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Events in the Corning Area

We have the gorgeous scenery—the panoramic views and remarkable lake fun that sets the Finger Lakes region apart— world-class wine and craft beverages, world-renowned art, unique shops, delicious food, engaging hands-on activities and outdoor adventures. But we couldn't stop there, which is why we have so many exciting events all year long throughout Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

Annual events like GlassFest and Finger Lakes Wine Festival which, year after year, are named to the top 100 events in all of North America. Unique events on the shores of breathtaking Keuka Lake and in small town squares. Events with motorcycles and seaplanes and vintage boats, as well as special wine trail events, brewfests, and historic reenactments.

Whether you're looking for something romantic, fun for the whole family, or reasons to get away with friends, we have music, art, food, and so much more.

Check out our calendar for events this week and other upcoming events this month, or take a look at our top annual events and our popular holiday events.

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28
Aug
2016
Maple Leaf Festival
"Maple Leaf" Auction, music and art displays. Free admission!

"Maple Leaf" Auction, music and art displays. Free admission!

Aug 27, 2016  12:00pm - 7:00pm
Aug 28, 2016  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Hornell, NY
Hornell Community Arts Center, Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY
http://hornellarts.com/
01
Sep
2016
Music in the Park
All concerts are held rain or shine in the Bandstand on the Village Square. Featuring: Bruce Holler & the Bongo Barrister

All concerts are held rain or shine in the Bandstand on the Village Square. Featuring: Bruce Holler & the Bongo Barrister

Sep 1, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Village Square, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 607-569-2989
www.hammondsport.org
28
Aug
2016
"Contact" by GC Myers
Myers' work is readily recognized by the viewer as he has recurring images that are associated with his work—the red tree, red-roofed houses, a red chair...

Myers' work is readily recognized by the viewer as he has recurring images that are associated with his work—the red tree, red-roofed houses, a red chair, and paths leading through the landscape.

Jul 22, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016
Corning, NY
West End Gallery, 12 West Market St., Corning, NY
Ph: 607-936-2011
www.westendgallery.net
02
Sep
2016
Ride for the Red Motorcycle Run
The 8th Annual Ride for the Red motorcycle run will be held Labor Day weekend to raise funds for the American Red Cross' Finger Lakes Chapter's local...

The 8th Annual Ride for the Red motorcycle run will be held Labor Day weekend to raise funds for the American Red Cross' Finger Lakes Chapter's local services, including the Service to the Armed Forces program. The event is supported by Arkport Harley-Davidson and Southern Tier Harley-Davidson.

The weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon, Sept. 2nd, at 5:30 PM with a short ride from Americas Best Value Inn, 196 South Hamilton St., Painted Post, NY.

The Ride for the Red main event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, from the American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S, Big Flats, NY. The ride will be led by NYS motorcycle Troopers through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

Pre-registration "on-line" is highly recommended at the Red Cross web site at www.RedCross.org/CorningRideForTheRed by Aug. 19th. On-site registration runs from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The led ride leaves at 11:30 AM sharp.

T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered riders and passengers, plus one commemorative bike flag for the first 100 pre-registered riders. Also included are meals after the ride. The pre-registration cost is $20 for the rider and $20 for the passenger. On site registration cost is $25 for the rider and $25 for the passenger (limited quantity of T-shirts available for sale day of the ride).

The perpetual Chapter Challenge Award, similar to the Stanley Cup, will be awarded to the club with the most number of participating members. This award will be re-presented at future Ride for the Red events.

The American Red Cross will also hold a blood drive at the Big Flats American Legion on Saturday, 9/3, from 1 to 5 PM.

Sep 2, 2016
Sep 3, 2016
Big Flats, NY
Big Flats, NY
Ph: 607-937-8351
www.redcross.org/news/event/ny/corning/Red-Cross-Ride-for-the-Red-in-Corning-NY
03
Sep
2016
Tool Sharpening Workshop
This workshop covers basic tool sharpening and wood carving. Instructor: Bob Feltz1/$10 - 3/$25 - 6/$50

This workshop covers basic tool sharpening and wood carving. Instructor: Bob Feltz

1/$10 - 3/$25 - 6/$50

Sep 3, 2016  10:00am
Hammondsport, NY
Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 607-569-2222
www.flbm.org
03
Sep
2016
Crystal City Ferrari Show
Visitors will be able to look at several Ferraris and rare sports cars as they are displayed along Historic Market Street. Vehicle owners, many of whom...

Visitors will be able to look at several Ferraris and rare sports cars as they are displayed along Historic Market Street. Vehicle owners, many of whom travel the world in pursuit of their passion for automobiles, will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.

Sep 3, 2016  6:00pm - 9:00pm
Corning, NY
Market Street, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-6292
03
Sep
2016
Bonfire with Joseph Fire Crow
Come to Depot Park in Hammondsport for a Bonfire reminiscent of Genundowa Festival days and enjoy the mystical music of Joseph Fire Crow.  Mr Fire...

Come to Depot Park in Hammondsport for a Bonfire reminiscent of Genundowa Festival days and enjoy the mystical music of Joseph Fire Crow.  Mr Fire Crow is one of the top three Native American flute players in the world.  He has released eight solo albums thus far and has won numerous awards from NAMA, the Telly Award, and a 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.  This free concert is brought to you by the Hammondspot Chamber of Commerce.

Sep 3, 2016  6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Depot Park, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 607-569-2989
hammondsport.org
01
Sep
2016
INDYCAR Series Weekend at The Glen
INDYCAR's biggest stars come to The Glen for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Wrap up your summer with a great weekend of racing!

INDYCAR's biggest stars come to The Glen for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Wrap up your summer with a great weekend of racing!

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016
Watkins Glen, NY
Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Rte 16, Watkins Glen, NY
Ph: 866-461-7223
www.theglen.com
04
Sep
2016
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio...

Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 4 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like "Eat It," "Like a Surgeon," "Fat," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise" and "The Saga Begins." His 2011 album Alpocalypse (featuring the Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way") debuted in the Billboard Top 10, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Comedy Album and Best Short Form Video).

Sep 4, 2016  8:00pm
Big Flats, NY
Tag's, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY
Ph: 800-650-TAGS
http://www.tagstickets.com/show/weird-al-yankovic/
01
Sep
2016
New York State Festival of Balloons
Now in its 35th year, the New York State Festival of Balloons is a weekend of balloon flights, tethered rides, arts & crafts and fun for the whole...

Now in its 35th year, the New York State Festival of Balloons is a weekend of balloon flights, tethered rides, arts & crafts and fun for the whole family.

BALLOON GLOW

Kick of the weekend on Thursday evening with the balloon glow. Watch the balloons light up the night as they fill the grounds of the Brae Burn Golf Course.

BALLOON LAUNCHES

Six launches are planned throughout the entire weekend! Watch as all of the different balloons take off from the grounds of the airport and fly over the Finger Lakes!

TETHERED RIDES

If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available throughout the weekend! Experience riding in a balloon without getting too far away!

Plan your weekend now and consider staying at one of the great hotels in Hornell, NY - just 20 miles away from all of the festivities!

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016
Dansville, NY
Dansville Municipal Airport, Maple Street, Dansville, NY
www.nysfob.com
08
Sep
2016
Music in the Square
Corning's Gaffer District free concert series located at Centerway Square

Corning's Gaffer District free concert series located at Centerway Square

Jul 14, 2016  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jul 28, 2016  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aug 11, 2016  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aug 25, 2016  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sep 8, 2016  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Corning, NY
Centerway Square, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-6292
www.gafferdistrict.com
09
Sep
2016
Opening Reception: Recent Work by Bridget Bossart van Otterloo & Brian Keeler
Sponsored by Christopher Quinlan Attorney at Law. Music by Meredith Kohn Bocek, Harpist.

Sponsored by Christopher Quinlan Attorney at Law. Music by Meredith Kohn Bocek, Harpist.

Sep 9, 2016  5:00pm - 7:30pm
Corning, NY
West End Gallery, 12 West Market St., Corning, NY
Ph: 607-936-2011
www.westendgallery.net
09
Sep
2016
Rockwell Roadhouse
Join us for Rockwell Roadhouse – a high-energy live music series featuring regional Americana, folk, and rock bands, right in the lobby of The...

Join us for Rockwell Roadhouse – a high-energy live music series featuring regional Americana, folk, and rock bands, right in the lobby of The Rockwell Museum. Let off some steam from your work week at this energetic happy hour event, complete with cash bar and tasty hors d'oeuvres, setting the stage for a great night out in Downtown Corning. Art lovers are welcome to explore The Rockwell's collection after-hours. Reservations are required for this fun experience.

We're pleased to welcome Outland County to The Rockwell stage. Born in the Finger Lakes, Outland County is a Roots Americana band featuring original songs and unique arrangements of traditional tunes. Using elements of bluegrass, old time, country and rockabilly, Outland County fuses the old sound into a new one, incorporating thumping slap bass and chugging drums into a bluegrass tune. Listen to the lyrics, and you might find some wisdom in that slow, swampy blues groove with words that make you think. Get ready to dance, listen and enjoy!

Rockwell Members: $10, Not-Yet-Members: $15 | Reservations Required by 5:00 p.m. on September 8

Sep 9, 2016  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Corning, NY
Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-5386
http://rockwellmuseum.org/events/rr-outland-county/
10
Sep
2016
The Finger Lakes Regional Market
The Finger Lakes Regional Market is an outdoor market showcasing the products and experiences of the Finger Lakes Region. Admission and parking are free....

The Finger Lakes Regional Market is an outdoor market showcasing the products and experiences of the Finger Lakes Region. Admission and parking are free. Come shop the market at the Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center's lower pavilion area. Finger Lakes based businesses are welcome to request a vendor application.

Sep 10, 2016  10:00am - 6:00pm
Painted Post, NY
Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY
http://www.simplyfingerlakes.com
15
Sep
2016
Life of a Boat Wright Lecture
Join us for a lecture on the life of a Ship Wright and how she embarked on this fascinating career. Lecturer: Jennifer Kuhn

Join us for a lecture on the life of a Ship Wright and how she embarked on this fascinating career. Lecturer: Jennifer Kuhn

Sep 15, 2016  7:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 607-569-2222
www.flbm.org

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