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.

Syracuse WinterFest 2017

Dates: Feb. 16th - Feb. 26th

From the center of downtown Syracuse to surrounding areas throughout Onondaga County, everyone joins in the celebration. Kids will be kids, even when they’re middle-aged. And there are no age limits when it comes to enjoying the displays, entertainment, games and culinary delights created by hundreds of hands. What a Party!

With more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs, various competitions plus an abundance of other activities, Syracuse Winterfest draws the second largest audience in all of Central New York.

Lucky Us! It was 33 years ago when winter in Central New York was not such a wonderful time. We still have the snow, the ice, and the cold, but now that Winterfest is here, you can delay your southern vacations to enjoy the celebration.

You can expand your business and exposure to the Syracuse community when you become involved in some of our events!

Times vary; check the website for schedule of events!

Cost - Most events are free to attend; see website for details


Hanover Square - 100 E. Water St, Syracuse 13202


For more information visit:



Downtown Dining Weeks

Dates: Feb. 15th - March 1st

Let the feeding frenzy begin! Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks is back for its 13th year with a record 32 participating restaurants! Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union and the Downtown Committee, restaurants will offer three-course (sometimes four-course) meals for $25 or less. 

New this year, Downtown hotels are getting involved with the promotion by offering a special "Sleep-Over Package." The Courtyard by Marriott Syracuse Downtown at Armory Square, The Residence Inn by Marriott Syracuse Downtown at Armory Square, The Jefferson Clinton Hotel, and the Marriott Syracuse Downtown* are offering a "Sleep-Over Package" with a special $185 room rate. As part of the package, guests will receive a $25 credit for dinner at one of the 32 participating Downtown Dining Weeks restaurants, in addition to free parking. *Please note, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the $25 voucher is only redeemable at the hotel's restaurant, Eleven Waters. 

Click here to see the full list of participating restaurants and their menus.


Fore more information visit: or 315-422-8284


Syracuse Crunch Hockey

Dates: Feb/March

Come see your Crunch take on various AHL opponents all winter long! Great fun for all!


Sat, Feb. 25 @ 7pm vs. Rochester Americans

Fri, March 3 @ 7pm vs. Hershey Bears

Sat, March 4 @ 7pm vs. Binghamton Senators

Wed, March 8 @ 7pm vs. St. John's IceCaps

Fri, March 10 @ 7pm vs. Springfield Thunderbirds

Sat, March 11 @ 7pm vs. St. John's IceCaps

Sat, March 18 @ 7pm vs. Albany Devils

Fri, March 24 @ 7pm vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Sat, March 25 @ 7pm vs. Utica Comets

Fri, March 31 @ 7pm vs. Toronto Marlies

Sat, April 1 @ 7pm vs. Toronto Marlies



War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

Tickets vary in price

For tickets, promotions and more info, visit


Ice Skating in Clinton Square

Dates: Nov. 20 - March 11

See website for daily schedule

Located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, the Clinton Square Ice rink is one of the city's most popular destinations.  The rink opened in 2001 as part of a complete renovation in an effort to attract visitors downtown.  More than 20,000 skaters enjoy the open air facility each year. The rink is open weather permitting, so please call in advance- 423-0129. All youth 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Effective immediately: All children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the premises after dark without supervision of a parent. Please have photo identification available.

FREE ADMISSION every Wednesday night from January 6th to March 9th.

Admission: $3 per person; $2 children 12 & under & those 55 & older; rentals are $3 per person


Clinton Square

West Genesee and South Clinton Streets, Syracuse 13202

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