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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!

08
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
09
Feb 2019

Clemens Center presents
ANDREW COLLINS TRIO

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30pm
(607)-734-8191
09
Feb 2019
Thru
10
Feb 2019

Be transported to the backyard of six-year-old Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, where she cares for broken toys and stuffed animals.

One Manhattan Square
(585)-263-2700
10
Feb 2019

Bring your friends and let the artist in you uncork while you follow along with instructor Michelle Lynn and paint a pair of wine glasses.

9301 County Route 76
1:00 pm
(607)-868-4241
11
Feb 2019

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by TheaterWorksUSA

PETE THE CAT

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00am; 12:30pm
(607)-734-8191
14
Feb 2019

Join La Tourelle & Experience! The Finger Lakes for an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner in the Inn’s Bistro.

1150 Danby Rd
6:00 PM
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