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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
Aug 2019
Thru
18
Aug 2019

An extraordinary music experience that brings together over 100 musicians on four stages for a weekend of non-stop entertainment!

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
22
Aug 2019
Thru
31
Aug 2019

August 22-31

801 Taughannock Blvd.
(607)-273-ARTS
31
Aug 2019
Thru
02
Sep 2019

All Labor Day weekend, the museum will offer free admission to residents in five neighborhoods surrounding the museum: Mumford, Caledonia, Scottsville, LeRoy, and Avon.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
02
Sep 2019

What better way to spend Labor Day than with all things hops? Follow the journey of hops, one of New York State’s original cash crops, from field to brewery to pint glass.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
06
Sep 2019
Thru
29
Sep 2019

Veraison & Harvest Experience

September 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room

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

9683 Middle Road
11am and 2pm
(800)-320-0735
06
Sep 2019

Join us on September 6, 2019 and experience the sheen, roar, and sleek lines of hundreds of sports and classic cars!

4th and Franklin
10 am
(607)-535-3003
07
Sep 2019

Join us for Hosmer Winery’s annual harvest party – Some Like It HOT! Enjoy delicious food from Lake Country Food Truck while jamming to live music from Flying Boxcar.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
10
Sep 2019
Thru
21
Sep 2019

Rochester loves the Fringe.

Various Locations throughout Rochester NY
Various Locations Throughout Rochester
04
Oct 2019
Thru
27
Oct 2019

Barrel Series Experience

October 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
11am and 2pm
(800)-320-0735
05
Oct 2019
Thru
06
Oct 2019

Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest as the village shines in its finest fall colors!

1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00am
(585)-294-8218
05
Oct 2019

Enjoy a family friendly, day-long celebration of the harvest in the Finger Lakes!

West Main Street
12:00 PM
(607)-535-3003
06
Oct 2019

The 38th Annual Guthrie Wineglass Marathon

START TIME - 8:15am

1 W. Market Street, Suite 103 Corning, NY 14830
8:15am
(607)-654-7601