Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau Presents: Special Event Edition: Twenty-Something Sensational June Celebrations
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Dear EscapeMakers,

Kick-start the season of Syracuse summer shindigs with Taste of Syracuse, June 5 and 6 in Clinton Square! With live performances from popular bands of the area and over 80 local restaurants feeding you tasty treats and specialties for only a buck, you’d be remiss to, you know, miss it. And while you’re partying from square to square, why not duck into a unique downtown restaurant for everything from Asian to Italian and everything in between. 

"Splash others as you would wish to be splashed yourself." That’s how the saying goes, right? Try a leisurely weekend of canoeing and kayaking at Beaver Lake or experience the thrills of the Syracuse Hydrofest, June 20-21, at Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park!

Set your sights high, 500 feet high, that is, and head to the 30th Annual Jamesville Balloon Fest, June 12 through the 14, where gigantic hot-air balloons soar over Jamesville Beach Park. Stay grounded and hop on amusement rides, crunch on classic carnival cuisine, and jam out to the tunes of top local acts, like "Under the Gun" and "Whiskey Mae." Why not try your luck at winning a four-pack of tickets to the Balloon Fest?

Get your groove on and head up to Onondaga Community College for the Syracuse Jazz Fest June 26 and 27, featuring 8 internationally touring and recording acts including smooth jazz superstar, the "one and only", saxophonist Kenny G and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Southern-style deliciousness! A free outdoor concert from a Grammy Award winning musician? Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

Central New York is home to 40 golf courses, more than any other region in the Northeast. Several local hotels and golf courses have joined forces to create the Syracuse Area Golf Association (SAGA) to offer great discounts to travelers. Click here to sign up for a SAGA travel package that includes hotel accommodations, greens fees with a cart, plus a $20.00 Carousel Center gift certificate.*
*$20 Carousel Center gift certificate only guaranteed for the first 20 packages sold.

3 Days & 2 Nights at the Ramada Syracuse Hotel! Check out these attractions: Everson Museum, Erie Canal Museum, Onondaga Salt Museum, Little Italy Shopping Area, Carousel Center Mall, Museum of Science & Technology, Armory Square, Skaneateles Village.

April through October 2009 – based on hotel space availability. To book your package:
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Dan Millman – ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ June 25 at The Palace Theater.

Did you know the Syracuse Jazz Fest, June 26 and 27, has been the largest free jazz festival in the Northeast for the past 27 years?

Kevin Costner’s country-rock band, "Modern West," will be performing live this year at Taste of Syracuse, June 5 and 6!
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June 6, 13, 20, 27:
The Falsettos Murder at Glen Loch Restaurant

June 6:
Family Fishing Clinic

June 7:
5th Annual Strawberry Festival

June 7 & 14:
Family Astronomy: Life of Stars at the MOST

June 13:
Juneteenth Festival

June 19 – 21:
55th Annual Polish Festival

June 20:
Pride Parade & Festival

June 24 – 27:
Syracuse International Horse Show

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Syracuse Shock Minor League Football
Bingo: The Musical!
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Mills Garden at Thornden Park
Casting Crowns in concert at Landmark Theatre
CNY Regional Farmers Market

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