Reasons Not to Leave Upstate New York This Weekend
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 PM by Mary Kate Harrigan
Festival season is in full-swing and we’re here to tell you why Syracuse is the best place for summer fun this weekend. Whether you’re looking to navigate your way to fun at a classic boat show or draw out your plans to include a stop at Artsweek, Upstate New York State is the place to be. Grab a room, unpack, get out and do your thing.
Antique & Classic Boat Show
Where: Skaneateles Lake
When: July 28, 29 & 30
Be the captain of your weekend plans and take control of your summer fun by coming down to the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. The show highlights boats from the past on both land and water! But the fun doesn’t stop there, live music will fill the village of Skaneateles and add hustle and bustle to the quaint streets. Stay for the parade full of classic restored mahogany boats, it’s something that you wood-n’t want to miss! Grab a bite at Doug’s Fish Fry or take it to go and enjoy the view of antique boats on the glassy waters of Skaneateles Lake.
Where: The City of Oswego
When: July 27, 28, 29 & 30
Venture north for Oswego's Harborfest and take in the beautiful views of Lake Ontario. This four-day long celebration rocks more than just the boat. The shores of Lake Ontario will be transformed with a mass amount of vendors, food trucks, stages and even a midway! Don’t miss the award-winning firework spectacle that rivals the greatness of the Great Lake it takes place on.
*Pro tip: Don’t miss the live performances by Night Ranger and The Family Stone, these blasts from the past will ensure a good time.
Americu Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival
Where: Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse
When: July 28, 29 & 30
More into brushstrokes than backstrokes? Head inland this weekend and take in the Americu Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. This 3-day showcase will bring in over 160 artists, crafters and entertainers! Pick up that piece that’s been missing from your collection and enjoy the work of some of the country’s most talented artists. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to fill up on treats from the many food truck vendors attending! Art isn’t the only thing being drawn, this event is expected to bring in over 50,000 visitors, so take part in the hype and join in on the festivities.
Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
Where: Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse
When: July 28 & 29
Want to jam out to music and sip on Syracuse? Wine-not do both! The Northeast Jazz & Wine festival comes to Downtown Syracuse to help end Syracuse Artsweek with a bang. Come to the Mardi Gras, World Beat or Wine Tasting pavilions to get your drink fix all while enjoying the music of some of the Northeast’s best jazz performers!
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