NYS Blues Fest, Indigo Girls, Parkway Bazaar: 12 things to do in CNY
A sure sign that life is about to get back to normal is the return of the New York State Blues Festival, with no Covid-19 restrictions in place.
The three-day festival will look like an event we would have seen before the pandemic, although it is taking place this year at the State Fairgrounds, instead of Clinton Square.
This first weekend of summer will also see Indigo Girls concerts at Beak & Skiff, a Parkway bazaar, demolition derbies at Brewerton Speedway and a community pride month barbecue.
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New York State Blues Festival
The New York State Blues Festival is back after a year-long absence due to the pandemic. And, after removing her Covid-19 restrictions, it will look a lot like normal. It will take place June 24-26 at Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds. The three-day free concert festival will feature headliners Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Larkin Poe on the main stage of ProAct. Visit www.nysbluesfest.com for more details.
Or: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse
When: June 24-26, performances start at 5 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Indigo Girls at Beak & Skiff
The pandemic has prevented the Indigo Girls from performing new songs from the duo’s 16th studio album, “Long Look” of 2020, which tells their “origin story.” They will perform at LaFayette’s Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit beakandskiff.com/event/indigo-girls-look-long-tour.
Or: 2708, chemin Lords Hill, La Fayette
When: Friday and Saturday June 25-26, from 7 p.m.
How: $ 130 – $ 340
Hungry for history
Join the Onondaga Historical Association and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation at Willow Rock Brewing Company Thursday to commemorate the Foundation’s latest historical marker program, “Hungry for History.” The program offers grants to create markers celebrating regional foods and traditions. First, the salty potato from Syracuse. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy local trivia and free salted potato samples from Who Want Smoke BBQ and Catering. Drinks, including Congress beer, will be available for sale in the brewery’s tasting room. The location of the Salt Potato Hungry for History marker will be announced at 5:00 p.m. Please register at shop.cnyhistory.org/events
Or: 115 Game Road, Syracuse
When: Thursday June 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
How: Free to attend
Varick Winery & Vineyard will be hosting its 16th annual Cherry Festival on Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-6pm in Romulus. The event is rain or shine. Enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking, Smokey and The Pig BBQ food, wine, spread, goodies, live music, and arts and crafts vendors. Free entry. For more information, call 315-549-8797 or visit www.varickwinery.com.
Or: 5102 Route nationale 89, Romulus
When: Saturday and Sunday June 26-27, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How: Free entrance
Mosley Mercantile will feature a Parkway Bazaar in Onondaga Lake Park on Saturday and Sunday. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The family event will feature food, crafts, artists, musicians and more. There will be a food drive for the CNY FoodBank. Bring a good can and get a raffle ticket.
Or: 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool
When: Saturday and Sunday June 26-27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Small Sunday Shop
The Salt City Market will feature a “Shop Small Sunday” event on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. You will be able to support over 40 local small business owners while sampling food and drink from Salt City Market food vendors. It’s free to attend. The event continues on the last Sunday of each month this summer.
Or: 484, rue Salina Sud, Syracuse
When: Sunday June 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How: Free to attend
Bloom in June art exhibition
Local artist Jacqueline Colello will host an art exhibition on Sunday at the Harbor Freight House in Syracuse. She will be showing off her new work at the child and dog friendly event that “Gives Back and Builds Community”. There will be live music from Rob McCall and the “Blueberry & Lace” food truck. The event is free. Ten percent of the profits will be donated to Ophelia’s Place.
Or: 425 solar street, Syracuse
When: Sunday June 27, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
How: Free to attend
SOUL of Pride Cookout
In honor of Pride Month, BlackCuse Pride will be hosting a community barbecue on Saturday at Comfort Tyler Park in Syracuse. The barbecue will include burgers, hot dogs and sides, including vegan options. DJ and live entertainment provided by Sparkle Royale. Some picnic tables are available in the park, but participants are encouraged to bring folding lawn chairs if you can.
Or: 1212 East Colvin Street, Syracuse
When: Saturday June 26 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Demolition derby at Brewerton Speedway
A full evening of automotive chaos is scheduled for Friday night at Brewerton Speedway. The Destruction at the Demon starts at 7:30 am at night, followed by the race. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $ 20, anyone under 18 is free. Visit brewertonspeedway.com for more information.
Or: 60 US Route 11, Brewerton
When: Friday June 25, from 7:30 p.m.
How: Adults cost $ 20 each, anyone under 18 is free
End of school party in the wild
Celebrate the end of the school year on Friday at Chittenango Wildlife Park. Starting at 6 p.m., kids will have the chance to let off steam with face painting, bouncy houses, balloon animals, and arts and crafts activities. A DJ will be live and there will be chances to win prizes. And of course you will be able to meet the animals of the park. Visit thewildpark.com for more details.
Or: 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango
When: Friday June 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How: Adults, $ 15.99, Seniors, $ 13.99, Children up to 12, $ 11.99, Under two are free
Sale of used books
Calling all book fans. The Book Faire used book sale is back at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn. Find lots of books at low prices. All proceeds will go to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Matthew House. Go out on Friday night for the first dips or wait until Sunday Bag Day.
Or: 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn
When: Friday June 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How: Free to attend. Book prices vary.
The Mycroft Holmes Society of Syracuse celebrates its 50th anniversary
Calling all Sherlock Holmes fans. The Mycroft Holmes Society of Syracuse has enjoyed the stories of the famous detective and Dr Watson as well as the Victorian world and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for 50 years. They will have a party on Saturday to celebrate. If you are interested in becoming a member, all ages and interest levels are welcome. Since this event will be held at a private residence, they would prefer details not to be released. Please contact Carol Cavalluzzi, at [email protected] or Joe Coppola, at [email protected], for more information
Or: Please contact above for details
When: saturday june 26