PLATTSBURGH — Landlubbers can wade through an eddy of entertainment at the 42nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival today through 7.

“We have the Fourth of July Champy Parade,” Scott Matthews, City of Plattsburgh, community engagement coordinator, said.

“That’s going to be happening at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Then after that we have the Plattsburgh’s Got Talent, and that’s actually going to be running all three nights.”

Semifinals are Friday, 5:30 p.m., on the steps at City Hall.

Finals will be Saturday, 6 p.m., at the same location.


“It’s an event that was put together by Aaron Tourville of Eagle Country 97.5,” Matthews said.

“That event in particular was a really good collaborative event with an outside group being the radio station. The Firetruck Pull, obviously, coordinating it with the City Fire Department, who is providing a truck. That’s going to be at 3 p.m. on Saturday.”

The Glengarry Bhoys will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Monument Stage on the Plattsburgh Lions Club Bandshell.

The festival’s first night concludes with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Will Pellerin will perform from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

“He plays in Nashville right now,” Matthews said.

“He will be playing an acoustic set, folk, new age Americana music. He was raised right in the Champlain Valley. He had actually reached out to us to see if there was a slot for him, and we were able to get him in here. It’s nice to have a local artist here as well.”


Friday’s entertainment will round out with the Paul DesLauriers Band at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall steps.

Everyone, kids young and old, can enter the fun zone from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Trinity Park.

“There will be kids’ games and kids’ activities like face painting and stuff like that,” Matthews said.

The Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market will be in swing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Durkee Street parking lot downtown.

The Sunrise Rotary’s 42nd Mayor’s Cup Regatta sets sail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naked Turtle in the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.

The Mayor’s Cup BBQ will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by the Mayor’s Cup Awards Ceremony.


Bigfoot gets the spotlight at the 6th-annual Mayor’s Cup Movie.

“The Creature of Stark Hills” exemplifies the spell Bigfoot continues to cast over popular culture, and screens 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Koffee Kat Espresso Bar.


Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child caps off Saturday at City Hall.

“I watched some of his YouTube videos,” Matthews said.

“It looks like it’s going to be a real magnificent performance and pretty energetic, too. On Sunday, July 7, another collaborative effort is with CVPH where they do their Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride, which starts at CVPH.”

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