Finger Lakes Spring Events
Spring Events and Festivals in Corning & the Finger Lakes
Events in Corning and the Finger Lakes are happening every day. From small cafés and restaurants hosting live music, to local musicians performing at festivals and ongoing happenings throughout the spring season, our region is full of activities that will quickly fill up your weekend with fun!
Steuben County hosts a variety of family-friendly events regularly, with activities for children of all ages. Many are within walking distance from our Finger Lakes hotels, complete with amenities that children and parents alike will enjoy. And with museums and other Corning attractions offering activities and events geared toward the kids in your life, you will never have to hear, "I'm bored," again (actually... no promises with that one).
Join us for "Arts in Bloom", the second annual Steuben County Arts Trail event designed to showcase the many talented artists throughout Steuben County. There will be two main components to this event. Individual studio tours will offer the experience of a private art studio or workspace, chock full of work in progress, inspiration, creativity and finished work available for purchase. Public venues located throughout the diverse communities of Steuben County, will feature performances by several non-visual artists - musicians, poets, and dancers, as well as visual artists in a convenient setting. In addition, scheduled mini instructional sessions will be offered by local artist participants, who will seek to educate and inspire attendees in their particular area of expertise. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday Noon-5pm.
The third annual Bed and Breakfast Tour will be held on May 3rd in Hammondsport, NY. Sponsored by the Arts Center of Yates County, the tour will feature six B&B’s, all in the town of Hammondsport, including:
Black Sheep Inn
Blushing Rose Bed and Breakfast
Lake and Vine Bed and Breakfast
18 Vine Inn and Carriage House
Day Dreams Bed and Breakfast
McCorn Winery Lodging
In addition, member artists will be displaying and talking about their work in each B&B.
Tickets are available at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan (M-Sa 10-4); the Chamber of Commerce, 47 Shethar Street in Hammondsport (M-F 10-2); and Fiber & Art Emporium, 67 Shethar Street, Hammondsport. Tickets cost $25.00 when a minimum of three tickets are purchased together, $28.00 individually, and $32 the day of the Tour.
Treat yourself to the best of magnificent Keuka Lake at the height of springtime. At each winery, not only will you sample wonderful wines and enjoy herb-inspired foods, but each ticket holder will also receive a flower and an herb, each in a 4" pot. Tour all eight wineries and return home with great wines, great recipes and 16 different plants!
In this workshop, you will learn how to make paperweights that contain a broad variety of colorful and interesting glass inclusions. You will encase these inclusions in crystal and then form the glass into classic paperweight shapes. No glassworking experience is required. Instructor: Chrissy Lapham. Cost: $125.
Students will learn to create colorful pendants using borosilicate. Color stringers, rods, and frits will be used to create surface designs on the pendants as well as techniques for creating the loops. No glassworking experience is required. Instructor: Beth Hyland. Cost: $125.