A day to bring the City together, especially the children and youth....the community should get to know one another better, learn to know what each other likes in conversation, feelings, entertainment, education and food.
— Parade Founders Mission, 1977


The Spirit of Beacon Day is a city wide celebration for the community of Beacon, New York held annually since 1977 on the last Sunday of September. The parade and festival highlights local community groups, volunteer organizations and schools, all joining together with local businesses on Beacon's vibrant Main Street.
Spirit of Beacon Day is organized and run by a volunteer committee with hands on help and generous donations by local citizens and businesses, alongside the support of the City.
This year's event is set for Sunday, September 29th, 12pm - 4pm, rain date Oct 6th. The Parade marches down Main St between 1pm -2pm.

spirit of beacon.org_photo by sam beste