Music, Arts, and Entertainment

The arts are an essential element of a healthy and thriving community. Just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment. Our community puts forth tremendous efforts year round to provide fantastic opportunities for those seeking high quality music, arts, and entertainment.

Cortland, NY (County & City)

Cortland County is the eastern gateway to the stunning Finger Lakes Region, the second largest wine-producing region in the country. With magnificent estate settings high against the rolling hills of the 11 Finger Lakes, the region’s wineries are among the most beautiful elements of the landscape. Many nationally recognized wineries are situated on the stunning hillside bluffs overlooking the lakes, and also feature award winning dining at bistros, cafes and fine restaurants. The Finger Lakes Wine Trail attracts visitors from around the world to enjoy premium wines and magnificent views at the oldest wine producing region in the East.

Cortland County has spectacular original Victorian, Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. Some of the best architecture is found in the Cortland Downtown business District, a vibrant place with beautiful historic facades, period style street lamps, unique shops and restaurants, and a seasonal twice-weekly farmer’s market. The City of Cortland is proud of its landmark buildings and continually invests to update interiors and exterior store fronts.
Visitors to Cortland invariably remark about our stunning landscape. Picture-perfect farmsteads dot the hills, and the seven glacial valleys that come together at Cortland create a dramatic vista that looks like a canvas painting of Americana at its best. Visitors often tell us that the stunning stretch of Interstate 81 through Cortland is surely one of New York’s most scenic highways.

Cortland County is known for great golf, and boasts some of the finest courses in New York State. Area golf facilities include the Cortland Country Club, Elm Tree, Knickerbocker, Maple Hills, Walden Oaks and Willowbrook. In nearby Ithaca, is the famous Robert Trent Jones course at Cornell University.

Upstate New York is a four-season community, and Cortland County is proud to be home to some of Upstate’s best downhill ski areas: Greek Peak, Labrador Mountain and Song Mountain. Cross country ski courses also abound.

Cincinnatus is a small town in Cortland County; approximately 20 miles south-east of the City of Cortland. The town was named after the Roman General, Cincinnatus. Many of Cincinnatus’ 1100 residents enjoy the Corn Festival held in their town every September.

Tompkins County

Five hundred generations ago, glaciers a mile high surrendered to a landscape of crystal lakes, jagged gorges and thundering waterfalls. Today the view is green with vineyards and farms. It’s lush with gentle hills and wild forest. It’s lively with villages and energized by people who love the sights, sounds and
flavors of a region still unspoiled.

Onondaga County

Located in the center of New York State, Onondaga County is home to the City of Syracuse. Located within 350 miles of all major cities in the Northeast, conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 81 and the NYS Thruway. Local Amtrak and Greyhound terminals are located in the Regional Transportation Center. Arriving by air brings you into the modern Hancock International Airport, while the NYS Barge Canal System provides local connection by boat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence.

Cayuga County

Visitors can find plenty of things to do in Cayuga County, from spending the day touring wineries and sampling award- winning wines to live comedy acts, film, dance and concerts at Auburn Public Theater. There’s no shortage of exciting events during the spring in the Finger Lakes Region. From the Lake Ontario County’s Spring Fishing Derby to the Annual Wine and Herb Festival, there is something for everyone! For the adventurous types, an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreational activities are ready for you to conquer, including hiking, biking, horseback riding and even scuba diving! Use our ‘Let’s Go Hike and Bike’ cards to show you some of the best routes in and around the Finger Lakes!

Broome County

Whether you’re interested in sports, festivals, or terrific outdoor adventure, Broome County is a terrific destination! When it comes to making a “What To See” list in Greater Binghamton, you better clear your calendar! There are so many opportunities for fun, and a myriad of sites to soak in that you’ll want as much time as possible!

Madison County

Madison County has history as diverse as the magnificent vistas that greet residents and travelers alike as they travel through this Central New York community. New and innovative technology blends effortlessly with its historic past. The rolling hills of Fenner and Madison pasture, the County’s largest and oldest industry, heads of dairy cows along side our newest industry, tall and stately windmills. Madison County’s historic and picturesque towns and villages lend themselves to a weekend visit or a lifelong stay. Numerous lakes and reservoirs beckon the avid sports enthusiast throughout the year. They have outstanding schools, four colleges and a growing industrial base. Easy access to the New York State Thruway, Routes 20 and 81 make travel convenient.

Chenango County

Chenango County is a destination known for its warm, friendly people, unrivaled lifestyle and beautiful natural surroundings and is centrally located in the southern tier region of New York State. The county seat of Norwich is advantageously located within a 50-mile radius of the major cities of Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica, Cooperstown and Oneonta.

Tioga County

It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling from the north, south, east or west. Tioga County is a great stop on your way to the Finger Lakes, to Manhattan, to Niagara Falls or to Pennsylvania — Tioga County is located in one of the most beautiful areas of New York State. Tioga County is an historic, rural county in
the southeastern corner of the Finger Lakes Region. Rolling hillsides, historic homes, quaint country shops, riverside restaurants unique farm tours, fabulous festivals and a beautiful river make a trip to this part of the state a memorable visit.