Events & Festivals—Finger Lakes

Like many of you, we have taken on a brand-new practice: social distancing. But we are all adapting, and nothing can stop us from having fun and enjoying everyday life! We’re thrilled you stopped by to learn more about Finger Lakes events. While we all continue to pause, we invite you to experience our virtual adventures or visit our blog to spark your imagination for when we can be together again. When the time is right, we look forward to warmly welcoming you to the Finger Lakes.


As of March 2020, all event dates are subject to change. Please confirm with the host organization closer to the event.


A kid poses with rings around his arms at the Native American Dance Festival at GanondaganNew York’s Finger Lakes has seemingly endless events and festivals to provide the answer to the “Top Things To Do” question. The Finger Lakes region is known for its wine and culinary highlights, exceptional hiking and biking, skiing, and golf in our great outdoors, and of course, our family-friendly atmosphere.

There's always something to do in the Finger Lakes. What are you waiting for? Pick your favorite events and start planning your visit!

2015-naples-grape-festival-naples-people-picking-piesStop by the Native American Winter Games and Sports in February at Ganondagan State Historic Site or take a culinary class with friends any time of year at New York Kitchen. In March, stop by one of Ontario County's maple farms for Maple Weekend.

Of course, we boast several lakes and the National Lake Trout Derby on Seneca Lake the fourth weekend in May. If you're into competitive sports, one of the biggest in the area is the Musselman Triathlon the second weekend of July.

We have some of the best festivals around, from celebrating grapes at the Naples Grape Festival in September, wine, hops, the seasons and even sauerkraut at the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend (oh, yeah, I said sauerkraut), you can find festivals celebrating something unique to the area year round.

There's always something to do in the Finger Lakes. What are you waiting for? Pick your favorite events and start planning your visit!