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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!

01
Feb 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
02
Feb 2019

Bring your sweetheart to the museum and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog.

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
02
Feb 2019
Thru
09
Feb 2019

What is Kohlfahrt?

1410 Flint Hill Rd
(585)-294-8218
03
Feb 2019

A tight-knit Jewish immigrant family living in the Avalon neighborhood of Baltimore is slowly unraveling, as each new generation embraces an American way of life (like moving to the suburbs).

900 East Avenue
7pm
(585)-327-4800
03
Feb 2019

Join us for our pre-pre-game party at our special extended Gameday Brunch!

4367 East Covert Road
10:00am
(607)-387-6801
04
Feb 2019

99.5 WOKN and 94 Rock present
THE BUD LIGHT COMEDY CLUB in Mandeville Hall 

207 Clemens Center Parkway
8:00pm
(607)-734-8191
07
Feb 2019

The Rockwell believes that museums act as community centers – a place for safe and authentic arts experiences for all audiences. That’s why we’re proud to once again partner with the 

111 Cedar St.
10 am
07
Feb 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
07
Feb 2019

New Visions presents
WORLD FAMOUS POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER

 

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:00pm
(607)-734-8191
08
Feb 2019

Yousuf Karsh believed that “the heart and the mind are the true lens of the camera,” and he developed a genuine rapport with his subjects to fashion evocative and revealing portraits.

111 Cedar St.
5:30 pm
08
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
08
Feb 2019
Thru
24
Feb 2019

Beat the winter doldrums with the museum's annual floral display. Hundreds of blooms fill areas of the historic mansion with the scent and color of spring.

900 East Ave
(585)-327-4800