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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
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
27
Jan 2019

Enjoy The Strong before it opens to the public at an exclusive event designed for children with special sensory, developmental, or physical needs.

One Manhattan Square
9 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
27
Jan 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Elmira

Did you get engaged over the holidays?!

760 E Water Street
1:00 p.m.
(607)-734-4211
27
Jan 2019

DSP Shows Present: Alejandro Escovedo

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
31
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, Veraisons Restaurant
5:00PM
(800)-243-5513
31
Jan 2019

Conversation with the Artists: Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman

Thursday, January 31, 6 p.m., Dryden Theatre

900 East Avenue
6pm
(585)-327-4800
01
Feb 2019

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own.

111 Cedar St.
7:15 pm
01
Feb 2019

All 6 of our estate grown and produced Rieslings will be paired with fine gourmet cheeses selected to enhance the characteristics of each wine.  The guided tasting experience will be led by one of friendly and informa

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