As the home of one of the most dynamic cities in the world, New York is an exciting destination teeming with urban energy and unique opportunities. However, the state is home to more than the bustling metropolis of New York City; New York is filled with stunning lakes, beautiful sandy beaches, lazy rivers and challenging mountains. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy a cornucopia of events, festivals, museums and more.
- Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins glen, NY.
Wine lovers converge on the town of Watkins Glen during July for this two-day celebration. Close to 90 wineries participate to showcase their finest offerings. Wine seminars as well as cooking demonstrations are also scheduled.
- Chautauqua, NY in Chautauqua, NY.
This educational event for all ages is held every summer. Participants immerse themselves in the visual and performing arts, interfaith lectures and workshops on health related issues. Close to 100,000 people attend some portion of the nine-week festival.
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park has hosted this beloved free series of Shakespeare's works since 1962. Famous actors and actresses have graced the stage in numerous performances from The Merchant of Venice to the most recent production, King Lear.
- Youngstown, NY in Youngstown, NY.
Late August marks the commemoration of the December 1813 battle between British and American forces for possession of Fort Niagara. The two-day event is filled with artillery and musket demonstrations, guided tours of the fort, and a pipe and drum concert.
Randall's Island in the East River becomes a real zoo each August. This 24-acre site hosts this annual electronic music festival featuring live performances and DJ shows. Since 2009, the festival has grown each year and now welcomes over 100,000 spectators over the three-day event.
First held in Syracuse in 1841, the annual fair traveled to numerous cities before returning permanently in 1890. A showcase of the agriculture, industry and cultural diversity of this great state, this event now welcomes over 1 million visitors over the course of its 12-day run.