, classic rock, baroque, soul, bluegrass, R&B, and Broadway all tied together with Israeli, Jamaican, Austrian, and American-grown styles.


Hiker's Holiday

September 13 - 15, 2024

Discover the timeless allure of Mohonk Mountain House, where hikers have gathered for over 150 years. This weekend offers an array of activities, from Anglers’ Hour and traversing mature forests to night hikes, orienteering under the stars, and exploring Lake Mohonk.


Mountaintop Oktoberfest

September 20 - 22, 2024

It is time to raise a stein for Mohonk’s Mountaintop Oktoberfest! Beginning with our Tapping Ceremony and Cannon Commencement, this weekend of funfair puts forth a full display of German culture.


Mountaintop Oktoberfest: Buffet & Beer Hall

September 21, 2024

Not staying overnight but want to experience a day of celebration at Mohonk’s Mountaintop Oktoberfest? Take a Polka Dance Class, indulge in the Mountaintop Oktoberfest Buffet and Beer Hall, and more!

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Halloween Haunts & Happenings

October 25 - 27, 2024

Visit us for a weekend of Halloween fun to experience the Mountain House coming alive with table top mysteries, Halloween crafts, live music, trick-or-treating, the mysterious “Night Watchman Tour” and more!

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Wonderful World of Words

November 8 - 10, 2024

A wonderful weekend for all those who love language, puzzles, and games!

Fall Last Minute Getaways

Couples' Romantic Getaway: November

November 15 - 17, 2024

Escape to the romantic Shawangunk Ridge and embark on a weekend getaway designed exclusively for the two of you.

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Fall Wellness Weekend

November 22 - 24, 2024

Curated by our Director of Mindfulness, Nina Smiley, Ph.D., and Spa Director, Shannon Malave, this weekend welcomes you to explore and discover the true essence of self-care, helping you make decisions that support a practice of self-care in real life and in real time.

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Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27 - December 1, 2024

Gather with family and friends on the mountaintop this Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday of gratitude with the ones you are most thankful for.

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Victorian Holidays

November 30, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Our Victorian castle resort is transformed into a holiday-winter wonderland, bringing together decorations and festive events to get you in the holiday spirit all month long.

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Hudson Valley Gingerbread Competiton

December 2024

Join in on the holiday fun with our 9th annual Hudson Valley Gingerbread Competition. From gingerbread steamships, robots, and dinosaurs to the most detailed, exquisite, fairytale houses and cottages – This competition will showcase it all!

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Christmas Celebration

December 23 – 25, 2024

Our castle resort will be decorated for the season with trees, festive wreaths, and plenty of cheer, making it the best destination for your Christmas vacation.

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Hanukkah Celebration

December 25, 2024 – January 2, 2025

Join us as we celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights! Gather with us every evening to light the menorah and join together with music, led by local musicians and cantors.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 30, 2024 – January 1, 2025

Can’t decide where to go for New Year’s Eve? Ring in the new year in style with a trip to the mountaintop!


Wine Weekend featuring Kevin Zraly

January 3 - 5, 2025

Renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly of the Windows on the World Wine School will guide you through his acclaimed tasting of some of the top wines on the globe.

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Jazz on the Mountain

January 10 – 13, 2025

Immerse yourself in a weekend of smooth sounds and spirited jams, all within the iconic mountaintop of the Hudson Valley.

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Winter Family Fun

January 17 – 20, 2025

Join us for an extended holiday weekend of winter family fun on the mountaintop – featuring live magicians, jugglers, snow tubing, kids’ club, ice-skating in our open-air pavilion, and more!


Scottish Weekend

January 24 – 26, 2025

Our Scottish Weekend features award-winning musicians, concerts, workshops, Scottish history, Scotch whisky tasting, the “Address to the Haggis,” Scottish country dance, bagpipe-playing, and kilt-making.

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Winter Wellness Weekend

January 31 - February 2, 2025

Since our founding in 1869, wellness has been an essential part of the Mohonk experience. We carry that tradition forward today in our beautiful natural setting, offering a sampler of experiences that support resilience and sustainable self-care.

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Couples Romantic Getaway

February 7 – 9, 2025

Escape to our mountaintop for a weekend getaway designed especially for the two of you – with music, art, tasting events, and more!

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Romance Week

February 9 – 14, 2025

Reconnect with an intimate stay filled with crafts, games, cocktail tastings, and more!

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President’s Weekend

February 14 – 17, 2025

Celebrate this Presidents’ Day weekend with a getaway to the mountaintop that’s fun for all ages.

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Winter Break

February 17 – 23, 2025

Join us for an extended holiday for a getaway filled with relaxation and family fun. Experience our resort with an open-air ice skating pavilion, nightly family entertainment, live music, movie nights, and more

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Mystery Weekend

February 28 – March 2, 2025

Watch a mystery unfold before your eyes at Mohonk Mountain House, the birthplace of Mystery Weekends, now celebrating its 49th anniversary in 2025! In the 1970s, Mohonk was the place where Mystery Weekends got their start. Performers act out each scene in front of you, and it is up to you or your team to solve the crime.

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Explore the Five Senses

March 1 – 31, 2025

Celebrate the senses at Mohonk every weekday in March as we’ve assembled special activities to reinvigorate your zest for life.

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Chefs on the Mountain

March 7 – 9, 2025

Immerse yourself in culinary mastery, coalesced on the mountaintop! Mohonk’s Food and Beverage Team will be our guides as they not only welcome you, but also challenge your palate exploration.

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Ballroom Dancing Weekend

March 14 – 16, 2025

An enchanted world of music and dance awaits you at Mohonk’s Ballroom Dancing weekend! Put on those dancing shoes and step out onto the dance floor for an unforgettable weekend of Ballroom Dancing.

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Chocolate Lovers Weekend

March 21 – 23, 2025

Indulge in a sweet tooth weekend of chocolate delights at Mohonk, featuring hot cocoa with delectable treats, expert demonstrations, chocolate cocktails, and more making it a perfect escape for all chocolate lovers.

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Brewmaster’s Weekend

March 28 – 30, 2025

Celebrate local brewers with craft beers, food, and music during this weekend devoted to all things beer!

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Spring Wellness Weekend

April 4 – 6, 2025

A weekend of wellness, where you can explore “moments of choice” to create decisions that will support a practice of self-care in real life.

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Magic and Mindbenders

April 11 – 13, 2025

Prepare to be amazed at our mountaintop winter wonderland! We’ve gathered some of the most skilled illusionists and variety acts of our generation to create a weekend that is jam-packed with unforgettable experiences for all ages.

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Spring Break

April 13 - 25, 2025

Join us on the mountaintop for some springtime fun. Featuring arts and crafts, nature activities, and more!

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Easter Weekend

April 18 – 20, 2025

Easter weekend is a celebration for all ages, full of music, crafts and fabulous entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

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Tournament Weekend

April 25 - 27, 2025

Calling all competitors! Join us on the mountaintop for Mohonk’s very first Tournament Weekend where you will compete against fellow guests in a range of unique and exhilarating games for glory!

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Mohonk Tulip Festival

April 28 – May 9, 2025

Experience the beauty of spring on the mountaintop as our Victorian Show Garden comes to life with a breathtaking splendor of 20,000 tulips and the wonder of our budding natural landscape.

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Rock’n’Roll Weekend

May 2 - 4, 2025

A weekend-long celebration of rock ‘n’ roll, live music, dancing, and classic cars!


Mother’s Day Weekend

May 9 – 11, 2025

Treat Mom to a weekend away, with or without the family, at our Victorian castle resort complete with an award-winning spa and unforgettable Mother’s Day Grand Buffet.

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Birding and Spring Nature Weekend

May 16 – 18, 2025

As springtime awakens, Mohonk is the perfect place for bird watchers of all levels. Join us on Birding & Spring Nature weekend with environmental educators for hikes, bird walks, workshops, and an exploration of the natural world as it awakens on our mountaintop.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 23 – 26, 2024

Plan your holiday weekend getaway to the Hudson Valley. Enjoy delicious food and cocktails plus 85 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, and boating on Lake Mohonk.


Reconnecting with the Natural World

May 26 – 30, 2025

Discover local plants, animals, and natural communities through exciting outdoor and indoor programs.

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Disco Getaway

May 30 - June 1, 2025

It’s time to blame it on the boogie and let the groove of a bygone era lead you to the dance floor! Savory shakes, sparkling lights, colorful costumes, and captivating music brings forth our first disco weekend for all to enjoy the magic of the 70s.

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