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Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair
It is still be six months away but the first big act of the 2019 New York State Fair is being announced. Bad Company will perform at Chevy Court on the Fair’s opening day. The band is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st. The band is known for hits like “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Making... more

Winterfest announced for Penn Yan in February

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The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and the Hampton Inn Penn Yan announced Winterfest this week. The family-friendly, collaborative event will be held on Friday, February 22nd, and Saturday, February 23rd, from 12 to 10 p.m. each day. All activities will take place at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan located at 110 Mace Street, and will celebrate winter in the... more

Woodstock 50 coming to Watkins Glen this summer

Woodstock coming to Watkins Glen this summer in multi-day festival
After months of rumors, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three-day festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the original event is coming to Watkins Glen, New York on August 16th, 17th and 18th. Organizers won’t be announcing specific acts until tickets go on sale in February, but Lang says that over 40 performers have been... more

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost
Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters caroled their final holiday tunes Monday. The Dickens Christmas events in Skaneateles wrapped up after five weekends of horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and performances put on by the Dickens team. Carolers spread their holiday cheer outside shops and businesses on the corner of Jordan and Fennel streets. Because of the... more

Ithaca Festival needs $30K to proceed into 2019

Ithaca Festival needs $30K to proceed into 2019
A GoFundMe Campaign has been lunched to save the Ithaca Festival, which started back in 1977. The festival lost $18,000 and do not have the funding secured to put on next year’s event. Organizers said they need to raise money because planning has to start almost immediately for next year’s festival. The goal is said to be $30,000, which will... more

WATCH: It’s A Wonderful Run 10th Anniversary edition (video)

WATCH: It’s A Wonderful Run 10th Anniversary edition (video)
Over 5,400 runners participated in the 10th Anniversary of the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K as part of the It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday. Meet some of the runners who took part in all ten events, check out the Christmas cheer, and see what all those people look like going over the Bridge Street... more

Thousands pour into Seneca Falls for celebratory weekend during holiday season (gallery)

GALLERY: Thousands pour into Seneca Falls for It’s a Wonderful Life Festival & 5K
One of the busiest days of the calendar year commenced for Seneca Falls – as thousands poured in for the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival and It’s a Wonderful Run 5K. Around 5,000 contestants were signed up for it – and thousands were taking advantage of the curbside vendors. FingerLakes1.com will have complete coverage of the 5K, which will be... more

It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend in Seneca Falls (full schedule)

Seneca Falls transforms next weekend into Bedford Falls (full schedule)
It might be one of the most-identifiable celebratory weekends in the Finger Lakes. This weekend the Town of Seneca Falls will be transformed into Bedford Falls, based on the 1946 film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. The weekend festival, which features a number of events, including one of the region’s biggest foot races — is a blockbuster for the Town —... more

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The annual It’s A Wonderful Life weekend festival and 5k race return to Seneca Falls this weekend. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk all about it and give you some important details, take a look at the weather outlook, and share some other events going on in the region if you can’t make it... more

A new Auburn holiday tradition, ‘Scrooge’ musical returns this weekend

A new Auburn holiday tradition, ‘Scrooge’ musical returns this weekend
A new holiday tradition in Auburn will continue this weekend when three of the city’s theatrical organizations team to present “Scrooge: The Musical” for the third year. Staged by Auburn Players Community Theatre and Harlequin Productions, and hosted by Auburn Public Theater, the show adapts Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The 1992 musical is based on the 1971 film of... more

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair
Holiday shopping was a success at this year’s 45th annual Holiday Craft Fair at Cayuga County Community College. Over 150 vendors from the Northeast pitched tables, claiming the space in CCC’s main entrance, gym and student lounge for the weekend An especially hearty turnout stopped by the fair Saturday. Ginny Kent, associate director of development and director of alumni affairs... more

A nostalgic look back as Waterloo’s Real Christmas celebrates 25 years (video)

A nostalgic look back as Waterloo’s Real Christmas celebrates 25 years (video)
On Friday night, Dave and Darlene Duprey released a video to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Real Christmas in Waterloo and honor Jean & Ed Nelson for their role in it’s creation. They tell the story of the event through the years with many of the past participants included in either video or photographs.  . more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas arrives in the Finger Lakes (November 30th – December 2nd)

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas kicks off the first weekend of December
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is in! This weekend, get out and explore the Finger Lakes to discover some of the holly jolly events taking place. Feeling chilly outside? Head over to the warm Syracuse Stage to enjoy the story of Buddy the elf. Need those family photos with Santa as soon as possible? Join him in his winter wonderland... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Christmas Lights, Psychics and Shopping in the Finger Lakes November 16th – 18th

WEEKEND EVENTS: Christmas Lights, Psychics and Shopping in the Finger Lakes November 16th – 18th
This weekend, get out and discover the Christmas cheer this season is bringing by checking out the Lights on the Lake, making Christmas wreaths or even something as simple as having a drink at the 6th annual New York State Craft Beer in Syracuse! This weekend comes with a exciting variety of things for your family and friends to go... more

Great New York State Fair announces plans for ‘Winter Fair 2019’

Great New York State Fair announces plans for ‘Winter Fair 2019’
For the first time, Central New Yorkers will get to experience “the Fair” in winter. The New York State Fairgrounds will host a new event called “Winter Fair 2019.” It promises to have “the best of the Great New York State Fair, but indoors and in mid-winter.” “The State Fair is the best and biggest party of the summer in... more

Local residents react to Hill Cumorah Pageant ending in 2020

Hill Cumorah Pageant to end in 2020
The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant is set to end after its 2020 season, according to Pageant officials. The announcement was made on Saturday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said several pageants produced by the Church will be either modified or ended, including its flagship pageant in Palmyra. According to Pageant officials, Church officials listed several factors which... more

Auburn’s marching band competes in state championship

Auburn’s marching band competes in state championship
The Auburn Maroon Vanguard Marching Band crowned its season with the best performance of the year on the Carrier Dome field Sunday afternoon. Auburn’s marching band was one of more than 50 schools to perform in the dome on Sunday during the 2018 New York State Field Band Conference Championship Show. The first performance began at 8 a.m., while the... more

Downtown trick-or-treating in Seneca Falls cancelled due to weather

Downtown trick-or-treating in Seneca Falls cancelled due to weather
The Seneca Falls Recreation Department released some unfortunate news for those hoping to attend this weekend’s Halloween festivities downtown. Due to concerns around weather, the Parks and Recreation Department released the following statement: “Due to weather conditions expected for tomorrow, Saturday October 27th, Trick or Treating downtown scheduled for 2 p.m. is cancelled. However the Halloween Fest at the community... more
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