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.

Upcoming Syracuse Chiefs Baseball games

Dates: Friday, July 25 - Monday, July 28

Friday & Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 1pm; Monday at 12pm

Enjoy a baseball game with the Syracuse Chiefs, a Triple A International League and farm team for the Washington Nationals, as they take on the Gwinnett Braves!


NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

For tickets, visit

For more information and individual game promotions, including fireworks, visit

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Dates: Saturdays (2014): April 19 - November 8 @ 12pm

Walking Food Tours of 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 - Exact location provided at time of ticket purchase.

Tickets: $39 (includes all food)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Zumba in the Square

Dates: Wednesday, June 11 – Wednesday, August 20 (Repeats every Wednesday): 12:15PM – 12:45PM

Exercise class at Clinton Square on Wednesdays during the lunch hour (WEATHER PERMITTING). High-energy music will keep the participants going during this half-hour program. The classes are offered FREE OF CHARGE as a collaborative effort of the City of Syracuse Parks Dept. and Metro Fitness.

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

Admission is free. For more info, visit

Downtown Farmers Market

Dates: Tuesday, June 10 – Tuesday, October 14 (Repeats every Tuesday): 7:00AM – 4:00PM

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 is free. For more info, visit


Coleman's Summer Block Party

Dates: Thursday, June 5 – Thursday, August 21 (Repeats every Thursday) @ 7pm

Enjoy this summer tradition at the pavilion at Coleman's!

June 5 – Off the Reservation

June 12 – Mere Mortals

June 19 – The Headphones

June 26 – Noisy Boys Trio

July 3 – Off the Reservation

July 10 – Dark Hollow

July 17 – Infinity

July 24 – Mere Mortals

July 31 – Chief Bigway

Aug 7 – Tim Herron Corp.

Aug 14 – Dark Hollow

Aug 21 – Mere Mortals


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

Free admission. For more info, visit

Franklin Square Farmer's Market

Dates: Monday, June 23 – Tuesday, September 30 (Repeats every Monday)

12:00PM – 3:30PM

Come and support the local farms!  A local company in the Franklin Square Area of Syracuse, Rapid Response Monitoring is hosting a small Farmer’s Market every Monday, from 12pm – 3:30PM.

It is on the side lawn between 400 W. Division St. (Rapid Response) and 401 W. Division St. (US Post Office).


Rapid Response Monitoring
400 W. Division St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Free admission.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival

Dates: Friday, July 25 – Saturday, July 26

5:00PM – 11:00PM

An International, FREE Festival Combining Fine Music with Fine Wines, The Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival is an exciting, fun-filled event on Syracuse’s hopping summer festival scene, an anchor of the regionally acclaimed Syracuse ArtsWeek, and the only festival of its kind east of the Rockies. Returning to Downtown Syracuse, NY from July 25 to 26, 2014, the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival once again offers diverse music, food, drink, and entertainment for the whole family! About the Music! Two days of first-class jazz, smooth jazz, and RnB programming. Appearances by international jazz stars.  The return of the World Beat and Mardi Gras pavilions, featuring cool acts both days. The ever-popular Scholastic Festival and Battle of the Community Bands. Late night jam sessions at Jazz Central, 441 East Washington Street and much more!


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

Free admission. For more information, visit

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Dates: Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27

Sparkling clean water, gleaming classic mahogany boats, beautifully restored antique wooden boats, live music filling the air, a feeling of yesteryear....join us for the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show's 20th year in Skaneateles!

Each summer during the last weekend in July, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites wooden boaters from across the United States and Canada to gather at the north end of Skaneateles Lake. Skaneateles Lake is the eastern most of the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York and provides an elegant backdrop for this annual antique wooden boat show. Skaneateles Lake has also been named the one of the cleanest lakes in the United States. Come enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and over 80 antique and classic boats, both on land and in the water.

Antique & Classic boats are on display both in the water and on land. Activities include: 3 concerts, boat parade (3 p.m. Saturday), kids activities on Saturday, shopping, huge raffle, and more. The Syracuse Model Boat Club will have boats on display, and the Skaneateles Historical Society will be hosting historic tours of the Village on Saturday and Sunday.

Boat owners begin arriving in Skaneateles on Friday morning. Many boats are mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris Craft, Hacker, and Garwood during the early 20th century. Other eye-catching boats in the show will include launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft, and race boats - many restored to their original condition. Antique inboard and outboard engines are also frequently displayed by collectors.

Enjoy great food & awesome music!   Fun for the whole family.


Village of Skaneateles
20 Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Free admission. For more info, please visit

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Dates: Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27

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 info, please visit