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.

Urban Cinematheque 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel*

Dates: Friday, August 29 @ 7:30pm

Enjoy the critically-acclaimed film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", free popcorn, and check out the Syracuse art scene with nearly 20 of the city's cultural organizations in attendance at the third installment of this wildly popular annual event.

Break out your lawn chair and bring a friend, Everson Summer Film Under the Stars is back!

Presented as a partnership between the Everson Museum of Art and Urban Video Project.

All screenings are FREE & OPEN to the public!
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free admission. For more information, visit

Syracuse University Men's Football - 2014 season

Dates: Friday, August 29 @ 6pm

Come out and see the Syracuse Orange take on the Villanova Wildcats in their home opener in the Carrier Dome!


Carrier Dome
900 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

For more information including tickets, visit


The Great New York State Fair

Dates: Thursday, August 21 – Monday, September 1

Gates open every day at 8:00am; buildings & rides open at 10am.
Buildings & rides end at 10:00pm except on Labor Day (9:00pm).

Come enjoy one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! For 12 days and nights, from August 21 through September 1, the Fair brings together the best food, music, rides, games, exhibits, animals, agriculture and so much more of all the things that make New York State special.

Explore their site to see what’s going on, plan your visit and buy tickets. Then bring your family, your friends, and of course, yourself to see new attractions, old favorites and have timeless fun!  So much fun all on 375 acres just west of the city of Syracuse!  Celebrate New York State!


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

Admission: $6 in advance; $10 at the door; Kids 12 & under - Free

For more information, including daily concerts, shows, promotions, etc. visit

Upcoming Syracuse Chiefs Baseball games

Dates: August 22, 27-28, 31-September 1

Friday, August 22 at 7pm

Wednesday, Aug. 27 & Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7pm

Sunday, Aug. 31 at 6:30pm

Monday, Sept. 1 at 2pm

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 Rochester Redwings and Buffalo Bisons!


NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Drive
Syracuse, NY 13208

For tickets, visit

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

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


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