And so July is flying by. While most of our weekends are full for the rest of the month, we do have the Hotchkiss Room available on Saturday and Sunday, 7/25 & 26. And, the Angell Room is available Thursday and Friday, July 30 & 31. Hopefully you’ll find something in this blog that might encourage a visit.
Looking to get out on the water and escape the heat? Head over to Canandaigua Sailboarding and rent your personal watercraft of choice! If you are the adventurous type, be sure to try stand-up paddleboarding and take the waves head on! 11 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, 14424, 585-394-8150
Lights and music on a midsummer’s eve make for a glorious garden experience at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. On Friday nights in July, between 8 and 10 PM, the grounds come alive as musical artists perform a two-hour concert in the gardens. While watching the show, enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine from the Finger Lakes Wine Center,151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424, 585-394-4922
Shakespeare in the Park: EJ Cantu and Katelyn Machnica will take you through some of Shakespeare’s most well-loved works including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more, along with music and stage combat! Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket, there is no cost to attend. July 18th, 2-3 PM, Rotary Park, East Main Street, Clifton Springs, 14432, 315-462-8200 www.cliftonspringschamber.com.
The Native American Dance & Music Festival is Ganondagan’s annual summer event, running July 25th and 26th. The Festival features a wide range of Native American traditional dancers, musicians, storytellers, and artists sharing their cultural heritage, crafts and arts with festival goers. This event also features children and adult workshops, such as cornhusk doll making, cooking native foods such as fry-bread, interpreted programs in the Visitor’s Center and the Bark Longhouse, guided trail walks, and the family drum jam. Ganondagan State Historical Site,1488 State Rt. 444, Victor, 14564, 585-742-1690
A festival dedicated to all things sauerkraut! Who would have thought? Sure enough, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend will begin on Friday, July 31st and end Sunday, August 2nd. Highlights include the Sauerkraut Festival Parade, Cabbage Bowling, and Famous Sauerkraut Cake! Located on Route 96 between Thruway exits 43 & 42, Phelps, 14532, 315-548-8900
Interested in a casual, comedic experience? Come see Bristol Valley Theater’s performance of Black Comedy, July 23rd through 26th and July 30th thru August 2nd. In a hilarious situation in which everything that could go wrong does, watch as the protagonist, Brindsley, struggles to make it through a disasterous dinner date with his new fiance and her no-nonsense father.151 South Main Street, Naples, 14512.
With food, games, rides, and shows of all varieties, the Ontario County Fair is sure to have something for everyone! Be sure to check out the 4-H animal shows as well as antique and car exhibits. The Fair runs from July 21st to July 25th, with events changing daily. Located at 2820 County Road 10, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.ontariocountyfair.org.