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July 1st
Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen
Grab your lawn chair and blanket, and bring your family and friends to the park for an awesome show over Seneca Lake. Fireworks start at dark, around 9:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Elmira Pioneers Baseball Game
Fireworks follow the home game at Dunn Field against the Victor Railriders, starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.


July 2nd
4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash at Americana Vineyards
Pack up the kids,

Who says the Finger Lakes is all about wine?! Finger Lakes Wine Country is overflowing with all sorts of craft beverages. Most people associate the area with its booming wine industry, but the beer scene is rapidly expanding as well. In fact, New York State's craft brewing industries are the fourth-largest in the country.


In conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, Finger Lakes Craft Beer Week celebrates the great local brews at more than 80 (and counting) breweries along the Finger

"The Finger Lakes makes it possible for parents to enjoy wine country without needing to leave the kids behind--or having to wait until the nest is empty. Parents like wine, too!"

-Kristy Wenz, visitor

1. Research wineries ahead of time.

Websites often mention kid-friendly areas, games, outdoor paths, and live music.

2. Prep your kids for winery behavior.

Ask them to stay near you, or in an area you designate as kid-safe. Remind them not to touch things that
A warm mug of "winter goodness"
at GRAFT wine + cider bar.

Although mulled wine is most commonly enjoyed in the fall and around the holidays, National Mulled Wine Day is celebrated on March 3rd each year. Dating back several centuries to medieval Europe, mulled wine has been an evolving tradition in many different cultures. There is a variety of recipes out there, but "mulled" simply means that the wine (which is traditionally red) is heated and spiced, making it the perfect treat to


Chemung County

• July 2: Fireworks following the Elmira Pioneers vs. Victor Railriders game at Dunn Field. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

• July 3: Eldridge Park Picnic & Pops Concert, Elmira. 5-10 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free bus shuttle from Wegmans parking lot. Handicapped parking entrance (only) is off Woodlawn Avenue

Schuyler County

• July 3: Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Cayuga Health Systems will host free fireworks show at Clute Memorial Park, Watkins Glen, at south end