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Taste of Summer

Celebrate the summer season in Corning's downtown!  In July, sample a "taste" of our fabulous restaurants and businesses, and enjoy free live music throughout the night.

Taste of Summer, July 19, 2018 5-9 PM

Join us on Corning's Bridge Street to celebrate summer in out downtown!  Event participants will sample a "taste" of many Gaffer District restaurants and businesses, as the street will be closed.  In an effort to showcase small businesses within our gorgeous downtown, this event will feature Gaffer District restaurants and merchants only.  Children's activities and live music will ensure fun for the whole family.  

Taste of Summer-Bridge Street (Riverside Drive to Pulteney Street)

Thursday, July 19th


Steve Terwilliger Duo 5-6:30 PM

Hot Blooded 7-9:00 PM


  • Gaffer District businesses will feature fun and summery food, product or activities
  • Celebrity Judges vote on "Best BBQ in Downtown Corning"
  • Power Wheels Challenge-sponsored by Woodhull Raceway, Moe's Karting World and Black's Auto Service-register your racer here
  • Kids activities
  • Fun Giveaways
  • Manx Dune Buggy display
  • Watermelon Eating contest
  • Magic Joe-shows at 6:30 & 7:30 
  • Bruce Meyers will be signing autographs,  for more information about Bruce Meyers click here

The Taste of Summer Series is proudly sponsored by WENY, 95 the Met, Cool 96 and Wegmans. To learn more, visit or like Corning's Gaffer District on Facebook.

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