CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658




The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

January 29th – March 18th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County.                 315-255-1553 

February 8th – May 5th – “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”.  Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The exhibit explores social, folk and the fine art of dance as well as showcases our local dance schools and studios.  315-253-8051

February 18th – 25th – “February Break” Escape Cabin Fever – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Dress warm – museum tours, kids puzzle table, kids grain bin.  Open 11am-4pm.             315-252-7644

February 20th – 23rd – Winter Break Camp – Creation Station, 10 Seminary Ave., Auburn.   Morning craft camp.  Call to register.  315-406-3270.

February 20th – 24th – Fabulous February Fun Winter Break – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  2/20 – Presidents Day Party 1-3:30pm, $4.50.  2/21 – Mardi Gras Pigout 1-3:30pm, $6.50.  2/22 – Justin Bieber Day 1-3:30pm, $4.50.  2/23 – Doubledays Two for One Day 1-:3:30pm, $4.50.  2/24 – Decades Day 1-3:30pm, $4.50              315-252-8225

February 20th – 24th – Winter Art Camp – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Ages 6-12 9:30-11:30am.  A creative fiber arts project each day.  Fee.  Call to register.  Art camps incorporate high quality art making instruction with art history, gallery visits, class discussion, and other unique art-based experiences.  315-255-1553 


February 22nd – Where Have All the Insects Gone? – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling.  School Break Program.  Have you ever wondered what happens to all the insects in winter?  Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for this unique program on wintering insects.  There will be an inside presentation on the strategies insects use to survive the long, cold central NY winters, followed by a walk to seek out some of the wintering insects. Free and open to the public.  1pm.    315-947-6143.   

February 23rd – “Kevin Dorsey Solo” – Willard Chapel Community room, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.   Concert sponsored by Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Bring your lunch, listen to a free concert & shop in the Hospice Thrift Shop.  315-252-0339

February 24th & 25th – “Happy Happy” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  The tangy Norwegian comedy “’Happy, Happy” is a romantic lark about optimism and infidelity that begins each of its many-chaptered stories with four Norwegian guys outfitted in what look like a series of bad wedding suits and singing gospel tunes.  The gospel singers’ performances are so zesty and the lyrics do sort of set the stage for what will happen next, that you’re kind of happy, happy every time they show up.  2/24, 1 & 8pm, 2/25 8pm.  Tickets $5 online, $6 at the door.  315-253-6669

February 25th – Lucy Kaplansky – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  New York songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is becoming the troubadour laureate of modern city folk.’ —The Boston Globe Lucy harmonized on Colvin’s Grammy-winning Steady On, Nanci Griffith’s Lone Star State of Mind and Little Love Affairs, and four of John Gorka’s albums. She also landed soundtrack credits, singing with Vega on Pretty in Pink and with Griffith on The Firm, and several commercial credits, including ’The Heartbeat of America’ for Chevrolet.  Tickets $20, 6pm.  315-253-6669

February 25th – Hermann J. Wiemer Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  6:30 reception, 7:00pm dinner, 5 paired courses. $60/person.  Call for reservations.  315-364-8888 

February 25th – “So Long, and Thanks for all the Brains” BOOKSIGNING! – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come meet the editor of Strange Tales of Horror, signing the latest zombie anthology. 1pm.              315-515-3411

February 26th – Academy Awards Party and Live Broadcast – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Come watch the most glamorous awards show in Hollywood from the best seats in the house! See who’s hot and who’s not on the red carpet at 6:00 PM, then watch the stars accept their golden statues during the awards ceremony beginning at 7:00 PM- all on our MOVIE THEATER SCREEN.  Get out for a casually luxurious evening- FREE!       315-253-6669

March 2nd & 3rd – “What I Want My Words To Do To You” –  Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  “What I Want My Words To Do To You” offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler, consisting of 15 women, most of whom were convicted of murder. 3/2 1 & 8pm, 3/3 8pm.  Tickets $5 online or $6 at the door.  315-253-6669


March 2nd – “Ignite the Winter” – Downtown Auburn.  The event will feature a comfort food cook-off, where people can keep warm by tasting and judging their favorite chili, soups or chowders prepared by local restaurants and organizations. A renowned local ice sculptor will hold a live demonstration. The event will include live bands, street performers and horse-drawn wagon rides. 5-10pm, Exchange Street in the heart of Downtown Auburn.  315-252-7291

March 2nd – “Photo Exhibit” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Come view an exhibition of artwork by members of the Auburn Photography Club.  5-7:30pm.  .  315-253-6669

March 2nd – First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Area educators are invited to a special reception from 4-5pm.  Learn more about opportunities for teachers and students at the Art Center.  From 5-8pm, enjoy light refreshments, art making, and see Both Ends of the Rainbow, an annual Cayuga County student and senior citizens event.  Free.  315-255-1553

March 2nd – First Friday Event – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  The Seward House will showcase an Alaska themed exhibit in the gift shop and serve light refreshments. This theme is celebrating the March 30, 1867 purchase of Alaska spearheaded by Sec. Seward.  5-8pm  315-252-1283

March 2nd – First Friday Event – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Student dancers from the Partnership for Results extended school day program perform a dance routine from their show ’Harriet, The Musical:  Journey to Freedom’.  5pm.  View the exhibit “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”. 5-8pm.  Free  315-253-8051

March 2nd – Winter Rhapsody – Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn.  Presented by the Auburn Chamber Orchestra at 7:30pm.  Join them for an evening of classical music.  Suggested donation $5. 

March 5th & 6th – Mardi Gras Party – King Ferry Winery & Long Point Winery, Cayuga Wine Trail.  King Ferry Winery & Long Point Winery, plus Cayuga Wine Trail. Experience the frivolity as you go from winery to winery receiving other Mardi Gras Beads, a chance to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes plus participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.   At your starting point winery you’ll receive a wine glass, wine and food pairings and recipe cards at each winery plus those incredible beads.  Sat. & Sun. 10AM – 5PM. Tickets – Advance $25, Designated Driver $20, At the Door $30.(plus handling fee & sales tax).  800-684-5217





March 6th – Latin Cuisine – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our Latin Cuisine class is the perfect way to spice up a winter evening.  You’ll learn how to make six exotic dishes through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Dishes will span a variety of courses, and will include protein preparation and cooking, traditional Latin starches, and a classic Latin dessert. Enjoy lively Latin music in the kitchen, then join your fellow participants in a glass of wine as you eat the feast you’ve made together. Dinner at 8:30pm, 12 person maximum.  Starts at 6 – $115/person.  Call for reservations as space is limited.  866-364-8808





Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV

The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn



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