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Calendar of Events in the Finger Lakes

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. 

 

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Events for May 30, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Calling All Ardent Travelers
"COME EAT WITH US"

"People who love to eat are always the best people." ~ Julia Child.  Stroll through historic Uptown Canandaigua Eating…Exploring…and Enjoying The Chosen Spot’s hot foodie scene with a professional “local” guide.  Whether tourist or resident, Finger Lakes Food Tours | Tours In The Finger Lakes invites you to sample exceptionally good offerings from area restaurants & specialty shops.  This walking tour is the perfect blend of showcasing our local chefs & proprietors, while hearing interesting tidbits of this city's rich history, culture and sights.

Advance Ticket Purchase Required.  Check website calendar for exact tour and time availability:  www.FLFoodTours.com or call:  888.302.1880

Canandaigua Historical Walking Tour
A Return To Yesteryear

Come see with us as we wax nostalgic to recall the days of yesteryear.  This fact-based (2) hour tour walking tour will take you to and fro as we cover captivating stories and timely events of days gone by.  Along the way we will see and hear about multiple homes and buildings in and around Canandaigua’s unusually wide main street district that foretells of history in the making.

Hear how the tireless movement of Susan B. Anthony’s quest as a social reformer set afoot the controversial movement of the right to allow women to vote.  We will summon the sensational accounts of famous trials as well as events held here in Canandaigua causing unwittingly, and reverberating repercussions then…and now.  See the exact spot where the time-honored tradition of peace and friendship has taken place every year since 1794.  And what could be more unsettling than to discover one of the Lincoln assassin plotters passing right through this charming little city!

For full tour details please visit website calendar for availability 

 

 

Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'
Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'

Hurl potatoes with a giant slingshot on weekends during the months of June through August. Test your skill at hitting targets; a great way to release tension. Large groups may schedule an appointment to hurl potatoes on other days.

The North Shore Tour
"COME SEE WITH US"

Discover the distinctive old/new lakefront area as we tour the 4th largest of the Finger Lakes: scenic and panoramic Canandaigua Lake. Considered one of the most beautiful spots in the United States, the rolling hills, coupled with nature’s own majestic splendor, it’s been deemed the “Gem of the Finger Lakes.” This awe-worthy experience includes a delectable farm to table lunch, select wine & beer tastings…PLUS a 1 1/2 hour boat excursion with some lakefront history sprinkled in…all packed into one leisurely afternoon.

♦ Exploring the New York Kitchen
♦ Fresh/locally sourced farm to table lunch from the New York Kitchen
♦ Wine tastings
♦ Picturesque City Pier-Boathouse & Steamboat History
♦ Scenic Picturesque Lake/Hill-Vista Views
♦ Meandering Lakefront Park Pathways
♦ 2 1/2 hour 19th Century Double Decker Steamboat Replica Boat Excursion
♦ Multidimensional Beer Tastings & ”Go Together”

 

AARON LIPP AND THE SLACK TONES: ROCKABILLY AND COUNTRY SWING
AARON LIPP AND THE SLACK TONES: ROCKABILLY AND COUNTRY SWING

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoors as Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones mesh their Rockabilly and cookin’ country swing with hints of bluegrass from the band’s old-time music roots.

Aaron Lipp, Brian Williams, Gary Meixner, Will Siegel

Tickets to each in- person concert are $25  
Ages 18 and under are free.
To purchase tickets for all events, visit GenevaMusicFestival.com

 

*NO tickets will be sold at the door
*The program is subject to change

**For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue.
 

**By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera Houses COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between yourself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.

 

Live Music at Buttonwood Grove
LIVE MUSIC at Buttonwood Grove!

Today's featured artist: McArdell and Westers

Spend the afternoon relaxing on our lawn with a glass of your favorite wine and a friend or two, with some of the area's best artists to entertain you!

Please limit your group to a maximum of 10 people, including for outdoor gathering.

Alcohol purchased elsewhere cannot be brought onto the premises.

All current COVID mandates will be adhered to, including masking requirements, distancing, and other protocols currently in place for outdoor gatherings.

See our website for a full list of dates and performers.

Bluegrass with Aaron Lipp and the Slacktones

Foot stompin' fun with this fabulous local Bluegrass group.  Venue to be confirmed

Events for May 31, 2021 x
MARS BASE EAGLE AT WINGS OF EAGLES
MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

MARS has landed at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center featuring 2 NEW MARS-BASED ESCAPE ROOMS!

Opening during Covid-19  on Fridays - Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm for the museum with introductory tours through our new Mars Habitat, MARS BASE EAGLE featuring 2 exciting Mars-based ESCAPE ROOMS

Information and scheduling of Escape Rooms https://mars.wingsofeagles.com/

 

 

 

Calling All Ardent Travelers
"COME EAT WITH US"

"People who love to eat are always the best people." ~ Julia Child.  Stroll through historic Uptown Canandaigua Eating…Exploring…and Enjoying The Chosen Spot’s hot foodie scene with a professional “local” guide.  Whether tourist or resident, Finger Lakes Food Tours | Tours In The Finger Lakes invites you to sample exceptionally good offerings from area restaurants & specialty shops.  This walking tour is the perfect blend of showcasing our local chefs & proprietors, while hearing interesting tidbits of this city's rich history, culture and sights.

Advance Ticket Purchase Required.  Check website calendar for exact tour and time availability:  www.FLFoodTours.com or call:  888.302.1880

Canandaigua Historical Walking Tour
A Return To Yesteryear

Come see with us as we wax nostalgic to recall the days of yesteryear.  This fact-based (2) hour tour walking tour will take you to and fro as we cover captivating stories and timely events of days gone by.  Along the way we will see and hear about multiple homes and buildings in and around Canandaigua’s unusually wide main street district that foretells of history in the making.

Hear how the tireless movement of Susan B. Anthony’s quest as a social reformer set afoot the controversial movement of the right to allow women to vote.  We will summon the sensational accounts of famous trials as well as events held here in Canandaigua causing unwittingly, and reverberating repercussions then…and now.  See the exact spot where the time-honored tradition of peace and friendship has taken place every year since 1794.  And what could be more unsettling than to discover one of the Lincoln assassin plotters passing right through this charming little city!

For full tour details please visit website calendar for availability 

 

 

Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'
Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'

Hurl potatoes with a giant slingshot on weekends during the months of June through August. Test your skill at hitting targets; a great way to release tension. Large groups may schedule an appointment to hurl potatoes on other days.

The North Shore Tour
"COME SEE WITH US"

Discover the distinctive old/new lakefront area as we tour the 4th largest of the Finger Lakes: scenic and panoramic Canandaigua Lake. Considered one of the most beautiful spots in the United States, the rolling hills, coupled with nature’s own majestic splendor, it’s been deemed the “Gem of the Finger Lakes.” This awe-worthy experience includes a delectable farm to table lunch, select wine & beer tastings…PLUS a 1 1/2 hour boat excursion with some lakefront history sprinkled in…all packed into one leisurely afternoon.

♦ Exploring the New York Kitchen
♦ Fresh/locally sourced farm to table lunch from the New York Kitchen
♦ Wine tastings
♦ Picturesque City Pier-Boathouse & Steamboat History
♦ Scenic Picturesque Lake/Hill-Vista Views
♦ Meandering Lakefront Park Pathways
♦ 2 1/2 hour 19th Century Double Decker Steamboat Replica Boat Excursion
♦ Multidimensional Beer Tastings & ”Go Together”

 

Events for June 1, 2021 x
Calling All Ardent Travelers
"COME EAT WITH US"

"People who love to eat are always the best people." ~ Julia Child.  Stroll through historic Uptown Canandaigua Eating…Exploring…and Enjoying The Chosen Spot’s hot foodie scene with a professional “local” guide.  Whether tourist or resident, Finger Lakes Food Tours | Tours In The Finger Lakes invites you to sample exceptionally good offerings from area restaurants & specialty shops.  This walking tour is the perfect blend of showcasing our local chefs & proprietors, while hearing interesting tidbits of this city's rich history, culture and sights.

Advance Ticket Purchase Required.  Check website calendar for exact tour and time availability:  www.FLFoodTours.com or call:  888.302.1880

Canandaigua Historical Walking Tour
A Return To Yesteryear

Come see with us as we wax nostalgic to recall the days of yesteryear.  This fact-based (2) hour tour walking tour will take you to and fro as we cover captivating stories and timely events of days gone by.  Along the way we will see and hear about multiple homes and buildings in and around Canandaigua’s unusually wide main street district that foretells of history in the making.

Hear how the tireless movement of Susan B. Anthony’s quest as a social reformer set afoot the controversial movement of the right to allow women to vote.  We will summon the sensational accounts of famous trials as well as events held here in Canandaigua causing unwittingly, and reverberating repercussions then…and now.  See the exact spot where the time-honored tradition of peace and friendship has taken place every year since 1794.  And what could be more unsettling than to discover one of the Lincoln assassin plotters passing right through this charming little city!

For full tour details please visit website calendar for availability 

 

 

Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'
Varick Winery Spud Chuckin'

Hurl potatoes with a giant slingshot on weekends during the months of June through August. Test your skill at hitting targets; a great way to release tension. Large groups may schedule an appointment to hurl potatoes on other days.

The North Shore Tour
"COME SEE WITH US"

Discover the distinctive old/new lakefront area as we tour the 4th largest of the Finger Lakes: scenic and panoramic Canandaigua Lake. Considered one of the most beautiful spots in the United States, the rolling hills, coupled with nature’s own majestic splendor, it’s been deemed the “Gem of the Finger Lakes.” This awe-worthy experience includes a delectable farm to table lunch, select wine & beer tastings…PLUS a 1 1/2 hour boat excursion with some lakefront history sprinkled in…all packed into one leisurely afternoon.

♦ Exploring the New York Kitchen
♦ Fresh/locally sourced farm to table lunch from the New York Kitchen
♦ Wine tastings
♦ Picturesque City Pier-Boathouse & Steamboat History
♦ Scenic Picturesque Lake/Hill-Vista Views
♦ Meandering Lakefront Park Pathways
♦ 2 1/2 hour 19th Century Double Decker Steamboat Replica Boat Excursion
♦ Multidimensional Beer Tastings & ”Go Together”

 

09
May 2021
Mother's Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn Elmira DINE IN and TAKE OUT May 9, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Let us help you treat the special women in your life!
760 E Water St
11:00 a.m.
(607)-734-0402
09
May 2021
Indulge in a Brunch Tapas Board with Mom while sipping on our House-made Mimosas & Sangria!
5081 State Route 414
10am
(607)-546-2062
09
May 2021
Mothers Day Brunch Join us for our annual brunch, featuring an all you can eat menu with full service style to keep you safe & still enjoy our traditional crowd favorites!
5909 W Lake Road
09
May 2021
Following a sold-out Easter Brunch, Radisson Hotel Corning's culinary team is ready to welcome back families for another opportunity to enjoy a memorable holiday meal together.
125 Denison Parkway East
10
May 2021
Thru
23
May 2021
A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series productionpresented by Slingsby of Adelaide, Australia EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES
207 Clemens Center Parkway
(733)--56-39
11
May 2021
Thru
31
Aug 2021
Hurl potatoes with a giant slingshot on weekends during the months of June through August. Test your skill at hitting targets; a great way to release tension.
5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
9:30am
(315)-549-8797
11
May 2021
Nathan Benn: Photographing the Finger Lakes for National Geographic Free and open to the public | Suggested $10 donation for Not-Yet-Members | Register to receive link
Online Event
5:30 PM
12
May 2021
Livestream Art Talks with the Memory Maker Project Free and open to people with memory loss and their care partners | Register to receive link
Online Event
1:30 PM
14
May 2021
9090 Destiny USA
12:00 PM
14
May 2021
Thru
23
May 2021
Calling all gardeners… We’d like to introduce you to Flights and Florals: a fun, new event that’s bound to brighten your day AND your patio all summer long!
2770 Ernsberger Road, Suite 200
10:00
(800)-684-5217