Calling All Makers, Tinkerers, and Gear Heads!

The 28th running of the Kingston Artists Soapbox Derby was a great success! Thank you all who participated! Save the date for 2024 - Sunday August 18th!

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

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 28 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.