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.


Commons Celebration!

You’ve waited patiently as the Commons was being renovated, now it’s Ithaca’s chance to re-claim our space and celebrate local businesses that make Ithaca one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Date/time: Aug 28-29
Location: Ithaca Commons
Site: http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/Commons%20Celebration%20Weekend


CAP ArtSpace: CAP-a-Palooza

The Community Arts Partnership’s annual fundraiser features small pieces by over 75 local artists. Get some new art for your living room, or for your cat…he’s sick of the Godfather posters, honestly.
Date/time: The whole month of September
Location: CAP Artspace
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9523


 Savor The Finger Lakes

A luxury craft beer, cider and artisanal food event, with live music all happening on scenic Cayuga Lake at Steamboat Landing! Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised.
Date/time: September 3, 5pm
Location: Steamboat Landing
Site: http://savorthefingerlakes.com/


 Cayuga Waterfront Trail

The third leg is complete! Bring your camera for the spectacular views of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.
Date/time: Anytime!
Location: Cass Park, Farmers Market
Site: http://cayugawaterfronttrail.com/Visit-Now/Overview


 Movies in the Park

Join us for an old fashioned movie in the park on the big screen! Have Ithaca to Go cater right to your picnic blanket, check out the Facebook page for the movie line up.
Date/time: Every Friday, 8pm
Location: Stewart Park
Site: https://www.facebook.com/StewartParkMovies


Trumansburg Fair

Demolition derbies, animal shows, rides and fried dough, all of your dreams come true at the Trumansburg Fair!
Date/time: August 25-30
Location: Trumansburg Fairgrounds
Site: http://www.trumansburgfairgrounds.info/


AIDS Ride for LIFE

Ever wanted to say you completed a century bike ride? Now is your chance! Join the fundraising efforts of the AIDS Ride for Life and make a difference all while having the time of your life.
Date/time: September 12
Location: Stewart Park, Around Cayuga Lake
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9395


Pickin’ In The Pasture

Come and experience four days of fun and world-class bluegrass music in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. Pickin’ In The Pasture hosts some of the finest professional bluegrass entertainment in the country
Date/time: August 20-23
Location: 2515 Covert Rd. Lodi, NY 14860
Site: http://www.pickininthepasture.com/directions.cfm


Gorges Classic Soccer Tournament

Don’t forget there’s still time to sign up for the Gorges Classic Soccer Tournament! Prizes, friendly competition and many other perks involved for players. Cheer on your favorite teams and celebrate after the games with music food and fun!
Date/time: Sep 5-7 10am
Location: Grantchester Fields
Site:  https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/10489-gorges-classic-soccer-tournament.html


Talib Kweli

Free concert performance by hip-hop legend Talib Kweli! As part of the Commons Celebration and sponsored by Downtown Ithaca Allaiance, the Commons will be packed for this performance, be sure you’re part of this party!
Date/time: September 3, 7pm
Location: Ithaca Commons
Site: http://ithacavoice.wpengine.com/2015/07/hip-hop-legend-talib-kweli-to-play-on-new-ithaca-commons/


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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.