Performing Arts & Festivals

performingCanandaigua Performing Arts and Festivals

Great Performances—Live theater, music, film, dance. It’s all here!

Bristol Valley Theater – Naples
A small town professional theater that offers big-time stage productions, concerts, and dance performances from May through October.

CMAC, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, located in Canandaigua on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College is the summer home of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. A variety of concerts by major entertainers such as Rascal Flatts and the Moody Blues are also on the performance schedule. Enjoy world-class entertainment under the shell or under the stars on the lawn.

GEVA Theater Center
The Geva Theater Center presents drama, comedy, and one act plays..

Rochester Jazz Festival
One of the largest and most world-renowned jazz festivals in the country takes place each June in Rochester. From legendary performers to rising stars, over 600 musicians perform in over 200 concerts both indoors and outside.

Smith Opera House
In Geneva, New York this fully restored late 19th century arts centers features quality films, dance and music year-round.

Holiday Festivals in Canandaigua near the Finger Lakes

Canandaigua Christkindl Market – November 12-15, 2015

Granger Homestead Festival of Trees – November 12 – Early December 2015

Canandaigua Festivals in the Finger Lakes
Festivals abound in the Finger Lakes Region with most taking place weekends from late spring through fall. Here is just a sampling of some we have really enjoyed.

Canandaigua Wine Walk – Monthly throughout the year

Fairport Canal Days – First Weekend in June

Finger Lakes Riesling Festival – August 8-9, 2015

Hill Cumorah Pagaent and Historic Site – A spectacular pagaent held in Palmyra, NY each year in July depicts the origin of the Mormon church –
July 10, 11, and 14-18, 2015

Lilac Festival – Highland Park – Rochester – May 8-17, 2015

Naples Grape Festival – Last weekend in September. Over 100 vendors, wine tasting, best grape pie contest, grape ice cream, grape-filled cookies, and everything grape you can imagine and more.

Fall Foliage in the New York Finger Lakes

Fall is extra special in the Finger Lakes and the Naples Valley when the hills turn red, orange and yellow. The fall foliage is amazingly spectacular. Take in the beauty along country roads, from a hillside vista, or a chair lift ride at Bristol Mountain.

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