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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. 


September - 2022
Events for October 1, 2022 x
Glass Pumpkins
Glass Farmers Market

Enjoy a full fall display where you can choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, acorns, and more. You’ll find the best in handmade glass, ready and waiting to be picked and perfect to adorn your fall table.

Plus save 20% on regularly priced items in store only. Some exclusions may apply.

This event is hosted by The Shops.

Agricultural Fair at GCV&M
Agricultural Fair

A fall festival for the whole family! 

Join us for our annual Agricultural Fair at GCV&M, coming up Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest as the Museum shines in its finest fall colors! Enjoy livestock and cooking demonstrations, entertainment for the whole family, and browsing for unique finds at the market in the tradition of the country fairs of days gone by. Shop a bountiful farmer's market tent, enjoy live music, peruse fantastic entries into a Blue Ribbon Competition, enjoy a hearty seasonal meal, and so much more.

Learn more and purchase tickets: 

man standing next to a pair of oxen
Agricultural Fair

Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest as the Museum shines in its finest fall colors! Enjoy livestock and cooking demonstrations, entertainment for the whole family, and browsing for unique finds at the market in the tradition of the country fairs of days gone by.

Finger Lakes Walk to End Alzheimer's

Finger Lakes Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place at Granger Homestead in Canandaigua on October 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. Register at Questions and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Colleen Lukasik, Walk Manager at or by calling 585-257-4476.

The North Shore Lakefront Tour
The North Shore Lakefront Tour

Have a taste for travel? The Finger Lakes Region is a vast area beckoning the adventurous traveler to be explored and enjoyed!  With (11) Finger Lakes to choose from in upstate New York, it only seemed fitting to feature a distinctive old/new lakefront area tour of the 4th largest of those 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, a tour of NY Kitchen, historical facts, and lakefront history all sprinkled into one leisurely, fun-filled afternoon!

12th Annual Fall Garden Symposium
12th Annual Fall Garden Symposium

October 1st

10am – 3pm

12th Annual Fall Garden Symposium

Day-long event featuring a horticultural expert from New York State Historic Parks.  Lunch will be provided.

Tickets must be pre-purchased online

Admission $25/Members     |     $30/Non-members     |     Pre-sale Online Ticket Sales ONLY through September 27th

Free DeeDee Arrison Concert for the Animals

You and your pets are invited to the DeeDee Arrison Concert for the Animals with world-renowned violinists Tim Fain and Francisco Fullana, accompanied by pianist Robert Koenig!

DeeDee, the Briard for whom the concert is named, was a kind and generous soul who always shared with other animals. Her spirit lives on by sharing this experience with friends like you. Well-socialized pets are also invited to attend in-person.

You are also invited to submit a photo of a beloved pet. If your pet has passed away, please be sure to include the year your pet crossed the Rainbow Bridge (without that date, the pet will be assumed to be living). Pet pictures uploaded to the website by September 22, 2022 will be included in a visual tribute.

This event will be livestreamed.

Online: If you would like to attend online, please register to attend online by September 29, 2022.

In-person: No registration necessary for in-person attendees! The concert will be held on the first floor, Lecture Halls 4 & 5, at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY.


Questions about the event? Contact Luanne M. Prosperi Stefanucci at

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Oct 2022
The Forest After Dark is full of mystery, and the more you know about the night, the less frightful and more wondrous it becomes!
6472 Gulick Road
Oct 2022
October 30th
151 Charlotte Street
Oct 2022
With the many options of things to do in the Finger Lakes, nothing comes close to this one-of-kind wildlife tour of all the attractions in upstate NY.
3395 US-20
1:00 PM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
The M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Season presentsON YOUR FEET!   HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY.
207 Clemens Center Parkway
7:30 pm