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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!

26
Feb 2019

DSP Shows Present:Rachael and Vilray

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
26
Feb 2019

Simply Steak & Potato at Veraisons Restaurant

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

5435 State Route 14, The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
5:00PM
(800)-243-5513
27
Feb 2019

Lecture by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery

111 Cedar St.
6 pm
28
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
01
Mar 2019

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Baylin Artists/Mad River Theater Works

FREEDOM BOUND

207 Clemens Center Parkway
10:00am; 12:30pm
(607)-734-8191
01
Mar 2019

Rooted in the fertile tradition of Old-Time fiddle music, The Brothers Blue grow a sound all their own – offering a hybrid which unites fresh, original songwriting with elements from Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, and Iri

111 Cedar St.
7:15 pm
01
Mar 2019

DSP Shows Present: James McMurtry

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
01
Mar 2019

Sample a selection of our barrel aged wines paired with March-inspired tasty tidbits - maple, Mardi Gras, and more!

5986 State Route 89
3:00 PM
(607)-869-9760
01
Mar 2019

Join us for a free evening of entertainment, music and community art-making, inspired by New Glass Now—an upcoming exhibition of never-b

One Museum Way
06:00PM
(800)-732-6845
02
Mar 2019

Slide, run, or skip into the museum for activities that keep you moving.

One Manhattan Square
11 a.m.
(585)-263-2700
02
Mar 2019

DSP Shows Present: Steve Earle

801 Taughannock Blvd.
8pm
(607)-273-ARTS
03
Mar 2019

Simply Steak & Potato at Veraisons Restaurant

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

5435 State Route 14, The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
5:00PM
(800)-243-5513