Join the Parade




This year’s parade is celebrating our 40th anniversary!  Come on out and be a part of the vibrant communities that make Red Hook’s Town and Village history, by attending our annual Hardscrabble Day festivities.
Each year is an opportunity for us to show our many visitors, families, and friends what makes Red Hook so special to learn and live here.  This year on September 16th the Hardscrabble Committee hired two New Orleans Bands.  With that comes a Mardi Gras theme for this years’ annual parade.  Get those masks and beads out and join the parade! Make your float look extra colorful.  40 years is a wonderful milestone for our annual celebration.  Please spend some extra time to make this a big-time fun event!
The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Linden Avenue Middle School.  We need to make sure that we include everyone, so the lineup begins at 3:30 p.m.
DO NOT ENTER AT W. MARKET STREET for the Parade Lineup!
Enter on the Linden Avenue entrance for the Parade Lineup!
Kindly fill out the attached form to ensure that your group will be included in the lineup and that the correct information is given to the parade announcer.  If you have any questions, please contact Sue at

Get your Mardi Gras Theme on Red Hook, thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

The Hardscrabble Committee welcomes volunteers, Mardi Gras contributions for the parade, and financial donations.
You can click here to volunteer or contribute in some way.
Consider making a tax deductible donation to Hardscrabble 2017; please make checks payable to:

7467 South Broadway
Red Hook NY 12571

To gain more information about the 40th Anniversary Event call;
Sue McCann, Town of Red Hook (845) 758-4606
Village of Red Hook (845) 758-1081, Mayor Ed Blundell

When making a tax deductible donation, please consult with your tax preparer for more information.

Parade Registration Form

Hardscrabble Day Parade Form 2017