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.

The Stan Colella All-Star Band Lunchtime Series

Dates: Thursday, July 28: 12:00PM – 12:45PM

The Stan Colella All-Star Band, presented by the Syracuse Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, will be performing for their lunchtime series.

The All-Star Band is through the City of Syracuse Parks Dept. and showcases some of the finest high school musicians from Syracuse. The jazz band performs several concerts during the holiday season and offers between 50 and 60 shows during the summer season all over Central New York.

Columbus Circle
East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free admission. For more information, visit

Symphoria's 2016 Summer Concert Series - Clinton Square

Dates: Friday, July 29 - 8-10pm

Symphoria takes over Clinton Square for a fun evening of patriotic tunes and a few favorites from the past Pops season!



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

Free admission. For more information, visit


AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival

Dates: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31

Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm


This spectacular 3-day showcase of the country's most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered on historic Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse. The show features more than 160 artists representing 30 states and Canada. More than 50,000 visitors will shop and browse among the art and craft exhibits and enjoy a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities. The festival is one of the premier events of ArtsWeek.

The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the vitality of life in downtown Syracuse through a showcase of visual and performing arts that demonstrate diverse art forms and cultures.


Columbus Circle
East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Free admission. For more information, visit



Oswego Harborfest 2016

Dates: Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31

A 4-day long weekend celebration of food, music, boats, entertainment, fireworks, artians and craft vendor and more all at the scenic harbor of Oswego, NY!

Fun for the whole family! See website for schedule of events.


Breitbeck Park
1-31 Bronson Street
Oswego, NY 13126

For more information, visit


Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Dates: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31

3 p.m. to dusk Friday
9 a.m. to dusk Saturday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Ninety antique and classic boats and motors will be on display in the water and on land at the 38th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Enjoy concerts, a boat parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, a photo-shoot at 10 a.m. Sunday aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, children’s activities, demos, shopping, raffles and more. Awards presented in 35 categories, including the highly coveted People's Choice Award. 


Clift Park
Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Free admission. 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