The legendary Frankie Valli plays the Auditorium Theater on June 22

The activities over the next ten days are as diverse as you can get, with theater and music, an ice cream social and a craft brewery festival, a blacksmith artisan show and an Arabian horse festival, a canoe tour and an orienteering event, a Scottish & Celtic Festival and the LPGA golf tournament.  No one can say the Finger Lakes doesn’t have something for everyone!

  1. Inaugural Finger Lakes Craft Brewery Festival – Thurs. June 16. $45, designated driver $25. Near Watkins Glen.
  2. Historic Palmyra’s Ice Cream Social – Thurs. June 16 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free. Palmyra.
  3. Traditional Blacksmith Artisan Show at Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum – June 18 @ 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free.  Corning.
  4. Maplewood Rose Celebration – Fri. June 17 @ 7 – 10 p.m., Sat. June 18 @ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. June 19 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Rochester.
  5. Bringing Out Their Wild Side: Animal Enrichment Day at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Sat. June 18 @ 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adult $8, Seniors (62+) $ 5, Youth (3-18) $4, Under age 2 Free. Syracuse.
  6. CNY Pride Parade & Festival – Sat. June 18 @ 11 a.m. Free. Syracuse.
  7. Old Time Fiddlers’ Gathering – Sat. June 18- Sun. June 19. Free. Watkins Glen.
  8. Native Hunting & Trapping at Ganondagan – Sat. June 18 1p.m. -4p.m. General admission $5; Family (2 adults, 2 children) $10. Victor.
  9. Art on the Porches & Strathmore Distinctive Homes Tour – Sat. June 18 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance tickets $8, onsite $10. Strathmore section of Syracuse.
  10. Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Cruise at Sonnenberg Gardens – Sun. June 19. Included with Fee.  Adults (18 – 59) $10, Seniors (60 +) or AAA Members $9, Military personnel with Military ID $5, Students (13 – 17, or college students with valid college ID) $5, Free to children 12 and under. Canandaigua.
  11. 7th Annual Father’s Day Barbecue Feast at the Aurora Inn – Sun. June 19 @ 12 Noon – 4 p.m. Adults $24 – , Children 12 & under $12. Aurora.
  12. Father’s Day Sailplane Rides at National Soaring Museum – Sun. June 19 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. $75/person for 15-20 minute ride (only 1 person plus pilot per ascent – search under “sailplane rides” on website). Elmira.
  13. Daddy O Orienteering Day at Pratt’s Fall – Sun. June 19 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $8. Pratts Falls Falls, Manlius.
  14. Father’s Day Canoe Tour at Beaver Lake Nature Center – Sun. June 19 @ 8:30 a.m. $15/canoe, registration required. Baldwinsville.
  15. Wegman’s LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club – June 20 – June 26. Please see schedule for specific events and times. $35 for 1 day pass -$145 for full event pass; children under 15 free with paid accompanying adult. Note free Fireworks on Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30 p.m. at Locust Hill Country Club. Rochester.
  16. AACTFest 11 at Geva Theater Center – June 20-26. View Schedule for Technical Theater portion of Conferece ($190 AACT Member, $220 Non-member).  View Schedule for Community Theater Management Conferece. ($175 AACT Member, $205 Non-member). See Performance schedule for individual theatrical performances. Tickets are $15 per performance session or buy 5 ($75) and get the sixth performance session free. AACT and TANYS members and subscribers of Geva and Bristol Valley Theatre can purchase performance session tickets for $12 per performance session or buy 5 ($60) and get the sixth performance session free. Performance sessions are in the afternoons and evenings. Rochester.
  17. The Artie Shaw Orchestra at Smith Opera House – Wed. June 22 @ 7 p.m. General admission $18, Seniors and College Students $12. Geneva.
  18. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at the Auditorium Theatre – Wed. June 22 @ 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$77.50 + VIP Package. Rochester.
  19. A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking at Bristol Valley Theatre – Thurs. June 23- Sun. July 3.  See schedule for times. $12 – $32. Naples.
  20. Finger Lakes Arabian Summer Festival at the NYS Fairgrounds – Fri. Sat. 24 – Sun. June 26. Starts 8 a.m. Fri. & Sat, 8:30 a.m. Sun. Free. Syracuse.
  21. 29th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest – Fri. June 24 @ 5-11 p.m., Sat. June 25 @ 5-11 p.m. Free admission, parking $5. Syracuse.
  22. Rochester Folk Art Craft Weekend – Sat.. June 25@ 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.- Sun. June 26 @ 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $275 for weekend.  Middlesex.
  23. Ithaca Scottish Games & Celtic Festival – Sat. June 25 @ 12 Noon – past 5 p.m.-Sun. June 26 @ 10 a.m. – ? Buy a button $5, Button plus 3 raffle tickets $10, Button plus t-shirt $20. Ithaca.
  24. Barbecue at the Wineries – Sat. June 25- Sun. June 26. $ 25, Designated Driver $ 18.75; Sunday only $ 19,designated driver $ 14.25. Along Keuka Lake.
  25. Folk Art and Family Fun Day – Sun. June 26 @ 1-5 p.m. Free.  Auburn.
  26. Starfish at the Main Street Armory – June 26 @ 3 p.m. $12.50-$40. Rochester.

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Photo courtesy of Frankie Valli

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