Whether you enjoy festivals, wineries, music, theater, or something more exotic such as auto racing, hot air ballooning or the rodeo, there’s a Finger Lakes activity in store for you over the next ten days.

Chris Botti is one of the Headliners for the Xerox International Jazz Festival

Video courtesy of Adejuric and Youtube.

  1. Anything Goes at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse – June 1-22. Times vary, see schedule for showtime. $37, $39. Auburn.
  2. Westside Story at the Auditorium Theater – May 31 – June 5. Times vary, see schedule for showtime. $32.50 – $67.50. Rochester.
  3. Ithaca Festival – Thurs. June 2 @ 5-9 p.m., Fri. June 3, Sat. June 4, Sun. June 5 @ 12 Noon – 8 p.m. Free. Ithaca.
  4. Golden Nose Award at NY Wine and Culinary Center – June 3-4. Meet and Greet Kitchen Social only $25, Awards only$40, Entire event including Meet-and-Greet Kitchen Social, Wine Training, Wine Competition and  Awards Dinner – $250. Canandaigua. (See Travel Maven’s Post “Developing a ‘Knows’ for Wine at the Golden Nose Award”).
  5. Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs with special guest Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters at CMAC – Sat. June 4 @ 6 p.m. (gate opens) @ 7 p.m. for performance. $59.35, includes service fee. Cananadaigua.
  6. Zoobilation at the Seneca Park Zoo – Sat. June 4 @ 5:45 p.m. $80 for general tickets;$150 for patron tickets (includes valet parking, two free drink tickets), Party Animal Package (10 pack of tickets)$700 for general; $1,400 for patron. Rochester.
  7. Oz-Stravaganza – June 3 – 5. Event is free, but there may be a charge for some of the activities. Chittenango.
  8. Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen –  Fri. June 3-Sun. June 5. Weekend: Reg $35; Weekend admission ticket. All grandstands, paddock & g – arage open. Children: 15 & Under FREE. Watkins Glen.
  9. The Fang Gang at Genesee Country Village & Museum – Sat. June 4 @ 2 p.m. Adults $12, Members$10, Village Combo Pass $20 per person. Mumford.
  10. Canandaigua Wine Walk – Sat. June 4 @ 4-7 p.m. $5 includes souvenir glass and wine tastings. Canandaigua.
  11. RCTV Black Music Month Celebration – Sat. June 4 @ 2-7 p.m. Free. Rochester.
  12. The charming town of Clifton Springs is home to the Sulphur Springs Festival

     Sulphur Springs Festival –  Fri. June 3 @ 5-8 p.m., Sat. June 4 @ 9 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Free. Clifton Springs.

  13.  Fairport Canal Days – Fri. June 3 @ 4:30 p.m. – ?, Sat. June 4 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. June 5 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE . Fairport.
  14. Community Longball at Ganondagan – Sun. June 5 @ 1-3 p.m. Adults $3, Students and Seniors (65+) $2. Victor.
  15. Stephania Nenonata performs at Granger Homestead – Sun. Jun 5 @ 4 p.m. Tickets $25. Canandaigua.
  16. A Dash of Rosemary: The Music of Rosemary Clooney at Bristol Valley Theatre – Thurs. June 9 – Sun. June 19. See schedule for times. $12-$32. Naples.
  17. Miranda Lambert With Special Guest Justin Moore Featuring Josh Kelley at CMAC – Thurs. June 9 @ 6:30 p.m. (gate opens) and 7:30 p.m.  $47.50 – $56.75. Canandaigua.
  18. Clarkson Rodeo Days – Thurs. June 9 – Sun. June 12 – Adults $15, Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 & under Free. Special for Sunday June 12 (at the gate only) Family package:(2 adult, 2 children) $25. Weekend Passes $35.  Clarkson.
  19. Raheem Devahn/Avant/Ryan Leslie at the Auditorium Theatre – Fri. June 10 @ 7:30 p.m. – $27.50 – $55. Rochester.
  20. Balloonfest -Event Hours:Fri. June 10 @ 4-11pm; Sat. June 11 @ 9am-11pm; Sun. June 12 @ 9am-9pm. Balloon Flight Times:Fri. June 10 @ 6-7:30pm; Sat. June 11 & Sun. June 12 @ 6am & 6-7:30pm (weather permitting). Balloon Glow: 9pm nightly (weather permitting). Music:Fri. June 10 @ 6-11pm; Sat. June 11@ 2-11pm; Sun. June 12 @ 1:00-10:30pm (schedule subject to change) Admission at the gate – $10 per day (12 & under free). Advance sale – $15 for three day pass. Jamesville.
  21. Xerox International Jazz Festival at various sites throughout Rochester – Fri. June 10 – Sat. June 18. See Artist Lineup for schedule and locations.  Club passes sold out. See schedule for  free and paid events. Rochester.
  22. Barbecue at the Wineries on the Keuka Wine Trail – Sat. June 11 – Sun. June 12. Fee for Saturday is $25 or $18 for designated driver; Fee for Sunday is $19 or $14.25 for designated driver. Along Keuka Lake. (Also June 25-26)
  23. American Diabetes Association’s 20th Anniversary Tour de Cure at Mendon Ponds Park – Sun. June 12. $25 to register. Mendon.

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