Family Fun


With a new school year approaching quickly and summer activities starting to wind down, you can feel the mood in almost every household changing. After the back-to-school shopping is done, bring the whole family out to do something a little different, fun and most importantly exciting! Call the cousins, call grandma and grandpa- Here are 4 unique events to get your family out and about before summer’s end.


Saturday, August 20th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Utica Public Library 
303 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501

This year con-goers will see a wide variety of presentations, take part in fun activities, and will have the chance to buy items from vendors in the exhibit hall! Guest presenters include Chris Giarrusso, creator of G-Man; Charles Barnett III, comic book inker that has worked on titles for Marvel and DC; local puppeteers The Guild of Thespian Puppets; Starship Horizons Bridge Simulators and their interactive space flight simulator; members of Ithaca’s Wizard Weekend with a replica of the Weasley’s blue car famously stolen by Harry and Ron! There is something for everyone at this year’s event! In addition to great guests, there will be activities all day- geared for participants of all ages, video and board games, crafts, film screenings and more! – FREE event open to the public!

11th Annual Clinton Music and Art’s Festival

Saturday, August 27th
10:00 am- 6:00 pm
21 West Park Row
Clinton, NY 13323

A full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares, demonstrations, kids’ activities and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections… The Clinton Music and Arts Festival offers one of the most impressive and diverse musical line-ups of any upstate music fest, featuring over 20 musical acts – all FREE. There will also be a petting zoo, art tents, and clay activities! Feel free to stop in all the shops around the village, there will be food trucks as well as different restaurants around the village green that will be open, bring the entire family to this wonderful annual event!

11th Annual Latino American Festival

Sunday, August 29th
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hanna Park
Hanna Park Drive
Utica, NY 13502

FREE admission event featuring a multitude of live Latino entertainment. Other activities include Dominoes tournament, face painting, relay races, double-dutch tournament, water balloon fights, and different vendors. There will also be food vendors and merchandise available for purchasing. Immerse yourself in a new culture, and enjoy the many delights of the Latino community!

Summer Tea on the Lawn

Monday, August 29th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

You’re invited to join the Oneida County Historical Society for a summer tea on the lawn! This outdoor event will feature cold beverages, finger foods, desserts, entertainment, door prizes and more! Dress your best and take a step back in time, grandma will love an evening on the lawn! - Tickets can be purchased at the society of reserved by phone or email.

COST: $12 per person, 2 for $20, or $75 a table

Contact: Rebecca Mclain – or 315.735.3642
or Betty Abel-Jellenich at 315.527.9093

*in event of rain, this event will be held in the society’s gallery*