CNY Events for an Artsy Fartsy Weekend

CNY events this weekend include Arts Week in Syracuse, Oswego Harborfest, an antique boat show, concerts, s’mores and more.

Happy Arts Week, everyone! Events will be happening all over CNY and especially in Downtown Syracuse for the annual festivities. Shine your dancing shoes for a weekend of music, be sure to fast and make room for food, browse and buy new and annual favorites at the Arts & Crafts fair and be sure to let out your inner artist with our annual Street Painting Festival.


Syracuse Arts Week Necessities

arts and craftsAmeriCU Arts & Crafts Festival

Where: Columbus Circle and surrounding streets, Syracuse
When: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31 | 10 a.m.
Cost: Free admission | 422-8284


Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival

Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse
When: Friday, July 29 (6 p.m.) – Saturday, July 30 (noon)
Cost: Free admission | 479-5299

Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest

Where: Hanover Square, Syracuse
When: Friday, July 29 (5 p.m.) – Saturday, July 30 (noon)
Cost: Free admission | 420-1045

Street Painting Festival

Where: Montgomery St. across from City Hall
When: Saturday, July 30 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10-$15/ages 17 and under, $20-$25/adults, $20/paper box painting, $10/T-shirt | 422-7011


Fests for the Rest

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Performances from: Kenzie Chapman, Country Rose Band, Country Swagg, Custom Taylor Band, Savannah Harmon, Moonshine River Band, Nothin’ Town, Small Town Shade, Andrew Sisco, TJ Sacco Band and Jillian Witz.

Where: Monirae’s, 688 Route 10, Pennellville
When: Saturday, July 30 | noon
Cost: $10 | Buy Online | 668-1248

Oswego Harborfest

Where: Breitbeck Park, Oswego
When: Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31
Cost: Free admission | 343-6848

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Fest

Where: St. John the Baptist Church, 2074 Tompkins St., Syracuse
When: Friday, July 29 (4 p.m.) – Saturday, July 30 (noon)
Cost: Free admission | 478-5109


Fundraising Fun

dunkDunk Tank

To benefit Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association.

Where: Montgomery St. across from City Hall, Syracuse | 422-7011
When: Saturday, July 30 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $1/throw

Philanthropic Foodies

To benefit Friends of Dorothy House, The Samaritan Center, On Point for College, Signature Music, CancerConnects and The First Tee Syracuse.

Where: Sky Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, July 31 | 4 p.m.
Cost: $100 | Buy Online | 473-0826

Walk on the Wildside

To benefit Make-A-Wish CNY.

Where: Wild Animal Park, 7261 Lakeport Road, Chittenango
When: Friday, July 29 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/adults, $20/ages 3 to 12, free/ages 2 and under | Buy Online | 475-9474

Wiffle Ball Tournament

To benefit the Family Sports & Fitness Center

Where: Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt
When: Sunday, July 31 | 10 a.m.
Cost: $80/team of 3-10 people | 445-2040 x144



#takeatour of Seward HouseSeward Home Companion

Where: Seward Museum, 33 South St., Auburn
When: Sunday, July 31 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/member, $25/nonmember | 252-1283


S’mores & Stars

Where: Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville
When: Friday, July 29 (rain date Saturday, July 30) | 7 p.m.
Cost: Free w/$8 park admission | 637-6111

Quilt Week

Where: Oncenter Convention Center, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30 | 9 a.m.
Cost: $11/day members, $14/day nonmembers, $20-$25/two-day pass, $25-$35/multi-day pass



Antique & Classic Boat Show

Where: Clift Park, W. Genesee St., Village of Skaneateles
When: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31
Cost: Free | 382-2831

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Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, July 30 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $69.50, $89.50 | Buy Online | 435-2121



Take me out to the Chiefs Game…

Syracuse Chiefs Opening Day (April 16) Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times All baseball games are played at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse. Box office phone: 474-7833.

Baseball is benched for the weekend as the Chiefs head to Buffalo.




Weekend at the Fairgrounds


The Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.

Onondaga County Youth Fair Horse Show

Where: Youth Arena 
Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31 | 8 a.m.
Cost: Free| 424-9485 x241

Rebel Soule – OTR & BOTB Qualifier

Where: Toyota Coliseum 
Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31 | 8 a.m.
Cost: TBD | (330) 771-3205

Monaco International RV Rally

Where: Center of Progress and Art & Home Center
Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31 | 9 a.m.
Cost: $250/nonmember| (830) 377-6195


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 84 degrees / 59 degrees
Conditions: Spoiled with sun.


Temperature: 81 degrees / 65 degrees
Conditions: A beautiful day for a dip … or a dunk.


Temperature: 83 degrees / 67 degrees
Conditions: Hope for rain.


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