Events around the Pike Block

You can rely on our News & Events page to provide current information on what's happening in downtown Syracuse. From the Farmer's Market to Syracuse Crunch and Opera in the Square, our News & Events page will be your source for what's going on around Pike Block.

Great New York State Fair

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Monday, September 7

Gates open at 8:00am daily.

Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm.

The Midway is open 10:00am until midnight every night of the Fair.


The State Fair is your pass to New York State’s largest annual event; an exciting mix of big-name entertainment, mouth-watering food, captivating exhibits and thrilling attractions that draws hundreds of thousands of people every summer. It’s a 12-day celebration of the very best in New York State agriculture, commerce, education, art and music. It’s affordable, it’s fun, and it’s an end-of-summer tradition for thousands of New York families.


Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209


Admission: Adult advance sale $6.00, $10.00 at the gate; Children under 12 free everyday


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Syracuse Chiefs Baseball

Dates: August

Come out and watch your Syracuse Chiefs, affiliate of the Washington Nationals, take on various Triple A opponents at NBT Bank Stadium!


Monday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 26 vs. Rochester Red Wings

Mon-Wed - 7:05pm 

Saturday, August 29 - Monday, August 31 vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Sat - 7:05pm
Sun - 1:05pm
Mon - 7:05pm 


NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

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Coleman's Block Party Thursdays

Dates: Thursdays starting June 11th

7:00PM – 10:00PM

Join Coleman's for their weekly block party!  Each Thursday, gather outside under the tent for great music featuring the following bands:

August 6 - Primetime (Virgil Cain inside 10pm-1:30am)

August 13 - Mere Mortals (Tiger inside 10pm-1:30am)

August 20 - Tim Herron Corp. (TBA inside 10pm-1:30am)

August 27 - TBA



Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub
100 South Lowell Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204

Free admission. For more information, visit


Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Dates: Wednesday, July 1 – Wednesday, September 16

Repeats every Wednesday

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join us for a guided walking tour of of the downtown Syracuse Heritage Area, featuring some of the city's oldest and most well-known landmarks. The tour follows the path of the original Erie Canal, which ran through the heart of the city. It starts at the Erie Canal Museum and includes discussions on the social and economic impact of the Erie and Oswego Canals, canal buildings and bridges and the changing face of Clinton Square. Wednesdays through September 16, weather permitting.


Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: Free for Museum members and children 18 and under, $5 for non-members.

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Downtown Farmers' Market

Dates: Tuesday, June 9 – Tuesday, October 13

Repeats every Tuesday

7:00AM – 3:00PM

Each Tuesday, the Downtown Farmers’ market features over 50 farmers and produce dealers selling fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items, and more. Some weeks the market hosts live entertainment.


Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: Free

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#SYRFoodTrucks Rodeo

Dates: Wednesday, May 6 – Wednesday, October 14

Repeats every Wednesday

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Gather up your posse and head on down to the second #SYRFoodTrucks Rodeo featuring the Tastiest bunch of full-riggers ever wrangled into one ranch! (well a parking lot actually.)

We'll have everythang you need there Buckaroos! Including a horsehoe shaped collection of Canteenas on wheels, Outhouses, Seats and tables, utensils and a place to park yer ride. Hell there might even be Live tunes from some good ol' boys. (We encourage random acts of honky-tonkin' so bring your six string if you'd like.) I reckon you'd like to hear the line-up (rotates from week to week).

Cashola is King, but we accept credit cards via SQUARE payments as well! 11am - until we sell out!!


Cosmopolitan Building
1153 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Admission: free; varied prices for food truck items

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Wednesday Walk

Dates: Wednesday, July 1 – Wednesday, October 14

Repeats every Wednesday

12:00PM – 12:45PM

Syracuse is a vibrant city with an abundance of things to do and see, even on your lunch break! Meet at Clinton Square every other Wednesday at noon for a FREE guided, themed walk around Downtown Syracuse.

Join us this week as we visit the parks in Downtown Syracuse. 

Scheduled walks run from June through October. Participants can register to win prizes when they participate in a walk:
Stinky Sneaker Award - goes to the participant who attends the most walks. Win a free fitting and pair of sneakers from Fleet Feet Sports.
Soles of Downtown - goes to the company with the most employee participation . Win a catered lunch for all of your company's Wednesday Walk participants, sponsored by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.  


Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Free admission.

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Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Dates: Saturday, April 25 – Saturday, November 7

Repeats every Saturday

12:00PM – 3:00PM

Join us as we eat our way through Downtown Syracuse!  Sampling Syracuse Food Tours will provide you with a delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. Our 3 hour walking tour includes stops at award winning restaurants where participants will sample local fare as well as visit and learn about cultural and historic landmarks.


Armory Square
South Franklin and Walton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: $39

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