We don't want to hear anyone say there's nothing to do this weekend. We had no problem coming up with 10 events in 10 seconds. 

Polish-American Parish Festival

Saint Mary’s of New York Mills is hosting the Polish-American Parish Festival
Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th enjoy traditional polish and American foods, a flea market and entertainment.
Friday, August 4th Festival 5-11PM Flea Market 9AM-10PM
Entertainment 6-11PM
Saturday, August 5th Mass 4 PM
Festival 5-11PM Flea Market 9AM-10PM
Entertainment 6-11PM Traditional Polish and American Foods
Famous Polish Platter (Best Deal in Town!)
Legal Beverages (Domestic and Polish Beer, Wine/Wine Coolers, Soda)
Games of Chance–Theme Raffle Baskets–Bake Sale-Children Games-Polish Booth
Money Raffle: $2,500 in Prize Money
Early Bird Prize drawing for $500 on Friday Night
Grand Prize Drawing for $1,000 plus 5 prizes of $200 each on Saturday Night (need not be present to win)
A fun Family festival! A great summer experience!

The Utica Zoo Brewfest With 96.1 The Eagle

This a fantastic fundraiser Saturday, August 5th, from 6 - 9 pm. Sample over a hundred craft beers on tap including “Zoo York State IPA” from Woodland Farm Brewery, an IPA made from 100% New York State ingredients. This is the zoo’s largest adult fundraiser of the year and is limited to the first 3000 people. Tickets include pint glass, beer, cider, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music by China Pig and Soup Bone Charlie, food samples from Applebee’s, Domino’s, Celtic Harp, and UNO Pizzeria & Grill. Participate in the silent auction inside the zoo’s auditorium, where you can bid on and win electronics, gift certificates, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more. Follow the link for more information and tickets.

Drums Along The Mohawk

For over 38 years, Music for Kids, Inc., the non-profit parent corporation of Drums Along the Mohawk, has provided premier summertime entertainment by world-class drum and bugle corps. See this thrilling show on Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:30 pm at Rome Free Academy Stadium. Tickets are still available to the show call 315-339-6484 or go to drumsalongthemohawk.com.

 Schuyler’s Car And Corn Show

August 5th, at 282 Wood Lane in Utica, is the 19th Annual Corn and Car Show with lots of activities for all ages. There’s face painting, a bounce house, a hula hoop contest, petting zoo and you could win $1,000.00 while eating corn on the cob!

      • 4:30 – Gates open and wine slushies start flowing with plenty of food vendors.
      • 5:00 – Corn eating qualification starts, car show opens and the hula hoop contest.
      • 5:30 – Blues Brothers
      • 6:60 – Live music by Jon Liebers
      • 8:30 – Corn eating contest with a $1,000 prize.
      • 9:15 – Fireworks

American Cancer Society’s ‘Bark For Life’

The American Cancer Society is hosting their ‘Bark For Life‘ on Saturday, August 5th in Forestport, NY.  Help fight cancer with your best friend at your side. Bark For Life is a quarter-mile and one-mile non-competitive walk on a preplanned route from 9 am to Noon starting at KevAnna’s on Route 28. There will be games, contests, giveaways, raffles, vendors, and so much more before and after the walk, including a pet/owner look-a-like contest, doggie push-ups, and the fastest retrieve contest. There will also be a demonstration from the Oneida County Sherriff’s Department K-9 Unit. Registration begins at 9 am and the walk starts at 10 am. Pre-registration is $15 online or $20 on site the day of the event. For more information about Bark For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org.

See Santana

The ten-time Grammy winner is playing Saturday, August 5th at Bethel Woods, NY. The next chance to catch a show is at Turning Stone Respot Casino on the 16th. Santana's Transmogrify Tour kicked off on June 23 in Woodinville, Washington.

Otsego County Fair in Morris

The Otsego County Fair is underway this week in Morris NY. Saturday is Children's Day and they'll give away 100 bikes to kids who need them. Registration begins at 1 pm. On Sunday see the demolition derby in the Grandstand at 1 pm and again at 6 pm. the Gillett mid-way also offers one price rides from 12- 5 pm.

Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions 

With this free event you can see luxurious silk gowns, finely tailored suits, and children’s mourning attire will be featured in the museum’s period room settings. This will be the first time that a selection of clothing worn by the Williams-Proctor women will be exhibited at the museum. Their wardrobes, like those of other women of the Victorian era, display a sophisticated balancing act among requirements of fashion, etiquette, status and personal taste. The exhibition will showcase some seldom-seen examples of women’s gowns, menswear and children’s ensembles. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art
is located at 310 Genesee St. Utica, NY.

3rd Annual Herkimer Diamond Days Street Festival

Herkimer Diamond Days is a  free event focusing on bringing the community together with fun, family-friendly activities, and attractions. Here's the schedule of events:

Friday, August 4th

  • 5 pm chicken BBQ (by Herkimer PBA)
  • Boy Scouts hot dog sale
  • Food truck vendors
  • 5:30 - 8 pm, local band, Light the Fuse
  • 8 - 12 pm Syracuse band, Under the Gun
  • 9:30 comedian, Phil Canarelli
  • 9:45 comedian, Brendan McGurkSaturday, August 5th

Saturday, August 5th

  • 10 am - 6 pm (some until 10 pm) many various Street and Food vendors all day, along with kid's activities, face painting, 50/50 and raffles.
  • 10 am Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (Mary St)
  • 11 - 12:30 Steve Napolitano on stage
  • 9 am - 3 pm Car Show in Myers Park (presented by the Elks Lodge )
  • 11 - 2 pm Utica Zoo mobile
  • 11:30 - 4:30 dunk tank
  • 1 pm - 3:30 ARC Celebration of the Spirit concert (420 E German St)
  • 1 pm and 3 pm, magician, Jim Okey
  • 4 pm announcement winner 50/50
  • 4 - 5 pm, local band, No Reason
  • 5:30 -8 pm, local band, Light the Fuse
  • 8:30 pm - 12 pm, Johnstown band, Maddhaus

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