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!

April 2017 Events

 

APRIL 1, 2017, (Saturdays 4/1-10/28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Ithaca Farmers' Market
Steamboat Landing, Ithaca, New York

Spring has officially arrived--the beloved Ithaca Farmers' Market opens April 1, 2017 at Steamboat Landing! Come and see how the locals have been celebrating their region's homegrown goodness for over 40 years!

APRIL 8-9, 2017
Tapas & Wine Weekend
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the hors d'oeuvre with a delightful pairing of sweet and savory bites served with samples of fine Keuka wines. Receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail glass and appetizer plate that conveniently holds your wine and tapas on one plate!

APRIL 21-23, 2017
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

The pairing of wine and cheese is as classic and popular as this Seneca Lake Wine Trail event! 

APRIL 21-23, 2017
Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Canandaigua, New York

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a stroll through the beautiful wildflower gardens and orchid displays in the greenhouses at Sonnenberg Gardens! Enjoy guided tours, family activities, educational talks, and more!


APRIL 28-30, 2017
25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Kick off your spring gardening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Enjoy Finger Lakes wines paired with herb-infused cuisine, and collect potted herbs and vegetables, as well as recipes from each winery along the way.

May 2017 Events

MAY 4-7, 2017
Spring Writes Literary Festival
Community Arts Partnership
Ithaca, New York

The 8th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival features over 35 literary themed events (panels, performances, workshops, fun stuff, readings) taking place over 4 days in 10 downtown Ithaca locations! The Festival is a program of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. This event is sponsored by Wegmans and also supported by New York State Council on the Arts and the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Find the full schedule of events at www.springwrites.org!
 

MAY 5-7, 2017
25th Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Kick off your spring gardening on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Enjoy Finger Lakes wines paired with herb-infused cuisine, and collect potted herbs and vegetables, as well as recipes from each winery along the way.


MAY 6-7, 2017
Keuka in Bloom! (SOLD OUT!)
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Take in the beauty of Keuka Lake in the spring, and sample world-class vintages of Keuka Lake wines paired with herb-inspired foods. Ticket holders will receive one flower and one herb, each in a 4" pot, at each winery along the way.


MAY 20, 2017

Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival
Clute Park, Watkins Glen, New York

Celebrate the fabulous Finger Lakes food and drink community at Clute Park in Watkins Glen, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries will offer tastes of the region while you enjoy activities and entertainment.

MAY 27, 2017, 3-8 PM
Asparaganza 2017!
Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm
4017 Hickock Road, Interlaken, New York

Celebrate the season with a festival of Asparagus, Spring, Community and the Cider House's birthday! Enjoy free live local music, delightful Finger Lakes fare, artisan cider tastings, games, activities, and Cayuga Creamery ice cream! Please leave your pets at home!

June 2017 Events

JUNE 1-JUNE 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-JUNE 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! 

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 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

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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