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Get Ready to Celebrate Father’s Day in Syracuse

For Father’s Day 2018 in Syracuse, plan to spend some quality time with Dad or any father figure in your life. Here’s what’s happening in Syracuse over the holiday weekend. What’s Happening for Father’s Day 2018 in Syracuse? Check out these fun Father’s Day events in Syracuse or neighboring cities to plan your fun-filled weekend. Father’s Day Virtual 5K Surprise dad by signing up for the Syracuse Father’s Day Virtual 5k. No pressure as he can complete the race anywhere and anytime. Although, a jog with dad makes a great way to celebrate Father’s Day in Syracuse. 15% of funds raised go to Team Hoyt for building confidence in people with physical and mental disabilities. This event runs from June 17 through June 30. Skanda Family Fun Day Looking for hands-on or family-friendly Father’s Day events? Look no further than the Skanda Family Fun Day in neighboring Cazenovia. Meet endangered and rescued baby goats, mini-donkeys, horses, and other fun farm animals. Don’t miss the egg and sack races, face painting, and hayrides. Taking place on Saturday June 16 from 1 PM to 5 PM, funds raised from the event will support endangered animals. Plan Your Father’s Day Events in Syracuse If you’re wondering what’s happening in Syracuse on Father’s Day Weekend, consider planning a getaway with Dad at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our relaxing new guest rooms were designed with comfort in mind and we’re located in the heart of historic downtown Syracuse. Marriott Syracuse Downtown is in a prime location for some laid-back Father’s Day activities at great restaurants, bars, and family...

How Will You Celebrate Juneteenth This Year?

Come to Syracuse to celebrate Juneteenth on June 15 and 16, 2018 at Clinton Square! One hundred and fifty-three years ago, Union Soldiers read the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing that slaves were free. During this special weekend, you’ll be able to take part in a celebration of freedom and civil rights. Juneteenth in Syracuse – a Celebration of Freedom Why should you come to Syracuse to celebrate this event? Juneteenth in Syracuse is one of the largest celebrations of this event in the nation! During your time in Downtown Syracuse, you’ll get to enjoy a number of Juneteenth celebrations. These include a free performance by R&B award-winning singer/songwriter Chanté Moore. The goal of this event is not only to celebrate emancipation – it’s to ensure that everyone continues to have a share in maintaining racial and ethnic equality and opportunities. That’s why – in addition to free entertainment – the festival also includes culturally diverse cuisine and educational exhibits. Come Celebrate This Special Event at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown During your stay here, we hope you’ll stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Even if you’re a local, we welcome you to stay with us for a staycation. Enjoy the celebration, spend some time relaxing, and get away from the worries of your daily life. At the Marriott Syracuse, we provide luxury, newly remodeled accommodations. And if you’d like to get your friends and family together for your own Juneteenth 2018 celebration, we offer 41,000 square feet of space for your special...

Indulge Yourself with Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Locals and out-of-towners alike can enjoy delicious food and learn about interesting history along the way during Syracuse Food Tours. Tour Syracuse While You Sample Delectable Food Sampling Syracuse Food Tours is the perfect way to spend three hours on a Saturday evening. You’ll walk through the downtown area to six award-winning Syracuse favorites as you learn about local landmarks. Your tour starts at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant where you’ll sample traditional Irish food. Make sure to come hungry because you’ll be sampling plenty of savory fare like ribs and pork at the renowned Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Get your carb fix at Pastabilities with the kitchen’s house-made sauces and pasta like the Spicy Hot Tomato Oil. Save room for dessert. The Sweet Praxis is more than a bakery – it’s a kitchen lab. Enjoy a treat from Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen before topping off your meal with a specialty coffee from Café Kubal. Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse Make sure to book your Syracuse tours in advance – they book up quickly. Keep in mind that you’ll spend the majority of these three hours on your feet: you’ll only sit for about 45 minutes throughout the tour. If you’re planning a trip to Syracuse, consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our hotel is a piece of architectural history in itself and the laid-back tours are just a few steps outside our...

Experience the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re wondering what’s happening in Syracuse this summer, look no further than the New York Chinese Lantern Festival. What’s Happening in Syracuse at the New York Chinese Lantern Festival? Plan a relaxing yet interesting night out with your loved ones, family, or just by yourself this summer where you’ll experience Chinese culture through lights, music, and more. The Chinese Lantern Festival takes place at dusk so you can stroll along a brilliant lantern-lit path through the state fairgrounds. Watch vendors as they work their craft, which festival patrons may purchase. The event also features two 30-minute sets of live music showcasing Chinese culture, and you won’t go hungry because food and beverages will be available. The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 takes place from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the New York State Fair Grounds in Geddes. The event runs from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, July 1st. Kids are welcome at this event. Admission is free for children under five. Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse If you’re thinking about attending the festival, why not make a night or weekend out of it? Consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our hotel is in the heart of historic downtown Syracuse and we’re not far from the festival in Geddes. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer luxurious accommodations and amenities including a fitness...

Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse

There are plenty of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in and around Syracuse! Interesting Activities on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse Celebrate Memorial Day in Syracuse at the Memorial Watchfire 2018. This annual event is rain or shine and stems from the military tradition that after a battle, a large fire would be started to help guide those missing or lost back to their comrades. The Watchfire is a way to continue that tradition and also honor those who have served our country. The lighting of the pyre begins at dusk, but it is recommended that you get there early to get good seats and also have the chance to enjoy the many on-site food and drink vendors. Another celebration taking place over the weekend is the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. The festival runs from 5:30 PM to 11 PM and will highlight Chinese culture through food, music, live performances, artisan crafts, and elegant lanterns. Tree Frogs and Peepers is an exciting event for young folks and the young at heart. Head to the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus for a nighttime hike to the pond. Bring a flashlight to look for the spring tree frogs and peepers. The rainy nighttime weather in late May is perfect for this activity. Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse If you’re planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The historic downtown area is the perfect place to spend your relaxing Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer spacious rooms with fine furniture and many...

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse

Treat Mom to the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse! Enjoy a Decadent Brunch in the Grand Ballroom The Marriott Syracuse Downtown would like to welcome all those who wish to celebrate the special woman in their lives to the hotel for brunch. Your mother, grandmother, aunt, or motherly figure will be delighted to enjoy a beautiful visit to the Grand Ballroom which features spectacular views of the area along with an extravagant spread in a grandiose setting. Mom is sure to love the sheer number of available options. Brunch will include a number of delicious displays including artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and breakfast pastries as well as a carving station, grilled cheese station, seafood options, and specialties like bouillabaisse and truffle and cheddar mac n’ cheese. There is also a mouth-watering number of desserts like banana bread pudding with espresso syrup and strawberry shortcake made fresh to order. Plan a Trip to Downtown Syracuse for Mother’s Day We are currently taking reservations for brunch on Sunday, May 13. There will be two available seatings, one at 10:00 a.m and one at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Children 5 and under are free, and tickets are non-refundable. Make the most of the celebration and book a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our historic hotel with a modern twist is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion or just enjoy some time away from home. We offer several packages to help make the most of your...

Upcoming Events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater

From jazz and comedy to dancing, the Syracuse Landmark Theater has options when it comes to what’s happening in Syracuse. Visit Downtown Syracuse for Dinner and Enjoy the Theater for Dessert It’s so convenient to grab a delicious bite at one of the many restaurants near the theater before heading over to one of their exciting shows. Laugh with comedian Jim Gaffigan on May 4th or author David Sedaris on April 12th, or rock out with Alice in Chains April 30th. Other upcoming events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater include STOMP taking place April 17th-18th and Dirty Dancing with several dates in May. STOMP is an eight-member percussion troupe using brooms, lighters, garbage cans and more to fill the theater with foot-stompin’ sound. Dirty Dancing features captivating dancing and spirited music based on the movie. Gov’t Mule, appearing April 20th, is a band playing an eclectic sound of blues, jazz, soul, and country that’s garnered them fans across the world. Stay Close to Make the Most of the Theater A five-minute walk takes you to all the events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater when you stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Marriott Syracuse offers convenience to all the food and fun the downtown area has to offer. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect restaurant to round out your evening at the theater and we even offer shuttle service if you’re feeling weary if the weather’s bad. If you’re ready to take advantage of the Landmark Theater, book a room with us and take your experience to the next...

It’s Syracuse Graduation Time!

What’s Syracuse Graduation Like? It’s that time of year again, and Syracuse University is sending off its next batch of the best and brightest with a commencement ceremony that’s sure to touch hearts and minds. Syracuse University Graduation is not just a moment—it’s an entire weekend. Different schools and colleges within the University host special convocations on the day prior to commencement to celebrate their achievements. There’s excitement everywhere, as each school hosts events in different areas of campus. Tickets aren’t necessary for either event and there are ample facilities for guests with mobility limitations. Be warned, though—downtown Syracuse is extremely busy this weekend, so be prepared for delays at local eateries and on roadways. Given the sheer number of visitors during this time, the best way to enjoy a relaxing Syracuse graduation weekend is to stay close to the University. Stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a Stress-Free Graduation Experience Commencement is fun but stressful. Take some of the anxiety out of the weekend by staying at the Marriott right here in Downtown Syracuse, only four minutes from the University. A historic hotel with award-winning accommodations, our opulent surroundings will have you charmed from the moment you step inside. We’ve got two on-site restaurants to make finding delicious food easy, and of course, there’s room service if you’re feeling weary by the end of the day. With lodging that provides every amenity you could need, you can simply relax and enjoy the...

Our Flexible Meeting Space in Syracuse is the Perfect Choice for your Next Event.

Looking for Meeting Space in Syracuse? Look No Further than the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have over 41,000 square feet of flexible event space just waiting for you at our historic property in downtown Syracuse. Whether looking to host an intimate meeting or a conference, our dedicated meeting planners in Syracuse are committed to working with you to create a flawless event from start to finish. Take a closer look at our meeting space in Syracuse. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian Terrace – 4,050 square feet Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/ Our well-equipped meeting space in Syracuse provides all of our meeting attendees with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all of our meeting rooms. For any last-minute preparations, feel free to take full advantage of our on-site business center which includes: Copying Faxing Complimentary wired and wireless internet access Our culinary team is available on-site to prepare and serve meals and/or snacks for your group. Depending on your preferences, we can also arrange for multiple meals and snack breaks if you are planning to host a long meeting. Click here to view our banquet menus, which offer a great variety of choices. When you’re in need of meeting space in Syracuse, the AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the perfect place to host your next business meeting in Syracuse. With our variety of flexible spaces including our IACC Conference Center, on-site catering team and skilled meeting planners available, there is no better option. Begin the first steps in the planning process! If you would like more information on...

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail is Where You’ll Find Locally Crafted Beverages!

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail Features 13 Breweries, 5 Wineries + More. Drink local. If you are looking to enjoy the local drinking scene, Sip On Syracuse features 13 breweries, 5 wineries, 2 distilleries, 8 pubs and a cidery, making it the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy locally crafted adult beverages in Syracuse. No matter your beverage of choice, Sip on Syracuse may have something for you! The Beverage Trail is a great way to spend an afternoon in Syracuse, especially if you are traveling with a group. From farm breweries to family-owned wineries in Syracuse, Sip on Syracuse supports the local craft movement offering visitors a selection of area beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Here is how the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail works: 1.) Make a beverage purchase at one of the participating locations and receive a passport sticker for that stop. 2.) Collect stickers from 8 locations and you will earn a free Sip On Syracuse koozie. 3.) Show your passport book at either the Visit Syracuse offices at 115 West Fayette St. (weekdays only 9am-5pm) or anytime at Empire Brewery, 120 Walton St., to collect your koozie. Click here for more information regarding the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail. If you visit all 27 stops on the Trail, you can mail your completed passport book and contact information to Visit Syracuse, 115 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204. You will also be entered to win a Free Beverage Tour, to six trail stops for yourself and 11 friends. Drawing will occur this December 2018. Visit Syracuse has mapped out the various Syracuse wineries...