So much variety in things to do!  If I could fit it all in, my top picks would probably be: Party in the Park with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (#2 – Ah! Latin Music) , The ESL International Air Show with the Blue Angels (#12 – My husband would be thrilled), The Finger Lakes Wine Festival (#7 – What can I say?!), The Magical Music of Disney (#22 – If I said this was only for my daughters, I’d be fibbing) and Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival (#23 – A festival our whole family enjoys every year).

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  1. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters – Wed. July 13 – Sat. August 20.  See schedule for times. General Admission $37-$41, Seniors (62+) $34-$38, Youth (under 17) & Students (w/ID)$30-$34. Auburn.
  2. Party in the Park with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Thurs. July 14 @ 5 p.m. $2 per person facility fee, 12 & under free. Rochester.
  3. Monroe County Fair- Wed. July 13 – Sun. July 17. Weds. & Thurs. 4p.m.-11p.m.; Fri. & Sat. noon-11p.m.; Sun. noon-10p.m. Adults (18-59) $6,Seniors (60+) $4, Teens (13-17) $5,Kids 12 and under Free. Free Parking. Additional fees for rides. Rochester. (See also the Travel Maven’s post on Finger Lakes County Fairs)
  4. Ever So Humble at the Hangar Theatre - Thurs. July 14 – Sat. July 23. See schedule for times. $18-$42. Ithaca.
  5. Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys at Greek Peak – Fri. July 15. Doors open @ 4 p.m., show @ 7 p.m. $35 – $45. Cortland.
  6. Musselman Arts Triathlon at Smith Opera House - Sat. July 16 @ 2-3:30 p.m. General admission $10, children under 18 free. Geneva.
  7. Finger Lakes Wine Festival - July 15-17. See schedule for times.  Launch of the Lakes General admission $15, 1 Day Taster $35, Champagne Breakfast $30, 2 Day Taster $35, Taster’s Banquet $65, Minor pass 1 Day $15, The Riedel Experience $175, Designated Driver $15. Watkins Glen.
  8. Art and Music make a perfect combo at the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival

    Canandaigua Art & Music Festival – Fri. July 15 @ 12-8 p.m., Sat. July 16 and Sun. July 17 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Canandaigua.

  9. Tullamore Celtic Band and Drumcliffe School of Dance at Sonnenberg Gardens – Fri. July 15 @ 8-10 p.m. Adults $9, Members $7, Youth (6-17), Kids 5 and under FREE. Canandaigua.
  10. Musselman Triathlon - July 15 -17.  See schedule for full program and individual events. Racing opportunities are sold out but to volunteer, contact race director Jeff Henderson,  Geneva.
  11. Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess in Concert at Kodak Hall – Sat. July 16 @ 8 p.m. $20 – $70. Rochester.
  12. ESL International Air Show –Sat.  July 16-Sun. July 17. Gates open @ 9 a.m. Tickets run from $15 general admission to $225 for flight deck VIP tickets. Rochester. (If you’re interested in this event, you may enjoy the Travel Maven’s post on the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Aviation)
  13. Sweet Land Farm Harvest Dinner – Sun. July 17 @ 5 p.m. $75-$150. Trumansberg.
  14. Quilting by the Lake at Onondaga Community College – Sun. July 17 – Fri. July 29. 2, 3 and 5 day classes @ 8:30-11:30a.m. & 1-4p.m. Regular Classes, Studio w/Teacher: 2 days (MT) $215,3 days (WThF) $320. 5 days $520, 10 days $1020. Independent studio fees $120 – $570. Syracuse.
  15. Quilting by the Lake Quilt Show - Sun. July 17-Thurs. July 28 @ 11:30a.m. – 5:30p.m., Tues. July 19 & 26 @ 7-9p.m. Closed Sat. July 23. General admission $6. Registered QBL participants, Schweinfurth Art Center Members & children under 12 Free. Syracuse.
  16. Seneca County Fair – Mon. July 18-Sat. July 23. See program for schedule of events. Free admission. Waterloo.
  17. Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival – July 21-24.  Thurs. July 21 – Sun. July 24.  See schedule for performances. Advance Adult 4 day pass $95, Youth 4 day pass $65 (on sale through July 13). At the gate Adult 4 day pass $110, Youth 4 day pass $65. Advance 1 Day pass $28- $43 (through July 13), at the gate 1 day pass $30-$45. Trumansberg.
  18. Into the Woods at Smith Opera House – Thurs. July 21 – Sat. July 23 @ 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. General admission $12, Students $10. Geneva.
  19. 63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery – Sun. July 24 – Sun. September 25. Wed.-Sun. 11 am–5 pm, Thurs. 11 am–9 pm, CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays. General admission $12; Seniors $8, college students with ID and children 6–18 $5. Half-price general admission Thursdays 5 p.m.-9 pm. Free to Members,University of Rochester students, and children 5 and under. Rochester.
  20. Shakespeare in the Garden – “Romeo and Juliet” performed by Shakesperience at the Seward House - Sat. July 23 @ 7 p.m. Adults $15, Students: $12. Auburn.
  21. MidsummerFest at Genesee Country Village & Museum – Sat. July 23 @ 6-9 p.m. $25 per person ($20 members). Advance tickets recommended. Only persons 21 or older can be admitted. Designated driver pass $10. Mumford.
  22. The Magical Music of Disney by the RPO at Kodak Hall - Sat. July 23 @ 7 p.m. Adults $20-$70, Children $10-$20. Rochester. (If you’re interested in this event, you might enjoy the Travel Maven’s “Beyond the Finger Lakes post on the Magic of Disney at Night).
  23. 20th Anniversary of Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival – Sat.  July 23 & Sun. July 24 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students age 18+ w/ ID $7, Children 3-18 $5, Friends of Ganondagan Members Free. Victor.
  24. Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” at the JCC Rochester – Sat. July 23- Sun. July 31. See schedule for performance times.  JCC Member $24,  Non-member $26, Student $18. Rochester.

Ongoing

  • Sterling Renaissance Festival Opens – Sat. & Sun from July 9 – August 21, rain or shine @ 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day. Regular admission: Adults $24.95, Children 6-12 $14.95.Season Passes: Adults $204.95, Children 6-12 $102.95.  Sterling.

Ending Soon

  • Jewish Film Festival at JCC of Rochester – through Mon. July 18.  See schedule for times and films. General Admission Ticket – JCC Member $9, Non-Member $11; Weekday Matinee Ticket – JCC Member $6, Non-Member $8; Closing Night Ticket (Party included)- JCC Member $12, Non- Member $15. Rochester.
  • Hill Cumorah Pageant – Through Fri. July 16. Cast welcomes guests beginning at 7 p.m.  Processional starts at 9:15 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Palmyra.
  • Rochester PRIDE 2011 – Through Mon. July 18. Rochester.

Coming Soon

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