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New York Festivals & Annual Events

Celebrate food, art, and entertainment in New York State.

For a taste of everything New York has to offer, attend the New York State Fair, an iconic late-summer tradition featuring rides, animal exhibits, scrumptious local treats, and much more.

Music lovers should check out the Rochester International Jazz Festival for nine days of amazing improvised music from around the world, listen to bluegrass at the Brantling Bluegrass Festival, or head to Ellicottville for Rock and Roll Weekend where you'll find a tuneful celebration.

Foodies have tons of tasty events to attend. Pay homage to Binghamton's famous local delicacy, Spiedies, at the annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally in August. Barbeque lovers won't want to miss the Hudson Valley Ribfest or the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo. The annual Naples Grape Festival celebrates the Finger Lakes region's grape harvest, talented artisans, winemakers, music, and cuisine.

Don't forget about the variety of winter festivals like the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, holiday markets, and light festivals.

Find a reason to celebrate!