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

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...

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

Pick 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...

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

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 Downtownhttp://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/. Our brand new guestrooms are designed to provide all the comforts of home. Enjoy the finest quality furniture...

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...

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...