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Syracuse

Yes, I’m a travel blogger. Yes, I love to travel around the world and my own country. But you don’t always need to go far to experience great things! I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. There are plenty of Syracuse highlights to share!

No, when I say I live in New York, I do not mean New York City. This isn’t Manhattan, folks! There is so much more to New York than the city. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, farmland, wineries… it’s amazing. Where I live is smack-dab in the middle of the state. That’s why we host the New York State Fair every year! Home of the Syracuse Orange, there are so many things that make this area great! And I’m here to share them all with you.

Go check out all my Syracuse highlights below! Any event that I’ve written about will have a link to that post so you can learn more about it. You can find even more information on the official Syracuse tourism website, Visit Syracuse. If there are any you think I’m missing, send me a message to let me know!

Festivals & Special Events

January

Snow Leopard Days at the Zoo

February

Winterfest
Green Beer Sunday

March

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Winter Zoo - Fox

April

Syracuse Fashion Week
Salt City Horror Festival

May

Wine & Herb Fest
Salt City BBQ Fest
Crawfish Festival

June

Taste of Syracuse
Jamesville Balloon Fest
The Crafted Fest
St. Sophia Greek Cultural Festival
Polish Festival
Syracuse Jazz Fest
New York State Blues Fest
CNY Pride Parade

Cayuga Lake - Buttonwood Grove Winery

July

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival
Syracuse Nationals
Ukranian Festival
New York Lavender Festival
Harborfest
Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
Sterling Renaissance Festival

August

Skaneateles Festival
CNY Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
The Great New York State Fair
Oktoberfest

September

Irish Festival
Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration
Golden Harvest Festival
Festa Italiana
Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Lockwood Lavender Farm

October

Lafayette Apple Festival
Syracuse Film Festival
Haunted Houses & Hayrides

November

Christmas Tree Lighting
CNY Wine & Chocolate Festival

December

Lights on the Lake
Festival of Trees
Gingerbread Gallery
Dicken’s Christmas in Skaneateles
Holidays in the City

Syracuse Christmas tree

Syracuse Sports

Syracuse Crunch – The local hockey team always puts up a good fight and it’s pretty inexpensive to attend! Plus, the team often makes it to playoffs, and that’s always fun to attend!

Syracuse Mets – For years our baseball team has been the “Chiefs” or the “Skychiefs”, but new for 2019 are the Syracuse Mets! Games happen all the time during the summer and different weeknights mean different deals at the ball park (like $1 hot dogs on Thursdays!) Catch a game on a Friday or Saturday night to see fireworks at the end of the ninth.

Syracuse Orange – Spend a day on the Syracuse University campus & watch a basketball or football game!

Nearby Towns & Villages

Cazenovia – Wine, beer, farmlands, apple picking, history, and more.

Chittenango – Follow the yellow brick road to the hometown of Frank L. Baum, a beautiful waterfall, and the best privately owned zoo around.

Cicero – The best sledding hill and some great hidden gems for food & drink.

Liverpool – The parkway, Lights on the Lake, and the hub of Syracuse recreational sports.

Manlius – A swan pond, ice cream, and a great craft beer bar!

North Syracuse – Some of my favorite restaurants around.

Oswego – Gorgeous sunsets and the home of the best fireworks display around.

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