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A Syracuse Mom’s Guide to July 2016

There are so many things to do in Syracuse and across Central New York in July! We will be adding updates here as they come, so make sure to bookmark and visit our guide often (it’s super mobile friendly, too, for when you’re out and about and on the go!) to help you plan the best summer of fun, ever!

A Syracuse Mom’s Guide to July 20162

Date City Address Time
7/1/16 Baldwinsville Paper Mill Island, 136 Spensieri Avenue, Baldwinsville 9:30 PM
7/1/16 Syracuse Inner Harbor, Syracuse 9:30 PM
7/1/16 Watertown Thompson Park, Gotham Street, Watertown 9:30 PM
7/2/16 Fulton Fulton Speedway, 1603 County Route 57, Fulton 9:30 PM
7/2/16 Interlaken Americana Vineyards Winery, 4367 E Covert Road, Interlaken 10:00 PM
7/2/16 Oswego Oswego Speedway, 300 E. Albany St., Oswego 9:30 PM
7/2/16 Syracuse NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse 9:30 PM
7/3/16 Auburn Emerson Park, 6914 E Lake Rd
9:00 PM
7/3/16 Brewerton Route 11, Brewerton 9:30 PM
7/3/16 Cortland Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York Lake, Homer 10:00 PM
7/3/16 Fair Haven Over the bay, Fair Haven 9:30 PM
7/3/16 Oswego Breitbeck Park, West 8th Street, Oswego 9:30 PM
7/3/16 Syracuse NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse 9:30 PM
7/4/16 Cazenovia Lakeside Park, Forman Street, Cazenovia 9:00 PM
7/4/16 Manlius Village Park, Route 92, Manlius 9:00 PM
7/4/16 Sylvan Beach Oneida Lake Shore, Harborview Drive 10:00 PM
7/9/16 East Syracuse East Syracuse Elementary School, Kinne Street 9:30 PM

Family Swim Night
Friday July 1st

Chips, hotdogs, watermelon, and drinks will be provided!

Where: 500 McCool Ave, at Ellis Field Park in the Village of East Syracuse
When: 6pm to 8pm
Cost: Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

34th Annual Syracuse Jazz Festival
Saturday July 2nd – Sunday July 3rd

Don’t miss an eclectic mashup of musical styles from well-known world class musicians at the Northeast’s largest Jazz festival.

Where: OCC Campus – 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse
When: 3pm to 10pm
Cost: Free event – parking is $5-$10, and there will be for trucks on site to purchase food.

Outdoor Movie at Green Lakes State Park
Saturday July 2nd

Enjoy a free outdoor movie showing of Cinderella at the Lakeview Picnic Area! At 8pm there will be a campfire, s’mores and popcorn, and at 9pm Cinderella will begin to play on an inflatable screen. Bring chairs, bug spray, and blankets. If rainy, contact the park office to see if the movie has been moved to an indoor location (315-637-6111).

Where: Green Lakes State Park – 7900 Green Lakes Road Fayetteville
When: 8pm to 10pm
Cost: Free event

Outdoor Movie at Lysander Park
Sunday July 3rd

Enjoy a free outdoor showing of The LEGO Movie at Lysander Park!

Where: Lysander Park, Baldwinsville
When: 8pm to 10pm
Cost: Free event. There will be snacks like popcorn, candy, snow cones, cotton candy, juice, water, and more for purchase.

Kids Zone at Fort Brewerton
Sunday July 3rd

Enjoy fun for the whole family with a bounce house, inflatable slide, gymnastics and karate demonstrations, balloons, crafts, ice cream, face painting and more!

Where: Route 11, Fort Brewerton
When: 12pm to 4pm
Cost: Free event, snacks for purchase

Tykes Tuesday
Tuesday July 5th

Head to the Canyon at Destiny USA every Tuesday this summer for interactive activities for children through the age of 12.

Where: Destiny USA – 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse
When: 12pm to 2pm
Cost: Free event

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
Wednesday July 6th

Pick wild raspberries and blackberries, and then try your hand at cranking out some delicious homemade ice cream.

Where: Beaver Lake Nature Center – 8477 East Mud Lake Road Baldwinsville
When: 1:30pm
Cost: $5

Eric Carle Author Party
Wednesday July 6th

Celebrate the beloved children’s author with fun food, activities and cartoons for the whole family.

Where: Liverpool Public Library
When: 2pm to 3pm
Cost: Free

Teen Yoga Class
Monday July 11th

An introductory yoga class for children in grades 7-12.

Where: NOPL – 100 Trolley Barn Lane North Syracuse
When: 2pm to 3pm
Cost: Free

Story time and Walk in the Park
Tuesday July 12th

Take a StoryWalk in the park with the Liverpool Public Library. Ages 5 and under with caregiver.

Where: Onondaga Lake Park near the Wegman’s Playground
When: 10:15am to 10:45am
Cost: Free

Superhero Day at the Liverpool Public Library
Thursday July 14th

Children between the ages of 5 and 10 can dress up like their favorite superhero, eat super snacks and partake in fun activities. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Liverpool Public Library
When: 2pm to 3pm
Cost: Free

Family Fort Night
Friday July 15th

For families with children ages 2+, bring your blankets/sheets and pillows from home to build forts, and enjoy special stories, activities, pizza and s’mores. Pre-registration is required.

Where: DeWitt Community Library at ShoppingTown Mall, Dewitt
When: 6pm to 7:30pm
Cost: Free

17th Annual Syracuse Nationals
Friday July 15th – Sunday July 17th

Don’t miss one of the largest classic car shows in the country, which features over 8,000 cars, 90,000 people, and 400 vendors!

Where: New York State Fairgrounds
When: 8am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, 8am to 3pm on Sunday
Cost: Adults – $18, Children 6 to 12 – $8, Children 5 and under – free

Story time and Walk in the Park
Tuesday July 19th

Take a StoryWalk in the park with the Liverpool Public Library. Ages 5 and under with caregiver.

Where: Onondaga Lake Park near the Wegman’s Playground
When: 10:15am to 10:45am
Cost: Free

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Zoovie
Thursday July 21st

Bring the whole family to tour the zoo and enjoy an outdoor animal-themed movie experience on a beautiful summer night! Limited seating is provided – bring your own blankets and/or chairs.

Where: Rosamond Gifford Zoo – One Conservation Place, Syracuse
When: Zoo opens at 6pm Movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
Cost: Members: $5 per person, Non-Members: $10 per person, Children 2 and Under: Free. Hot dogs, popcorn, light snacks and refreshments available for purchase at the Courtyard Cafe.

The Young Performers’ Edition of The Wizard of Oz
Friday July 22nd – Saturday July 23rd

Join the students of the Landmark Theatre Camp as they bring The Wizard of Oz to the Landmark stage.

Where: Landmark Theatre – 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse
When: Friday 7pm and Saturday 3pm
Cost: Adults: $16, Children 12 and under $10

Butterfly Chase
Saturday July 23rd

Get up close and learn all about the majestic Monarch butterfly, then have fun running through the fiends with grab nets to see how many you can catch.

Where: Baltimore Woods Nature Center – 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: 11am to 12pm
Cost: $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers

Story time and Walk in the Park
Tuesday July 26th

Take a StoryWalk in the park with the Liverpool Public Library. Ages 5 and under with caregiver.

Where: Onondaga Lake Park near the Wegman’s Playground
When: 10:15am to 10:45am
Cost: Free

Oswego Harborfest
Thursday July 28th – Sunday July 31st

Don’t miss the 29th annual Oswego Harborfest – especially the Children’s Parade on July 29th at 1:30pm! There will be many pre-parade activities at Breitbeck Park, and following the parade, parents can bring their children to the Oswego Health Activity Area, located at Novelis Family Park, to enjoy a carnival-like setting with many games and prizes for children.

Where: Oswego
When: Varies each day
Cost: Free entrance

Walk on the Wild Side
Friday July 29th

Visit the Wild Animal Park and help make wishes come true with the Make A Wish Foundation of Central New York! This event features admission to the Wild Animal Park, a welcome backpack with goodies, dinner for ages 3+, games, raffles, demonstrations, and much more! Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Where: Wild Animal Park – 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango
When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 3-12, and children ages 2 and younger are free.

S’mores and Stars
Friday July 29th

Enjoy a campfire and s’mores, then finish this special night looking and learning about the night sky through specialized telescopes

Where: Reserve Shelter ball field at Green Lakes State Park
When: 7pm to 9pm
Cost: Free with park entrance

46th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
Friday July 29th – Sunday July 31st

Enjoy a 3-day showcase of arts and crafts exhibits featuring more than 160 artists, music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and fun activities.

Where: Columbus Circle, downtown Syracuse
When: Friday and Sunday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
Cost: Free admission

Campfire Cooking
Sunday July 31st

Learn how to make some tasty treats over the campfire! Pre-registration is required.

Where: 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville
When: 11am or 2pm
Cost: Free with park admission

Have we left out a family friendly event or activity that’s happening in July? Please let us know in the comments below or send us an email: [email protected] Thanks!

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