If you're looking for an excuse to venture to Ithaca, look no further. We've hand selected the five can't-miss events to kick off summer. From festivals to cabarets, doggie fashion shows to charity events, Ithaca and Tompkins County have plenty going on to please the whole family!
Friday, June 3rd - Celebrate Handwork Cooperative's 40th birthday this Friday, Gallery Night, coiniciding with the Ithaca Festival. Handwork members Renata Wadsworth and Chet Salustri will be demonstrating how they make their one-of-a kind-ceramics, using hand building and pottery wheel techniques. They will also be offering a 20% off store-wide Customer Appreciation Sale on June 3rd & 4th! Learn more.
Saturday, June 4 - Dress up the dogs and bring them, the family & friends to Americana’s annual Local Rescue and Shelters Benefit – this year for Browncoat Cat Rescue, Pet the Pet, the Beverly Animal Shelter & Fetch a Friend Rescue! A day of games, raffles, live music all day starting at noon graciously donated by El Caminos, Radio London & The Purple Valley; food & wine, pet & people vendors, and new this year, the Woodstock themed Doggie Divas Fashion Show at 4:30 make this a fun day for everyone! Learn more.
Tuesday, June 14 - Ithaca's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry invites you to enjoy the area’s finest food & beverages from over 75 local restaurants, wineries and microbreweries.100% of the money raised is used to give grants to organizations involved in mitigating childhood hunger (60% stays local.) Learn more.
Tuesday, June 7 - Filmakers Jesse and Jeremy Veverka will give you a sneak peak of their soon to be released documentary,Passfire, about fireworks, the people who make them and the cultures behind them across the globe. Learn more.