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Summer Events 2023 Round-Up: Official Guide to Summer Fun near Syracuse, NY

Summer is always an exciting time in Central New York, with many opportunities to enjoy local summer events and sunshine. Central New Yorkers can enjoy everything from music and concerts, wine and food festivals, local artists, and more.

Here is the Syracuse area's best spring and summer events of 2023.

CNY embraces summer sunshine with special events and festivals

Food & Drink Events

Taste of Syracuse 2023 - Free Event
June 2-3, 2023, in Clinton Square

Celebrate summer in Syracuse, NY, at the 25th anniversary of Taste of Syracuse! Just 38 miles from Turning Stone Resort, this free event will entertain you all weekend with live performances on three separate stages. Discover up-and-coming talent in the Local Talent Showcase, indulge your taste buds with over 45 food vendors, and enjoy being part of the 25 years of traditional fun and community that has come to define this festival.

Finger Lakes Wine Festival 2023
July 8-9, 2023, in Watkins Glen, NY

Remember to enjoy the Finger Lakes Wine Festival this summer. This festival was voted the country's "Best Wine Festival" by USA Today readers. Along with tastings at 90+ wineries and artisan food vendors, you can explore educational wine seminars and access Masters Historic Racing.

Enjoy live music, art, demonstrations, and tastings at this nys wine festival while taking in all that New York's famous Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

Summer Concerts & Live Entertainment at Turning Stone

Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating an incredible milestone this year – 30 years of fun and entertainment! To mark the occasion, we've lined up a star-studded list of performers, including Kevin Hart, Tim McGraw, Tom Jones, and more, to entertain our guests.

May Events

SOLD OUTStand-Up Comedy - Kevin Hart: Reality Check Tour
May 14 at the Turning Stone Event Center

Kevin Hart is one of Hollywood's most successful and recognizable stars. Emmy, Grammy, and People's Choice award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and producer Hart tours internationally with his eighth hour of stand-up material. Celebrate Turning Stone Resort Casino's 30th anniversary with this powerhouse superstar!

Classic Hits -- Tom Jones: Ages & Stages Tour
May 26 at the Turning Stone Event Center

The legendary entertainer, Tom Jones, will deliver a stellar performance at The Event Center. Let him take you on a journey through his life and diverse music repertoire, including classics like "It's Not Unusual" and "She's a Lady." For an exclusive experience, book a private box with ten entry tickets, your private box, and even Surprise Swag for ten people.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see Tom Jones live on stage – buy your tickets now!

June Events

Ventriloquism -- Terry Fator: On the Road Again Tour
June 18 at the Turning Stone Event Center

Get ready to experience Elton John and David Bowie songs in a new way! On June 18, Turning Stone Resort Casino will host ventriloquist Terry Fator as part of its 30th-anniversary celebration. See the America's Got Talent winner's clever comedy and musical parodies.

As a Las Vegas headliner, Terry's show will surely be unforgettable -- book your tickets now for a night of entertainment unlike any other!

July Events

Country Concert -- Tim McGraw
July 2 at the Turning Stone Event Center

Turning Stone is thrilled to welcome back the award-winning country artist Tim McGraw to The Event Center as a part of our 30th Anniversary celebration! On July 2, you can see the world's most legendary country music star for an unforgettable night of chart-topping mega hits.

It's been 19 years since Tim McGraw performed the opening concert at the Event Center. Cherish this opportunity to experience a memorable show from a true icon of country music -- get your tickets today!

Take advantage of these fantastic events, where you can take the night away in unbeatable luxury and style. Join us in honoring 30 years with the biggest stars and most thrilling entertainment!

Sporting Events

USBA Light Heavyweight Title at Turning Stone
June 09 at the Turning Stone Event Center

June 9th will be a night to remember for boxing fans in Syracuse, NY. Turning Stone Resort Casino is hosting the International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, featuring two 10-round bouts between some of the top fighters from across the country.

Ali Izmailov (9-0, 6 Kos) and Charles Foster (22-0, 12 Kos) are headlining the evening’s main event. Check out Giovanni Cabrera (21-0, 7 Kos) and Artem Harutyunyan (12-0, 7 Kos), who will both be battling it out in the lightweight division. Additionally, Erick DeLeon (20-0-1, 12 Kos) vs. Mykquan Williams (19-0-1, 8 KOs) will compete at the welterweight level ensuring an exciting show for all fight fans.

Make your viewing experience even more special by upgrading your ticket to VIP status! With this upgrade, you'll have exclusive access to the Boxing Hall of Fame Lounge where inductees will mingle with guests throughout the evening. Don't miss out on a legendary night!

Color Run – Cazenovia in Color Run
June 3 at the Sean M. Googin Memorial Sports Complex in Cazenovia

Prepare for an unforgettable race day at the Cazenovia in Color Fun Run! On June 3rd, participants will have the option to run one, two, or three miles through Fenner Road’s Sean M. Googin Memorial Sports Complex while being splashed with safe and fun color run powder.

Wear your sunglasses or eyewear during the race and don't forget to pick up an optional Color Run shirt for just $5! All proceeds from the event benefit the Cazenovia Class of 2025.

Professional Baseball with the Syracuse Mets
April - September at NBT Bank Stadium

Catch all the action of Minor League Baseball with the Syracuse Mets! As the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, the Syracuse Mets bring exciting professional baseball to NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.

With a variety of special events throughout the season, there's always something fun happening at a game - and you never know, you may even get an up close look at future MLB stars!

Family-Friendly Summer Events & Festivals

July Events

Syracuse Nationals Car Show 2023
July 14-16, 2023, at the NYS Fairgrounds

If you're near Syracuse, NY, this summer, don't miss the Syracuse Nationals Car Show at the New York State Fairgrounds from July 14-16. This is one of the largest car shows in the Northeast - and it's just 38 miles away from Turning Stone Resort.

Highlights include over $15,000 in prizes, fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights, and live bands throughout the park over the weekend. Whether you're a car enthusiast or simply looking for some fun, come out for this incredible event!

Harborfest Oswego 2023 - Free Event
July 27-30, 2023 in Oswego, NY

Don't miss out on Harborfest this summer in Oswego, NY – Just 60 miles from Turning Stone Resort! Harborfest is the perfect family-friendly event. Enjoy admission-free entertainment and attractions for all ages at this free event, including a children's parade on Friday, July 28, fireworks over Lake Ontario, carnival rides and games, and plenty of music stages and food vendors in each city park.

Outdoor Activities

Biking, Fishing, and Water Sports on Oneida Lake
Equipment Rentals from Sylvan Beach Supply Co.

Make the most of your summer with water sports at Sylvan Beach Supply Co. on Oneida Lake! Located near Syracuse, NY, they provide all the gear you need for a perfect day on the water or under the sun.

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Enjoy water sports such as kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, ski boats, deck boats, and pontoon boat rentals. Fishing equipment and bicycles are also available for rent. Get everything you need to make a splash this summer!

Your Home Base for Summer Events near Syracuse

Turning Stone Resort Casino is the perfect home base for experiencing all of central New York's summer events. Whether you're looking to explore all the summer concerts, cuisine, and culture that Taste of Syracuse offers or take a peaceful journey along Oneida Lake with Sylvan Beach Supply Co.

Turning Stone is just a short drive from Clinton Square in Syracuse, NY -- the epicenter of all the summer thrills and activities. Make this the summer to explore all the best Central New York can offer!

Caitlin Colletti is an experienced PR and Marketing Professional with over a decade of accomplishments in the Entertainment industry. She currently leads creative marketing strategies as the Brand Strategy Manager at Oneida Nation Enterprises. With a passion for strategic brand development, digital marketing, and artist promotion, Caitlin is a valuable asset to any company or project needing top-tier marketing expertise.


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