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 center.
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 amenities to make the most of your stay.
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 level.
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 moment.
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 and breweries for your convenience! Plan a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and enjoy the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail during your stay. Browse our Marriott Syracuse Downtown website to view our availability and put Syracuse, NY on your list of places to visit this year.
The Beloved Holiday Shows in Syracuse.
Your favorite holiday shows are coming to Syracuse this season, guaranteed to make your days merry and bright. Experience the magic of the holiday shows in Syracuse during your visit this winter.
Syracuse City Ballet presents The Nutcracker on December 2nd & 3rd, 2017 – Whether it’s your first year attending or your a loyal fan of the classic holiday production, each year the holiday show in Syracuse evolves with new additions. A performance for the entire family, The Nutcracker in Syracuse is filled with “fun surprises, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and imaginative choreography,” according to visitsyracuse.com. Learn more about the Syracuse City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters in Syracuse by visiting the website.
Dasher’s Magical Gift on December 9, 2017 at 11 AM. CNY Arts continues its 36-year long tradition of providing an educational and affordable production filled with a talented cast, beautiful ballet and music, doses of humor and the magic of the holiday season.
Symphoria Pops Series: Holiday Wonder on December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm. Don’t miss the holiday spectacle at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater. The holiday show in Syracuse is filled with dancers, chorus members and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin.
Holidays in the City on December 16-17, 2017 – The one-of-a-kind winter experience features real reindeer at a city park, a smart Santa experience, street-side carolers, a Holiday Window Walk, free movie at the Landmark Theatre, outdoor ice skating and more!
Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this holiday season. Conveniently located near the holiday events in Syracuse, our historic hotel in downtown Syracuse is the perfect place to end your evening. Unwind with a nightcap in our on-site restaurant and bar or rest your head in our cozy accommodations.
Visit our website to learn about our special offers taking place and begin planning your holiday season with us in Syracuse.