Community Calendar

Here’s a list of upcoming benefits and events happening in our area.

If you would like your event listed, submit an entry in the link below and make sure to include any web links you may want listed.



Upcoming Events

Friday, July 19

Join us for Make-A-Wish Central New York’s sixth annual “Walk on the Wild Side” event, held in honor of the Heitkamp Family. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Wild Animal Park, 7621 Lakeport Rd, Chittenango
This family-friendly, fun-filled event includes admission to The Wild Animal Park, dinner for ages three and older, animal demonstrations, entertainment, $1 games, raffles, and prizes. Throughout the evening, vendors will provide food stops and fun activities for the kids! Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children ages three to 12, and free for children aged two and under. Earn admission FREE by creating a “Walk on the Wild Side” fundraising page at Those raising $500 or more by July 15th will be admitted AND be automatically entered into a raffle for fun prizes! For more information, contact Make-A-Wish Central New York Events Manager Debbie Simon at or 315-475-9474.

Saturday, July 20th

The North Syracuse VFW is having their annual clam bake at The SPINNING wheel on Thompson Rd on July 20th from 6 to 10.
Presale tickets are $45.00 on sale at the VFW till Friday 7/12. Tickets at the door will be $50.00

Saturday, July 20th

The 4th annual Tippy Daughton Memorial Open to benefit Clear Path for Veterans will be held on July 20th, 2019. This year’s event will again be held at Timber Banks Country Club located at 3536 Timber Banks Parkway, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. The golf tournament will be a Captain and Crew format and will have a 1:00pm shotgun start. The registration fee for the event is $400 per team or $100 per individual ($420 per team and $105 per individual if registering with PayPal). The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and a picnic dinner following golf. For anyone who is planning on attending the picnic dinner but not golfing, the fee is $25 per person. Register at

Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th

Americu Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. This spectacular three-day showcase of the country’s most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered around historic Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse. The show typically features more than 160 artists and crafters representing at least 25 U.S. states and Canada. The festival draws more than 50,000 visitors who shop and browse the art and craft exhibits, and enjoy a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities. The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the vitality of life in Downtown Syracuse through a showcase of visual and performing arts that demonstrate diverse art forms and cultures. It’s one of the premier events of ArtsWeek, a partnership among several organizations committed to showcasing and celebrating the arts in Downtown Syracuse. This event is made possible, in part, by a grant through New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

Sunday, August 4th

The “Ultimate Picnic” is coming to the Cicero Twin Rinks and Cicero Family Fitness. Join Us on August 4 from 9:00am to 1:00pm as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with our inaugural Ultimate Picnic. The day will begin with a Celebrity Pancake Breakfast. Let one of our celebrity chefs serve you up a traditional stack of pancakes or embrace the theme of the day with a stake of chocolate chip pancakes. Pancakes will be served all morning so don’t miss out! Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $5 per person for Midstate Youth Hockey/Cicero Family Fitness families/members. $7 per person for general public. Family ticket options are available. All proceeds benefit Midstate Youth Hockey Association. The day will also kickoff the start of Family Fun Month. There will be activities for everyone in the family including a family obstacle course, a dunk tank, public ice skating, skating skills challenges, Pickeball and Zumba®. Throughout the day there will be raffles for theme baskets and area businesses. All activities will lead up to the grand announcement about Cicero Twin Rinks and Cicero Family Fitness…our new facility name!

Sunday, August 11th

Dig Safely New York, Inc Community Day! Dig Safely is hosting a FREE Community Day to commemorate the opening of its new headquarters, to celebrate its 50 years and support the community! FREE admission and parking, plus FREE raffles, prizes, and activities! Sunday, August 11th from 11am-5pm on 6706 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, 13057. Go here for more info –

Tuesday, August 13th

LAFAYETTE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT TO BENEFIT LAFAYETTE OUTREACH – The Lafayette Community Band will perform it’s annual concert at the Columbian Presbyterian Church (located on the corner of rtes. 11 & 20, Lafayette), Tues. Aug. 13, at 7:30 pm. There will be free refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the performance. Suggested donation: $2. ; all donations will be presented to Lafayette Outreach (our local food pantry). Please come out and enjoy a night of live music, and support two wonderful community organizations. Questions: 315-677-3293, ,


Saturday, August 17

Nick’s Fourth Annual Ride and block party is once again upon us and is to be held on Saturday, August 17. Help support those who are in recovery and to help us get more people on the path to recovery. The events of the day are:

• Motorcycle ride from 12 – 2 PM throughout the beautiful Finger Lakes
• Block party from 2 – 10 PM in Downtown Auburn
• Music from local bands
• Food/Raffles/Live Auctions

Ride starts and ends at A.T. Walley & Co. 119 Genessee St. Auburn NY
$20 Driver/$15 Rider
Ticket includes beverage and food tickets
Pre-registration available at A.T. Walley’s
This day is not just for bikers, but for everyone who has ever been affected by addiction to band together in solidarity to show our support, and to support one another in this journey. We will also hear from our local community leaders who will be present to support our cause in remembrance of Nick Campagnola, who is still inspiring all of us to continue helping others. All donations raised during this event go right back to our community in helping Nick’s Ride 4 Friends continue to keep the clubhouse operational and to help us continue to support the citizens of our city and county. Contact info: 315-246-6485 or find us on Facebook

Saturday, August 24

The Baldwinsville Central School District marching band, the Marching Bees, has accepted an invitation to participate in the 131st Rose Parade ON January 1st, 2020
They band is holding a can and bottle drive August 24, from 11-3. It will be hosted by Raymour and Flanigan on Rt. 31. fundraising to pay for their trip. The Marching Bees are the first band from New York State selected to play for the Rose Parade in more than 30 years.



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