Memorial Day has come and gone which means summer has (un)officially started! Cortland County offers locals and those beyond so many events for families, kids and outdoor enthusiasts that it can be hard to know where to start. We'll be showcasing county happenings each month to keep you up-to-date and in the know - check out these exciting events happening this June that you don't want to miss out on.
Come on down to the ball game and watch the Cortland Crush open their 2023 season against the Syracuse Salt Cats! The Crush is an NCAA-sanctioned member of the MLB-endorsed NY Collegiate Baseball League.
It's the annual Cortland County Dairy Parade! For 55 years, a stampede of dairy theam floats has made its way through Cortland. There is a bit of a change to the route this year because of construction on Main Street, so the parade will be marching in the other direction. The parade will start near 75 Mian Street and march toward Cortland County Fair Grounds! Come enjoy a fun evening showing support for dairy! Be sure to visit the fairgrounds after for food, fun and of course, milkshakes!
Join Cortland Repertory Theatre for opening night of their 51st Anniversary Summer Season! CRT kicks off the season with Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express". On a winter’s evening in 1934, a snowdrift stops the luxurious Orient Express, literally in its tracks. By morning, it is one passenger less; an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed, his door locked from the inside. With a long list of suspects, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer before they strike again! Grab your tickets to solve the ultimate who-dun-it before they sell out!
The Homer Fire Department Field Day Parade is back! Set up your lawn chairs and watch community organizations, local businesses and Fire Department march down Main Street in the Village of Homer, Saturday at 6pm. Rockin' tunes by Trick Shot (Friday at 7pm), Chasing Neon (Saturday 7pm) and tasty treats. There are so many reasons why Homer's Fireman Field Days made for a perfect summer day.
The annual St. Anthony's Festival returns for another year filled with live bands, homemade Italian food, a beer garden, children's games, a bocce tournament, spaghetti dinners and more! Tribal Revival will kick off the festival at 7pm Saturday, followed by the annual fireworks display. Sunday morning begins with a parade in front of St. Anthony's at 9:30am followed by The Old Timers Band. Molly & the Ringwald take the stage from 1-2:30, followed by the Steve Daniels Swingtet and Italian tunes by Joey & Johnny of WCNY's Ciao.
EMPIRE STATE SENIOR GAMES
June 10- 17
The Empire State Senior Games is an organized sports competition and leisure program for those aged 50 and older. From cycling to disc golf, archery to volleyball, the competition is fierce amongst these fit seniors!
The Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Center for the Arts of Homer have partnered together to present the Red Oak Music Series - an outdoor, family-friendly, monthly music series. June will feature the tunes of Tribal Revival, an eclectic blend of roots ‘n soul and rock ‘n roll! Refreshments, field games, and other activities will take place during the event, and hiking, picnicking, and exploring are encouraged. Admission is free (donations will be accepted to support programs at Lime Hollow and the Center for the Arts). Performances and outdoor activities will take place at Lime Hollow’s beautiful education campus at 3277 Gracie Road.
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