July in the Finger Lakes region is as Americana as apple pie. People in this area look forward each year to celebrating America’s birthday with lots of music, food, and awesome fireworks displays. You can attend a fireworks event or just find someplace to kick back and hang out, watching the fireworks from a good outdoors seat some distance away.
While you make plans for a fun Fourth of July check out the other happenings going on in the area and consider a stay at one of our Finger Lakes luxury vacation rentals.
Watkins Glen International: SCCA Majors Super Tour – Watkins Glen, NY
Are you passionate about professional motor sports? Have you always dreamed of visiting the famous Watkins Glen International racetrack? Now is your opportunity to attend the three-day SCAA Majors Super Tour and watch America’s best amateur drivers compete to be the fastest on this historic track. For tickets visit www.theglen.com. July 3-5.
BBQ Battle Tent Party – Canandaigua, NY
Come and celebrate Independence Day at the big Garden Tent where there will be lots of great music, delicious food and complimentary Genesee and Genny Light refreshments. Menu items include BBQ ribs, chicken, macaroni salad, corn-on-the-cob, salads and rolls. All ticket holders are entered into a contest to win a judging spot for the Amateur BBQ Battle Rib competition. Win prizes and watch cool fireworks! Event is at New York Wine and Culinary Center Gardens. Adults/Teens: $35, Children ages 4-11: $15. Starts at 6PM and ends at 9:45PM. For tickets visit www.nywcc.com. July 4.
4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash – Interlaken, NY
Spend a day of fun at the Americana Vineyards Winery and enjoy eating savory BBQ chicken, pulled pork and sausage sammies provided by the Trumansburg Fire Department. Other food such as tacos, pitas, baked potatoes and picnic sides are also available. Get wine by the bottle or glass, or partake in wine slushies, bottled beer, soda and water. Eat while enjoying musical entertainment and a show stopping fireworks display. Event starts at 12 Noon and continues through 10PM for fireworks. Bring blankets and portable seating. Adults: $5, Kids: Free. July 4
CFCU Summer Concert Series – Ithaca, NY
Gather friends and family and come to downtown Ithaca Commons for the 2015 summertime concert series sponsored by the CFCU Community Credit Union. Every Thursday evening from 6PM to 8PM features a different live band playing a variety of music styles such as rock, bluegrass, folk, country and hip hop. Wine and beer is available to drink during the free concert, and parking is available at the Green Street and Seneca Street garages. Thursdays 6PM-8PM July thru September 10.
37th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show – Skaneateles, NY
Classic boats are on full display in the waters of Skaneateles Lake and on land in the Village of Skaneateles during this annual boat show. Admire antique and classic vintage boats while enjoying family activities such as a boat parade, music concerts, demonstrations, children’s activities, raffles and shopping. Awards are given out in 35 categories. This three-day event takes place Friday 3PM to dusk, Saturday 9AM to dusk and Sunday 8AM to 3PM. Event is at Clift Park and is free to the public. July 24-26.
There is still time to browse our listings of Finger Lakes vacation rentals, including our featured selection of Skaneateles luxury rentals. Whether you’re coming here for a holiday weekend or for an extended vacation stay, contact us today to reserve your home away from home by the beautiful glistening lake.