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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Syracuse

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 to rest your head after a long evening of celebrating!

From all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we’d like to wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July!

Summer Festivals and Concerts in Syracuse

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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 & Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Upcoming summer festivals in Syracuse:

  • 63rd Annual Syracuse Polish Festival: Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25 at Clinton Square.
  • New York State Chinese Lantern Festival: Now through Sunday, June 25 at Empire Expo Center-NYS
  • FairgroundsNYS Blues Fest 2017: Friday, July 7-Saturday, July 8 at Clinton Square
  • City Market 2017: Sunday, July 9 at Everson Museum of Art PlazaPPG Syracuse
  • Nationals Classic Car Show: Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16 at Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds
  • Stage of Nations ECOfest: Friday July 28-Saturday July 29 at Hanover Square
    47th Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival: Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30 at Columbus Circle
  • City Market 2017: Sunday, August 13 at Everson Museum of Art Plaza
  • Great New York State Fair: Wednesday, August 23 to Monday, September 4 at Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds

Our Meeting Rooms in Syracuse NY – Pick Your Perks!

Meeting Rooms in Syracuse NY

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 conjunction with other discounts or promotions. This promotion does not apply to existing bookings. Menu choices for AM Break and Reception do not include alcoholic beverages. Catered event prices are pre tax. *2% off master bill is from the pre-tax cost.

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.
Real Wedding


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 for your big day.


Say “I Do” to our Syracuse wedding venues and book your wedding with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Contact our Wedding Specialist & Catering Sales Manager, Lindsey Cole, at or 315-554-3510 today!

Honor our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse!

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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 @ 9:00AM. The Memorial Day parade in Syracuse takes place at the Eastwood American Legion Post 1276 and will be followed by a formal ceremony.
  • Fayetteville’s Memorial Day Parade on May 29 @ 9:00AM at the Village of Fayetteville. Beginning at Route 5 and Highbridge Street and ending at Beard Park, the parade will also include a brief memorial ceremony.

Skip the traffic and stay the night! We invite you to spend Memorial Day Weekend with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, not only conveniently located near the events and memorials taking place in and around Syracuse, but also the perfect place to rest your head after a long day.

Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell to Syracuse

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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

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 weekend with us at our historic hotel, which features fascinating historic works of art from Syracuse’s history. Come by for a refreshing cocktail or a hearty meal at Eleven Waters and toast to your accomplishments.