ITHACA, N.Y. –  Here are some events to help beat the heat this weekend, or at least give you an excuse to get out and enjoy it!

Between holidays and summer events, there are lots of parties and celebrations to keep you busy through Sunday. Don’t miss out Americana Vineyard’s day-long 4th of July celebration on Saturday, complete with an epic fireworks show to end the evening. The House of Merlot will be hosting a Pride 2018 block party early Saturday afternoon packed full of local performances and food provided by The Piggery.

For a list of all events happening this weekend for the Fourth of July, visit this story.

If you’re looking for something a little less fast-paced, make sure to take part in the Garden Conservancy Program Tour, which will take you to see the sights in four private gardens in Ithaca, Freeville, Lansing and Spencer. And, of course, to top it all off, Dance Church will be hosting their weekly Sunday gathering at Fine Spirit Studio.

Slideshow: Here’s a look at what events are planned this weekend. For more information about each event, click anywhere on the image.

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Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.