New York Summer Festivals


New York is so much more than the Big Apple! While exploring all the Empire State has to offer, make sure you hit these summer festivals. 


June 26, July 24, & August 14, 2020

Rochester, NY

The Seneca Park Zoo Society is hosting a 21+ happy hour for you to enjoy live bands, animals, and some brews. Plus, a portion of each ticket goes towards elephant conservation. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 in person.

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Every weekend from July 4-August 18, 2020

Sterling, NY

This summer-long event includes themed weekends, including Pirate Invasion; Fantasy, Fairies & the Future; and Ale Fest, and it concludes with the Grand Finale on August 17th and 18th. Hobnob with renaissance royalty and learn proper manners at the Queen’s Tea taking place each festival day. You may also delight in a five-course feast fit for a king on August 1st.

Lavender Festival 

July 4, 2020

Angelica, NY

This free festival was started by Project Lavender, a group of lavender lovers that seek to celebrate the area’s agricultural heritage, encourage local cottage industries, and stimulate regional tourism. At this festival, you’ll find locally grown lavender, lavender products, live music, demonstrations, kids activities, cooking classes and more!           

Chautauqua County Fair

July 20-26, 2020

Dunkirk, NY


People of all ages are welcome at the Chautauqua County Fair, also known as “America’s Family Fair.” From the demolition derby and horse harness racing to the petting zoo and carnival rides, your family will have loads of fun at this festival. Children under 2 are free, but all others need to purchase tickets

Oswego Harborfest

July 23-26, 2020

Oswego, NY

The last full weekend of July, take a trip to Oswego to experience Jazz and Blues, arts-and-crafts vendors, a children’s parade, and local sightseeing via helicopter. The world-famous Grucci Fireworks display takes place on Saturday night over the harbor and will amaze you!

Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans 

August 21-22, 2020

Mayville, NY

Join Jamestown in celebrating the 15th annual Regional Celtic Festival and "Gathering of the Clans.” This festival had over 40 clans registered to attend in 2019 and features pipe bands, Celtic bands, Celtic crafts and food. The main event includes the Buffalo Heavies Kilted Throwers Club competing in Scottish Heavy Events, including the Caber Toss and the Sheathe Toss.

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