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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!

10
Nov 2019

A 4.5 hour guided culinary and craft beverage tour highlighting food and beverage producers around Conesus Lake, the westernmost Finger Lake.

3772 West Lake Rd
11am
(585)-346-0850
10
Nov 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1 Lake Niagara Lane
1:00 p.m.
(585)-531-9000
14
Nov 2019

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00 A.M. & 12:30 P.M.
(607)-734-8191
20
Nov 2019

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets: $6.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00 A.M.
(607)-734-8191
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
22
Nov 2019
Thru
24
Nov 2019

November 22-24, 2019 (the First weekend) is Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s 28th annual Deck the Halls Weekend!

2 North Franklin Street
12:00 p.m.
(607)-535-8080
23
Nov 2019

SATURDAY TASTING with Hosmer Estate Winery. Come try these wonderful Finger Lakes wines before you buy! 10% off Hosmer wine during the tasting.

820 Canandaigua Road
1:00pm
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