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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!

16
Feb 2020

Bring the whole family for a morning of frozen fun!

623 Lerch Road
10:00am
(315)-585-4432
19
Feb 2020

BASIC FLY TYING WORKSHOP

17 Main Street
5:00 PM
(315)-924-2400
21
Feb 2020
Thru
22
Feb 2020
4704 Route 414
10am
(607)-546-5547
22
Feb 2020
Thru
23
Feb 2020

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
22
Feb 2020

Artisan Cheese & Wine

February 22, 2020

Saturday, 10am-5pm

Held in participating wineries tasting rooms
10 a.m.
(877)-536-2717
24
Feb 2020

Adults ages 55 and older can meet history’s playful side at The Strong on select Mondays.

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
26
Feb 2020

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Virginia Rep on Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00 A.M. & 12:30P.M.
(607)-734-8191
26
Feb 2020

d(ov)etail

Alysia Kaplan and Ashwin Manthripragada

January 31 through February 26

1 King's Lane
5PM
29
Feb 2020

Back by popular demand, we invite you and your friends to join us for our Bear Paint & Sip night.

142 Lake Street
5:00 pm
(315)-536-8473
29
Feb 2020

Join Just Games for a Dungeons and Dragons Workshop at The Strong.

One Manhattan Square
2 p.m.
(585)-263-2700
06
Mar 2020

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00 A.M.
(607)-734-8191
13
Mar 2020

With an array of the worlds greatest acrobats, contortionists and aerial artists, Cirque D’Or has been entertaining fans around the world with tremendous popularity.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:00 pm
(607)-734-8191