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Spend Your Weekend in Syracuse, NY

Looking for things to do in Syracuse this weekend? Let us be your resource for which events and activities to look out for when planning your time in Syracuse, NY. Whether you're a visitor or a local, this is your weekly rundown of what's hot, what's happening, and what to do! For a full list of daily events, check out our event calendar.


Weekend Spotlight

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Bacon Festival








CNY Scottish Games 2022





Hanover Thursdays

Visit Syracuse presents an August summer music series happening every Thursday of the month. This Thursday, August 11th head to Hanover for a free concert featuring the bands Sophistafunk and The Blacklites. The music starts at 5 pm and the party goes on until 9 pm.






The 5th Annual Smithfield Syracuse Bacon Festival 

Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm In Clinton Square, The Smithfield Bacon Festival will feature dozens of vendors serving bacon-inspired treats. These vendors will be required to have items that contain bacon on their menus, such as bacon burgers, bacon mac n’ cheese, bacon-wrapped scallops, and bacon sundaes. Other Smithfield Bacon Festival attractions will include the non-stop music played by local musicians, an activity zone, wine slushies, ice-cold beer, and even a photo booth.



The 79th CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

August 13th; Long Branch Park, Liverpool, NY- Every 2nd weekend in August, Central New York hosts a Highland Games, Pipe Band competition, and Celtic ethnic activities at the incredible venue of Long Branch Park on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. Featuring family-friendly GAMES all day full of Competitions for Solo Piping, Drumming & Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing & Heavy Athletics. Children’s Games, entertainment, Celtic-themed vendors & food, clans & societies, harpers, Syracuse Irish Session, Massed Bands and so much more!



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