The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby, now celebrating 21 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 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.
More information at the derby website.