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.

Night Market

Dates: Saturday, April 29 3-9PM

Enjoy a different shopping experience at SKY Armory's Night Market. Stroll through 3 floors of trendy, stylish and original products from local artists and craftspeople. Enjoy upbeat music, delectable eats and funky cocktails! 

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Location: SKY Armory 351 S. Clinton St Syracuse, NY 13202

Tickets - $5




SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton St
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: $5

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Syracuse Chiefs

Dates: May

Great professional AAA baseball and outstanding family fun!

Vs. Pawtucket

Tues. May 2 - 6:35pm; Wed. May 3 - 1:05pm; Thurs. May 4 - 6:35pm

Vs. Buffalo

Mon. May 8 - 6:35pm; Tues. May 9 - 1:05pm; Wed. May 10 - 10:35am

Vs. Scranton/WB

Thurs. May 11 & Fri. May 12 - 6:35pm; Sat. May 13 & Sun. May 14 - 1:05pm

Vs. Lehigh Valley

Fri. May 19 - 6:35pm; Sat. May 20 & Sun. May 21 - 1:05pm  

Vs. Charlotte

Tues. May 30 & Wed. May 31 - 6:35pm



NBT Bank Stadium - 1 Tex Simone Drive Syracuse, NY 13208

Tickets: Prices vary

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New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

Dates: April 14 - June 25

Repeats: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Tues-Thurs and Sun: 5-10pm

Fri-Sat: 5-11pm

A festival of color, light and Chinese culture will come to Upstate New York this spring.  Attendees of the first Chinese Lantern Festival in New York State will stroll along a meandering path surrounded by unique works of art that light up the night. As the days get longer, this colorful Chinese Festival will open in a freshly renovated area of the New York State Fairgrounds, from April 14 to June 25.

The Chinese Lantern Festival will be open every day but Mondays, starting at 4 p.m., and include a 30-minute entertainment show focusing on Chinese culture. The daily entertainment will feature Chinese dancers, acrobats, face changers, musicians and singers. Food and drink will be available as well as demonstrations of Chinese traditional crafts including palm weaving, edible sugar dragons and Chinese paintings of visitors’ names. The festival is assembled by Tianyu Arts & Culture from Zigong, China. They produce and organize lantern shows in China, Europe, Australia and the United States. The show at the NYS Fairgrounds will be the tenth show Tianyu has produced in the US.

Lantern fests are a Chinese tradition that are often held to mark the end of the Chinese New Year, which is Jan. 28th.. Thousands of brightly lit lanterns will be on display along a walkway designed delight and entertain. These unique illuminations will be created in China for the event, then assembled into vibrant displays of animals, flowers, Springtime and Chinese symbols. The entire display takes about four weeks to assemble.


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

Price: Adults - $15; Kids ages 5-16 - $12; Free for children under 5

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