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 and Finger Lakes area in New York State, including the counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Onodaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. 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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2023 Rochester and Syracuse Area Festival Schedule

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FEBRUARY

2/10-2/11 – ZooBrrew – Rochester

2/18 – NY Ice Wine and Culinary Festival – Fairport

MARCH

3/3-3/5 – Brave Brews Fest – Auburn
3/4 – Rochester Wine and Chocolate Festival – Rochester

APRIL

MAY

5/6 – ONC Crawfish Festival – Syracuse

5/12 – New York State British Real Ale Festival – Rock Stream
5/12-5/14 – Rochester Lilac Festival I – Rochester
5/13 – Food Truck Battle – Syracuse

5/15-5/21 – Rochester Lilac Festival II – Rochester
5/20 – Rails and Ales I – Rush
5/20 – Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival – Farmington

5/27 – North Syracuse Family Festival – North Syracuse

JUNE

6/1-6/3 – Mendon Carnival – Mendon
6/2-6/3 – Taste of Syracuse – Syracuse
6/2-6/4 – Fairport Canal Days – Fairport

6/8-6/11 – St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival – Syracuse
6/9-6/11 – The Family Hoedown – Hannibal
6/9-6/11 – Upstate Research Rocketry Festival (URRF) – Penn Yan
6/9-6/11 – Syracuse Polish Festival – Syracuse
6/10 – Central New York Pride – Syracuse
6/10 – Dryden Dairy Day – Dryden
6/10 – Rochester Real Beer Expo – Rochester
6/10 – Trumansburg Porchfest – Trumansburg
6/10-6/11 – Keuka Arts Festival – Penn Yan
6/11 – German Blossom Festival – Lima

6/15-6/17 – New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival – Syracuse
6/15-6/17 – Shortsville Fireman’s Carnival – Shortsville
6/17 – Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta – Watkins Glen

6/23-6/25 – Rochester International Jazz Festival I – Rochester

6/26-7/1 – Rochester International Jazz Festival II – Rochester
6/30-7/2 – Seneca Falls Canal Fest – Seneca Falls

JULY

7/1-7/2 – NY Lavender Festival I – Red Creek
7/1-7/2 – Sterling Renaissance Festival I – Sterling

7/7-7/8 – Geneseo Rotary Summer Festival – Geneseo
7/8 – Perry Chalk Art Festival – Perry
7/8-7/9 – NY Lavender Festival II – Red Creek
7/8-7/9 – Sterling Renaissance Festival II – Sterling
7/8-7/9 – Corn Hill Arts Festival – Rochester
7/8-7/9 – Finger Lakes Wine Festival – Watkins Glen
7/9 – Cars in the Park – Owego

7/12-7/15 – Hilton Fire Department Carnival – Hilton
7/14-7/15 – BriteVibes Beer and Music Festival – Pompey
7/14-7/16 – Lyons Peppermint Days – Lyons
7/14-7/16 – Canandaigua Art & Music Festival – Canandaigua
7/15 – ROC Pride Festival – Rochester
7/15-7/16 – Sterling Renaissance Festival III – Sterling

7/18 – Taste of Wayne County – Newark
7/20-7/23 – Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance – Trumansburg
7/22-7/23 – Sterling Renaissance Festival IV – Sterling

7/27-7/29 – St. Francis and St. Clare Summer Festival – Waterloo
7/27-7/30 – Brantling Bluegrass Festival – Sodus
7/27-7/30 – Oswego Harborfest – Oswego
7/29-7/30 – Sterling Renaissance Festival V – Sterling
7/29-7/30 – Spencerport Canal Days – Spencerport
7/29-7/30 – Waterfront Art Festival – Webster

AUGUST

8/5-8/6 – Sterling Renaissance Festival VI – Sterling

8/9-8/12 – Pageant of Steam – Canandaigua
8/11-8/13 – Watkins Glen Italian American Festival – Watkins Glen
8/12 – Rochester Water Lantern Festival – Webster
8/12 – Central New York Scottish Games and Celtic Festival – Syracuse
8/12-8/13 – Brockport Arts Festival – Brockport
8/12-8/13 – Sterling Renaissance Festival VI – Sterling

8/18 – Flour City Brewers Fest – Rochester
8/18-8/19 – Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival – Rochester
8/18-8/20 – Big G Jam – Hannibal

8/24-8/27 – Pickin’ in the Pasture – Lodi

SEPTEMBER

9/15-9/17 – The Fall Down – Hannibal

9/23 – Rails and Ales II – Rush

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