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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. 


December - 2022
Events for November 27, 2022 x
The Thanksgiving Sale

Visit The Shops for the best holiday deals in town! You’ll find great discounts on holiday items and gifts, from glittering ornaments and jewelry to home decorations and handmade glass items from around the world.

Museum admission is not required to shop at The Shops.

This event is hosted by The Shops.

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Museum Store Sunday

Free and open to the public | There is no admission fee to shop

Join us for the sixth annual Museum Store Sunday! Museum Store Sunday highlights the opportunity for the public to support their local businesses and give back to the community through the patronage of their local non-profit museums. Check back for give-aways and promotions.

The Rockwell Museum Store features products that reflect the art on our walls, such as one-of-a-kind turquoise, silver and precious stone jewelry and artisan-made pottery. Find children’s toys and art supplies, cozy apparel, and top quality brands like Maruca, Pendleton, Raku Pottery Works and Turquoise Terrapin. 

Your purchase today supports museum programs tomorrow!


Events for November 29, 2022 x
Trivia Night Aurora Brewing Company
Trivia Night Aurora Brewing Company


Every Tuesday night, starting October 25th, is TACOS & TRIVIA from 6-8pm.

Free to play, prizes for top teams and a fun time!

A fast paced 3 rounds 20 questions general trivia with 2 fun topical rounds interspersed ranging from music rounds, celebrity could be anything. Come and be surprised.

Fresh made tacos served all day, plus draft and food specials! Stay tuned for our menu and more details, but mark your calendars!

Events for November 30, 2022 x
Gingerbread Invitational Opening Reception

Free and open to the public | Registration encouraged

Come dressed in your favorite festive fashion and meet the artist behind these incredible gingerbread creations. Enjoy warm beverages and tasty treats while you cast your vote for the Community Choice Award – the winner will be announced by January 6, 2023.

This year, in the spirit of The Rockwell’s annual theme Spark! From Inspiration to Creation, bakers imagined gingerbreads of a place, person or object that inspires them!

Register >>

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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up:

Events for December 1, 2022 x
Taughannock Gorge view in autumn
"Great Oaks of Taughannock"

This episode of Walk in the Park (#258) honors naturalist and song writer Becca Harber of Newfield, NY, who passed away last month unexpectedly. Becca was well-known and loved throughput the Ithaca community. We’ll show illustrated videos of Becca singing three of her original songs about her love of our natural world, recorded in two of our local state parks.
In the second half of the show, Sherene Baugher of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park tells us of Henrietta Wickham who opened the way for visitors to Lucifer Falls more than sixty years before her work inspired Robert Treman to create the park.

Walk in the Park is a public access TV series produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, a partner business in the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.

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George Eastman Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Through January 1, 2023


  • Festive Decor
  • Holiday Films
  • Online Auctions

Art Explorers' Story Hour: Gingerbread

Free and open to pre-school age children and their caregivers |
Location: Art Lab (36 E. Market St.)

Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s art collection. After, explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and unplugged play. 

Attendees are invited to explore the Art Lab and The Rockwell Museum after Story Hour for free. 

Learn more >>

Historic Geneva Holiday Market Opens

Red surface covered with pinecones, a Santa hat, ornaments and wrapped package with words Holiday Market December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-17.


Holiday Market Opens December 1

To make the Holiday Market a success we need your help. Come and shop at the Holiday Market. The Holiday Market opens on Thursday, December 1 in the Hucker Gallery at the Geneva History Museum and will run December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17. Fresh greens and baked goods will only be sold on December 3. With new items added regularly, you may want to stop by more than once!

Gingerbread houses displayed on a table with gingerbread men garland, and a very large gingerbread house behind the table.
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

Children are invited to decorate gingerbread houses and enter them into the 13th Annual Judy Pipher Gingerbread Contest. All supplies are provided. Dates TBA.

The Calamari Sisters Christmas Carol
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive

This exhibit will explore the history of how wine, beer, cider and spirits are made in Cayuga County. Visitors to the exhibit will explore three themes: history, the process, and the impact. The history theme will explore the Temperance movement and Prohibition in Cayuga County, as well as Prohibition to the present, highlighting the rebirth of the industry through legislation and the current economic impact. The process theme will teach visitors the technical aspects of winemaking, brewing, distilling, and hop production through the stories and objects of local businesses.

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Nov 2022
THIS IS NOT A WAR STORY tracks a ragtag group of combat veterans in New York whose anti-war art, poetry and papermaking keep them together, despite the specter of their friend’s suicide and the ever-crystalizing fact
5 Mclallen St
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
Granger Homestead has held the Canandaigua Christkindl Market on our beautiful, historic grounds for 14 years. We are excited to be back after 3 years since our last Market.
295 N. Main Street
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
In recognition of those who have served our country, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering veterans and active military the opportunity to participate in a FREE one-hour Introduction to Glassworking lesson on No
One Museum Way
10:00 AM
Nov 2022
Join us at historic Chateau Frank for a festive afternoon in celebration of the upcoming Holiday Season! 
9683 Middle Road
11:00 AM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
Clemens Center presents BLUEY'S BIG PLAY   “A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show” – The Guardian
207 Clemens Center Parkway
Nov 2022
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
5:00 PM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
On TV, cable channel 13 in Tompkins County, and WATCH IT ONLINE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
612 W. Green Street
Thursday, Nov. 17, 9 pm; Friday, Nov. 18, 3 pm; Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 am; Thursday, Nov. 24, 9 pm; Friday, Nov. 25, 3 pm; Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 am.
Nov 2022
Join us in The Studio on November 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm as San Francisco-based artist-in-residence Cheryl Derricotte presents a lecture describing the creation of a new bo
One Museum Way
12:00 PM
Nov 2022
Get fired up and join us for the return of 2300! Enjoy high-energy glassmaking demonstrations with the scene's best artists, live music, food, drinks, and being surrounded by friends.
1 Museum Way Corning NY 14830
6:00 PM
Nov 2022
Join us in The Studio on November 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm, as Japanese glass artist-in-residence Yukiko Sugano presents a lecture discussing her utilization of mixed
One Museum Way
12:00 PM