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 Syracuse 365er, 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


Food Truck Battle 2022





Apple Blossoms, Beer, & BBQ at Critz Farms for their spring celebration






Big Rig Day 2022 - Burnet Park





Syracuse University Commencement two grads walking on campus





Food Truck Battle 2022

Be sure to come hungry to The NYS Fairgrounds this weekend because CNY's largest food truck battle is BACK! Over 50+ locally owned and regional food trucks will be ready to win your tastes buds over on Saturday, May 14th, from 11am till 10pm. Grab as many samples as you can when they only cost $3.00-$5.00, then make your way to the Chevy Court Stage for live music all day long. In addition to an emporium of food trucks will be, craft beer, craft vendors, a kids’ zone, games and plenty more! Reach out to all your foodie friends and bring them along for a day of delectable eats & good brews. Tickets are required for entry except kids 12 and under. For more event information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Apple Blossoms, Beer, & BBQ at Critz Farms

Wind down from the week for a fun spring celebration fit for the entire family at Critz Farms. Tour the apple orchard in its blossomed beauty this Saturday, May 14th, from 12pm-5pm. A full lineup of activities will be available throughout the day, including, wagon rides, cow train rides, live music from Count Blastula, and outdoor games! Enjoy some tasty BBQ and other food truck bites with a refreshing handcrafted hard cider or farm brewed beer. Kids will love exploring their nature trails, visiting the farm animals, and there is a playground. Free of admission. To read more about Critz Farm's spring celebration, click here

Big Rig Day

Big Rig Day is perfect for all the kiddos to have a unique hands on experience with tractor trailers of all kinds. This event will be held this Saturday, May 14, at Burnet Park from 11am to 3pm. Children and their families can climb behind the wheel and explore some of the city’s big rigs from the Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks, and Water departments, as well as other rigs from local companies and organizations. Free of charge! The Mobile Recreation team will also be onsite with exciting games and activities. There will also be food will be available for purchase.  



Happy Commencement Weekend!

A big congratulations to all the hard working students who have spent the last four years determined to reach this moment. Now that graduation is suddenly upon us, we've made our very own guide on ways to celebrate this milestone moment and spend your free time while in town. Read our "Things To Do In Syracuse During Commencement Weekend" blog to get the full scoop!



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