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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!

26
May 2019

It's official! Memorial Day Weekend we'll be hosting our annual celebration, with That 80's Hair Band on Sunday, May 26th.

5909 W Lake Road
7:00pm
(585)-243-3640
26
May 2019
Thru
27
May 2019

Memorial Day Weekend = Downtown Fun in Auburn!
Majorpalooza Downtown: Sunday, May 26, 10AM – 9PM

Various Locations
Varies
27
May 2019

Open Memorial Day for all of the Holiday visitors to the Finger Lakes!

3900 State Route 14A
8:00 a.m.
(315)-536-3032
27
May 2019

Don't miss your chance to visit Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

One Manhattan Square
10 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
30
May 2019

OPENING NIGHT:
THE VERONA QUARTET
with Jinjoo Cho, violin and Michelle Cann, piano
Jonathan Ong, violin Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola Jonathan Dormand, cello

327 Pulteney Street
7:30pm
31
May 2019
Thru
30
Jun 2019

 

Flowering in the Vineyard Experience 

June 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room

Available Fridays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. 

9683 Middle Road
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
(800)-320-0735
31
May 2019
Thru
01
Jun 2019

A PORTRAIT OF CLARA SCHUMANN
Jinjoo Cho and Geoffrey Herd, violin
Eric Wong and Abigail Rojansky, viola
Max Geissler and Jonathan Dormand, cello
Michelle Cann, piano

327 Pulteney Street
7:30pm
31
May 2019

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

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
01
Jun 2019

Common Time will perform a “Potpourri of Music.”

207 Clemens Center Parkway
Pre-show 7:00 pm; Concert – 7:30 pm
(607)-734-8191
01
Jun 2019
Thru
02
Jun 2019

Unfortunately, many of us know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer, so we’ve teamed up with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to bring you a fun event to help show our support.

2770 Ernsberger Rd Suite 200
10:00
(607)-869-4281
01
Jun 2019
Thru
27
Sep 2019

Live music every Saturday at Buttonwood Grove!  Enjoy some of the area's hottest performers as you cool down with a glass of award winning wine.  Choose from our wide array of wines, hard cider, and l

5986 State Route 89
1:30 pm
(607)-869-9760
03
Jun 2019

Join us at the table, Monday, June 3, 2019, as we introduce al fresco flx, a dialog among influencers in farm-to-table, agritourism and craft food and beverage, and those who aspire to being more invo

41 Lake Front Dr.
8:00 am
(585)-394-4400