Water Festival

On the first Saturday in June, the City of Cortland Waterworks comes alive with displays, activities, exhibits and games relating to water. The Cortland County Water Festival offers residents a chance to learn about our local water resources in an engaging and interactive way. There’s something for everyone, whether young or young at heart – take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the waterworks property and learn about local geology and the aquifer, test your water knowledge playing water trivia, or make bubbles with the kids. There are plenty of kids games and activities with prizes and giveaways. Get your face painted, take home a balloon, and play mini golf. It’s all free and open to the public!

Cortland Dairy Parade

The annual Cortland County Dairy Parade takes place on Main Street, Cortland the first Tuesday of June. The event is produced by the Cortland County Dairy Promotion Committee.

Parade Start: 6:30pm
Dairy Princess crowning after the parade at Cortland County Courthouse steps.

St. Anthony’s Festival

Saint Anthony of Padua in Cortland, NY. Established in 1905, the event celebrates with music, food, games and fireworks.

Cortland County Junior Fair

The foundation of the fair (big or small) is all about agricultural education. The fair is “really about the kids” learning about real life. The fair is something you can’t read about in a book or find on a city street, it is something you have to see. Come visit us and see the hard-work ethic of out ag families and our 4-H kids that showcase their hardwork, all striving for excellence. You might find something, that your own kids have been missing out on.Fairs are a celebration of who we are, what we do and where we live. Fairs are all about families. The Cortland Junior Fair was formed in 1953 by a group of individuals who formed the County of Cortland Agricultural Corporation. The Cortland fair is a member of The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs, The International Associations of Fairs and Expositions. We run in conjunction with Cortland County Cornell Cooperative Extention. Midway games and rides provide by Ontario Amusements

Homer Fireman Field Days

Held the first Thursday through Saturday in June at the Village Fire Station on Main Street.


Cortland Main Street Music Series

Marketplace Mall Lot @ 64 Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045

Gates open at 5:30pm
Music starts at 6:00pm
Bring your lawn chairs! Dancing encouraged!
No coolers or outside liquor, please. Onsite sales of assorted wine Cortland Beer Company draft beer, and water support the event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda sold at VFW side. A free concert for all; donations graciously accepted.

Holiday in Homer

Join us on the beautiful church green in downtown Homer for a full day of music, local shopping and delicious food.  There is plenty of parking nearby, with free shuttle buses running to town parking lots.

Taste of Downtown

Cortland area restaurants show off their culinary creativity for the 10th annual walking sample tour in Historic Downtown Cortland (Main Street and adjacent side streets).

Live music, local artists and craftsman booths, and exhibits pepper the sidewalk for festival goer’s enjoyment between tasting stops.

Route 90 Garage Sale

The annual 50 mile Route 90 Garage Sale takes on a festival atmosphere each year as friends, family members and the occasional family dog go searching for surprises.

Stretching along the roadside of Route 90 – a Scenic New York State Byway the sale runs from Montezuma in the north to the Village of Homer at the southern end.

Along the way you will find everything imaginable from antique andirons to zebra prints and loads of other unexpected delights.

Always the last full weekend in July the official hours for the sale are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.

Why not plan on making it a getaway weekend? Take a wine tour, attend a performance at Cortland Repertory Theatre or plan a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake. There are hundreds of exciting options to choose from and we’d be happy to help you plan your itinerary.


Cortland Arts & Wine Festival

What better way to enjoy art than with good food and wine and what better way to enjoy wine and cheese than with great art and good food. They go together. Cortland, the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes, is centrally located midway between Syracuse and Binghamton on Route I-81. Courthouse Park is located in the middle of town – a gorgeous setting with trees, monuments, memorials and a fountain. There is also plenty of free parking.The Festival hosts 16

The Festival hosts 16 wineries representing the finest that New York State has to offer.

Over 40 artists will set up on the lawn throughout the park – displaying some of the nicest artwork in the area – at very reasonable prices.

This year there will be a greater emphasis on providing music that will draw the crowds. Already several crowd-pleasing acts have signed with a variety of music venues. There will also be two stages so that there will be no downtime between acts. Live music will continue throughout the day.

Food is also an attraction at the festival and there will be numerous vendors offering choices for every taste.

Porchfest Cortland

Van Hoesen Street Neighborhood

Local bands, children acts and activities. Van Hoesen Street neighborhood, Sunday August 20 12-6pm. Freewill donations and sponsorships benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau’s music program and a Suggett Park playground initiative.

Seedstock Festival: A Festival of Music & Art

Beginning in 2009, Seedstock has grown to a three-day festival featuring the local area’s musical acts.

National Brockway Truck Show

A tribute to the greatest trucks ever built starting with a parade and day-long Brockway Truck Show on Main St. in Cortland.

Magic on Main

Held the third Friday of August on Main Street. Music, fireworks and more! It’s a magical time!

McGraw Antique Car Show

Antique fire apparatus, streetrods, muscle cars, antique cars and tractors , custom motorcycles and more ! Hosted by the McGraw Fire Department.