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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
Aug 2020

Music & Mimosas is every Sunday at Hosmer Winery from 1-4 pm.

7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
22
Aug 2020

An intimate five-course wine pairing dinner held in the vineyard catered by Partyman Catering. Reservations required and include a commemorative wine glass. 

3772 W Lake Rd
6:30pm
(585)-346-0850
22
Aug 2020

An intimate five-course wine pairing dinner held in the vineyard catered by Partyman Catering. Reservations required and include a commemorative wine glass. 

3772 W Lake Rd
6:30pm
(585)-346-0850
23
Aug 2020

Music & Mimosas is every Sunday at Hosmer Winery from 1-4 pm.

7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
26
Aug 2020

Fox Run’s Grapes, Griddles & Fiddles gives you everything you need to enjoy a warm summer evening: delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, wine by the glass, bottle and can, and live fiddle music.

670 State Route 14
6PM
(315)-536-4616
28
Aug 2020
Thru
30
Aug 2020

Ferrari Challenge North America (August 28-30, 2020) continues its season with a stop to the 3.4 mile circuit in 2020.

2790 County Rt.16
(607)-535-2486
30
Aug 2020

Music & Mimosas is every Sunday at Hosmer Winery from 1-4 pm.

7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
05
Sep 2020
Thru
31
Oct 2020

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins with a giant slingshot on weekends in September and October.  Large groups may schedule an appointment to hurl pumpkins on other days.

5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
9:30am
(315)-549-8797
05
Sep 2020

Join us for Hosmer Winery’s annual harvest party – Some Like It HOT! Enjoy delicious food from The Good Truck while jamming to live music from Rebecca Colleen & the Chore Lads.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
05
Sep 2020

Jackson Cavalier is literally a one man band! He started out playing Blues and transitioned into Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Americana.

3900 State Route 14A
12:00 p.m.
(315)-536-3032
06
Sep 2020

Music & Mimosas is every Sunday at Hosmer Winery from 1-4 pm.

7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
10
Sep 2020
Thru
13
Sep 2020

History and prestige return to the home to the birthplace of North American road racing with the Hilliard U.S.

2790 County Rt.16
(607)-535-2486