Rochester Syracuse Area Festivals – New York State

Your festival event guide for the Rochester and Syracuse, New York Area, including the Finger Lakes.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing page for the Rochester-Syracuse greater area in New York State. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main New York Festival Guide, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Another area of New York State with a Festival Schedule Page is the Buffalo Area.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events.


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2022 Rochester and Syracuse Area Festival Schedule

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While I do my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, festivals listed may change or cancel suddenly. Therefore, always check festival information before attending.



1/3-1/9 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake VIII – Liverpool
1/9 – Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest – Mendon


2/5 – Downtown Chili Cook-Off – Ithaca


3/26 – Rochester Wine and Chocolate Festival – Rochester



5/28 – North Syracuse Family Festival – North Syracuse


6/12 – German Blossom Festival – Lima

6/17-6/19 – Syracuse Polish Festival – Syracuse
6/17-6/19 – Rochester International Jazz Festival I – Rochester

6/20-6/25 – Rochester International Jazz Festival II – Rochester


7/2-7/3 – Cazenovia Arts and Crafts Show – Cazenovia

7/15-7/17 – Auburn Rotary Party in the Park – Auburn