While the leaves may not have starting turning colors yet, our fall vibes are here with the start of September. From fall festivals, football and Festa Italiana, several of our favorite autumn activities have returned for 2022.

Syracuse Irish Festival

A weekend celebration of all things Irish, from music to food and even specialty shops, all to found downtown in Clinton Square. The 2022 event runs from September 9-10 and features musical performances from Public House, The Elders, Causeway Giants, Enter the Haggis and more! 

Festa Italiana

One of the area's top food festivals, Festa Italiana, returns from September 16th - 18th, 2022. Fill up on food from Avicolli's Italian Restaurant, 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

The Jordan Fall Festival has been running for over 70 years and will take place this September 16th - 18th, 2022. Featuring craft and merchant tents, kids rides, live entertainment and fair foods. 

Westcott Street Cultural Fair

This annual event is celebrating it's 30th 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 25th. Parade begins at noon and entertainment runs from 12:30pm - 6:30pm.

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: 

Fall Festival Days at Abbott Farms

Fall Harvest Celebration at Critz Farms

Fall Harvest at Springside Farm

*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 Sting (9/6), Styx & REO Speedwagon (9/9), Jason Aldean (9/15), Shinedown (9/17) and Five Finger Death Punch (9/20).

The Great New York State Fair features top acts at both Chevy Park and Chevy Court throughout the Fair and into it's final weekend in September. Check out performances from Riley Green, Tai Verdes, 24KGoldn, Gin Blossoms, Dropkick Murphy's and more!

Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville is host to rock-band Twiddle on September 2nd while Festa Italiana is host to a variety of local artists the weekend from September 16 - 18th. 

Game Days

The Syracuse Mets baseball team continues their 2022 season into September. With three home stands running September 6th - 11th, September 13th - 18th and again the 26th - 28th. Don't miss out on the action at the newly minted JMA Wireless Dome, when the Syracuse University Orange football team kick-off the 2022 season again ACC rival Louisville, on September 3rd. The Orange will also take the home field again Purdue (9/17) and Virginia (9/23) during the month.