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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!

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
15
Feb 2020

Join us at Buttonwood Grove Winery, 5986 State Route 89, Romulus, for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and food pairings, and a live bird of prey pre

5986 State Route 89
12:00 pm
(315)-365-3588
15
Feb 2020
Thru
22
Feb 2020

Shake off the snow and stop into the Museum during winter break. Find lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids happy and busy.

One Museum Way
9:00 am
(607)-438-5254
15
Feb 2020

The Fast Lane has gained the reputation of being the truest sounding Eagles Tribute Band in the World.

1133 State Route 414
8PM
(315)-946-1695
15
Feb 2020

𝑮𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑽𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒆𝒏𝒅!

Enjoy a flight of five wines paired with Preliminaires Chocolat, (Finger Lakes local!) and authentic French cookies all the way from France!

13920 State Route 54
10:00 AM
(607)-292-3920
16
Feb 2020

Sunday Jazz (January-April) Ventosa will feature local jazz musicians from 1-4 pm and as well as "comfort food" specials. See our full artist line-up & food specials. See website for details & music schedule.

3440 Rt 96a
1pm
(315)-719-0000
16
Feb 2020

Bring the whole family for a morning of frozen fun!

623 Lerch Road
10:00am
(315)-585-4432
16
Feb 2020

Join us for a romantic brunch with live music.

512 Hamilton Street
11:00AM
(315)-787-0400
16
Feb 2020

𝑮𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑽𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒆𝒏𝒅!

Enjoy a flight of five wines paired with Preliminaires Chocolat, (Finger Lakes local!) and authentic French cookies all the way from France!

13920 State Route 54
10:00 AM
(607)-292-3920
19
Feb 2020

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

3440 Rt 96a
5 pm
(315)-719-0000