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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Syracuse

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Syracuse. Can you believe that the Fourth of July is less than one week away? Either can we! If you’re still scratching your head, wondering what to do this Fourth of July, consider packing up your best patriotic outfit, booking a last-minute room and celebrating the Fourth of July here in Syracuse. Fireworks and live patriotic music will fill the air to help celebrate the holiday, making Syracuse NY the perfect destination this Fourth of July! Symphoria Concert & Fourth of July Fireworks July 4, 2017 at 8pm Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse NY Tickets are $10, and kids 18 years and younger are free of charge. The Symphoria is celebrating Independence Day at Lakeview Amphitheater, highlighting Symphoria’s 2017 Summer Concert Series. With Sean O’Loughlin conducting the orchestra, with the Syracuse Pops Chorus, you will hear music from Disney movies, “Star Wars,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” In addition, patriotic music will fill the air to help celebrate the Fourth of July in Syracuse such as Morton Gould’s American Salute, John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. There will be also be a salute to the U. S. Armed Forces. Celebrate the holiday at the Symphoria Concert & Fourth of July Fireworks in Syracuse! Parking opens at 5:00 p.m and the gates will open at 6:30 p.m. The Lakeview Amphitheater,490 Restoration Way, Syracuse NY 13209, is located just minutes away from us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. If looking for hotels in Syracuse for the Fourth of July, we invite you to book your stay with us. We’re conveniently located near the Fourth of July event in Syracuse and the perfect place...

Summer Festivals and Concerts in Syracuse

Plenty of Summer Festivals and Concerts in Syracuse to fill your calendar! In honor of the first day of summer, we’re sharing our favorite summer festivals in Syracuse, plus the best concerts taking place throughout these next few months! For concertgoers and music lovers, summer is the season of festivals. Check out what’s taking place near us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and begin filling your calendar with the best shows and festivals in Syracuse. The summer line-up will conclude with the Great New York State Fair. Begin planning your summer getaway today! Upcoming music concerts at Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse: Jun 24 7:00 PM: Zac Brown Band Jun 25 8:00 PM: Bob Dylan Jun 30 8:00 PM: Third Eye Blind with Silversun Pickups Jul 4 8:00 PM: Symphoria Presents: Summer Concert Lakeview Amphitheater Jul 4 8:00 PM Symphoria July 4th Celebration Jul 11 7:30 PM: Foreigner, Cheap Trick & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Jul 12 12:55 PM: 2017 Country Megaticket Tickets (Includes All Performances) Jul 13 10:00 AM: B104.7 Presents 2017 Country Megaticket Jul 13 7:00 PM: Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young Jul 13 7:30 PM: Lady Antebellum: You Look Good World Tour with K.Ballerini & B.Young Jul 14 6:00 PM: Kidz Bop Live! Jul 14 6:00 PM: Kidz Bop Kids Jul 15 6:45 PM: Incubus with Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius Jul 16 4:00 PM: Outlaw Music Festival (Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow) Jul 19 6:00 PM: K-Rockathon 2017 Jul 19 6:00 PM: KROCKATHON featuring Korn, Stone Sour and more Jul 29 7:30 PM: Boston with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Aug 5 7:00 PM: Kings of Leon...

Our Meeting Rooms in Syracuse NY – Pick Your Perks!

Host your Next Corporate Event at our Meeting Rooms in Syracuse NY. No matter the size of your event, we feel you shouldn’t have to cut corners due to a limited budget. Our Pick Your Perks meeting promotion in Syracuse lets you pick the perks you want, based off your individual needs. Simply book your next group and/or event in one of our meeting rooms in Syracuse NY by September 30, 2017 and choose from the following perks below: PICK ONE with a 20-39 room night group OR $3,000 catered event PICK TWO with a 40-69 room night group OR $6,500 catered event PICK THREE with a 70-99 room night group OR $8,000 catered event PICK FOUR  with a 100+ room night group OR $10,000 catered event 1 Complimentary Suite Upgrade with Concierge Lounge Access Double Marriott Event Planner Points Complimentary AM Break for 1 Day 1 Complimentary Room per 35 Paid Rooms/Consumed Complimentary Room Amenity for 3 People 2 Concierge upgrades with Lounge Access Complimentary Welcome Reception 10% off of Audio Visual 2% off Master Bill Located in the heart of Syracuse, we offer over 30,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as an IACC approved conference center. We have expert catering and event specialists on-site to help ensure a seamless experience from beginning to end. We also offer the latest in A/V technology, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi in our conference center for all attendees. Book your next event in one of our meeting rooms in Syracuse NY and enjoy the very best savings and perks. Plan your meeting with us today at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Bookings must be for groups/events hosted by March 31, 2018. Offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in...

CNY Pride Events near our TAG-Approved Hotel in Syracuse

CNY Pride Week Events 2017. The theme for the 2017 CNY Pride Week is “LOVE Is…” The LGBT community and their allies will come together to celebrate and affirm their individual sexual and gender identity at various events in and around Syracuse, including the annual Pride Parade and Festival. We’ve shared a list below of the CNY Pride events that will be taking place near our TAG-Approved hotel in Syracuse. Friday, June 9th: Big Gay Prom at the Sky Armory from 8:00pm-Midnight. Kick off CNY Pride Week at My Big Gay Prom, an evening that includes delicious sweet & savory bites, a Barefoot Sparkling Wine greet (21+), a raffle, and DJ entertainment. Monday, June 12th: Flag Raising at City Hall. Mayor Miner will raise the Pride flag at noon. Tuesday, June 13th: Inter Faith Service at 876 Dewitt St. Syracuse, NY 13203 at 7:00pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Wednesday, June 14th: Pride Night with Syracuse Chiefs at NBT Bank Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person. Thursday, June 15th: Movie Night at Art Rage at 7:00pm. The film “Pride” will be showing ay Art Rage. Presented by CNY Pride and free and open to the public. Saturday, June 17th: Pride Parade and Festival at Inner Harbor in Syracuse. CNY Pride is proud to once again bring their celebration of the LGBTQ communities to the Syracuse Inner Harbor. The festival reaches well over 4500 people every year, last year setting record attendance. There will be a variety of food, entertainment and vendors for you to enjoy! Saturday, June 17th: Gay 5k at the Long Branch Park from 9:00am-1:00pm. The CNY 5k is a community-run, family-friendly event designed to celebrate our Central New York community and raise funds...

A look inside our Syracuse Wedding Venues

Say “I Do” to our Syracuse Wedding Venues. Picture celebrating your summer wedding in Syracuse. Whether you envision a small, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, let us host the wedding of your dreams at one of our historic Syracuse wedding venues at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Along with our unique wedding venue options in Syracuse, we also offer certified wedding specialists to guide you on this exciting journey, a talented culinary team that can create a custom menu to coincide with your budget, needs and/or dietary restrictions, elegant touches around every corner including magnificent chandeliers to help complement your wedding decor and customized wedding packages that include everything from your champagne toast to your wedding cake. Our largest event space here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is our Grand Ballroom, where you will be guaranteed blue skies throughout your wedding day. This unique, beautifully restored space has quite an interesting story behind it and you can learn about its history here. Whatever the event, we can accommodate your needs. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian – 4,050 square feet Imperial – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet View our floor plans. Here’s what else you can expect when booking one of our Syracuse wedding venues: A team of certified wedding planning experts. Our newly restored and historic Imperial Ballroom and Grand Ballroom Flexible, new, and revitalized event spaces that can accommodate small, intimate affairs, as well as grand celebrations for your wedding or other bridal celebration. Wedding packages that are perfect for any budget. Highly acclaimed chefs that assist in the creation of distinctive and delicious wedding menus. Privacy in the Bridal Rotunda and Groom Suite to prep...

Honor our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse!

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse. Land of the free because of the brave. While many of us look forward to the long weekend,  it’s important to remember that this holiday is a time to honor our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May, this year falling on Monday, May 29. Along with many exciting Memorial Day events and parades in Syracuse, there will also be a memorial service to gather and honor those who have so faithfully served our nation. If your travel plans include a stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we’ve listed a few of our top Memorial Day Weekend events in Syracuse for you to use as a guide while here. If you’ll be spending Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, you may want to check out: Memorial Day Watchfire on Sunday, May 28 @ 8PM taking place in the Veterans Memorial Watchfire Park at the NYS Fairgrounds (located between Rt. 690, 695 & State Fair Blvd). Veterans and non-Veterans are encouraged to gather at the Watchfire, which comes from the military tradition that follows a battle or march. The large fire was started so those who were missing or lost could locate their comrades and rejoin them. The Watchfire and accompanying Memorial Day ceremony is a meaningful event in our community and an opportunity to pay our respects to our fallen heroes. Sampling Syracuse Food Tours on Sunday, May 27 @ 12:00PM at Armory Square. This is a wonderful way to sample delicious bites from award-winning Syracuse restaurants. Eat your way through Syracuse during a three-hour walking tour, while learning about cultural and historical landmarks. Eastwood Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29...

Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub in Syracuse is Ready to Open this May!

Sports-friendly Irish Pub Shaughnessy’s in Syracuse opens its doors this May! We are excited to announce that our second restaurant at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be opening with a full menu on May 22, 2017. Shaughnessy’s, a sports-friendly Irish Pub in Syracuse will feature a classic sports pub menu, 13 craft beers on tap and every major sports television package for the 21 televisions circling the island bar. For Syracuse University sports fans and happy hour seekers alike, Shaughnessy’s (conveniently located downtown on the corner of Harrison and Warren Streets) is the place to dine, drink and unwind. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner! The name derived from owner Ed Riley’s first Irish Setter, Shaughnessy, who didn’t mind the occasional beer. The classic watering hole and eatery is alive with Orange spirit. In fact, all you have to do is look down. The floors are made from the hardwood used by the Syracuse Nationals NBA team, which was moved from the Onondaga County War Memorial to serve as the pub’s floor. You could say that Shaughnessy’s brings a whole new meaning to the term, “home court advantage.” With a wide-selection of draft beer, a signature cocktail menu, comfort food sized to share and a Reuben that’s arguably the best in town, come stop by and enjoy a bite to eat or refreshing drink at our Irish Pub in Syracuse the next time you are in town!  Hours & Location 550 South Warren St, Syracuse, NY 315-474-2424 Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday & Saturday 11am-1am For additional information, please visit our Shaughnessy’s Pub website to sign up for our mailing list to stay-up-to-date on the latest news. You can also follow along with us on social media for our specials and events: Facebook,...

Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell to Syracuse

Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell. In honor of the Syracuse University Commencement Weekend fast approaching, we’d like to extend our congratulations to the Syracuse University Class of 2017. While your time here in Syracuse is coming to an end and you look forward with optimism to a new chapter in your life, leaving a place that you’ve called home for these last few years is certainly bittersweet. While you, a soon-to-be Syracuse University graduate, gets ready to bid farewell to our town, we’ve shared  a few of our favorite events that will be taking place during your last weekend here in Syracuse. Whether you are in town visiting for the graduation or looking for things to do this weekend in Syracuse to help bid farewell to a place you’ve called home, there are plenty of popular events that will be taking place to help make your weekend here in Syracuse truly memorable. The 2nd Annual Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival: The Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is returning to the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13 from Noon-6pm. Graduation Dinner with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown: We invite you to join us for a splendid buffet to celebrate your great accomplishments. For additional information regarding our graduation dinner at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please call 315.474.2424 or email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com. Syracuse’s City Market: This year, the City Market will take place outdoors at the Everson Museum of Art’s plaza. It runs every second Sunday of the month beginning this Sunday, May 14th. From pulling all-nighters at the library to cheering at the Carrier Dome, you are forever a part of the Syracuse family. We welcome you to celebrate...

The Story Behind our Lobby’s Mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Our Lobby’s Mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and the Story Behind It. A picture is worth a thousand words or so the saying goes. Whether a first time visitor or frequent traveler, it’s hard not to stop and stare at the large painting that hangs behind our front desk. Yet, do you know the history behind our lobby’s mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown? Our historic mural, which depicts 20 key events during the first 100 years of Syracuse’s history, was painted by Carl Roters back in 1949. A few of the depicted events include the discovery of salt springs near the shore of Onondaga Lake and the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Roters was a professor at Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts, retiring in the early 60s before passing away in 1989. For this painting, Roters used short strokes which gives a feeling of movement. The artist who restored the mural and was able to see Roter’s work up close, describes it as a masterpiece. The painter and art restorer, Marek Mularski, of Auburn, Mass., cleaned decades worth of tobacco smoke and coal dust which had darkened the mural over the years, partly due to the hotel’s original furnace which burned coal. The vigorous cleaning process brightened up the mural, making it identical to how it looked back in 1949. In addition to the mural, Roters also completed four panels of work in our Cavalier Room. The next time you are a guest of ours at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown or just passing through, be sure to take a moment to stop and admire the magnificent artwork that is displayed in our...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at our Brunch in Syracuse!

A decadent menu awaits you at our Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse. Let us help you make this Mother’s Day extra special. If looking for places to celebrate Mom, reserve your seat at our Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse on Sunday, May 14th. There will be plenty of delicious options to choose from which means that no matter what Mom may be craving for the day, she’s certain to find a few of a her favorite dishes at our Mother’s Day Brunch at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Seating times are as follows: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM.   Our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu Breakfast Items Peppered Maple Bacon, Gianelli Sausage Patties, Shaughnessy’s Corned Beef Hash Eggs and Omelets to Order Deep Dish Cranberry and Apple Breakfast Tart Loaded Home Fries  Seafood Smoked Salmon with Accompaniments and Sauces Shrimp Display Lump Maryland Crabcakes Specialties Seafood Newburg with Puff Pastry Chicken and Waffles with Maple-Mustard Glaze and Cranberry Relish Banana Bread Pudding with Espresso Syrup  Seasonal Salads Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Classic Caesar Salad Served in Rocks Glasses Local Greens with Great Lakes Cheddar, Candied Pecans, Berries and Riesling Vinaigrette House Made Pickle Assortment Marinated Roast Vegetables Displays Artisan NY Cheeses Fresh Fruit Slice Chobani Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Pastries, Breads, Muffins, Croissants, Bagels Carving Station Slow Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, Horseradish Cream Roast Breat of Turkey Cranberry Mayo  Grilled Cheese Station Mini Reubens Mini NYS Cheddar and Heirloom Tomatoes Mini Smoked Gouda and Roast Turkey Prices: Adults – $49.00 Per Person, Children (5-12) – $19.00 Per Person, Children Under 5 are Free Treat Mom to a memorable day in Syracuse. Our Mother’s Day Brunch...