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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. 

 

July - 2021
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Events for June 27, 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”

 

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Watkins Glen International June 24-27 – IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Tickets and camping are on sale for the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at TheGlen.com or (866) 461-RACE.

 

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five hours and 300 miles of 25 percent of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.TheGlen.com.

Varick Winery Cherry Picking
Varick Winery 16th Annual Cherry Festival

 

Enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking, food by Smokey and The Pig BBQ, wine, spud chuckin', sweet treats,  music by The Inner Crazy on Saturday (6/26) and by Howie Bartolo on Sunday (6/27),  and arts and crafts vendors, offering such treasures as jewelry,  bags, candles, clothing, soap,  and cutting boards.  Admission is free. Varick Winery is located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. For more information, call 315-549-8797 or visit www.varickwinery.com.  

Events for June 28, 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”

 

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for June 29, 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”

 

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

Events for June 30, 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”

 

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 5-8pm

Wednesday's live music at Ventosa is back from 6-9pm with a BOGO happy hour from 5-6pm! Cafe Toscana serving until 8pm. Call to reserve your table on our terrace as it fills up quickly (315)719-0000 (leave a message if no answer). See our website for artist line-up: www.VentosaVineyards.com/events 

The Rev Theater Presents 42nd Street at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Times Vary everyday with shows either at 2:00pm or 7:30pm.

42nd Street is the musical comedy that celebrates Broadway and the
magic of show business! Featuring 14 show stopping production
numbers including, “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “42nd
Street,” “Quarter to Nine,” 50 tapping feet and over 200 jaw dropping
costumes, this show delivers on every level. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy
Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her
first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But when
its star is injured, will Peggy be able to step in and save the show? An
exhilarating celebration of the American song and dance musical.

20
Jun 2021
Spend your 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!
5986 State Route 89
12:30
(607)-869-9760
24
Jun 2021
Thru
27
Jun 2021
Tickets and camping are on sale for the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at TheGlen.com or (866) 461-RACE.   About Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16
24
Jun 2021
Tink Bennett & Tailor Made have been performing and opening for national acts in the Central New York area and beyond for over 30 years! They have opened for Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Sammy
295 North Main Street
6:30pm
25
Jun 2021
OPENING ACT: Jen Cork
5986 State Route 89
5:30 PM
(607)-869-9760
26
Jun 2021
Great food, music and dancing on Keuka's shores. It will be the party of the summer.  Nik and the Nice Guys play Champlin beach for our 60th. 
NY-54
5:30 pm
26
Jun 2021
Up from Aunt Jemimaism: Tales from the Dorsey Plot at Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg 
8825 Falls Rd
11:00 AM & 1PM
26
Jun 2021
Thru
27
Jun 2021
 
5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
9:30 am
(315)-549-8797
26
Jun 2021
Spend your Saturday 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!
5986 State Route 89
12:30
(607)-869-9760
26
Jun 2021
WINE DINNER AT LA TOURELLEA Celebration of Finger Lakes' Bounty
1150 Danby Road
6:00 PM
30
Jun 2021
Thru
28
Jul 2021
Times Vary everyday with shows either at 2:00pm or 7:30pm.
6877 East Lake Rd