Canandaigua Signature Events

Throughout the year in and around Canandaigua there is a plethora of unique events that locals and, out – of – towners alike make sure to celebrate. I have listed some favorites for you to peruse below. You can also go to

ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail
Supports and promotes the craft beverage industry which is a major contributor to the NY economy.  They also list yearly events, and If craft beverage is your passion this year, you may want to purchase the ROC/FLX passport and enjoy the savings.

Hill Cumorah Pageant
The final year! One of the oldest and largest outdoor theatrical productions.  July 9-11, 14-18 2020. Featuring an all – volunteer cast of 770 people, and spectacular lighting effects. The pageant is a free, family – friendly not to be missed event!

Naples Grape Festival
Since 1961, the grape festival is held every September to celebrate the areas grape harvest, talented artisans, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine. Bake a pie for the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest or enjoy a zip line adventure, you will find everything  “grape” that our  Napa Valley has to offer..

Purple Painted Lady Festival Sept 19, 20
Chalk paint, and fun, crafting and fun, music and fun, food and fun!  This festival is organized and has it all! Even your entrance fee is donated to a local charity. This is a big event, bring water and energy, you may want to consider going 2 days so you have plenty of time to enjoy the full venue 

Maple Weekends at Syrup A’ LaRue
ACMME Farms! Mar 21 – 22, Mar 28 – 29 2020 They will have samples of over 12 different varieties of Maple, Hickory, and Walnut syrups including their popular infusions. The evaporator will be boiling each day, tours of the farm, and maple demonstrations +fun activities await you. 

Canandaigua Chamber 49th annual golf tourney at Ravenwood Golf Club
share the fun!  Each year this tourney gets richer, and more interesting.

Arts at the Gardens
A juried art show of fine arts and crafts on the grounds of historic Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Admission includes the gardens, mansion, and the Finger Lakes Wine Center. Located just a 10 min walk from Oliver Phelps. 

Canandaigua Christkindl Market
Hosted by the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in the second weekend of November.  Located just a 5 min walk from Oliver Phelps.  A jolly spirited occasion with lots of treats, arts, and professional craft smiths under large heated tents.  Local food trucks with farm to table goodies also available to keep up your stamina.

Fox Run’s Garlic Festival
July 30- Aug, Music, vineyard tours and celebration with community ,connecting the local farmers and artisans with the people that live, work, and play in the Finger Lakes.

May 16th 2020 Finger Lake’s Celtic Festival
What are Scottish Games ? Join this fun yearly community oriented event to find out

The Lumberjack Festival Sept 12,13 2020
A two-day professional lumberjack competition by pros from all over the US and Canada. Events including ax throwing, hot saw, two man crosscut, springboard and more…