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Summer in Cazenovia

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Experience the vibrant spirit of summer in Cazenovia! Dive into a world of outdoor activities, rich history, and captivating art. From charming festivals to exciting adventures, Cazenovia has something for everyone. Explore our lineup of events and start planning your perfect summer getaway today!

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Saturday Farmer's Market

Every Saturday, May 4 - October 6

9am - 2pm, Memorial Park

 

A beloved Cazenovia tradition and opportunity for surrounding regions to visit pedestrian-friendly, downtown Cazenovia. Enjoy a variety of vendors including local farmers, artisans and more!

Pride Festival, June 15

11:30am, Parade from Caz Library to the Lorenzo

12-4pm, Lorenzo State Historic Site

Celebrate love, acceptance, and inclusion at the 4th annual Cazenovia Pride Fest! A day filled with festivities and empowerment promises a vibrant Pride parade, a music and vendor fair, delicious food trucks, and engaging activities. 

Lavendar Festival, July 6

10am - 4pm, Farmstead 1868

 

Experience lavender season on the farm with classes, samples, demonstrations, and our first-ever artisan vendor market.  Look for 20+ inspired local artisans who will showcase their one-of-a-kind handmade creations, plus demonstrations from local farmers, artists, and experts. Tickets and more information here.

July 4th Weekend

Book a room at one of our charming Inns and enjoy a weekend of festivities! July 4th kicks off with a parade through the village, and the 51st annual footrace! Fireworks over the water can be enjoyed at any of our lakeside parks or establishments, or from your boat on the lake. The fun continues Friday and Saturday with sidewalk sales and our farmer's market! Full details can be found here.

Lorenzo Driving Competition, July 19-21

For 46 years, the Lorenzo Driving Competition has been a  midsummer classic, showcasing the grace and athleticism of the sport of  carriage driving in a not-to-be-forgotten setting: the great lawn of an  early 1800s mansion overlooking Cazenovia Lake. Highlights also include a Drive and Ride class, displaying the versatility of our equine partners, and a carriage dog class with some  of the cutest and best-behaved woofs around!

Open Farm Days, July 27

10am - 4pm, Madison County Farms

This is your chance to visit nearly 30 working farms and meet local farmers! Enjoy farm tours, demonstrations, animals, product tastings and more! Check out the website to download a passport map with a complete listing of all the stops in 2024. Grab your friends and family, visit as many farms as you can, and have a blast at Open Farm Day!

Cazenovia Counterpoint

 This year’s Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of the expressive arts runs the entire month of July. The musical events, which are mostly free, continue to be focused on opportunities for young musicians in the region, alongside newly created music, recent poetry collections, film, and art throughout the village, which is now celebrating its 241st anniversary! Check out the full schedule here.

Music in the Meadow, August 17

5:30pm, Stone Quarry Art Park

 

Join the Symphoria String Quartet, presented by the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation, in a beautiful summer setting at Stone Quarry Art Park. Bring your own chairs, pack a picnic dinner, or pre-order goodies from the Brewster Inn. There is assistance available from the parking area to the seating area, and accessible restrooms are also available. The picnic area opens at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 7:00 pm

Cazenovia Triathalon, August 18

8am, Lakeside Park

CNY's historic multi-distance triathlon, located in beautiful Cazenovia, New York. The Cazenovia Triathlon offers participants a challenging, fun and scenic course along the shores of Cazenovia Lake and through the gentle rolling hills of Madison County. Races include Sprint and Olympic distances along with Aqua bike and Relay options. All abilities are encouraged to attend.

Caz Summer Festival, August 2-4

Cazenovia's Summer Festival, featuring Soul Injection performing live at Lakeland Park, family friendly activities, pop-up vendors, and whole day dedicated to arts and culture through the village. Details and more to come!

Plan Your Own 
Caz Adventure!

Check out the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association Interactive Map showcasing Cazenovia, Upstate and Central New York outdoor recreational activities, points of interest, and services! 

Where to Stay & What to Do

Uncover the gems of Cazenovia with our comprehensive local directory. From charming boutique hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts to delectable eateries and one-of-a-kind shops, you'll find everything you need to plan an unforgettable visit. Explore the best of our town and create lasting memories in Cazenovia!

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