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Summer in Downtown Corning
Farmers Market | Music in the Square | Storytime In Centerway Square | Movie Night in Riverfront Park | NEW: You, Me & CCC Lectures in Centerway Square | CLICK ON EVENTS TAB ABOVE FOR MORE INFO!
Taste of Summer
Celebrate the summer season in Corning's downtown on July 25th, from 5-9PM on Bridge Street! Sample a "taste" of our fabulous restaurants and businesses, and enjoy free live music throughout the night | CLICK ON EVENTS TAB ABOVE FOR MORE INFO!
TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Recipient
"A beautiful historic street," says one senior TripAdvisor member. "...take time to walk along historic Market Street, shop, eat, and sometimes hear live music in Centerway Square. It is one of the nicest historic streets I have encountered."
An I Love New York® Top Shopping Destination
Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to have been mentioned as one of only seven major shopping destinations in all of New York State.
A Top Culinary Destination by Bon Appétit Magazine
The Gaffer District is also named as a top culinary travel destination for festivals and events throughout the entire Appalachian region, an honor reserved for only 39 other locations along the East Coast.
Named as One of 10 Great Streets by American Planning Association®
All year round, our District streets are alive with events, dining, & shopping!
Corning voted "The Most Fun Small Town in America!" by Rand McNally®
Meet your friends in Corning after work, celebrate the end of the day with a refreshing cocktail, wander through one of our art galleries, and indulge yourselves with a dessert from the Chocolate Trail.
#ExploreCorning
Known for its picturesque Centerway Square, our downtown is filled with the promise of fabulous shopping and amazing food!
Shop Local
When you shop locally in Corning, it makes a difference!
SHOP
EAT
Eat your way through Downtown Corning, recognized as a top culinary destination by the Bon Appetit Appalachia program!
PLAY
Visit one of our amazing museums, pamper yourself at one of our salons, indulge in our Chocolate Trail, or plan a night out with your friends!
STAY
Plan to make a weekend of it, and stay within walking distance of the center of downtown Corning.
Signature Series Events
Amazing Events All Year Long

You can always find fun, family-friendly events and activities in the Crystal City! Check out one of our festivals for decades-long traditions and visit downtown businesses for special events, live music, and more!

2019 GlassFest10, May 23-26
2019 GlassFest10, May 23-26
May 23 - May 26, 2019
Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, fine & fired art vendors, shopping, food, and more!
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Explore Downtown Corning

Spend time in Corning's Gaffer District, a downtown filled with small businesses, breathtaking streetscapes, and one delicious and delightful discovery after another.

Buildings Alive! Walking Tour
Buildings Alive! Walking Tour

Explore the past with the stories of our storefronts. Our historic walking tour will impress, intrigue, and educate as you stroll down the street.

Chocolate Trail
Chocolate Trail

Discover all the delectable chocolate delights available for purchase at more than 40 different businesses.

Full Business Directory
Full Business Directory

Choose from more than 250 businesses located in Corning's Gaffer District!

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