Festivals in Syracuse

Festivals in Syracuse

By Tenedra Bafford MNO '13


It’s festival time in Syracuse. Check out these events that will keep you busy during the month of June!

40th Annual St. Sophia Greek Cultural Festival

June 6 from 5p.m.-9p.m.

June 7 from 5p.m.-10p.m.

June 8 from 12p.m. -10p.m.

June 9 from 12p.m. -4p.m.


St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

325 Waring Rd.

Syracuse, NY 13224

Enjoy the Greek experience by browsing through Greek shops, tasting homemade Greek food, and listening to bouzouki music. Admission is free.


Taste of Syracuse

June 7 from 11a.m.-11p.m.

June 8 from 11a.m.-11p.m.


Clinton Square

Syracuse, NY 13202

Experience the largest food and music festival in the area. Enjoy $1 food samples for local vendors and music from Marshall Tucker Band, The Voice of the Wetland All-Stars, and LoverBoy. Free admission.


The Syracuse Fringe Festival

June 20 from 6p.m.-11p.m.

June 21 from 6p.m.-11p.m.

June 22 from 12p.m.-10p.m.


Community Folk Art Center

805 E. Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

This festival is new to Syracuse. Check out local and regional artists and acts like The Trail, Divine Milieu, Spatial Profiling, and more. Admission is $7.


59th Annual Polish Festival

June 21 from 4p.m.-10p.m.

June 22 from 12p.m.-10p.m.

June 23 from 12p.m.-5p.m.


Clinton Square

Syracuse, NY 13202

Join the 59th celebration of Polish culture, heritage, and tradition with food, music, and crafts. Free admission.


Jamesville Balloonfest

June 28 from 4p.m.-11p.m.

June 29 from 11a.m.-11p.m.

June 30 from 11a.m.-9p.m.


Jamesville Beach Park

4110 West Shore Manor

Jamesville, NY 13078

Take flight and enjoy summer with music, arts & crafts, rides, food, and hot air balloons. Admission is $10. 12 and under are free.


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Martha Coria
Assistant Director of Graduate Professional Programs at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications