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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!

24
Jan 2019
Thru
25
Jan 2019

Elmira Savings Bank Broadway Series 
2018-2019 Season at the Clemens Center
CHICAGO

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30pm
(607)-734-8191
24
Jan 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
25
Jan 2019

Join us for Fireside Tastings on Friday afternoons!

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
25
Jan 2019
Thru
27
Jan 2019

With a new year comes 365 new opportunities to travel, try new things, and make the most of every moment.

Seneca Lake
Friday, 12pm-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
(607)-535-8080
25
Jan 2019
Thru
09
May 2019

Through his writings, curatorial practice, teaching, photographs, and photobooks, Nathan Lyons (1930-2016) had a tremendous impact on the history and practice of photography for more than sixty years.

900 East Ave
(585)-327-4800
25
Jan 2019
Thru
26
May 2019

The George Eastman Museum has invited Nate Larson (American, b. 1978) and Marni Shindelman (American, b. 1977) to create a body of work specific to Rochester, New York.

900 East Ave
(585)-327-4800
25
Jan 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
26
Jan 2019

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country.

1133 State Route 414
5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
(855)-del-lago
26
Jan 2019
Thru
27
Jan 2019

Explore the majesty of castles.

One Manhattan Square
(585)-263-2700
26
Jan 2019

Join us in Grill 1-2-5 for a wine and food pairings featuring Chateau Lafayette wine selections.

125 Denison Pakway East
6:00 pm
(607)-962-5000
26
Jan 2019

Join us for Winter Fest at the Beachcomber on Saturday, January 26th! We'll be opening for a day of games and our annual Soup Contest - no registration necessary, just bring your soup in a crockpot to enter!

5909 West Lake Road
1:00pm
(585)-243-3640
27
Jan 2019

11th Annual Bridal Show

5435 State Route 14
12:00PM
(800)-243-5513