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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!

17
Feb 2019

Molly Picon, “Queen of the Yiddish Musical,” shines as Mamele (the little mother), the dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after the death of their mother.

900 East Avenue
7pm
(585)-327-4800
21
Feb 2019

DSP Shows Presents: Tom Papa

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
21
Feb 2019

13th Annual Celebrity Guest Chef Pasta Nights 2019

 

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
22
Feb 2019
Thru
24
Feb 2019

Elmira Little Theatre presents LEND ME A TENOR in Mandeville Hall

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30pm (Fri-Sat); 2:00pm (Sun)
(607)-734-8191
22
Feb 2019

All 6 of our estate grown and produced Rieslings will be paired with fine gourmet cheeses selected to enhance the characteristics of each wine.  The guided tasting experience will be led by one of friendly and informa

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
22
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
22
Feb 2019
Thru
23
Feb 2019

The Finger Lakes Museum & the Hampton Inn Penn Yan
present WINTERFEST 2019!

110 Mace Street
(315)-536-8202
22
Feb 2019

FRIDAY TASTING!! We have a tasting from 3pm-6pm with Fox Run Vineyards. Come try some of these award winning wines!! 10% off Fox Run Wines during the tasting.

820 Canandaigua Road
3:00pm
23
Feb 2019
Thru
24
Feb 2019

Get a taste for Bourbon Street, but with wine! Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine!

2770 Ernsberger Rd Suite 200
10:00
(607)-869-4281
23
Feb 2019

Join Certified Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, as she shares 239 years of wine-making in the Finger Lakes.

235 S. Cayuga St
1:00 PM
(607)-233-4818
23
Feb 2019

The Winter Stroll returns for another year on Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00pm-8:00pm!

47 Shethar Street
5:00 PM
(607)-569-2989
23
Feb 2019

SATURDAY TASTING!! We have a tasting today from 1pm-4pm with Hosmer Winery. Come try before you buy!! 10% off Hosmer wine during the tasting.

820 Canandaigua Road
1:00pm