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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!

14
Feb 2019

Make your reservations for you and your love now for our annual Valentine's Night Dinner, on Thursday, February 14!

4367 East Covert Road
5:00pm
(607)-387-6801
14
Feb 2019

Not feeling the candlelit table for two this year? Whether you're single and ready to mingle, paired off and looking to party, or relationship status "It's complicated," We. Want. You.

235 South Cayuga Street
8:00 p.m.
(607)-882-2333
14
Feb 2019
Thru
16
Feb 2019

Hello lovebirds, we have a special event for you and your significant other! Enjoy a fine dining experience with us at New Hope Mills.

181 York St,
5:30pm
(315)-370-3039
14
Feb 2019

Join us for a special Valentine's Day menu and wine pairing on Thursday, February 14th. Our Chefs will craft seven courses paired with specialty wines. Celebrate with your loved ones!

5909 West Lake Road
6:00pm
(585)-243-3640
14
Feb 2019
Thru
17
Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day Dining at Veraisons Restaurant

Glenora Wine Cellars
5435 State Route 14
Dundee, NY 14837
www.glenora.com

5435 State Route 14
12:00PM
(800)-243-5513
14
Feb 2019
Thru
17
Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day Getaway at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
 

5435 State Route 14
3:00pm
(800)-243-5513
15
Feb 2019
Thru
17
Feb 2019

Elmira Little Theatre presents LEND ME A TENOR in Mandeville Hall

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30pm (Fri-Sat); 2:00pm (Sun)
(607)-734-8191
15
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
15
Feb 2019
Thru
17
Feb 2019

It's our annual Valentine's Weekend celebration where we show you, our awesome customers, a little extra love!

4367 East Covert Rd
10:00am
(607)-387-6801
15
Feb 2019

The Keuka Candy Emporium presents

LOVE ME TENDER

131 Main Street
7 - 10 PM
(315)-531-4700
15
Feb 2019
Thru
17
Feb 2019

Share the Beauty and the History with this unique experience with your special someone for Valentines.  As part of Seneca White Deer's Celebration of Valentines, we are offering a complimentary 750 ml Bottle of White

5479 Rt 96A
(315)-759-8220
16
Feb 2019

Explore the snowy vineyards and surrounding woods and gullies with certified Audubon naturalists!

5986 State Route 89
12:00 PM
(607)-869-9760