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Great New York State Fair Syracuse brings Concerts, Taste NY and more!

Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts

The 2017 Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts and Events.

Delicious food, captivating entertainment and great fun for all ages, just a few words that may come to mind when describing the beloved Great New York State Fair. The highly-anticipated fair is loved by locals and tourists alike and the perfect way to end the summer season here in Syracuse. More than one million people come out to experience the 13-day event, this year marking the 177th edition. What can you expect from the nearly two-week long attraction? The Great New York State Fair Syracuse will bring concerts from dozens of big-name entertainers, events and scores of exciting midway rides! Plan your stay with us today, as you won’t want to miss it.

The Great New York State Fair will return to the New York State Fairgrounds on August 23 – September 4, 2017. Whether you are a return visitor or a first timer, it is known that no two visits to the Great New York State Fair are exactly alike.

If you are coming for the music, you won’t be disappointed. The Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, Daya, Bret Michaels, Kansas, Post Malone and more! Click here to check out the exciting line-up for the Great New York State Fair.

Even with the exciting musical performances to look forward to and the thrilling rides to experience, the number one reason people come to the Great New York State Fair is for the food! During Taste NY, companies will be selling and offering samples of their local products. With such great food, exciting musical line-ups and unique spectacular rides and attractions from North America’s premier carnival company, Wade Shows, you can see why everyone loves the Great New York State Fair.

We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, conveniently located near the great event and offering spacious, affordable accommodations to ensure the ultimate home-away-from-home experience.

Our Event Venues in Syracuse NY can cater to any social occasion!

Event Venues in Syracuse NYPick One of our Event Venues in Syracuse NY for your next party.

Special moments deserve to be celebrated. Whether it be a large, lavish gathering or an intimate party, let us have the honor of hosting your next special occasion at one of our event venues right here in Syracuse, NY. Here are a list of events that we’ve hosted at our historic property in Syracuse:

  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Quinceaneras
  • Sweet Sixteens
  • Baby/Bridal Showers
  • Graduations
  • Reunions
  • and more!

We believe that when it comes to hosting an event, it’s all in the details and even the tiniest details can make a big difference. With a culinary team available on-site, you can have customized menus planned to suit your tastes and your budget. Our talented, dedicated team at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown will ensure that your selected food is not only pleasing to the palette, but also pleasing to the eye. Follow this link to view our 2017 Social Catering Menus.

Our professional event planning staff is also available to help guide you through the planning process and make sure your event  is perfectly planned from beginning to end. With a whole team behind you, you can take the time to sit back and enjoy time with your guests.

With a total of 41,000 square feet of flexible function space available, you can choose from one of the following event venues that we offer here in Syracuse, NY:

  • Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
  • Persian – 4,050 square feet
  • Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
  • Empire Room – 2,940 square feet

We would be honored to host your special celebration at one of our event venues in Syracuse, NY. For more information on hosting wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, or other social events and celebrations at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please request an event proposal. If you would like to contact the Sales Team directly to discuss your event in further detail, you can reach them at 315-554-3535.

Syracuse Chiefs – Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!

Syracuse Chiefs

Catch a Syracuse Chiefs home game while in town.

Nothing beats a good ol’ fashion baseball game in the summertime and with our convenient location to NBT Bank Stadium, our guests can enjoy just that. Head to the stadium to cheer on the Syracuse Chiefs, a minor league baseball team and the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. It’s guaranteed to be a fun-filled afternoon. NBT Bank Stadium is one of the finest AAA ballparks in the country with over 11,000 seats, well, 11,117 seats to be exact.

With summer in full swing, there’s plenty of baseball to be played! If planning to visit with us this summer, catch a Syracuse Chiefs home game. Along with affordable tickets and sports merchandise shops, it’s the chance to see the Major League stars of tomorrow up close! It’s a must-see experience, especially if this is your first time visiting Syracuse. Here’s the 2017 schedule for the Syracuse Chiefs:

  • vs. Pawtucket on July 13-16.
  • vs. Louisville on July 24-30.
  • vs. Rochester on August 4-6.
  • vs. Durham on August 15-17.
  • vs. Indianapolis on August 17-20.
  • vs. Lehigh Valley on August 28-31.
  • vs. Buffalo on September 1-4.

Purchase your tickets today. Traveling with a group? Group tickets are available! Bring a group of 15 or more for discounted tickets all located in the same area with various food options available!

A Syracuse Chiefs baseball game is one of our favorite events for the summer. If planning to attend a remaining home game this summer, we invite you to reserve a room with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Our brand new guestrooms are designed to provide all the comforts of home. Enjoy the finest quality furniture and amenities during your stay. Located in the heart of Syracuse, we are an ideal hotel for both business and leisure travelers and of course, baseball fans of all ages!

Our Renovations & Rich History of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

History of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse.

Every hotel tells a story.

Nowhere in Syracuse will you find a more historical hotel than the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. During our $74 million renovation and restoration, we have cultivated 261+ rooms and suites along with 3 ballrooms and 3 restaurants. From our Grand Ballroom’s sky mural ceiling to the original hare and bone floors, there is a story behind nearly every feature of our historic property. Today, we will share a bit of that story with you. If you have yet to visit, take a visual journey through the ins and outs of our property and learn the history of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. It may inspire you to visit sometime in the not-so-distant future.

While entering our lobby you will find our original Terrazzo Flooring, along with our Chandeliers that have been restored to their natural beauty. Arguably, one of the most fascinating pieces of history is the 40-foot by 6-foot mural, located behind the front desk, depicting 20 key events during the first 100 years of Syracuse’s history. This mural was painted for the hotel by Carl Roters, a professor at Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts. 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, making it identical to how it looked back in 1949.Our lower lobby is home to many of our facilities, such as our IACC center, which was originally a church and then later converted into a Bingo hall. Our Eleven Waters Bar is also located on our lower lobby, too. During our renovation process, we found spouts on the walls! Where Eleven Waters Bar is located now is where the bathrooms used to be.

On the 10th floor is our Grand Ballroom. This famous event space at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown features the original 16-foot-tall Chandeliers, boasting over 2,000 Crystals on each one. The chandeliers have been carefully restored to their former glory. They were sent to Connecticut to be refurbished. At the Connecticut “Chandelier Spa” they used a machine to remove layers of paint that could take ink off a sheet of paper. They came back in two boxes, which had to be placed on a crane and sent up through the windows because they were too big for the elevators! While in our Grand Ballroom, look up and view 27-foot-high ceilings, beautifully crafted with a sky painted ceiling. Then look down to notice the original hare and bone floors!

Next, head to our Persian Terrace. The chandeliers are replicas of the originals as they were either too damaged or “walked off property” throughout the years. Yet, the murals in the middle are called Sirens, each Siren represents a season of the year. They were discovered after pulling down tile during the restoration!

Last but not least all of our guest corridors are finished with local company and beautifully crafted Stickley Audi Furniture. Thanks to our owner Ed Riley, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown boasts a brand new look but the memories remain unchanged.

Until next time,

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown