Events This Weekend in Syracuse

No plans this weekend? Don't worry, we have you covered! There's always things to do in Syracuse, NY — and with one of these upcoming events, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

Here's your weekly rundown of events and activities in the Syracuse area to help plan your visit. For a full list of daily events, check out our event calendar.

Battle of the Wings | Syracuse Inner Harbor

Chicken Wing Eating Competition

The 5th annual Battle of the Wings festival returns to the Syracuse Inner Harbor Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Enjoy delectable wings from tons of local restaurants, live performances, and fireworks to cap off the night. General admission is $10, cash only.

Summer Block Party | Coleman’s Irish Pub

Coleman's Block Party 2024

The 2024 Summer Block Party tradition kicks off Friday, May 17th at Coleman’s Irish Pub on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse. Mere Mortals will take the outdoor stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Name Brand Covers will be inside from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. For the rest of the summer, enjoy live music every Thursday outside from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hobie Wave Madcatter Regatta | Oneida Shores Park

Hobie Wave sailboats in the water

Look out for dozens of brightly colored sailboats on Oneida Lake May 17-May 19. It’s time for the 48th annual Madcatter Regatta. Stop by Oneida Shore Park to watch the sailboat races. Racing starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Boats will push off about 1 hour prior, weather permitting.

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