Weekend's Best Bets, July 27 -29, 2018

Artists from all over the country are in Syracuse for displays around Columbus Circle, one of many weekend events!

It is a HUGE festival weekend here in Central New York, and many events are FREE! Check out OUR best bets:

***Downtown Arts & Crafts Festival
Juried artists' displays & sales
Syracuse Columbus Circle & surrounding streets
Friday 10-6. Saturday & Sunday 10-5
free to look

***Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
Music on 3 stages (free) Wine tasting benefits Red Cross
Syracuse Clinton Square
Friday 5-11pm, Saturday noon-11pm
Latenight Jazz Jams at JazzCentral, East Washington St

***Blue Rain Ecofest
Native American-themed
Syracuse: Hanover Square
Friday 6-10pm, Saturday noon-10pm

***Sidewalk Street Painting Festival
Syracuse: Montgomery Street
between Columbus Circle & City Hall
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Free to look, or stake out your piece of sidewalk to decorate

Oswego's downtown Parks
Until Sunday
Grucci fireworks Saturday 9:45pm (best view: Breitbeck Park)

***Antique & Classic Boat Show
Skaneateles: Clift Park
Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 8am-3pm

***Open Farm Day
Madison County (38+ exhibitors' open houses, displays)
Saturday 10am-4pm
Free for locations, 'passports"

***Syracuse Ukrainian Festival
Food, Ethnic crafts & dancing, Church tours
St John the Baptist Catholic Church
Tipperary Hill: South Wilbur Ave
Friday 4-11pm, Saturday noon-11pm
free to look

***Symphoria & Fireworks
Rome: Ft Stanwix
Saturday 8pm (free)

***Vettes at the Beach
Sylvan Beach Village Park
Sunday 9am - 4pm

***Philanthropic Foodies
18 food stations, silent auction
charity benefit (Friends of Dorothy, Shamrock Animal Fund)
Syracuse: Marriott Syracuse Downtown lobby/Persian Terrace
Sunday 4-8pm

***Route 90 Garage Sale
50 miles from Homer to Montezuma
Friday to Sunday, 9am-5pm
free to look!

To get your event listed, email us at, at least one full week in advance

See all our events listings on our website calendar:

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