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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!

12
Apr 2019

The marriage of tradition and innovation – original alongside the new – is what has always defined Keuka Lake.

222 S. Cayuga St / 16 N. Franklin St / 8440 NY-54
10:00 AM
(607)-233-4818
12
Apr 2019

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

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
12
Apr 2019

Friday Tasting with Buttonwood Grove Winery (Cayuga Lake) and Heron Hill Winery (Keuka). Come try some wonderful Finger Lakes wine from 3p-6p. 10% off all Heron Hill and Buttonwood wines during the tasting.

820 Canandaigua Road
3:00pm
13
Apr 2019

Browse handpicked antiques and collectibles from over 30 dealers. From furniture, books and paintings to jewelry and textiles, a variety of collectibles will be under one roof.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
13
Apr 2019

Join us for an unforgettable Finger Lakes dining experience as we welcome Standing Stone Vineyards, pairing their distinct wines with an expertly crafted five-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Higgins.

391 Main Street
6:30 p.m.
(315)-364-8888
13
Apr 2019

Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads Bluegrass Trio

1001 Lochland Rd.
6:30 pm
(315)-789-7190
13
Apr 2019
Thru
21
Apr 2019

Get bendy with Tangle Creations, the twisty toys that provide a therapeutic outlet for the imagination!

One Manhattan Square
(585)-263-2700
13
Apr 2019
Thru
20
Apr 2019

Slide on down and get your game on for Spring Break. Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids busy and happy.

One Museum Way
09:00am
(800)-732-6845
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