Events in New York State

Events in New York State

Spring events

What: Central New York Maple Festival
Where: Marathon
When: Mid April
Website: maplefest.org


What: Orchid Show
Where: NY Botanical Garden, Bronx
When: March - April
Website: nybg.org


What: High Falls Film Festival
Where: 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival Rochester
When: Mid April
Website: highfallsfilmfestival.com


What: Hudson River Whitewater Derby
Where: North Creek
When: Early May
Website: whitewaterderby.com


What: Albany Tulip Festival
Where: Albany, Capital-Saratoga Region
When: Mid May
Website: albanyevents.org


What:Lilac Festival
Where:Rochester
When:Mid-May
Website:lilacfestival.com


What: Glass Fest
Where: Gaffer District, Corning
When: Late May
Website: glassfest.org


What: 51st Annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta
Where: Bainbridge
When: Late May
Website: bainbridgeny.org


What:Crafts at Lyndhurst
Where:Tarrytown
When:Early May
Website:lyndhurst.org


What: Art Experience & Chalk Walk
Where: Jeffersonville
When: Late May
Website: jeffersonvilleny.com


What: 100 American Craftsment
Where: Kenan Center, Lockport
When: Late May - Early June
Website: Kenancenter.org


What: Elvis Festival
Where: Lake George
When: Late May- Early June
Website: Lakegeorge.com


Summer events

What: Chautauqua Institution Summer Festival
Where: Chautauqua, Chautauqua-Allegheny Region
When: June - August
Website: Ciweb.org


What: Caramoor International Music Festival
Where: Katonah
When: June - August
Website: Caramoor.org


What: Taste of Syracuse
Where: Syracuse
When: Early June
Website: tasteofsyracuse.com


What: Owego Strawberry Festival
Where: Owego
When: Mid-June
Website: Mattituckstrawberryfestival.org


What: Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Where: Croton
When: Mid-June
Website: Clearwaterfestival.org


What: National Garden Festival
Where: Buffalo
When: June - July
Website: nationalgardenfestival.com


What: Old Fort Niagara's Annual French & Indian War Re-enactment
Where: Youngstown
When: Early-July
Website: oldfortniagara.org


What: Summer Music Festival
Where: Ellicottville
When: Early - July
Website: ellicottvilleny.com


What: Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Where: Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes Region
When: Mid July
Website: 1941HAG.org


What: 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Where: Citi Field, Queens
When: Mid-July
Website: mlb.com


What: Deposit Lumberjack Festival
Where: Deposit
When: Late July
Website: depositlumberjackfestival.org


What: Harborfest
Where: Oswego
When: Late July
Website: oswegoharborfest.com


What: National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum's Annual Induction Weekend
Where: Cooperstown
When: Late July
Website: baseballhalloffame.org


What: War of 1812 Encampment, The Capture of Old Fort Niagara
Where: Youngstown, Greater Niagara Region
When: Late August - Early September
Website: oldfortniagara.org


What: New York Renaissance Faire
Where: Tuxedo Park
When: August - September (weekends & Labor Day)
Website: renfair.com


What: Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally
Where: Binghamton
When: Early August
Website: spiediefest.com


What: Annual Greater Niagara "Fall Classic" Derby: A Fish Odyssey
Where: Lewiston
When: Late August
Website: fishodyssey.net


What: Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Where: Lewiston
When: Late August
Website: lewistonjazz.com


What: Great New York State Fair
Where: Syracuse
When: Late August - Early September
Website: nysfair.org


What: Shinnecock PowWow
Where: Southampton
When: Late August - Early September
Website: shinnecocknation.com


What: NYS Festival of Balloons
Where: Dansville
When: Late August - Early September
Website: nysfob.com


What: Peekskill Celebration
Where: Peekskill
When: August
Website: peekskillcelebration.com


Fall events

What: Niagara County Peach Festival
Where: Lewiston
When: Early September
Website: lewistonkiwanis.org


What: Annual Lake George Jazz Weekend
Where: Lake George
When: Mid-September
Website: niagaraceltic.com


What: Adirondack Ballon Festival
Where: Glens Falls, The Adirondacks Region
When: Mid-Late September
Website: adirondackballoonfest.org


What: American Music Festival
Where: Port Jefferson
When: Late September
Website: portjeffmusicfest.com


What: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Where: Cantine Field, Saugerties
When: Late September
Website: hvgf.org


What: Annual Feast of San Gennaro
Where: New York City
When: September
Website: sangennaro.org


What: Whiteface Oktoberfest
Where: Lake Placid
When: September/October
Website: whiteface.com


What: World's Largest Garage Sale
Where: Warrensburg
When: Early October
Website: warrensburggaragesale.com


What: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
Where: Cortland
When: Early October
Website: Cortlandpumpkinfest.org


What: Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show
Where: Letchworth State Park, Mount Morris
When: Early October
Website: artswyco.org


What: Fall Festival
Where: Ellicottville
When: Mid-October
Website: ellicottvilleny.com


What: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Where: Croton on Hudson
When: October
Website: hudsonvalley.org


Winter Events

What: Annual Festival of Trees
Where: Thousand Islands Museum, Clayton
When: November- December
Website: timuseum.org


What: Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights
Where: Youngstown
When: November - January
Website: fatimashrine.com


What: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Where: NYC, New York City Region
When: Late November
Website: nycgo.com


What: Festival of Trees
Where: New York State Power Authority, Lewiston
When: December - January
Website: nypa.gov


What: Charles Dickens Festival
Where: Port Jefferson
When: Early December
Website: portjeff.com


What: New Year's Eve
Where: Times Square, New York City
When: December 31st
Website: timessquarenyc.org


What: Troy Victorian Stroll
Where: Troy
When: December
Website: victorianstroll.com


What: Lights on the River Festival
Where: Owego
When: December
Website: lightsontheriver.com

Responsible Travel would like to thank the New York State Tourist Board for their sponsorship of this guide
Written by Catherine Mack
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