5 Things To Do This Summer In Syracuse

More stories from Megan Lee

April 28, 2016

Don’t have any plans for this summer? Well, here is a list of five things that you can enjoy this summer right here in Syracuse!

Crawfish Festival

Where: Clinton Square

When: Saturday, May 7

Do you enjoy savory crawfish and flavorful clams? If so, Syracuse will be holding their 9th annual Crawfish Festival next week. You will be able to enjoy food, beverages, and live performances from local bands. And if you are not a fan of crawfish, you can always enjoy a variety of foods from other vendors. If you want to fill your belly up before finals, make sure to stop by. By the way, Iggy the Dolphin will be there!

The Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Where: New York State Fairgrounds

When: Saturday, May 21

There will be over 25 food trucks from the area’s most delicious restaurants. This will be the first Food Truck Festival stop in our local area, and you won’t want to miss out. The trucks will be serving a variety of cuisines from  classic  BBQ to modern Mediterranean. And did I mention they will be having over 50 of the best regional craft beer brewers?

Taste of Syracuse

Where: Clinton Square

When: Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4

Are you ready to enjoy a variety of foods from local vendors? Syracuse will be holding their biggest food and music festival this coming June. Make sure to bring a lot of change, because all these samples are as cheap as $1. With just a couple dollars, you are able to explore and satisfy your tummy with all of the best Syracuse foods, while also enjoying local bands. My personal favorite to get every year is Bonefish Grill’s very popular bang bang shrimp!  

Jamesville Balloonfest

Where: Jamesville Beach Park

When: Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

Have you ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Well now is your chance! Jamesville will be holding the 37th annual Balloonfest this summer. It will be a great weekend to spend with family and friends, while enjoying music, arts & crafts, and food! It is also stated that they will be having free admissions this year for all three days.

New York State Fair

Where: New York State Fairgrounds

When: Thursday, August 25 – Monday, September 5

Are you ready for the New York State fair? What greater way to wrap up your summer vacation than by going to the State Fair? There will be entertainment by many well-known music artists, along with rides and foods and drinks. It’s an opportunity you almost cannot possibly miss, since the fair runs for over a week long.


So mark your calendars everybody and go have some fun this summer!