Annual Events in Downtown Corning

There's never a dull moment in downtown Corning. The Gaffer District offers a full schedule of annual events and live music held throughout the year that celebrates our history, diversity, and vibrancy!

Glassblowing at GlassFest


Make sure to join us each May for our annual GlassFest, as we honor our rich history of world-class glass production with live fire art demonstrations, musical performances, art vendors, and so much more! 

Performers at Sparkle

Crystal City Christmas

Or, join us for our annual celebration of Christmas in the Crystal City, featuring the Parade of Lights and Sparkle, to discover why Corning has been named one of the "Best Christmas Towns to Put on Your Holiday Bucket List" by Country Living Magazine!

Live Music at HARVEST Festival

HARVEST Festival

Visiting the Finger Lakes during Fall? Plan on visiting our Harvest Festival, featuring a four-block long farmer's market and live music throughout Corning!

Looking for something to do in between our annual events? See here for fun weekly, monthly, and annual events in downtown Corning.

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