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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. 

 

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Events for October 29, 2023 x
NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

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.  

haunted tour
Haunted History Tours of Auburn

Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and the darkened streets of Auburn, sharing chilling tales of Victorian funeral practices, spectral encounters from Seward family lore, grizzly true crime stories, and other spooky accounts drawn from local folklore and history. $15 Adults, $10 Children (12 & under). Reservations required.

Halloween
3rd Annual Home Run Halloween

This was Rescheduled from Oct 21 to Oct 29 due to weather

Auburn Doubledays and the City of Auburn Recreation Department, along with Presenting Sponsor, HOA of CNY, are excited to bring you the 3rd Annual Home Run Halloween event at Falcon Park on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 from 4pm until 7pm! This event is fun for the whole family!

There is FREE Admission, FREE Trick or Treat bags, and FREE donuts! Besides Trick or Treating around the ball field, kids can enjoy lots of excitement in center field including… Twin Magicians David and Paul and their fun magic show, complete with juggling and creating balloon sculptures; get your photo taken with Falcon Park favorites, Abner and Casey, plus other fun special guests including Spidey, Belle, and Captain Jack; FREE face painting; Cotton Candy Man Bill; create a Halloween craft to take home courtesy of the City of Auburn Summer Rec Program; and have some fun with baseball themed games and activities hosted by the Auburn Little League!

Hey, Moms and Dads! New this year! Stop over to the “Parents’ Zone”, in our bullpen, while the kids are having fun on the field! There will be live music featuring “Strumming George” and adult beverages available for purchase.

There will be concessions available for purchase.

* In the event of rain, this event will take place on Sunday, October 22nd, from 4pm until 7pm.

This event is also made possible thanks to the following 2023 “GRAND SLAM” Sponsors: Auburn Little League, NUCOR, Wegmans, Unity House of Cayuga County, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Aflac, Advanced Business Consulting, LNB, Cayuga County Health Department “Our Best Shot” campaign, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles #96.

We are still seeking local businesses, non-profit organizations, youth groups, etc. to participate in this event! You must provide your own table and candy to hand out to the Trick or Treaters. For more information or the Partnership/Participation form, please visit https://www.auburnny.gov/par.../pages/2023-homerun-halloween

Halloween Fun Walk
Spooktacular 5K

A Halloween-themed fun walk will take place on October 29th when Radisson Corning hosts a Spooktacular 5K for all ages and fitness levels benefitting Steuben County Habitat for Humanity.  Stepping off from Radisson Corning at 10 am, participants are encouraged to come dressed in costume and parade around beautiful downtown Corning with family and friends (route maps will be provided).   The “Costumes for a Cause” event will end at the hotel, where an after party will kickoff at 11 am featuring live music by Doc Possum, 50/50 and basket raffles, food and drink specials, and costume contests.  Prizes for best costume will be awarded for the following categories: scariest, funniest, most creative, and best overall.  All participants who dress up will receive a goodie bag.  Registration opens at 9 am at the hotel with 100% of the $10 registration fee proceeds (including the raffle) going to Habitat for Humanity.  

Events for October 30, 2023 x
NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

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.  

haunted tour
Haunted History Tours of Auburn

Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and the darkened streets of Auburn, sharing chilling tales of Victorian funeral practices, spectral encounters from Seward family lore, grizzly true crime stories, and other spooky accounts drawn from local folklore and history. $15 Adults, $10 Children (12 & under). Reservations required.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by Virginia Rep on Tour
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Monday, October 30, 2023
10:00am and 12:30pm

Tickets: $7

For group and/or single tickets, contact our School-Time Coordinator at 607-735-2777 or janices@clemenscenter.org.


Meet Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, the residents of Tarry Town and oh yes, the Headless Horseman, as they live the story, made famous by the legend.  Faithful to Washington Irving’s original story, this autumnal classic will thrill you and perhaps chill you – but just a little.  No fall is complete without the telling of stories and this musical tale is one you won’t want to miss!

Curriculum Ties: Folk Tales, History, Classic Literature, Music

Runtime: 50 minutes
Age Recommendation: Grades 2 – 6

Events for October 31, 2023 x
NY Fiber Trail - 2023 Passport

Follow the Trail to Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery

Experience the Vibrant NY Fiber Community

Follow this self-guided summer-long tour centered around yarn and fiber. Explore new shops, visit working fiber farms and find your new favorite fibery spaces across New York State!

Visit Shops, Farms & Studios

From May 15 to October 31, 2023 visit as many participating shops, fiber farms and studios along the trail as you can. 

Pick up a passport at your first stop and have it stamped at every member shop you visit! At the end of the season, send a photo of your stamped passport in for a chance to win a $300, $150 or $75 gift card to the participating shop of your choice!

Explore Communities

NY has more that just amazing yarn. Join us along the trail to explore and celebrate our amazing fiber-centric businesses and their surrounding communities! Peruse member shop listings for recommendations for local restaurants, businesses & attractions.

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.  

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/

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Oct 2023
When weather permits, performances will take place on our covered porch where music can be enjoyed from our tasting room, porch seating, and lawn seating.  Or, feel free to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for
4021 Italy Hill Rd.
1:30
(315)-595-2812
14
Oct 2023
Thru
15
Oct 2023
Join us at Hunt Country Vineyards and learn the basics of rustic furniture design and construction.  Over two days you will design a simple piece, harvest materials, AND, using time honored hand tools, construct a fun
4021 Italy Hill Rd.
9:00 am
(315)-595-2812
14
Oct 2023
Previously known as Columbus Day Celebration, we’ve decided to rename this event a really celebrate what the Finger Lakes has to offer!
7020 State Route 89
1pm
(607)-869-3393
18
Oct 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
19
Oct 2023
Thru
21
Dec 2023
Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.
125 Denison Pkwy E
19
Oct 2023
Thru
28
Oct 2023
Since the Civil War, visitors to the gorge in Watkins Glen have celebrated its enchanting parade of rock, water, and light.
PEGASYS Studio (not open to the public), 612 W. Green Street
Online anytime, and on Ithaca channel 13 at 9 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday both weeks.
19
Oct 2023
Bring your worn items and your creativity to delve into visible mending techniques and revive your wardrobe. Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 PM
38 W Market St
6:30 pm
(607)-654-7383
20
Oct 2023
Join Glen Park Vineyards and Positive Vibes Tioga in a Fall Craft & Sip!
633 Allen Glen Road
6:00 pm
(607)-414-0634
21
Oct 2023
Thru
19
Oct 2019
Old Fashion Halloween at Museum Costume parade at 11:30 P.M. and 2 P.M. with Prizes Trick or Treating in Museum 11:00 A.M. till 11:30  and 1:30 P.M. till 2:00 P.M.
6880 East Lake Road Rt 38A
10 A.M.
(315)-252-7644
21
Oct 2023
Thru
22
Oct 2023
Experience our natural beauty, shop our unique stores, sample our local products and view our artists' work.
562 Main St, Sterling, NY 13156, USA
10:00 am