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.
June 4, 8am-2pm
Court Street, Cortland
Cortland Main Street Farmers Market will be open for the 2022 season at their NEW LOCATION on Court Street in front of Grace & Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. There will have some new vendors, raffles and will again accept SNAP benefits through a collaboration with CAPCO.
June 4, 10am- 1pm
Cortland Water Works
The event will feature an assortment of educational, water-related activities and displays, including horse-drawn tours of the aquifer. Kids can also enter the coloring contest, play games, get their faces painted, blow bubbles, join the duck races, and play the Water Wizard Game. Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District’s mascot Ronny Raindrop® will be there. There will also be many interesting displays and demonstrations for adults. The event is free for the public to attend and is sponsored by the City of Cortland Water Department and Department of Public Works, the Cortland County Health Department, and the Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District.
Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex
Come on down to the ball game and watch the Cortland Crush open their 2022 season against the Syracuse Salt Cats! The Crush are an NCAA sanctioned member of the MLB endorsed NY Collegiate Baseball League.
CORTLAND COUNTY DAIRY PARADE
June 7, 6:30pm
Main St, Cortland
It's the annual Cortland County Dairy Parade! 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 Pudgies Pizza and go to the Cortland County Fair Grounds. Come enjoy a fun evening showing support for dairy! Be sure to stop by the Cortland County Visitors Center beforehand to celebrate 607 Day!
CORTLAND REPERTORY THEATER OPENING NIGHT FEAT. HAIR
June 8, 7:30pm
Little York Lake Pavillion
Join Cortland Repertory Theatre for opening night of their 50th Anniversary Summer Season! CRT kicks off the season celebrating the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, fringed glory with this production of the groundbreaking rock musical, Hair. Come early for the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages, door prizes, a live broadcast by Always Classic x101 and more! Admission to the After Hours event is $7 for members and $15 for non-members.
*Hair contains adult content and is not suggested for youth under 18 years of age. After Hours event does not include tickets to the 7:30 performance of Hair.
HOMER FIRE DEPARTMENT FIELD DAY PARADE
June 10, 6pm
Village of Homer
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.
FAMILY FUN DAY AT HOPE LAKE PARK
June 11, noon to 4pm
Hope Lake Park
Family Fun Day at Hope Lake Park hosted by C.O.V.E. Fishing Derby noon to 3pm for kids 16 and under. Bring your own poles. First, second, and third-place trophies in multiple categories. Fire Dawgz BBQ food truck will be serving up BBQ all day. DJ Matt Sherman will provide the tunes. Bounce house, face painting, games, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
ST. ANTHONY'S FESTIVAL
St. Anthonys Church, Cortland
After two years, the annual St. Anthony's Festival is back with live bands, homemade Italian food, a beer garden, children's games, and more!
EMPIRE STATE SENIOR GAMES
June 11- 18
The Empire State Senior Games is an organized sports competition and leisure program for those age 50 and older.
RED OAK MUSIC SERIES
June 25, noon to 4pm
Lime Hollow Nature Center
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 Cloey Tierno, and Dan & Joe of Driftwood. 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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