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Finger Lakes Events Calendar

Festivals, Happy Hour, Live Music, Theatre, and More!

It doesn’t matter what your interests are or who you’re in the Finger Lakes with, you can always find a great event to enrich your time in the region with those you care about. 

Events take place all year round in the Finger Lakes region. From lakeside (and on the lake) events in the summer to harvest activities in the fall, snowmobiling or snowshoeing in the winter, and festivals in the springtime! Step inside a glassmaker’s studio to blow your own glass, stroll Main Street on a food tour, or gather for live music and theater performances. Browse the list of Finger Lakes events below or search the specific dates you will be visiting to see everything going on in the region.

Great Events that Happen Every Year

Below, you will find dozens of great events happening throughout the year with many of them happening annually. If you have memories of favorite annual Finger Lakes events from childhood such as cardboard boat regattas, hot air balloon festivals, cheese, apple or pumpkin festivals, to name a few, it’s likely that event that still takes place or, has likely improved your enjoyment. If you see a special event that piques your interest but can’t make it, click on the event anyway, it might be coming back next year!

Events Added Daily

Make sure to check back frequently to see if any other great events have been added. Events are added daily by businesses from every sector and interest so if there is nothing that sparks your interest now, there very well could be soon!

**Public Notice**

Please be sure to contact event venues directly for details regarding scheduling changes. These events are all subject to change or be cancelled at the discretion and direction of the event organizers or business hosting the event. Please be sure to contact the event organizers or venue directly to confirm times and details. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance provides this information as posted by partner businesses and does not endorse or sponsor any listed event. 


October - 2023
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NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

Dora Donovan
Dora Donovan Opening Reception

Dora Donovan Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2023. 7-9pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Exhibit will run in the Main Gallery through October 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Sundays 1-5pm 

"I paint to make my experience of the world more concrete to myself and to make permanent an elusive moment"

Dora started her over half century career as a painter in 1956. Her work was usually abstract but always inspired by the natural world. She was captivated by the infinite variety of forms and colors in nature and their repetition in water, sand, stone and wood. She enjoyed local and regional gallery and museum shows and was particularly excited about interpreting what she experienced in her many visits to Taughannock State Park, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, and the surreal landscape of Utah. She also enjoyed trips to Greece, Italy and her ancestral home of Slovenia, all of which influenced her painting.

Image featuring pumpkins by: Peter Carter, James Geekie, Kyle Landin, Tom Ryder, and Kalli Snodgrass.
Glass Farmers Market

Enjoy a full fall display, where you can choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, acorns, gourds, and more. You’ll find the best in handmade glass, ready to be picked and perfect for adorning your fall table.

Who was Robert H. Treman, after whom the state park near Ithaca was named?
Who Was Robert H. Treman?

Over the past century, millions of people have visited Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. But most may not have known who Treman was and why the park was named for him. Well that is changing. On September 23, 2023, the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, along with park staff and officials, and members of the Treman family, unveiled an outdoor interpretive sign answering this very question. See this sign (at the end of the video) and hear what they had to say about the remarkable park legacy of Robert H. Treman.

Robert H. Treman was a prominent Ithaca businessman and banker who loved our natural surroundings in the Finger Lakes. In 1920, he and his wife Laura donated nearly 400 acres of land surrounding Enfield Glen, one of the spectacular gorges surrounding Ithaca, to the people of the State of New York for the purpose of creating Enfield Glen State Park. Treman went on to lead in the creation of many more parks in the region. Following his death in 1937, Enfield Glen was renamed in his honor.

Find out more in the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park website.

Walk in the Park is a public access television series produced in Ithaca, NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.


Art Exhibition - Suzanne M. Lachman

Glen Park Vineyards and the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) have teamed up to bring you an exhibition of paintings by local artist Suzanne M. Lachman.  Come enjoy the beauty of Suzanne's work in a beautiful winery!

For additional information, contact Christina Di Stefano at or Glen Park Vineyards at

MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Craft Festival Logo
MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Craft Festival

This experiential weekend on our farm, in the breathtaking fall season, will include more of everything you loved last year, a few new ideas that you’ll love even more, and our 

first-ever Tent Sale.

Look for 150+ inspired artisans who will showcase their one-of-a-kind handmade creations, plus demonstrations from MC artisans and hands-on experiences that include painting pottery and flower arranging. Our first annual Tent Sale will offer thousands of discounted MacKenzie-Childs items, too.

Celebrating what MacKenzie-Childs cherishes most—our love for art, home, and all things made by hand—this annual event is not to 

be missed and is well worth the drive (or flight) to attend!

music and mimosa graphic
Music & Mimosas - Bob Rowe

Our Music & Mimosas series is underway! Join us Sunday, October 1st from 1-4 pm for live music from Bob Rowe. Choose from our various seasonal mimosa flavors to pair with their music!

Light fare and other beverages such as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks are also available. Sit by the vineyard with a mimosa and one of our local charcuterie boards for the perfect Sunday afternoon!

Easter Egg Hunt At the Museum

Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt

There are 50 Easter Eggs hidden throughout the museum

3 Age Categories

Follow the clues given and find the Eggs

Everyone receives a prize upon completion of the hunt

Free and Fun for All Ages

Hunt can be done during museum operating hours 10-4 7 days a week


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Sep 2023
Join Billsboro Winery, located in Geneva NY, at our Tasting Bar on Saturday September 23, 2023 11am to 4pm for a complimentary wine tasting. They will have a few different wines available for purchase!
35 Lakefront Drive
Sep 2023
Join us for our annual Fall Car Show and see some great vintage iron.
3900 State Route 14A
Sep 2023
- NWE Events LLC & Back II Back Entertainment proudly present the 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival Presented by Vision Auto Group on Saturday September 23rd, 2023.
W Jackson Street
Sep 2023
Our Music & Mimosas series is underway! Join us Sunday, September 24th from 1-4 pm for live music from Mike Shaw. Choose from our various seasonal mimosa flavors to pair with their music!
7020 State Route 89
Sep 2023
Join us every Sunday in summer for the eclectic and amazing music from Fabi World Music Summer Duo featuring Martini.
4704 NY-414
1:00 PM
Sep 2023
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
Sep 2023
Join us for pizza by Toss N Fire, wine and music on the patio! Reservations are required. A $5
4760 W Lake Rd
Sep 2023
Billy Golicki
6040 State Route 96A
Sep 2023
Oct 2023
Over the past century, millions of people have visited Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. But most may not have known who Treman was and why the park was named for him. Well that is changing.
PEGASYS Studio (not open to public), 612 W. State Street
Online anytime, and on Ithaca cable channel 13 at 9 PM each Thursday, 3 PM Fridays, and 9 AM Saturdays
Sep 2023
Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe. Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM
38 W Market St
6:30 pm