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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!

06
Jul 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
06
Jul 2019

The front lawn of The Windmill will be lined with Vintage Tractors. All models are welcome. Bring your vintage tractor and enjoy all the delicious food and great shopping.

3900 State Route 14A
8:00 a.m.
(315)-536-3032
06
Jul 2019

SATURDAY TASTING! We have a tasting Saturday (07/06/19) from 1pm-4pm with Keuka Spring Vineyards. 10& off ALL Keuka Spring Wine during the tasting. Come try before you buy!

820 Canandaigua Road
1:00pm
06
Jul 2019

Ready to rock at the racetrack? Join us for a unique and fun-filled festival-type event that combines the thrill of live Thoroughbred horse racing with good food, fun-n-games, and great music! Admission is free.

5857 NY 96
1:10pm
(585)-924-3232
06
Jul 2019

Orchestra in the Pines

Saturday, July 6: 1–5pm

6472 Gulick Road
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
06
Jul 2019

SATURDAY TASTING! We have a tasting (06/01/19) from 1pm-4pm with Keuka Spring winery. 10% off Keuka Spring Wine during the tasting. Come try before you buy!!

820 Canandaigua Road
1:00pm
06
Jul 2019
Thru
07
Jul 2019

The Keuka Lake Art Association 53rd Annual Art Show is a fine arts show held on Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th from 10 AM 'til 5 PM on the Village Square in Hammondsport, New York.

47 Shethar Street
10:00AM
07
Jul 2019

It's 4th of July Weekend so we're celebrating here at Hosmer Winery! Join us on July 7th from 1-4pm for live music from Bob & Dee. There will be fresh mimosas and food available as well as regional beer and wine.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
07
Jul 2019

It's 4th of July Weekend so we're celebrating here at Hosmer Winery! Join us on July 7th from 1-4pm for live music from Bob & Dee. There will be fresh mimosas and food available as well as regional beer and wine.

7020 Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
07
Jul 2019

Hailing from Indiana, Ross Hollow is on a national tour to promote their new album.  Their original music is a blend of Americana, folk, blues, and indie, sure to get you humming along.  2-4 p.m.  FREE.  Outdoors on t

7606 North Ontario St
2:00 p.m.
(315)-483-4936
08
Jul 2019
Thru
12
Jul 2019

Spend the summer with your favorite storybook characters! Listen to story readings at 1 and 2 p.m., take pictures with featured characters, and enjoy activities based on their stories. This week: How Do Dinosaurs...?

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
09
Jul 2019

Chef Brud Holland, one of the Finger Lakes' best,  offers six personal-sized pizzas adorned with surprising mixes of local herbs, meats and cheeses. Muranda blue cheese and steak!

3482 Plum Point Road South
5:00