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.
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!
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.
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.
Patti LuPone most recently starred on Broadway in the musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. For her performance as Rose in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Gypsy, she swept the 2008 theater awards, winning the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical, and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. Her numerous stage credits include Sweeney Todd, Evita, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, and Les Miserables. Ms. LuPone has appeared in many movies, including Driving Miss Daisy. In addition to hosting her own specials on PBS, she has been a guest on 30 Rock and Will and Grace, playing herself. Her autobiography Patti LuPone: A Memoir is a New York Times Bestseller.