More Festivals!

More Festivals!

By Tenedra Bafford MNO '13

 

More festivals! If you enjoyed the festivals in June, July has even more to attend and it will not disappoint! Check out these festivals while you are out and about this month!

 

M & T Syracuse Jazz Fest

Thursday, July 4th –Saturday, July 6th

Gates open at 2 p.m.

Free admission

 

Location:

Jamesville Beach Park

4110 West Shore Manor

Jamesville, N.Y. 13078

 

Headliners for the 31st annual M & T Syracuse Jazz Fest include:

The Doobie Brothers on July 4th (there will be also be fireworks, so this is a great event for 4th of July!)

 

The Grandmother’s of Invention on July 5th

 

Tyler Dayne of July 6th

 

Other artists in the lineup for the weekend include: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, Preservation, Hall Jazz Band, Sophistafuck, The Yellowjackets, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, and Ronnie Lewis. For a full schedule of performers and times, visit http://www.syracusejazzfest.com.  This is a great festival to enjoy good music, food, and crafts! Happy 4th of July!

 

6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

Saturday, July 13th-Sunday, July 14th

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Free admission and parking

 

Location:

Lockwood Lavender Farm

1682 West Lake Road

Skaneateles, N.Y.  13152

 

Spend a day in Skaneateles to enjoy all this lavender! Learn how to make handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and baskets while shopping at the Lavender Market for all-natural lavender and honey products. You can also make your own lavender wand or cut-your-own lavender bouquet ($5.00 per person). For more information, visit http://lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 

New York Country Jam

Friday, July 12th-Sunday, July 14th

Friday-Gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday-Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Admission is $29-$99 per person and can be purchased online

 

Location:

New York State Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd.

Syracuse, N.Y. 13209

 

If lavender is not your thing, here’s another event for the weekend. The 3 day country music festival’s line up includes: Fulton Chain Gang, Jason Thomas, Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington, Kelly Pickler, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, and more! There will be tributes to Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, and Faith Hill on Friday! For ticket info, visit http://www.nycountryjam.com.

 

 

Empire Brewfest

Friday, July 19th

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Beer sampling- $35 in advance, $45 at the door

Wine sampling-$15

 

Location:

Clinton Square

Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

 

Go out and enjoy the largest beer festival in New York State. There will be 150 craft beers to sample and food from The Melting Pot and music from Searson. Also enjoy a mini-wine trail, if you’re not a beer lover! Visit http://www.empirebrewfest.com for more info on the breweries and events.

 

Skaneateles Curbstone Festival

Thursday, July 18th-Saturday July 20th

Thursday-9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday- 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Admission

 

Location:

Village of Skaneateles

20 Genesee Street

Skaneateles, N.Y. 13152

 

If shopping is your thing, head out to Skaneateles and enjoy over 30 sidewalk merchants! Pick up men’s and women’s clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories! Visit http://www.skaneateles.com for more info.

 

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Friday, July 19th-Sunday, July 21st

Friday- 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday- 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday- 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Free Admission

 

Location:

St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

4988 Onondaga Road

Syracuse, N.Y. 13215

 

Get a taste of Arabic food and enjoy live music. You can purchase gold jewelry, oriental rugs, and homemade pastries too! Visit http://www.sainteliasny.com for more info!

 

 

18th Annual K-Rockathon 2013

Saturday, July 27th

1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

$30 in advance $42 regular admission

 

Location:

Empire Expo Center-New York State Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd.

Syracuse, N.Y. 13209

 

Enjoy another music festival this weekend and check out bands like, Chevelle, Flyleaf, P.O.D., Three Days Grace, Red, Stars in Stereo, and more. There will also be food vendors!

 

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Friday, July 26th-Saturday, July 27th

Free admission

 

Location:

Clinton Square

Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

 

This festival is apart of Syracuse Artsweek, which celebrates the region’s best arts. This festival is full of music, entertainment, food, and drinks, including a Wine Pavilion! Check out the website for more info http://www.cnyjazz.org/nejwf!

 

Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest

Friday, July 26th-Saturday, July 27th

Free admission

 

Location:

Hanover Square                   

100 E. Water St.

Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

 

Visit an exhibition of eco-friendly products and services while you’re downtown for the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival! This makes for a perfect downtown weekend outing.http://bluerainecofest.org

 

AneriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th

Friday- 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday- 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Free Admission

 

Location:

Columbus Circle

East Onondaga Street

Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

 

Enjoy performing arts, contemporary arts & crafts, and other activities at the largest arts event, ArtsWeek. This is another reason to be downtown this weekend! http://www.downtownsyracuse.com/syracuse-arts-and-crafts-festival/

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