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Summer Times 2015: Special Events Calendar

Syracuse

Concerts, Festivals & Fairs

June 3-Sept. 7: Syracuse Chiefs Baseball.
The Salt City boys of summer still have more than 30 home games to play at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Way, off Park Street. Depending on where you sit, tickets are $5 to $12 for adults, $4 to $10 for children and seniors. 474-7833, Syracuse chiefs.com.

June 5: Buddy Guy.
The legendary blues guitarist plays an 8 p.m. show at the charmingly old-school State Theatre, 107 W. State St., Ithaca. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65. (607) 277-8283; stateofithaca.com.

June 9: Nirvana IPA Launch.
Be the first on your block to sample the new India pale ale, Brewery Ommegang’s first American IPA, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Tusk, 165 Walton St. 472-1934.

June 13: Juneteenth.
The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation adds even more historical context to this daylong family-friendly celebration at downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square. Free. Syracusejuneteenth.org.

June 19-21, 26-28: Henry V.
Syracuse Shakespeare Festival’s free outdoor production of the Bard’s classic takes place at Thornden Park’s amphitheater, bounded by Ostrom and Ackerman avenues and Madison and South Beach streets, off the Syracuse University campus. Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Donations appreciated. 476-1835, syrsf.org.

June 20: Central New York Pride Festival and Parade.
A colorful half-mile jaunt of bands and multicultural marchers winds up at the scenic Inner Harbor, where from noon to 5 p.m. visitors can enjoy informational stands, refreshments, entertainment (including comic Kate Robinson and Australian deejay Ray Issac) and maybe even a wedding as the LGTBQ community celebrates the day. Inner Harbor, 42 Spencer St. Free. cnypride.wix.com.

June 20: Glengarry Bhoys.
The hyperkinetic Irish rockers perform an 8 p.m. concert at the Center for the Arts, 72 S Main St, Homer. Adults pay $28, with ages 18 and under free. (607) 749-4900; center4art.org.

June 30: Heart.
Longtime rockers Ann and Nancy Wilson bring their sister act to the Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, 515 Montgomery St., for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $39.50, $65 and $75. 435-8000, heart-music.com.

July 3: Sara Evans.
The country star performs during an 8 p.m. concert-fundraiser for the Food Bank of Central New York at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon. Tickets are $15. The track also continues its season of harness racing through Nov. 21, with summertime post times on Fridays and Saturdays, 6:45 p.m., and Sundays, 1:15 p.m. Spectators are free. 829-6800, (877) 88-VERNON, Vernon downs.com.

July 7, 14, 21, 28: Pops in the Park.
The Tuesday-evening music series returns to the Upper Onondaga Park gazebo, Roberts Avenue. Free admission. 473-4330.

July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Sterling Renaissance Festival.
Return to an olde-school Elizabethan village to witness on-site actors impersonating various roguish and regal types, with jousts, dunkings and other retro-styled entertainment. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. Tickets cost $26.95 for adults, $15.95 for ages 5 to 11, and free for ages 4 and under. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. (800) 879-4446, sterlingfestival.com.

July 11-12: Gem World.
The annual show features exhibits, fossils, minerals and more for sale at the SRC Arena and Events Center, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, free for ages 12 and under. 498-2622, Srcarena.com.

July 17: Jerry Seinfeld.
The mega-successful stand-up comic will probably recall his wintry days as a SUNY Oswego student during his 7 p.m. gig at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. Tickets are $45, $61, $76 and $121. 475-7979, ticketmaster.com.

July 17-19: Syracuse Nationals.
The Northeast’s largest car show features more than 8,000 hot rods, classic chassis and gear galore, plus celebrity sightings (American Graffiti star Candy Clark usually turns up for autographs) and retro-rock music from local bands such as The Coachmen. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults, $18 (advance, $13); children, $8 (advance, $6). (800) 753-3978, rightcoastcars.com.

July 24-26: Arts and Crafts Festival.
More than 200 artists and craftspeople display their wares during the daylight hours amid the streets that surround downtown Syracuse’s Columbus Circle in Syracuse. Free admission. 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

July 25: Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting.
The cherished tradition continues as artists of varying ages dust up the pavement with colorful chalk renderings along downtown’s Montgomery Street. Participants: $10 for ages 17 and under; $20 for adults; $25 for masters. Add $5 for registering after July 10. Rain date: July 26. 422-7011, syracusenewtimes.com.

July 29-Aug. 1: Quilt Week.
The American Quilters Society will hold this blanket blowout at the Pirro Convention Center, 800 S. State St. Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. One-day admission is $14; a four-day pass is $35. 435-8000, QuiltWeek.com.

Aug. 7-9. Capitolfest.
The 13th annual festival of hard-to-see silent and early sound movies, presented in 35mm prints at the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. A dealers’ room will be one of several new features. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single programs are $14, daylong shows are $26, two-day sessions are $45 and a three-day pass is $55. 337-6453, Rome capitol.com.

Aug. 10-16. Madison-Bouckville Antique Week.
The annual festival of collectibles will bring more than 2,000 dealers and vendors to display their wares throughout 14 show fields along Route 20 in Bouckville. Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Madison-Bouckville.com.

Aug. 27-Sept. 7: New York State Fair.
The annual event (and traditional farewell to summer) features a boundless array of farm critters, fried yummies, free music events, midway rides and much more (poultry attractions will be on the light side, alas). New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for ages 12 and under, but advance-sale tickets are available through Aug. 26. (800) 475-FAIR, nysfair.org.

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