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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!

17
Jan 2020

We realize good food + good music bring people together,
and we like to think the Cabaret Lounge at Club 86 is doing just that - 

86 Avenue E
6:00pm
(315)-789-4955
17
Jan 2020

Join in on an inclusive, non-partisan event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and honor the legacy of women in leadership from Haudenosaunee Clan Mothers (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) to to

25 South Street
2:00 PM
(315)-258-9820
18
Jan 2020

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country.

1133 State Route 414
2 Shows: 5PM and 8PM
18
Jan 2020

“Foxworthy is especially virtuosic in his physical comedy, his flights of fancy and lightning shifts of tone and mood, he blends all these elements effortlessly.

1133 State Route 414
5PM
(315)-946-1695
18
Jan 2020

“Foxworthy is especially virtuosic in his physical comedy, his flights of fancy and lightning shifts of tone and mood, he blends all these elements effortlessly.

1133 State Route 414
8PM
(315)-946-1695
18
Jan 2020
Thru
25
Jan 2020

Mark your calendars for a week of date nights and even a mini-getaway or staycation!

Cayuga County
(315)-252-7291
19
Jan 2020

Elmira Little Theatre presents ARSENIC & OLD LACE

in Mandeville Hall

207 Clemens Center Parkway
2:00PM
(607)-734-8191
19
Jan 2020

Sunday Jazz (January-April) Ventosa will feature local jazz musicians from 1-4 pm and as well as "comfort food" specials. See our full artist line-up & food specials. See website for details & music schedule.

3440 Rt 96a
1pm
(315)-719-0000
19
Jan 2020

Don't miss your chance to leap into action alongside iconic Super Heroes from the DC UNIVERSE™—including BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, and WONDER WOMAN™—in DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers. Learn about the im

One Manhattan Square
Noon
20
Jan 2020

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and activities focused on treating people with compassion.

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
22
Jan 2020

Meet us at Prison City Pub & Brewery to kick off the post-holiday season with a toast to Hibercation!

28 State Street
5:30 PM
(315)-255-1658
24
Jan 2020
Thru
25
Jan 2020

Elmira Little Theatre presents ARSENIC & OLD LACE

in Mandeville Hall

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30PM
(607)-734-8191