June: The Beginning of Festival Season in Central New York

Syracuse Juneteenth 2015: The 150th Anniversary Celebration of Freedom, Realized

As Syracuse’s 150th Anniversary Celebration of Juneteenth approaches on June 13th, we stand on the shoulders of our ancestors, reaching for new heights of freedom – and equality. The entire community is invited to Juneteenth in Clinton Square on Saturday, June 13th as we commemorate, celebrate, and innovate.

It’s a free, family friendly day of reflection and inspiration. You’ll enjoy a kids zone, an educational area, food court, panel discussions, live entertainment and access to the Dr. Henry A. Washington health pavilion.


Juneteenth Festival Poster(click to enlarge image)

Juneteenth Festival Poster(click to enlarge image)










Saturday, June 13, 2015
12:00PM – 9:00PM

Event Location:
Clinton Square
1 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission Info: Free admission
Event Contact: 315-473-4330

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Boxing Hall of Fame Induction  Weekend of Champions

Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, NY

Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, NY








June 11-12-13-14, 2015

A Championship Weekend

Thursday, June 11

1:00 p.m.      Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
3:00 p.m.      Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
4:00 p.m.      Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
5-6 p.m. Hall of Fame Opening Ceremony – Museum Grounds

Friday, June 12

10 a.m.           Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
1:00 p.m. Ringside Lecture – Museum Grounds
3:00 p.m. Celebrity Fist Casting – Museum Grounds
7:30 p.m. A Night of 15 Rounders – Rusty Rail Party House
Saturday, June 13

7 a.m.- 3 p.m.        Golf Tournament of Champions – Casolwood Golf Course
8:30 a.m.       5K Race, Fun Run – Canastota High School
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.     Boxing Autograph Card Show – Canastota High School
11 a.m.                Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
1:00 p.m.     Ringside Lectures – Museum Grounds
5:30-6:30 p.m.       VIP “Gala” Cocktail Reception – Greystone Castle
8:00 p.m. Banquet of Champions – Syracuse Oncenter Complex

Sunday, June 14

10:00 a.m.      U.S Postal Service Tribute – Museum Grounds
1:00 p.m. Parade of Champions – Downtown District
2:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Museum Grounds

For more information please call the International Boxing Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095 or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalBoxingHallofFame  and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BoxingHall .

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival

Greek festival

Greek festival









Thursday, June 11, 2015 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 11th 5pm – 9pm
June 12th 5pm – 10pm
June 13th 12pm – 10pm
June 14th 12pm – 4pm

42nd Annual Greek Cultural Festival offers signature Greek dishes and pastries like baklava, gyros, lamb and chicken souvlaki, live bouzouki music, folk dancing, our famous honey puffs (Loukoumades) and spinach and cheese pitas, and marketplace, Over the weekend icon writing, talks on Greek culture and travel, and Greek wine and tastings. Elevator provides easy access to all church levels. Free parking and shuttle service available from Christian Brothers, J-M Middle School and Tecumseh Elementary Schools.

Event Location:
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
325 Waring Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13224

Admission Info: Free admission

Event Contact:315-446-5222

Official Website

Art on the Porches

Art on Porches







Sunday, June 14, 2015

10:00AM – 5:00PM

Artists will be showing and selling their work on Ruskin Ave in the Historic Strathmore Neighborhood of Syracuse NY. Music, dancers, indie bands, painters, potters, and more will help celebrate our 13th annual festival!

Talented Local Artists Artists will show and sell their work in the heart of the city’s historic Strathmore neighborhood.

Some of the most talented musicians in Central New York will perform throughout the day

A variety of delicious local and international cuisine will be available throughout the day.

Event Location:
Art On The Porches
Ruskin Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13207

Admission Info: Free

Event Contact: 315-435-2070


City Market 2015

City Market 2015

City Market 2015








Sunday, June 14, 2015

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Held the 2nd Sunday of each month through October in the area around the Museum of Science & Technology (500 S. Franklin St.), this market will offer the finest in antiques, collectibles, vintage fashions, lighting, pottery, art deco, jewelry, & so much more!  Free parking available in the Trolley Lot which is thru the “tunnel” off W. Jefferson street.  Street parking is also free on weekends.

Event Location:
Armory Square
South Franklin and Walton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission Info: Free admission
Event Contact: 315-449-0015

CNY Fiber Festival

Fiber in Bouckville

Fiber in Bouckville








Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Sunday, June 14, 2015
10:00AM – 5:00PM

2015 CNY Fiber Festival held on June 13 and 14 from 10:00 – 5:00 at the Butternut Hill Campground on Route 20 in Bouckville, NY. Once again expects more than 100 booths filled with natural fibers, yarn, roving, fiber arts supplies, and all manner of handmade fiber products and related farm products. Fiber animals will be on display, and there are many activities for children. With free exhibits and demonstrations, and almost everything under cover, the festival will be another great blast of Summer fun.

Event Location:
Village of Bouckville – Antique Show Site
6994 State Route 20
Bouckville, NY 13402

Event Contact: 315-899-7792
Official Website »

Polish Festival 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015 – Sunday, June 21, 2015

Come enjoy this great annual celebration of Polish culture!  Great food, vendors, music, dancing & much more!!

Event Location:
Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202


Village Cottage Gardens

Saturday, June 27, 2015
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Skaneateles Garden Club is having a tour of six “Village Cottage Gardens” all within walking distance to one another. We will also be featuring a “Garden Boutique” at the old ice rink, Austin Park.  We are raising money to replace the flowering crab apple trees that were planted by the garden club in the early 60’s.  Cottage Gardens came with the first settlers who sailed to Skaneateles from England.  Rain or shine, come and spend the day with us! Parking at Austin Park, corner of East Austin and Jordan Road.

Beginning May 15th (through June 21) presale tickets can be purchased in Skaneateles at “National Gifts” and The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, in Marcellus at “Chocolate Pizza” ($13.00).  Beginning June 22nd tickets will be $15.00.

Event Location:
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
22 Jordan St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Admission Info:May 15th – June 21 $13.00 beginning June 22nd – $15.00
Event Contact: Barbara Holloway, 315 243 8317

Official Website »

Jamesville BalloonFest 2015

Ballonfest in Jamesville, NY

Ballonfest in Jamesville, NY







Friday, June 26, 2015 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features balloons, non-stop musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food, beverages, rides and more! And this year, thanks to Express Mart, admission is FREE all three days! 

As always, this great event will take place at Jamesville Beach, just east of Syracuse.  Balloons take flight each day (weather permitting) and add to the excitement of the event.

Balloon Flight Times:

Friday 6-7:30PM
Saturday & Sunday:
5:30AM & 6-7:30PM
(weather permitting)

 Event Location:
Jamesville Beach Park
4110 West Shore Manor
Jamesville, NY 13078

Admission Info: Free admission

Event Contact: 315-703-9620
Official Website »