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Annual Festivals & Special Events

Fun for the whole family

There are a number of great annual festivals and events throughout the Finger Lakes every year. Finger Lakes events showcase the rich character of our communities year-round.

The Finger Lakes are best known for the wine produced in this region and there is a festival to celebrate just that. The Seneca Lake Food and Wine Festival held in Watkins Glen at Clute Memorial Park is one of the events of the year to celebrate the wineries located along Seneca Lake, the region's most heavily populated wine trail. And how could you have wine without the cheese? Be sure to visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival to find the perfect cheeses to beautifully accompany the wine that best suites your palette. 

Need to work off the wine and cheese? Have no fear! The Finger Lakes proudly presents the Wineglass Marathon that was named a top destination and must-do marathon by Livestrong, Active Times, and others, the Wineglass course is a fast, flat, and scenic point-to-point course through the southern Finger Lakes, and a Boston Marathon qualifier race.

GlassFest in Corning celebrates the long history of glass and glassmaking in Corning, with many events held in Corning’s Gaffer District and at the Corning Museum of Glass. Looking for out of the box unique celebrations of music, art, and more? Don’t miss the Rochester Fringe Festival celebrating the not so mainstream art of the ‘fringes’. More music abounds at the Geneva Music Festival with music and the arts taking place with celebrations around the Finger Lakes in various towns and communities. 

Celebrate your Scottish Heritage with a down home community feel at the Dundee Scottish Festival where you'll be wearing your kilt and tapping along to the bagpipes in no time. 

The region offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences, ways to connect with nature and beyond and all of those opportunities can be showcased at the Southern Tier Outdoor Show

Look below to find the biggest, annual events in the Finger Lakes that pique your interest and give you the flavor of what the region has to offer!

13
Apr 2019

Join us for a multi-course dinner featuring 100% vegan food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez.

5435 State Route 14
5:30PM
(800)-243-5513
14
Apr 2019

Live music from 1-4pm. Reservations recommended- call (315)719-0000. Come have fun & support local artists!

3440 Rt 96a
1pm
(315)-719-0000
14
Apr 2019
Thru
20
Apr 2019

Are you looking for a part-time or full-time position this summer? Your Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce is here to help! We're hosting our second annual Keuka Lake Jobs Week from April 14-20!

47 Shethar Street
15
Apr 2019

Please join Damiani Wine Cellars for their first ever Wine Pairing Dinner with Il Posto of Canandaigua.

137 S. Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
6:30pm
17
Apr 2019

Live music from 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm, & Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Reservations recommended- call (315)719-0000. Come have fun & support local artists!

3440 Rt 96a
6pm
(315)-719-0000
18
Apr 2019

DSP Shows Present: Andrea Gibson

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
18
Apr 2019

13th Annual Celebrity Guest Chef Pasta Nights 2019

 

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

5435 State Route 14

Dundee NY 14837

5435 State Route 14
5:00PM
(800)-243-5513
19
Apr 2019

Fish Fry Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant

                       

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

5435 State Route 14

Dundee NY 14837

5435 State Route 14
5:00PM
(800)-243-5513
19
Apr 2019

Blue skies and sunny afternoons on the deck - spring is here!

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
20
Apr 2019

Watch the animals as they enjoy their very own “Egg-Stravaganza.” A variety of animals will receive eggs and egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. Don’t miss this egg-citing event!

1 Conservation Place
10 a.m.
(315)-435-8511
20
Apr 2019

Johnny Russo on Piano

1001 Lochland Rd.
6:30 pm
(315)-789-7190
20
Apr 2019

Picnic Style Buffet Starting at 6:30pm-8pm
Buffet Includes:

3037 State Route 352
6:30pm
(800)-650-8247