Calling All Makers, Tinkerers, and Gear Heads!

Join us on Sunday August 18th, 2024, for the 29th Kingston Artists Soapbox Derby

Day-of registration opens at 11 am at the corner of Spring and Broadway in the historic  Kingston waterfront.

The 29th Annual Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby poster design by Kaitlin Patterson-Ueda

Q: What's the Kingstons Artists Soapbox Derby?

A: A Unique Annual Kinetic Sculpture Event in Kingston, NY

The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby, now celebrating 29 years, is a parade of non-motorized kinetic sculptures capable of rolling down lower Broadway in Kingston, NY.

It is an event that brings professional artists, the creatively inclined, families and friends together to show off their wild, wacky, and original soapbox creations.

Early in the day participants park their creations along Broadway making final preparations, while thousands of spectators come to watch each car roll down the hill, one-by-one.

Vendors and live performances add to a day of fun that concludes with a wacky and entertaining awards ceremony in TR Gallo Park, where participants receive prizes and one-of-kind artist designed trophies and spectators have the opportunity to get last looks at their favorite soapbox cars, lined up post-parade on West Strand Street.

The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby is a truly unique family friendly event that promotes the arts and draws participants and spectators alike from far and wide.

Beyond the day of the event, the Derby sponsors workshops for participants who need some extra help and encourages local community organizations to join in the fun and build a soapbox car as a team. The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby supports the local economy by bringing many new and returning faces to Kingston.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

This wonderful family fun event would not be possible without our supporters.

Special thanks to:

Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History
Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers
Augustine’s Nursery
Kingston Implant Center
Rondout Savings Bank
Kevin Cahill
Hendrik Dijk
Maria Dijk-Pichelbauer

And to all our Volunteers!


Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby (KASD)

A fiscally sponsored project of  Village Hallowe’en Parade, Inc. (EIN: 13-3020055)
(dba Hudson Valley Community Productions)
Cash and in-kind donations to KASD are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.