Category: Festivals

Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen cancelled for 2021

Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen cancelled for 2021

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival was set to take place at Watkins Glen International in July. But that won’t be happening, after organizers announced on Friday that it was being cancelled. The next iteration of the festival is set for July 8-10, ... MORE
Auburn officials cancel Memorial Day parade for second consecutive year

Auburn officials cancel Memorial Day parade for second consecutive year

The Memorial Day parade in Auburn has been cancelled. City officials say not being able to enforce state COVID guidelines is one of the reasons why it was cancelled. The Auburn Kiwanis Club’s Duck Derby has also been cancelled. Some Memorial Day ... MORE
Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

Festival organizers cancel Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival due to continued concerns around pandemic

It will be at least another year before things return to normal in Watkins Glen. For  26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard  sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway ... MORE
It’s A Wonderful Run 5K Memory Reel (video)

A WONDERFUL 10+ YEARS: It’s A Wonderful Run 5K Memory Reel (video)

While the 2020 It’s A Wonderful Life Festival and It’s A Wonderful Run 5K cannot be held due to the pandemic, we hope these memories of the past decade of events will raise your spirits in anticipation of being together again in ... MORE
Family designs LEGO set in honor of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

“It’s a Wonderful Life” LEGO prototype could be built if it gets enough votes

The timeless Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the movie, could be immortalized in a different way if one local family has their way. Jason and Tina Middaugh, along with their daughter Jane, have been working tirelessly promoting the LEGO prototype, which ... MORE
It's A Wonderful Life committee gives $24,000 to vital, local programs in Seneca County

It’s A Wonderful Life committee gives $24,000 to vital, local programs in Seneca County

This past weekend would have been It’s a Wonderful Life festival in Seneca Falls. Organizers said everything was moved virtual this year – including the race and other special events. But that didn’t stop the It’s A Wonderful Life Committee from giving ... MORE
“It’s A Wonderful Life” virtual festival this weekend

“It’s A Wonderful Life” virtual festival this weekend

This year the whole world can come to Seneca Falls for the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival – Virtually. A detailed program and information on registration can be found at www.wonderfullifemuseum.com. Admission is free but everyone needs to register. Information on registering ... MORE
StarShine canceled in Penn Yan due to COVID-19

StarShine canceled in Penn Yan due to COVID-19

Starshine will not take place in 2020. The event, which is a holiday staple in Penn Yan was canceled last week after significant considerations. “As 2020 comes to a close the annual StarShine celebration in Penn Yan will not be taking place ... MORE
Empire Farm Days is leaving Seneca County after 30+ years

Officials, Lott Farm stunned by Lee’s decision to move Empire Farm Days out of Seneca County

Hours after the announcement that Empire Farm Days would be leaving Seneca Falls — officials with the host site say they were taken by surprise at The announcement came suddenly in a farm publication – taking residents of Seneca County by surprise ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

Geneva native Kelly Guilfoyle formed “Drink Like a Girl” and the organization’s events are created around craft beer and in celebration of women with a specialty in city events. Kelly will be in-studio with Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to preview the ... MORE
Series of public forums on policing in Seneca County will take place this month

Series of public forums on policing in Seneca County will take place this month

The Seneca County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaboration has announced three dates for community forums. The events will be held Monday, September 21st at the Ovid Fire Department; Wednesday, September 23rd at the Seneca Falls Community Center; and Thursday, September 24th at ... MORE
Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free

Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free concert on centennial of the 19th Amendment

On August 26 at 9:00 PM, top musicians, change-makers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women Take the Stage is a free, multi-ethnic concert and rally to increase voting ... MORE
Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

At the end of the week Watkins Glen Promotions announced the cancelation of the Grand Prix Festival, which was scheduled for September 11th at Watkins Glen International. “Our committee members worked for months to try and identify ways we could host our ... MORE
Naples Grape Festival won’t happen this fall due to COVID-19

Naples Grape Festival won’t happen this fall due to COVID-19

Organizers of the Naples Grape Festival say 2020 will not be a summer for them. The announcement came that the fall staple will not take place this year. Ordinarily, it’s held in September. Festival organizers say they will reach out to vendors ... MORE
Cuomo says NYS Fair is a ‘no go’ right now, but leaves door open for possibility

Cuomo says NYS Fair is a ‘no go’ right now, but leaves door open for possibility

Governor Andrew Cuomo says it’s not looking likely that the New York State Fair will take place in August. However, he left the door open – citing that there’s still a chance it could happen. “Right now, we’re not in a position ... MORE