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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.

The Parade Ends Here: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Get out your green garb – it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse and this year, the parade ends here!

St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year, you can keep the fun going with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States.

Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project: 2017 Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run takes place March 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Shamrock Run is a four-mile run through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood the weekend before the parade.

Friday, March 10th will begin the weekend festivities when parade organizers paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 11 the Parade will take place at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street.

Come Celebrate with at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party
The St. Patrick’s celebration will continue after the parade in our Lobby and Finger Lakes Ballroom. Join us for food, drinks, live music and Irish step dancing! This is a family friendly event and admission is $10 admission for adults.

The High Kings The High Kings Concert
In the evening, The Dublin based High Kings will be performing in our Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for General Admission. There will be food and drink concessions available. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

Stay Overnight at our historic hotel with our party packages

Friday Night Package (3/10) – starting at $199
Overnight accommodations for the night before the big parade day!

The High Kings Package (3/11) – from $309-$329
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, two general admission tickets to attend The High Kings concert in the Grand Ballroom and bonus entry for two into Finger Lakes Ballroom for the post-parade party!

Parade Party Package (3/11) – from $259-$279
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, Two wristbands for the afternoon Post-Parade Party in Finger Lakes.

The Hotel Syracuse was a major part of the St. Patrick’s Day event in Syracuse some time ago and it is so exciting that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown now continues the tradition with fun, updated twists! To reserve for any of the parties, events or overnight accommodations, visit our website or call 315-474-2424.

Embrace the Winter Fun in Syracuse at Winterfest

Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the official hotel of Winterfest!

winter fun in Syracuse

In Syracuse we have winters of epic portions but we not only embrace the winter, we celebrate it with Winterfest!

Winter fun in Syracuse takes center stage for twelve days of activities and food at both indoor and outdoor events throughout the city from February 16 – 26. Over 100,000 visitors come to join in the festivities and this year, as the Official Hotel of Winterfest, we are proud to be a part of it all!

Join us for the Winterfest Kick-off Dance Party of February 17 from 7-11pm at the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Live music, cash bar and food.

Plenty of opportunities to enjoy our Winterfest offerings:

  • Culinary Cruise on February 18 from 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. “Cruisers” will purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites.
  • Martini Mix-off on February 18 from 12-4pm at the Cavalier Room. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be participating in the competition to see which area restaurant has the best martini!
  • Chili Cook-off on February 25 from 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Shaughnessy’s. Who will have the best chili in town?
  • Chowder Cook-off on February 26 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Eleven Waters. It is every restaurant for themselves as they all vie to see who has the best chowder in Central New York.
  • Bloody Mary Mix-off on February 26 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. Stop at the participating downtown restaurants and try the various bloody Mary offerings to determine who has the best taste and presentation.
  • Wing Walk on February 26 from 12pm-5pm outside on the Sidewalk featuring Shaughnessy’s in this Winterfest favorite. Which wings will come out on top?

While there are countless foodie events to take advantage of, visitors can also enjoy comedy shows, dancing, entertainment, kids’ events, museum events, trivia and a host of other varied activities throughout the celebration.

Everyone at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hopes you have a wonderful time at this year’s Winterfest activities.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day to Remember in Syracuse at our Historic Hotel

Treat the love of your life to a Valentine’s Day to remember at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have an ideal way to mark the event with dinner at Eleven Waters.  This is the first time Valentine’s Day will be celebrated at our historic hotel since our opening!

Valentine's Day Syracuse

At Eleven Waters, you can choose to dine between February 11 and February 14. Menu includes: 
First Course
Lobster Bisque
Sherry, Cream, Chive, Crème Fraiche, Brioche

Harvest Salad
Roasted Beet, Orange, Goat Cheese, Walnut Vinaigrette

Second Course
Wild Mushroom Tortellini
Sweet Potato, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Pea Tendrils

Entree
Cheek to Cheek
Kurobuta Pork Cheek, Green Peppercorn Demi, Halibut Cheek, Red Peppercorn Beurre Blanc, Root Vegetable Puree, Roasted Asparagus Tips

Seared Seabass
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Wilted Arugula, Saffron Broth

To Finish
Dark Chocolate Torte
Chocolate Coated Strawberries, Raspberry Coulis, Vanilla Bean Anglaise

Call 315-554-3541 to make your reservations at Eleven Waters.

Historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown sets the perfect stage for a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Love is in the Air! Celebrate with a Romantic Getaway in Central New York at our Historic Hotel

We invite you to plan romantic getaway in Central New York. 

Romantic Getaway in Central New York
Valentine’s Day is coming up but February 14th is not the only time to celebrate your love! Enjoy a romantic getaway in Central New York all year long at our historic Syracuse hotel.

Let the romance begin at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Treat yourself to our Romance Package that includes a split of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, our decadent breakfast buffet for two adults and a relaxingly late check out by 2 p.m.

Dinner plans?  Our Romance Dinner Package will treat you and your special someone to a split of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 dining credit in Eleven Waters Restaurant, breakfast buffet for two adults and a late check-out by 2 p.m. (based on availability).

Stroll the streets of Syracuse and take in some the amazing attractions like historic Armory Square or a show at the Landmark Theatre. Enjoy a shopping trip to Destiny USA or tour the wineries and breweries of Syracuse.

These romantic getaways in Central New York are available year round. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or anytime you need to add a little more romance to your love life! Offering a rich history, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown mixes enchanting accommodations with modern luxury and top-notch service.

Wishing you a Joyous New Year from Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Happy New Year from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
The New Year is always such a special time to share with family and friends as you say goodbye to the past and usher in the future. We hope your New Year’s Eve plans include our Roaring 20’s Party at our historic Syracuse hotel, but however you plan to celebrate, we wish you every happiness this season and throughout the year.

Welcome 2017!