September Events & Activities in Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Judge
While the leaves may not have starting turning colors yet, fall is here in Syracuse this September. From fall festivals, football and Festa Italiana, several of our favorite autumn activities have returned for 2021.
One of the area's top food festivals, Festa Italiana, returns from September 17th - 19th, 2021. Fill up on food from Avicolli's Italian Restaurant or desserts from Biscotti Cafe, or a variety of other vendors, and check out the entertainment schedule to catch one of the area acts performing on the main or second stage.
Jordan Fall Festival
Celebrating it's 75th year, the Jordan Fall Festival runs from September 17th - 19th, 2021. Featuring craft and merchant tents, kids rides, live entertainment and fair foods.
Westcott Street Cultural Fair
This annual event is celebrating it's 29th year of showcasing the uniqueness and diversity of the Westcott neighborhood through arts, food and activities for families and students. Featuring dozens of vendors and organizations alongside multiple acoustic, dance and kids stages, enjoy a full day of exploring this funky neighborhood on Sunday, September 26th.
Food Truck Battle
This annual event is returning September 25th, from 11am - 8pm at the New York State Fairgrounds. Featuring 35 Food Trucks from the Syracuse and Rochester areas, as well as live music, vendors, craft beer and even a Kids Zone it's a full day of fun for the whole family.
Syracuse Fashion Week
This semi-annual event brings together designers, boutiques, stylists, artists and more for a celebration of style and fashion. Syracuse Fashion Week is hosting three days of events running from September 30 - October 2nd, 2021. Local Love will take place on September 30th at Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor, Fashions at the Mansion hits October 1st at the Mansion on James while After Dark rounds out the weekend events at the Jefferson Clinton. Grab your tickets today!
Multi-Weekend Fall Festivals
Discover family friendly fun this fall with plenty of autumn-themed festivals. Enjoy corn mazes, u-pick options, wagon rides, tube slides, playgrounds and more at one of these area farm events:
*Most festivals run mid-September through end of October, check website for exact days/times
Outdoor Fall Concerts
St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview is host to several fall concerts this year, including the Foo Fighters (9/15), Thomas Rhett (9/16), the Jonas Brothers (9/16) and the Zac Brown Band (10/2). Festa Italiana is host to a variety of local artists the weekend from September 17 - 19th. Then on October 2nd check out a free EDM show, Dandelion Festival, in Clinton Square with Nicky Romero and Deorro headlining.
The Syracuse Mets baseball team continues their 2021 season into September, and even early October. With home stands running September 16th - 19th and again September 29th - October 3rd. Don't miss out on the action at the Dome, with the Syracuse University Orange football team hosting University of Albany on September 18th and Liberty College on September 24th.