Sunday 26th Events

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Date(s) - 02/26/2017
All Day

Various areas in Downtown Syracuse


Sunday, February 26th


2017 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 8am – 4pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

12th Annual Great Snowman Convention – on display in the Canyon on the 3rd Level Destiny USA, Syracuse through February 25th. See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

MOOSE MILE KIDS FUN RUN – 9am; Onondaga Lake Park. Entry is Free. For information see Lake Effect Half-Marathon below.

LAKE EFFECT HALF-MARATHON AND FREE MOOSE MILE FUN RUN – 9:30am; Onondaga Lake Park. Featuring a flat 3.3 mile out and back, spectator-friendly course which is run twice to get to 13.1miles. Runners can use the event as a tune-up to check on fitness level for other goal races in spring or summer such full marathon or the Syracuse 70.3 Ironman. Registration is FREE and open for the Moose Mile fun run. Proceeds from the race will benefit Ophelia’s Place, a 501(C)3 charity based in Liverpool, NY that supports people dealing with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues. Info:

MARDI GRAS Brunch – 10am – 4pm; SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Enjoy a New Orleans-inspired brunch menu, cash bar featuring festive mixed drinks & drink specials, live music, and the spirit of Mardi Gras in downtown Syracuse! Don’t miss our Bloody Mary featured cocktail at the bar! (1 oz. sample free with Winterfest passport) $30/person – includes food and entertainment. Call (315)473-0826 for reservations. Info:

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius. See Sat., Feb. 18th.

CHOWDER COOKOFF – 11am – 3pm; Clinton Square. Presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse, the cook-off pits area restaurants and others against each other to see who has the best chowder in CNY. The cook off yields some interesting creations as the public will be able to taste for themselves during the public sampling beginning approximately 2;30pm and then vote for the People’s Choice Award. A panel of celebrities will choose the winning entries, and the winners will receive plaques and cash awards. Sponsors: Onondaga Beverage Corp. and Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc.; Media Sponsors: B104.7 and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

BLOODY MARY MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Bloody Mary Mix in Syracuse. Enjoy the variety as ticket holders will sample these creations and vote for their favorite. Competitors will be judged on taste and presentation. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at any participating restaurant presale or at the GoMini’s in Clinton Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running during the event or participants can walk to competing restaurants. Participating establishments: Clinton Street Pub, Eleven Waters, Empire Brewing Company, Funk ‘n Waffles, J Ryan’s, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, 1060 Restaurant, The Penny, SKY Armory and Syracuse Suds Factory. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Clinton Street Pub. Sponsor: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm. See Sat., Feb. 18th Sponsor: Centro

WING WALK – Noon – 5pm. A Winterfest favorite! Wing Walkers can purchase a ticket for $10 pre-sale at participating establishments until Sat., Feb. 20th at 3pm, or for $12 in Clinton Square on the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running dring the event or patrons can walk to competing restaurants to sample the wings and vote for their favorite. Participating establishments: Clinton Street Pub, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Funk ‘N Waffles, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwell’s, Otro Cinco, Saltine Warrior, Shaughnessy’s and Syracuse Suds Factory. All are invited to an “after the Wing Walk” party at Clinton Street Pub where winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Sponsor: Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc. and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR, Hot107.9 and Syracuse New Times

HAMMOND JAMMIN’ XIII – Noon – 6pm; Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St. Local music fans look forward to this every year and now it’s back for the 13th edition celebrating the classic Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker! Spend the afternoon enjoying the musical talents of some of CNY’s best keyboard artists: Gerry Testa with The Rhythm Method, Erik Hoffman with The New Daze, Rick Jewett and The Lawless Brothers, Al Petroff with Phil & Mike Petroff & the “House Party Band”, Bill Barry with Monkey Fever, Mike “Groove” Davis Plus with special guests, Jimmy Cox & Family, and Dave Solazzo and The Hip Replacements. Admission is free. Food and drink available for purchase. For more information call Gerry at 458-8753. Sponsor: Atlantic Hammond & Leslie, S&K Sound Productions, Subcat Studios; Media Sponsors: 94.1-95.3-103.9 The Dinosaur, WAER FM88 and Syracuse New Times

ICE CARVING -1pm – 3pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square. Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.

CARDIO-SALSA & LATIN MOVEMENT – 1pm – 2pm; One Village Dance Centre, 117 Harvard Place(off Westcott St.) See Sun., Feb. 19th.

PLAY: “The King Stag” – 2pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
See Fri., Feb. 17th. Tickets: $17 – $19 Box Offic: (315)443-3275

WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. See Sat., Feb. 18th.

SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 4pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. Florida Tropics. Info:

ENTERTAINMENT – 3pm – 7pm; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Mere Mortals 4pm – 7pm; Otro Cinco. Joe Driscoll with special guests
6pm – 8pm; Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. Bluegrass Jam
Free, all ages

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

TEAM TRIVIA FINALS – 7pm; Location to be determined. Enjoy a lively evening of teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere. Teams representing several local bars & taverns, who’ve been competing the previous two weeks, will face off for the title! Hosted by Brian Cocca. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Jon Reep $12 admission, 21 & up

CONCERT: Badfish- A Tribute to Sublime with Sun Dried Vibes & Barroom Philosophers – 9pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. All ages. Tickets: $18 – $20. Info:

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