Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

There is no such thing as out of season in the Finger Lakes. Whether leaves are changing, snow is falling, buds are blooming, or the warm sun is sparkling on the lakes, there are glasses being raised in celebration all over the region--and Finger Lakes festivities for everyone in the family

June 2017 Events

JUNE 1-18, 2017
Geneva Music Festival
Geneva, New York

The Geneva Music Festival brings a broad range of performers to entertain, inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation for classical music throughout the community. The Festival strives to make music accessible to a wide range of audiences, giving special effort to reaching the youngest of audiences.

JUNE 1-30, 2017
Bangles and Bottles!
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

If you love wine and jewelry, visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during this summer’s Bangles & Bottles event. During the months of June and July, join Bangles and Bottles for $65, and collect all 16 unique charm bracelets, one from each winery.  In addition, receive a "Winemaker's Pick" sample at each winery, and a 5% discount on wine purchases. 

JUNE 2-4, 2017
Ithaca Festival
Ithaca, New York

Get a true taste of Ithaca, 10 square miles surrounded by reality, and an unforgettable experience as Ithaca celebrates the artist in everyone, a tradition since 1977!

JUNE 9-11, 2017
Smokin' Summer Kick-Off
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate summer with fabulous wines of the Finger Lakes paired perfectly with grilled summertime foods!

JUNE 10-11, 2017
Fire it Up! BBQ & Wine Weekend I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Get a taste of how well cool climate wines pair with mouth-watering barbecue, summer side dishes, and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades! 

JUNE 17, 2017
Trumansburg Porchfest
Trumansburg, New York

Trumansburg Porchfest brings the community together through music! Enjoy lunch, dinner, shopping, drinks, and dessert in the charming village while you are there!  

JUNE 24-25, 2017
Fire it Up! BBQ & Wine Weekend II 
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Another opportunity to get a taste of how well cool climate wines pair with mouth-watering barbecue, summer side dishes, and grilled foods prepared with local sauces, rubs, and marinades! 

JUNE 29, 2017
Ithaca Farmers' Market
NEW "Night Market" Thursdays!

Steamboat Landing, Ithaca, New York          

Take in the sights, sounds, and delightful flavors of the Ithaca Farmers' Market on Thursday evenings this summer, beginning June 29 through September 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM! If you miss Thursday night, visit Steamboat Landing Saturdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM or Sundays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. You can also find vendors in Dewitt Park, Tuedays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM and on East Hill Plaza, Wednesdays 4:00-7:00 PM, beginning June 1st!
 

July 2017 Events


JULY 1-JULY 31, 2017

Bangles and Bottles!
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

If you love wine and jewelry, visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during this summer’s Bangles & Bottles event. During the months of June and July, join Bangles and Bottles for $65, and collect all 16 unique charm bracelets, one from each winery.  In addition, receive a "Winemaker's Pick" sample at each winery, and a 5% discount on wine purchases. 

JULY 14-16, 2017
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Watkins Glen, New York

Come and get a taste of the largest showcase of New York State wines, with over 80 wineries paired with regional artisans for an unforgettable taste of the Finger Lakes, as well as live music, culinary classes, breweries, and more, on the southern tip of Seneca Lake!

JULY 15-15, 2017
35th Annual Wine Country Classic Boat Show & Regatta
Depot Park, Hammondsport, New York

Don't miss the 35th Annual Boat Show & Regatta, featuring boats built in the 1940s. Wine Country Classic Boats exists to celebrate and promote education about, and preservation of, the history and culture of historic, antique and classic boats through events and communication.

JULY 20-23, 2017
27th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, New York

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is a four-day celebration of music and dance, nurturing local artists and talent and bringing world music and culture to new audiences, creating community and inspiring creativity. The festival serves to engage and give back to the local and regional communities in which it exists by providing financial and organizational support to impact positive change. Camp out or spend the day, as more than 80 bands perform on multiple stages, providing fun and entertainment for all ages. Celebrate the GrassRoots tradition that locals and visitors continue to love and support, while raising funds for worthy causes.

August 2017 Events


AUGUST 19-20, 2017
Hammondsport Festival of Crafts
On the Village Square, Hammondsport, New York

AUGUST 19, 2017
World Record Attempt on Seneca Lake
Hope Floats Kayak Challenge
Geneva, New York

A group of kayakers and canoers will team up this summer on the north shore of Seneca Lake to try and break a world record last set in 2014 on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York. Chuck Little will lead the “Hope Floats Kayak Challenge," and along with his friends and thousands more, he will attempt to construct the largest “floatilla” of kayaks and canoes held together by hands only, for a minimum of 30 seconds. The record currently stands at 3,150 people and is held by “One Square Mile of Hope.” To break the record, the event will need to draw at least 3,151 participants who would be free-floating together and not touching land for a minimum of 30 seconds. “All proceeds will benefit the Will Not Cancer Institute, and the goal is for all participants to be preregistered,” said Little. For more information on how to register, visit www.seneca5ck.com. Event set-up will begin promptly at 7:00 AM on August 19, and the record-breaking attempt is set for noon.

September 2017 Events


SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017

Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
Keuka Lake Wine Trail


Sample delicious dishes highlighting the region’s seasonal produce and paired perfectly with fine Keuka wines. 

October 2017 Events

 

November 2017 Events


NOVEMBER 11-12, 2017
Keuka Holidays I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 18-19.


NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017
Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in decorated tasting rooms along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail! Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017
Keuka Holidays II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 11-12.

December 2017 Events


DECEMBER 1-3, 2017

Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

If you missed your chance to Deck the Halls on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in November, get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in December!  Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

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