June is always an amazing kick off to Syracuse’s summer festival season. However, the fun has just begun! Immerse yourself in cultural cuisine at one of the many food festivals or strap on your dancing shoes when you attend live musical performances. Here’s your updated list of 2023 summer festivals happening in the Syracuse area.

Fireworks in Syracuse


Be sure to check out Fireworks in Syracuse this July! Whether it be at NBT Stadium, the NYS Fairgrounds, Liverpool, or Fayetteville, Onondaga County is full of magical sky shows throughout the month of July and for the 4th of July.

Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour

July 8; St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview


Let’s Go Girls….Boys, Folks, and anyone else who’s interested in seeing Shania Twain because she’s headed to St. Joes Amp for her Queen of Me Tour on July 8th at 7:30 pm.

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

July 13-16; St. Elias Church, Syracuse, NY


There is much to do and see at this three-day event: enjoy freshly made Arabic food and drink, listen to live Arabic music, and delight in the cultural dances put on by the church's youth groups. Visit the marketplace and browse various oriental rugs, jewelry and cookbooks. There's also a playground for the kids. Parking and entry to the festival is free.

Syracuse Nationals

July 14 -16 NYS Fairgrounds


The largest car show in the Northeast it back at the Fairgrounds, July 14-16th. Bring the family to check out classic cars, vendors, food, live entertainment, fireworks, and so much more. Meet celebrities Candy Clark, Gene Winfield, and Bad Chad. Check out American muscle cars, custom motorcycles, hot rods and meet the owners behind the wheels too! Purchase your Nationals tickets today!

Skaneateles Curbstone Festival

July 20-22; Skaneateles Village


The 2022 Curbstone Festival has surprises in stores…and on sidewalks! Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 20-22 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Phish Summer Tour 2023

July 23; St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview


Phish heads to St. Joes for their summer tour kicking off at 7:00 pm on July 23. Secure your tickets today.

Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival

July 26 - August 19; Skaneateles, NY


This outstanding summer music festival is held in Skaneateles  on the grounds of the beautiful Anyela’s Vineyards at the Robinson Pavilion is celebrating its 44th season of summer fun and music. This 4-week music festival kicks off Wednesday July 26 and performances are throughout the month. 

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

July 28 + 29; Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY


Head to Clinton Square to celebrate the music of Steely Dan with Reelin’ in the Years at the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival. More details on the event will be updated soon.

Syracuse Ukrainian Festival

July 28- 29; St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Syracuse, NY


It’s been two years since St. John’s held their official Ukrainian Festival and this year, they will be celebrating their 81st anniversary. This two-day event will be rain or shine and include traditional food, Ukrainian dancing, crafts and goods, live music, and plenty of parking. This festival is fun for all ages, and free to attend!

Skaneateles Antique & Classic Boat Show

July 28-30; Village of Skaneateles, NY


This event brings boats from across the country to the clear, glassy waters of Skaneateles Lake. The classic beauties are docked and stationed along the shore for spectators to admire. 

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

July 28-30; Columbus Circle, Syracuse, NY


This spectacular three-day showcase features some of the country’s most talented artists, crafts people, and entertainers. Typically, more than 50,000 visitors shop and enjoy multicultural performances and summer refreshments. 

Buckcherry On Tour

July 30; The Lost Horizon


This ain't the same old song and dance…Buckcherry is playing for one night only at the Last Horizon on Erie Blvd in Syracuse, NY. Get your tickets today!

Summer in Syracuse!