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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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Events for November 1, 2023 x
Let Radisson Entertain You!
Date Night Menu & Music

Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.  Every Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, the culinary team is featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu that incorporates local ingredients and modern twists.  For only $40, guests will receive four chef-driven courses (that change weekly) with dishes like parmesan and pesto panna cotta, homemade pretzel with beer cheese, herb crusted filet mignon, and spiced pear cake.  The regular ala carte menu will also be available.  To set the date night tempo, a live musical act will keep the crowd entertained from 6 pm to 9 pm every Thursday too.  Upcoming musicians include: Oct 19: Black Eyed Soul, Oct 26: Nate Michaels, Nov 2: Ende Brothers, Nov 9: John Lamanna, Nov 16: Nate Michaels, Nov 30: Brian Hughes.  Reservations are requested by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  

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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: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

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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: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

Events for November 2, 2023 x
Let Radisson Entertain You!
Date Night Menu & Music

Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.  Every Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, the culinary team is featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu that incorporates local ingredients and modern twists.  For only $40, guests will receive four chef-driven courses (that change weekly) with dishes like parmesan and pesto panna cotta, homemade pretzel with beer cheese, herb crusted filet mignon, and spiced pear cake.  The regular ala carte menu will also be available.  To set the date night tempo, a live musical act will keep the crowd entertained from 6 pm to 9 pm every Thursday too.  Upcoming musicians include: Oct 19: Black Eyed Soul, Oct 26: Nate Michaels, Nov 2: Ende Brothers, Nov 9: John Lamanna, Nov 16: Nate Michaels, Nov 30: Brian Hughes.  Reservations are requested by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  

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Mending Circle

Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe.

Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM

Aerial view of Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake in autumn. Photo by Bill Hecht.
Great Oaks of Taughannock

Online anytime and on Ithaca cable TV channel 13 according to the schedule listed above.

This encore episode of Walk in the Park (#258) honors naturalist and song writer Becca Harber of Newfield, NY, who passed away a year ago. 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 non-commercial public access TV series produced in Ithaca NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

Events for November 3, 2023 x
Let Radisson Entertain You!
Date Night Menu & Music

Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.  Every Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, the culinary team is featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu that incorporates local ingredients and modern twists.  For only $40, guests will receive four chef-driven courses (that change weekly) with dishes like parmesan and pesto panna cotta, homemade pretzel with beer cheese, herb crusted filet mignon, and spiced pear cake.  The regular ala carte menu will also be available.  To set the date night tempo, a live musical act will keep the crowd entertained from 6 pm to 9 pm every Thursday too.  Upcoming musicians include: Oct 19: Black Eyed Soul, Oct 26: Nate Michaels, Nov 2: Ende Brothers, Nov 9: John Lamanna, Nov 16: Nate Michaels, Nov 30: Brian Hughes.  Reservations are requested by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  

Aerial view of Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake in autumn. Photo by Bill Hecht.
Great Oaks of Taughannock

Online anytime and on Ithaca cable TV channel 13 according to the schedule listed above.

This encore episode of Walk in the Park (#258) honors naturalist and song writer Becca Harber of Newfield, NY, who passed away a year ago. 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 non-commercial public access TV series produced in Ithaca NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

Billsboro Winery First Friday
Billsboro Winery: Live Music with Lynn Wiles & Jessica Bindel - Biba (FREE)

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly event happening on, you guessed it - the first Friday of every month!

Kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy live music by Biba.

No need to make a reservation or worry about a cover charge - this event is free and open to all. So gather your friends or come solo to kickstart the weekend!

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November '23 Gallery Night

Join us at the Grayhaven Motel to celebrate the works of artist Jessica Warner! Jessica is interested in painting as a complex and contradictory space that can hold multiple meanings, scales and time frames together, can reframe how we engage with familiar objects and spaces. Her work is grounded in the experience of close observation but through the process, moves toward abstraction, imagination and suggestion. She works with the same objects over time, rearranging them into new contexts, allowing patterns in meanings to emerge and evolve through the process of making.

Jessica Warner received a BFA magna cum laude from SUNY Purchase with a concentration in painting and drawing, also spending a summer studying in Italy.

 In 2021 she had a solo show, The Color of Distance at The South Hill Gallery in Ithaca., NY. Other solo shows include By the Water at the Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo N.YFirst Person, and Twice Removed curated by Mara Baldwin at The Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at galleries including Exhibit A in Corning, N.Y. The Memorial Art Gallery In Rochester N.Y. and The Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) Ithaca N.Y. Her work has been reviewed in the Ithaca Times and Tompkins Weekly. In 2023, she was awarded a residency at The Vermont Studio Center and her work was included in Stone Canoe issue 17.

Jessica currently teaches painting and drawing at Ithaca College and The Community School of Music and Art (CSMA). She lives and works in Ithaca, NY.

Events for November 4, 2023 x
Let Radisson Entertain You!
Date Night Menu & Music

Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.  Every Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, the culinary team is featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu that incorporates local ingredients and modern twists.  For only $40, guests will receive four chef-driven courses (that change weekly) with dishes like parmesan and pesto panna cotta, homemade pretzel with beer cheese, herb crusted filet mignon, and spiced pear cake.  The regular ala carte menu will also be available.  To set the date night tempo, a live musical act will keep the crowd entertained from 6 pm to 9 pm every Thursday too.  Upcoming musicians include: Oct 19: Black Eyed Soul, Oct 26: Nate Michaels, Nov 2: Ende Brothers, Nov 9: John Lamanna, Nov 16: Nate Michaels, Nov 30: Brian Hughes.  Reservations are requested by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  

Aerial view of Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake in autumn. Photo by Bill Hecht.
Great Oaks of Taughannock

Online anytime and on Ithaca cable TV channel 13 according to the schedule listed above.

This encore episode of Walk in the Park (#258) honors naturalist and song writer Becca Harber of Newfield, NY, who passed away a year ago. 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 non-commercial public access TV series produced in Ithaca NY by Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

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Puppy Pals Live!

The Clemens Center and John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc. 2023-24 Family Connex Series presents
PUPPY PALS LIVE!

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 2:00pm

General Admission Tickets:
$14 Adult – $7 Youth
Facility maintenance fees apply.

For tickets and more information, call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159 Monday-Friday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm or visit ClemensCenter.org.


Sit, Stay, and Get Ready for a Howling Good Time!

The Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show is a hilarious presentation for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the spectacle stars mostly rescued dogs. From shelters to showbiz,  these pooches perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. Wesley Williams leads the puppies and audience through challenging and comical tricks as they show everyone who is really boss! Full of surprises and laugh-out-loud canine comedy this performance appeals to children of all ages. This is not only a show but a family fun experience. In every performance, we invite the audience to take part in the show and maybe even step up on the stage.

On day of show, please visit the Artist’s merchandise table to purchase a photo opportunity with the puppies, which will immediately follow the performance.

John G. Ullman & Associates Foundation, Inc. 2023-24 Family Connex Series
The carefully-curated programs in the Family Connex Series will help connect families to the Clemens Center by attending together, and promote family conversation, critical thinking, and the simple enjoyment of the live performing arts.

Dates/times/programs are subject to change.

Book a suite with us and experience our Craft & Sip night!
Stay, Craft, & Sip Gnome!

Stay, Craft, & Sip Gnome Package!

 

Book a suite with us in wine country this November with your close girl friends and experience our Craft & Sip night. Extend the fun by staying with us through the weekend to explore the region’s wineries, breweries, and festivals.

November 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm!

 

Includes:

  • 1 Double queen room
  • 1 Craft & sip seat
  • Wine tasting & light appetizers
  • Complimentary hot breakfast in the morning.
  • Up to 4 people per room. After the first ticket each additional ticket up to 4 is $45 each.

 

All of this for only $174 + taxes and fees.

For additional craft and sip tickets its only $45 per person.

 

Call our front desk (315) 536-8473 to secure your Stay, Craft, and Sip seats over the phone!

Limited seating, don’t wait any longer, hurry and book your spot before we sell out!

Experience Rose Hill Mansion as the Swan family and their servants would have at night in (electric) candlelight and without a guided tour.  Go at your own pace to explore the first floor of the mansion and four bedrooms on the second floor.  Spend more time in your favorite rooms. 
Rose Hill by Candlelight

Experience Rose Hill Mansion as the Swan family and their servants would have at night in (electric) candlelight and without a guided tour.  Go at your own pace to explore the first floor of the mansion and four bedrooms on the second floor.  Spend more time in your favorite rooms.  The doors open at 6:30 pm and the last entry is at 8 pm.

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LIVE Music - Tom & Marie

Tom & Marie return to Glen Park Vineyards playing a variety of cover tunes on acoustic guitar and bass.  What could be better than talented musicians making your ears happy with fun songs and Glen Park Vineyards making your tastebuds happy with delicious drinks and food?!

http://tom-marie.com/TomMarie.html

Celebration for the Turkeys
Farm Sanctuary's Celebration for the Turkeys

This fall, gather for our time-honored tradition, Celebration for the Turkeys. On November 4, we’ll express gratitude for each other and all living beings — but turkeys especially!

Thanksgiving season is supposed to be about gratitude, but the factory farming industry has co-opted it to promote the consumption of turkeys who’ve suffered tortured lives on industrial farms. Nearly 46 million turkeys will be killed in the U.S. this Thanksgiving alone.

Rather than supporting this cruel system, please join us for our compassionate holiday celebration!

Attendees will savor a Saturday of community connection with human and non-human animals, complete with a festive meal for our feathered friends.

Whether you will be a returning regular or visiting for the first time, Celebration for the Turkeys is a heartwarming event to experience Farm Sanctuary. In our care, turkeys and other animal agriculture survivors live free from harm. Their rescue stories and personalities change hearts and minds and help us create a more just and compassionate food system.

All humans welcome! Visit Farm Sanctuary to learn more and purchase your tickets.

 
 
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10
Nov 2023
It's that time again!
633 Allen Glen Road
4:00 pm
(607)-414-0634
11
Nov 2023
Thru
12
Nov 2023
Our Holiday Market returns for the second year for two days! We will be highlighting the eclectic talents of local artisans in our community.
9749 Middle Road
(607)-868-7160
11
Nov 2023
Join us in celebrating the first wine of the 2023 harvest! Enjoy a glass of our Nouveau wine and hearty seasonal hors d’oeuvres from Veraisons, amongst the fall foliage.  
5435 State Route 14
1:00
(800)-243-5513
11
Nov 2023
Come to downtown Owego and enjoy discounts, specials and live entertainment in dozens of stores and restaurants! See Santa, enjoy jugglers and magicians, music and more!
Downtown Owego
10 am
11
Nov 2023
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 11th from 1-5 pm to do some early holiday shopping AND enjoy a glass of wine, beer, cider, or a specialty cocktail.
633 Allen Glen Road
1:00 pm
(607)-414-0634
12
Nov 2023
Join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity and relaxation! Get ready to unleash your inner artist as we craft beautiful ornaments together.
633 Allen Glen Road
5:00 pm
(607)-414-0634
15
Nov 2023
Thru
07
Jan 2024
In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Team.
1 Museum Way
9:00 AM
(607)-937-5371
15
Nov 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
(315)-719-0000
16
Nov 2023
Thru
26
Nov 2023
By the bank of Enfield Creek in upper Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, we reflect on the waterfall, the former village, and the man.
PEGASYS Studio (not open to public), 612 W. Green Street
Online anytime; On TV 9 pm Thursdays, 3 pm Fridays, 9 am and 5 pm Saturdays, 9:30 am and 5 pm Sundays, both weeks
16
Nov 2023
Get ready for a glassy affair! At 2300°, hot glass ratchets up the heat—and things at The Corning Museum of Glass get even more interesting.
1 Museum Way
6:00 PM
(607)-937-5371