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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!

13
Feb 2020

A real (albeit recently invented) holiday to celebrate your buddies, besties, tribe, squad, gang.

throughout the
13
Feb 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020
$80 per person, plus tax & gratuity

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Oyster Amuse Bouche
2013 Sparkling Brut

432 W Lake Rd
14
Feb 2020
Thru
01
Mar 2020

Thousands of blooms fill George Eastman’s Conservatory and Palm House with the sights and scents of spring in this annual display.

900 East Ave.
14
Feb 2020

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your special sweetheart or having a Galentine's weekend, Buttonwood Grove is the place to be!

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
14
Feb 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day painting side by side with your loved one. This evening we will paint a Lake Sunset with a message in the sand.

17 Main Street
7:00pm
(315)--92-4-24
14
Feb 2020

Valentines dinner with Damiani Wine Cellars & Finger Lakes Distillery
Cocktail Reception at 6pm, Dinner served at 6:30pm
Live performance by The Heartstring Quartet

 

1150 Danby Road (Route 96B)
6:00 PM
(607)-273-2734
14
Feb 2020

We realize good food + good music bring people together,
and we like to think the Cabaret Lounge at Club 86 is doing just that -

86 Avenue E
6:00 pm
(315)-789-4955
14
Feb 2020

Toast the night away at Fox Run’s Valentine’s Day wine dinner. This five course meal delightfully harmonizes with Fox Run's wines—a combination that is too good to resist.  

 

670 State Route 14
6PM
(315)-536-4616
14
Feb 2020
Thru
16
Feb 2020

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Finger Lakes getaway at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars. We offer three room types, each with a private balcony or patio overlooking Seneca Lake and the vineyards.

5435 State Route 14
15
Feb 2020
Thru
23
Feb 2020

Create your own medieval legend in an enchanted play area filled with castles, dragons, and more. Then visit the newly opened The Lost World of Dragons exhibit.

One Manhattan Square
(585)-263-2700
15
Feb 2020

Frost Fest is a celebration of winter in the Finger Lakes.

623 Lerch Rd.
6pm
(315)-585-4432
15
Feb 2020

Join us on Saturday, February 15 for a Kohlfahrt adventure!

1410 Flint Hill Road
12:00pm
(585)-538-6822