Spring in here in Pittsford NY, and that can only mean one thing: the start of festival season! We are at the heart of great summer festival country, and there are TONS of opportunities to get out & enjoy being part of this awesome community! Here in the Pittsford area, we get to enjoy a major festival about once a month, and we’ll be kicking things off in just a couple weeks! Mark your calendars with the highlights:
Did you know that the Lilac Festival is the largest FREE festival in North America!? Just a quick 15-minute drive to Highland Park, you & your family will be able to enjoy one AMAZING festival! They’ve got everything a good festival should have: live music, food & fun! Plus, you’ll be surrounded by some of the area’s most beautiful scenery! Great views, and even greater scents if the lilacs are in full bloom!! The Lilac Fest begins May 8th and runs the 17th; plenty of opportunities to get out there and enjoy! Check out their website for all the details & to find out all the special events planned! You don’t want to miss the Lilac Parade on Saturday the 9th!
Just another stone’s throw from Pittsford is Canal Days in Fairport! You can truly celebrate our Western New York heritage on the Erie Canal. This year the festival will be taking place June 5th-7th, and there is something for everyone! For the adults, there are chocolate, wine & cheese tastings happening on Saturday & Sunday.There are boat rides on the water, music & lots of great food You don’t want to miss the Duck Race, where you can win some fabulous prizes & help support local communities!
Do you need some new artwork for your home? Want to discover emerging bands or artists? The Corn Hill Art Festival will be right up your alley! Recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the world’s top 200 art festivals, this is the place to pick up a unique piece for your home or just enjoy some live music. It’s a great spot for a date-day, and you can take a break from shopping with a stop at the Wine & Beer Garden; Glenora Wine Cellars are the official hosts this year! Don’t miss it; July 11th & 12th!
Another biggie in our area is the Park Ave Fest, less than 15 minutes from Pittsford! This year they are celebrating 30 years of food, music, art & community. Another free festival (how awesome is our community!?), taking place on August 1st and 2nd. This festival is great for the whole family, and there is always a street performer, musician, or cool shop to check out. If you’re a foodie, this is a great event for you! In addition to the great restaurants and bistros on Park Ave, there will also be over 40 food stands with all your favorites!
Happy festival-ing Pittsford! We’ll be back in a few months with your fall festival line up!! We live in a great area with lots of things to see & do! We’d love for you to be part of our community! Pittsford’s Realtor, Christina Feck can help you find your dream home!