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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!

14
Mar 2020

Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary Irish fare such as Irish stew, potato leek soup and green wine.

5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
9:30am
(315)-549-8797
14
Mar 2020

Each winter our vineyard workers spend countless hours in the cold pruning the vines for the upcoming season.

670 State Route 14
12PM
(315)-536-4616
14
Mar 2020

Legends!  A Tribute to the Music of Queen and Lady Gaga is a cabaret style dance showcase featuring the music of pop icons,Queen and Lady Gaga.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
3:00 pm
(607)-734-8191
15
Mar 2020

John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc.
Family Connection Series presents
THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES
by Ezra Jack Keats

207 Clemens Center Parkway
2:00p.m.
(607)-734-8191
20
Mar 2020
Thru
22
Mar 2020

Pasta & Wine Weekend

March 20 - 22, 2020

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Held in participating wineries tasting rooms
Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm
(877)-536-2717
21
Mar 2020
Thru
22
Mar 2020

You read it right; we said BACON! The wineries have paired tantalizing bacon dishes with CLWT wines for your pleasure. Your taste buds will thank us later.

2770 Ernsberger Rd Suite 200
10:00
(607)-869-4281
28
Mar 2020

Artisan Cheese & Wine

March 28, 2020

Saturday 10am-5pm

Held in wineries tasting rooms
10 a.m.
(877)-536-2717
02
Apr 2020

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020 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
04
Apr 2020
Thru
05
Apr 2020

Watkins Glen International’s 63rd season since the permanent course was constructed in 1956 will open with Opening Weekend (April 4-5, 2020), providing fans with the opportunity to drive their own veh

2790 County Rte. 16
11
Apr 2020

Who said Easter Egg Hunts were just for kids? We're back with our 2nd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt!

7020 Route 89
12pm
(607)-869-3393
17
Apr 2020

Elmira Little Theatre presents
TO DRAG, OR NOT TO DRAG?

A fundraiser for Elmira Little Theatre in collaboration with Past & Present D.J. Productions.

207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30PM
(607)-734-8191
17
Apr 2020
Thru
19
Apr 2020

Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend

April 17 - 19, 2020

Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Held in wineries tasting rooms
Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm
(877)-536-2717