Year-Round Indoor & Outdoor Events

You're in luck in the Finger Lakes where there are always events and interesting activities happening. For romantic getaways, outdoor adventures, foodie experiences, or a fun family trip look no further than here in the Finger Lakes, where there are special events happening year-round.


Groups of rafters participate in the Wild Water Derby in ManchesterSpring Carnival Weekend at Bristol Mountain in March offers winter a last hurrah as skiers welcome the coming spring with activities such as snow volleyball, tubing, and the slush cup. Also in March, visitors can take part in Maple Weekend activities at one of the many maple farms throughout Ontario County, including Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm.

By Memorial Day weekend, Geneva is abuzz with the National Lake Trout Derby. Everything's starting to bloom, especially at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, whose annual early June fundraiser, Sonnenberg's Roses and Rosés, is a tried-and-true favorite. 


A man participates in the Native American Dance Festival at GanondaganExperience traditional and contemporary culture at Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor.

If you're looking for grand pageantry, then one of the world's great outdoor theatrical productions at the Hill Cumorah Pageant is a must. Held for seven days in July, this expansive outdoor production features hundreds of amateurs from around the country enacting the story behind the early days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in America.

Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend in late July-early August celebrates the town's legacy as the Sauerkraut Capital of the World.

FallVendor tents setup at the Naples Grape Festival

September features the Naples Grape Festival in Naples.

In October, artists in the region give the public a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their "creative space" during The Open Studio Trail.


A child looks underneath the Christmas Tree at Granger Homestead

Holiday shopping with a German twist takes place at Granger Homestead's Christkindl Market in mid-November. For great Christmas tree displays, you can't beat Granger's Festival of Trees, which runs into December.

To kick off the holiday season, Clifton Springs hosts the Festival of Lights, a great family event in early December.

Ganondagan State Historic Site gets in on the act with the Native American Winter Games and Sports.