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A Taste Of Syracuse

A Taste Of Syracuse

Prepare your taste buds and lather on the sunscreen because it’s time for the annual summer festival, Taste of Syracuse. This event represents everything that makes Central New York livable, created by the public for the public Taste of Syracuse is an integral part of Syracuse summer culture and represents a successful public-private partnership. Running for 18 years, this two day event garners well over 175,000 visitors to the downtown area, bringing families and friends together for an inexpensive yet charming weekend.

The two-day event will begin on Friday, June 6th and continue through Saturday, June 7th taking place in and around Clinton Square from 11am-11pm.



2014 is an exciting year for Taste of Syracuse with the addition on 20 new restaurants/food vendors, bringing the total to 70 vendor to choose from. In addition to the scrumptious food available, visitors can see over 30 exhibitors including the trending jewelry of Alex and Ani.

Entrance to Taste of Syracuse is free to all but each vendor requires a small tasting fee of $1 per sample. Vendors range from new arrivals like the Jamaican Diner to old favorites like Dinosaur BBQ. Being able to experience such an array of flavors from local vendors in one place is definitely a treat.

“My favorite thing about Taste of Syracuse is that it brings people downtown, and families can have a fun day and night out without spending a lot of money,” says Pam Levine, the Galaxy Event Director.

Throughout the two-day event Taste of Syracuse, has lined up continuous live music on three different stages. To see the full line-up of performers check out Taste of Syracuse Entertainment.

On Saturday experience Blues, Brews and BBQ when the main stage is taken over by legendary blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland, from Austin TX, at 5pm until 6:30pm. At 9:00pm Blues Traveler, who has opened for the Rolling Stones takes the stage. While you enjoy the show you can snack on a sampling from Dinosaur BBQ, BoDean’s Smoked Chicken and Ribs, OC’s Fat Boy BBQ, and so much more.

In addition, be part of Paige’s Butterfly run to help fight pediatric cancer and fund hope. The race will begin early Saturday, June 7; for those interested visit Paige’s Butterfly Run for registration details.

About The Author

Ashley Villone

Master of Science in New Media Management


This site celebrates the people places, and culture that make Central New York one of the most vibrant and livable regions in the country. From Auburn to Utica, from Syracuse, to Ithaca, this is LivableCNY.

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