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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!

22
Nov 2019
Thru
24
Nov 2019

Be the thrifty multi-tasker that you are - treat yourself while shopping for others! Cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy.

2770 Ernsberger Rd Suite 200
1:00
(607)-869-4281
30
Nov 2019

Celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast! Kids have the chance to meet St. Nick (bring your cameras!)

1410 Flint Hill Rd
9:00am
(585)-294-8218
30
Nov 2019

Wander through the rustic winter setting as villagers busy themselves with preparations for the coming season.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
9:30am
(585)-294-8218
30
Nov 2019

As a thank you to our customers for a great season, we will have a full day at The Windmill! There will be hourly prize drawings, special discounts, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa!

3900 State Route 14A
8:00 a.m.
(315)-536-3032
05
Dec 2019
Thru
21
Dec 2019

Take a guided tour to Yuletides past that will warm your heart and soul.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
Varying
(585)-294-8218
06
Dec 2019
Thru
08
Dec 2019

Be the thrifty multi-tasker that you are - treat yourself while shopping for others! Cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy.

2770 Ernsberger Rd Suite 200
1:00
(607)-869-4281
06
Dec 2019

Join us for Village Christmas

Franklin Street
5 pm
(607)-535-3003
07
Dec 2019
Thru
08
Dec 2019

Go behind the scenes and taste as a winemaker while getting in the Holiday spirit!

243 East Lake Rd, State Route 54
11:00 am
(315)-536-3147
07
Dec 2019

The event works like so: first, you purchase your cookie tin at the Visitor Center before the event (or on the day of if we haven’t sold out!).

47 Shethar Street
10:00 AM
(607)-569-2989
09
Dec 2019

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

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tickets: $6.

207 Clemens Ceter Parkway
10:00 A.M. & 12:30 P.M.
(607)-734-6191
21
Dec 2019

Celebrate the traditions of the season and experience the village in its winter glory as you wander through the historic homes warmed by fires and dressed in festive decorations.

1410 Flint Hill Rd
11:00am
(585)-294-8218
23
Dec 2019

Clemens Center presents
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis

Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

 

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:00p.m.
(734)-819-1