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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. 


April - 2021
Events for May 1, 2021 x
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





Destiny USA is hosting a hybrid online and in-person job fair for over 50 open positions available starting Monday, April 19th

Starting today, Destiny USA is hosting a special "Get Hired!" job fair featuring more than 30 businesses looking to fill over 50 of part- and full-time positions. Available jobs vary and will be added daily to from a variety of tenants looking to fill open positions. Potential candidates can apply for everything from line cooks and assistant managers, to retail sales associates and store managers. These positions will add to the 5,000 jobs Destiny USA provides within Syracuse and Onondaga County.

How to Apply:

  • Online: Potential candidates can simply visit to review all current availailable job opportunities (new positions added daily.)


  • In Person:  Beggining today, potential candidates can visit Destiny USA and identify businesses that are hiring by spotting the special "Get Hired!" Job Fair sign in the storefront windows. Cadidates can then scan the QR code on the sign, which will bring them to Destiny USA's web page listing all available positions. In many instances, candidates can link directly to an online application and apply right from their smart phone. Some business window signs may also indicate that they have applications available inside.


  • Beginning Monday, April 26th, select businesses at Destiny USA will have a hiring table outside of their enternce to conduct on site interview on their date of choice. Interested applicants can visit for designated dates and times for this opportunity.


Hiring Event Period

  • April19th-May 2nd

Hiring Businesses Include:

  • Bath & Body Works
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Carhartt
  • DSW
  • Fossil
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Old Navy
  • PF Chang's
  • Swarovski
  • Smash Syracuse
  • TJ Maxx
  • World of Beer
  • & More

For a complete list of available positions, job seekers can also visit


Geneva Student Art Show Opens May 1

The Geneva City School District Student Art Show returns to the Geneva History Museum on May 1 and will be on view through May 29, 2021. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School, and Geneva High School. Come enjoy works by Geneva's youngest artists.

Due to COVID-19, the museum is operating at a reduced capacity and has enacted safety measures, including social distancing and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols. For the protection of our community, face coverings and social distancing are required in the building and capacity is limited.

The Geneva History Museum is located at 543 South Main Street. Summer hours begin May 1 and are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. Parking is available on the street or in the lot at Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit

Geneva City School District Art Show Opens May 1

May 1 – May 29, 2021

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main St.
Geneva, NY

Suggested donation:
$3 per person


Colonial Belle Music and Dinner Cruise

The Colonial Belle has been traveling the Erie Canal in Fairport NY since 1989. Never has it traveled on Seneca Lake, until now! We are thrilled to have the Colonial Belle docking at Stivers Seneca Marine until Memorial Day Weekend.
Now is the chance to go for a ride on the Colonial Belle as it cruises Seneca Lake. Saturday May 1st, 2021 join us for a live music and dinner cruise on the Belle! Steak or Chicken Dinners and live music the entire cruise provided by Frankie Wheeler, a local favorite. The boat will leave Stivers Seneca Marine at 3:00pm and cruise until 6:00pm. Full bar on board for passengers to enjoy with alcohol, soda, juice and more!
Your $60 ticket included dinner, live music, and the three-hour cruise! Tickets can be purchased right online at tours or call Stivers Seneca Marine at (315) 789 5520.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, dinners will be plated, and dining tables will be spaced out on board. We are allowing for a limited number of passengers on this cruise, so grab your tickets right away to ensure a spot onboard!

Calling All Ardent Travelers

"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: or call:  888.302.1880

May 2021
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
May 2021
Registration is now open; Riders of all levels can see the city in a new way on the George Eastman Bike Tour beginning on May 15
900 East Avenue
10:00 AM
May 2021
Browse Antiques Surrounded by the Beauty of Spring at the Museum!  
1410 Flint Hill Rd
10:00 AM
May 2021
May 2021
Dear MAG members, donors, and friends,  
Online Event
May 2021
Members-Only Happy Hour with the Director Free | Members-Only | Register to receive link
Online Event
5:30 PM
May 2021
GMF will open the 2021 season with The ATLYS string quartet, a classically trained, crossover ensemble lauded for their dynamic performances and signature sound that create concert experiences that are both mesmerizin
151 Charlotte St Canandaigua, NY 14424
7:00 PM
May 2021
May 2021
Tickets and camping are on sale for the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at or (866) 461-RACE.   About Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16
May 2021
Thanks to our community and supporters, BVT is back doing what we do best! And we want to thank you with a FREE outdoor concert!
151 S Main St
2:00 PM
May 2021
Experience an afternoon of rarely heard masterpieces as we belatedly celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his playful “Eyeglasses” duo and pastoral String Quintet.
82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456
2:00 PM
May 2021
Members-Only | Tea with the Curator
Online Event
10:00 AM