Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Antique Vintage Flea Market

Ithaca’s nationally recognized antique flea market with 45 antique dealers all under one roof! Fabulous food vendors also on hand to tempt you with their delicious breakfast and lunch menus.
Date/time: July 18 9am-3pm
Location: FOUND Ithaca
Site: http://foundinithaca.com/flea-market/

Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance

Happy creatures dancin’ on the lawn. It’s that time of year again, make sure you check out the music line-up and activities schedule for the 25th Grass Roots Festival. Take a vacation from the real-world and stay a while in the colorful world of Grass Roots.
Date/time: July 16-19
Location: Trumansburg Fairgrounds
Site: http://www.grassrootsfest.org/festival/

Tour the Love Motel for Insects

Mostly because when will you ever  get the chance to check out a love motel for insects again? Join artist Brandon Ballengee for a tour of the Love Motel for Insects installation 7-8pm and for bug watching 8-10 pm.
Date/time: July 20 7-10pm
Location: Cornell Plantations
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10523-tour-the-love-motel-for-insects.html

Ellis Hollow Summer Concert Series

The concert series has begun and The Small Kings will be playing July 14th at 6pm! Can’t make it this week? No worries, there are plenty of opportunities to get down throughout the summer, concerts are held every Tuesday through August 18th.
Date/time: Every Tuesday until August 18th
Location: Ellis Hollow Community Center
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10217-ellis-hollow-summer-concert-series.html

The Hound of the Baskervilles

An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound, and a deranged killer on the loose…the game is afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson journey to the English countryside to investigate the mysterious case of the Baskerville family. .
Date/time: Various dates and times available.
Location: Hangar Theater
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10224-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles.html

Country Club of Ithaca Golf Tournament

Fun competitive golf tournament where all proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Center. Start or join a team and compete while making a difference in the progress of cancer research.
Date/time: July 17 @ 9:00am
Location: Country Club of Ithaca
Site: https://www.givegab.com/nonprofits/cancer-resource-center-of-the-finger-lakes/campaigns/the-2nd-annual-crc-president-s-cup-golf-tournament

Get Crafty- Make Your Own Paper Lantern

Built on a bamboo frame, this is a fun, free form project. Plan a pattern, Create a collage, play with silhouettes. The lamp will be finished with acrylic matte medium, giving it surprising strength and a bit of weather resistance. Leave an opening to insert a string of LED bulbs, or buy a kit from the instructor to wire a bulb into the lantern as you go
Date/time: July 17 @ 7-9:00pm
Location: The Craftstitute
Site: http://www.craftstitute.com/

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival

Here’s your chance to try all the artisan cheeses of the Finger Lakes in one spot!  Sampling, selling wine music and giveaways, don’t miss this fun family oriented festival.
Date/time: July 25 at 10am-5pm
Location: Sunset View Creamery
Site: http://www.flcheesetrail.com/cheese-festival.html

Chocoholics Celebration

Chocolate and wine are a natural pairing! Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day and indulge your sweet tooth with complimentary milk chocolate treats. $4.00 to sample six wines. Fare is complimentary
Date/time: July 18 9:30-6:00pm
Location: Varick Winery & Vineyard
Site: http://www.varickwinery.com

Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s most popular and magical play, outdoors at Cornell Plantations!
Date/time: July 10-26 @ 6:00pm
Location: Cornell Plantations
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10313-a-midsummer-night-s-dream.html

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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.