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 25 - Monday, September 5


Step right up to the greatest state fair in all the U.S.!  The Great NYS Fair is one of the oldest & boldest state fairs featuring great rides, outstanding food, dynamic new products, wonderful agricultural displays, NYS products, kickin' live music & so, so, SO much more!


Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd.

Syracuse, NY 13209

For details, visit


Jazz in the City 2016

Dates: Thursday, August 25: 7-9pm

Jazz in the City 2016 - 3rd concert coming up Thursday 8/25 7pm on the 700 block of N. Salina St across from Atillio's in Little Italy featuring Jazz guitarist Nick Colionne. Food & beverages will be available. Bring your lawn chair.


Attilio's Restaurant

700 North Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

Admission: Free

For more information, visit

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball

Dates: August

Come see your Chiefs take on various AAA opponents all summer long! Great fun for all!


vs. Buffalo Bisons

Tues, Aug. 2 @ 5:35pm (Game 1), Game 2 to follow - Doubleheader
Wed, Aug. 3 & Thurs, Aug. 4 @ 6:35pm

vs. Rochester RedWings

Tues, Aug. 9 - Thurs, Aug. 11 @ 6:35pm

vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Thurs, Aug. 18 @ 6:35pm
Fri, Aug. 19 (Doubleheader) Game 1 @ 5:05pm, Game 2 to follow
Sat, Aug. 20 @ 7:05pm
Sun, Aug. 21 @ 1:05pm

vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Wed, Aug. 24 - Thurs, Aug. 25 @ 6:35pm

vs. Pawtucket Red Sox

Fri, Aug. 26 - Sat, Aug. 27 @ 7:05pm
Sun, Aug. 28 @ 1:05pm
Mon, Aug. 29 @ 7:05pm



NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

Tickets vary in price

For tickets, promotions and more info, visit





Downtown Farmers' Market

Dates: Tuesday, June 14 – Tuesday, October 11

7:00AM – 3:00PM

The Downtown Farmers Market returns for the season Tuesday, June 14, 2016. As the growing season continues, The Market will feature more than 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; opening day will feature Tom Gilbo and Southern Comfort Band.

As we look forward to the 44th Annual Season, the Downtown Committee will continue to partner with local organizations to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. The Food Bank of Central New York will return to offer cooking demonstrations, showing market visitors how to prepare their fresh produce for meals, as part of the Say Yes program. 

During the Market season, subscribers to the Downtown Committee's weekly email newsletter will receive updates about what's happening at the Downtown Farmers Market, and a schedule of what's in store for the next Market Day. You may sign up to receive the newsletter by sending an email to . If you have any suggestions about how we can improve the Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market, please let us know!

Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free admission. For more information, visit

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Dates: Saturday, May 7 – Saturday, November 5

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.  Tours are every Saturday from May through November (except during Taste of Syracuse, June 4).

Tickets should be purchased in advance; you will then be directed to the starting point of the tour.  Call or go to the website for details.


Downtown Syracuse
Syracuse, New York 13202

Admission: $41

For tickets and more information, visit