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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!

16
Jun 2019

Bluegrass concert featuring local artists Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads.  More details to follow.

1001 Lochland Rd
1:00pm
16
Jun 2019

On Father’s Day dads get in FREE! Give dad a day out to enjoy the many activities just for him happening at the museum. Get up close with the blacksmith or potter, catch a ball game or catch a fish!

1410 Flint Hill rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
22
Jun 2019

Come kick off summer with Hosmer Winery's go-to summer wines! Our Summer Solstice Celebration is all about sunshine, wine and a good time. Enjoy jazzy live music from Tarps Rock and food from Blowin' Smoke BBQ.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
22
Jun 2019
Thru
23
Jun 2019

In 1812, New York was the center of activity in our new nation, but the center of a deadly war as well.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
25
Jun 2019
Thru
30
Jun 2019

The name says it all: June 25-30, kids 17 and under are free! Each day, the museum will be full of activities for kids of all ages and interests, from Farmer Boys to Prairie Girls and everything in between.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
04
Jul 2019

Bring the whole family for a grand celebration of our nation’s birth, complete with games, picnics, contests, and the highlight of the day – a ceremony to swear in some of our newest United States citizens, and you ca

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
05
Jul 2019

Friday Night Deck Party at Buttonwood Grove featuring Hot Dogs and Gin!  Kick off your weekend and kick up your heels with the areas hottest bands, house-made BBQ, award winning wine, beer, and hard c

5986 State Route 89
7:00
(607)-869-9760
07
Jul 2019

It's 4th of July Weekend so we're celebrating here at Hosmer Winery! Join us on July 7th from 1-4pm for live music from Bob & Dee. There will be fresh mimosas and food available as well as regional beer and wine.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
07
Jul 2019

It's 4th of July Weekend so we're celebrating here at Hosmer Winery! Join us on July 7th from 1-4pm for live music from Bob & Dee. There will be fresh mimosas and food available as well as regional beer and wine.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
12
Jul 2019

Friday Night Deck Party at Buttonwood Grove featuring Tribal Revival!

5986 State Route 89
7:00
(607)-869-9760
13
Jul 2019

10TH ANNUAL DUNDEE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

The Dundee Scottish Festival features artists, music, dancers, highland games, food, wineries, breweries, and much much more! Join us for all day family fun!

Cor Seneca St & Jessup Road
10:00 AM
(315)-729-2124
19
Jul 2019

Friday Night Deck Party at Buttonwood Grove featuring Joan Caddell and the Midnight Choir - Staten Island's hottest band returns to the Finger Lakes!

5986 State Route 89
7:00
(607)-869-9760