Discover the best family-friendly events in Cortland County this weekend! 

If your family enjoys summer music, food, and fun, we have good news!  Cortland County has a pair of events happening this weekend filled with all the above. Make the most of your upcoming weekend, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun activities.

Don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar for more local happenings.


The Village of Homer will transform into a bistro-like setting during the 9th Annual Magic on Main, Friday, August 16.  Starting at 6 p.m., the community celebration will include downtown shopping, eating, and entertainment.

Pack all the family members into the car, young and old, as there will be loads of fun activities for both the adults and kiddos to enjoy. Mingle from Pine Street (near KeyBank) to Clinton Street where you’ll find photo booths sponsored by Main Street Acupuncture, horse and carriage rides, caricature artists, and professional face painting. Don’t forget to check out performances from Dan the Snake Man and the two magicians.

Browse the selection of classic cars from the Seven Valley Street Rod Club or Jaguar Club. Buy yourself a little something at the local shops and dance to music from the live musicians that will be at various locations throughout the village, including Greg McQuade and Brent Newcomb.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a bit from the local food vendors, or pop into one of the local eateries including Dasher’s Corner Pub, Sinfully Sweet Café, and Three Little Birds Cakery.  If you’re thirsty, the wine and beer tent will be set up at James Street near the Municipal Village parking lot featuring New York beverages, including Homer’s very own, Homer Hops.

Village of Homer, NY



Porches will become stages, lawns will become venues and strangers will become friends at the 4th annual Cortland Porchefest, Sunday, August 18 on the streets of Van Hoesen, Chestnut, Harrison, Joy, and Hamlin.  The local community members will be lending their porches and driveways in Cortland for over three dozen bands to perform.

The day will kick off with a “Rock Around the Blog 5K” at 9 a.m., which will have you run or walk along 3.1 miles through Cortland before the Porchfest activities kick off at Noon. You can sign up online here, or register the day of the race.  Following the race, The Speculators and Tom Bloodgood & Dave Dovi will be the first two sets of the day, and the music will continue until 6 p.m. Take a look at the full list of bands and locations to the right.

Don’t forget to check out the fun games and craft activities for the children, and grab a bite from one of the local food vendors including, but not limited to the Cortland Crush Dog House and M&D Deli Central.

Cortland, NY

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