Westcott Street Cultural Fair: 23 Years Celebrating Neighborhood Pride, Sunday September 21, 2014


The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is an annual, one-day celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of the Westcott neighborhood through its culture: visual and performing arts, food, service organizations and activities geared to families and Syracuse and LeMoyne students returning to the neighborhood. The fair attracts more than 8,000 people annually to the Westcott Business District in mid-September for a day filled with great sounds, sights, tastes and more.

The fair takes place on Westcott Street, in between Concord Street and Dell Street, as well as some of the side streets off Westcott.  The event will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 – 6:30 PM (Streets re-open at 7 PM).

Westcott Street Cultural Fair Logo

In its 23th year, the Westcott Street Cultural Fair has become a tradition in the neighborhood. Since 1992, the fair makes a statement of neighborhood pride. The Fair’s mission is to support local artists and performers, to build a strong sense of community among the diverse people who live and work here, and to celebrate Westcott as a great place to work, shop, socialize and play.

Click on photos in gallery below for additional Westcott Street Cultural Fair information including full day schedule.

2014 Schedule and Stage Locations

  WAER Main Stage (at Dorian’s)

12:30-1:30 Call Security
2:10-3:10 Mutron Warriors
3:50-4:50 Mark Doyle & The Maniacs
5:30-6:30 The Blacklites

Dell Multicultural Stage (at Papa John’s)

12:30-1:15 Pam McGrath
1:45-2:30 Kumbuyu Marimba
3:00-3:45 Héspero Caído
4:15-5:00 Voices of Syracuse
5:30-6:15 Jonathan Dinkin & Klezmercuse

Phi Beta Sigma Dance Stage (at Wacheva)

12:30-1:15 Sly Boots
1:25-1:45 Bassett Street Hounds/Thornden Morris Dancers
1:50-2:15 Kalabash Dance Troupe
2:30-3:00 Bharata Natyam South Indian Dance
3:15-3:45 La Familia de la Salsa
4:00-4:20 DROGO Dance
4:30-4:50 Dance Theater of Syracuse
5:00-6:00 Wacheva Multicultural Dancers and Drummers
6:10-6:30 “YAT PAK” Young and Talented Performing Arts Kompany

Westcott Acoustic Stage (at Tap’s)

12:45-1:15  Malvinas
1:30-2:10  Mark Zane & Friends
2:25-2:55  Donna Colton & Sam Troublemaker
3:10-3:45  Uncle Peacoats Big Top Banjo Band
4:05-4:35  Marcia Rutledge Trio
4:50-5:30  Isreal Hagan

Golisano Children’s Hospital Kids’ Stage
(at Petit Library)

12:30-1:15 Jeff the Magic Man
1:30-2:00 Mad Science with Doctor Weird
2:15-2:35 Kids Yoga with Mary Hagemann
2:50-3:20 Kids Races and Awards
3:30-4:00 Bubbling & Juggling & Mime
4:00-4:30 The Dark Stars
Kids Races start at 3:15!

  Beech Bellydance Stage

12:30-1:00 Yoga With Dara
1:00-2:00 Ionah, Tessa, Hannah & Ruby Rose
2:00-3:00 Sejal, Christina, Maya Tribe
3:00-3:30 Treva, Nirvana
3:30-4:00 Open Dancing, Drumming & Belly Dance Lesson (all are welcome)
4:00-5:00 Sarahswati Sisters, Tribal Moira, Fleuron Rouge
5:00-5:30 The Media Unit  

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair welcomes donations from the community. In 2013, more than 40 business, governmental, organizational and institutional groups provided cash and in-kind donations to the Westcott Fair.