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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!

20
Sep 2019

Enjoy some live entertainment with friends!

1133 State Route 414
8PM
20
Sep 2019

In honor of National Sour Day, we present to you NYBP FUNK FEST: a celebration of Sour Beer!

300 High Street
5:00
(716)-698-0371
20
Sep 2019

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Band: Telephone Party | Music Genre: Danceable Pop & Laid Back Jams

5712 State Route 414
5:30 p.m.
(607)-546-9463
20
Sep 2019

FRIDAY TASTING with Treleaven Wines. Come try some of these great Finger Lakes wines before you buy. 10% off Treleaven Wines during the tasting.

820 Canandaigua Road
3:00pm
20
Sep 2019

Enjoy the ambiance of the harvest season with our in-depth tasting of fall favorites, expertly paired with tasty tidbits of specially selected food samples.  Led by our fun and informative staff, our seated premium pa

5986 State Route 89
3:00 pm
(607)-869-9760
21
Sep 2019

Come listen to the blues, rock vibes of the Alec Myth Trio and enjoy delicious food and great shopping while you are here!

3900 State Route 14A
12:00 p.m.
(315)-536-3032
21
Sep 2019

Get up, get out, and go play! Enjoy special activities and games to keep you active. Skip in a game of hopscotch, swing your hips with a Hula Hoop, try your hand at a jump rope competition, and more.

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
21
Sep 2019

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, this group of maniac musicians brings back the great sounds from the 50’s, 60’s, and some newer classics.

1133 State Route 414
8PM
21
Sep 2019

Enjoy some live entertainment with friends!

1133 State Route 414
8PM
21
Sep 2019

For the love of sweet corn! Join Treleaven on September 21 for our "Big 4 Encore" event - A Sweet Corn Fall Fest!

658 Lake Road
3:00pm
(315)-364-5100
21
Sep 2019
Thru
22
Sep 2019

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | September 21 & 22, 2019

1 Lake Niagara Lane
10:00 a.m.
(585)-531-9000
21
Sep 2019

Geneva, N.Y.: Rose Hill Mansion Food & Wine Celebration, the Geneva Historical Society’s annual celebration of the region’s food and wine, will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Rose Hill

3373 Route 96A
5:00pm