It's another fully-packed weekend in Central New York. Here are the Top 10 things we think you should check out.
For anyone who says, "there's nothing to do in Central New York," we found some great events happening this weekend. We tried to find a nice variety of activities from something for a "date night" idea, to an afternoon of fun for the whole family. So if you're looking for something to do, try one of these events...
Wine in the Wilderness at the Utica Zoo
Sat. June 3: 6p - 9p
PRICE: $35 in advance, $40 at the door $75 for "wine-enthusiast tickets" which get you in at 4p and include extra perks.
Sample New York State wines and beers while checking out all the animals. There will also be delicious snacks and live music. Wine slushies will be available as well.
Watch the Ride for Missing Children - Central New York
Fri. June 2
Hundreds of people participate in the Ride for Missing Children, which is a one day, 100 mile bike ride that will stop at area schools to bring awareness to child safety. Some of the areas where riders will pass by include Oneida High School, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Madison Oneida BOCES, Oriskany Central School, Westmoreland Road School, Marcy Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, General Herkimer Elementary, Barringer Road Elementary, and a handful of others.
Artisan's Day - Fort Stanwix
Sat. June 3: 9am - 5pm
Learn about everything that kept the fort up and running from blacksmiths, traders, tailors, and more. Plus there will be fun hands-on activities throughout the day.
Fireworks in Sauquoit
Fri. June 2
See the beautiful flashes of colors, hear the loud blasts, and be mesmerized by all the displays in the night sky. "Fireworks Over Sauquoit" happens at the Sauquoit Valley High School.
Yoga in the Square - Franklin Square
Sat. June 3: 9am - 10am
Start your Saturday morning with some nice, relaxing yoga to get you stretched out and ready to take on the day. This yoga class at Franklin Square is open to all age groups and all abilities. They do ask that you bring a mat with you.
21st Annual Mutt Strut in Herkimer
Sun. June 4: 12p - 3p
PRICE: Free (but if you get $25 in pledges you'll get a "Mutt Strut" t-shirt)
Get ready to spend a nice afternoon out with your four-legged friend at the Herkimer County Community College. The "Mutt Strut" is being put on by the Herkimer County Humane Society. Dogs must be leashed for the walk.
Jay & the Americans at Turning Stone
Sat. June 3: 8p - 9:30p
PRICE: $25 - $50
Want a night out with some great music at a great venue? Then head to the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino for "Jay & the Americans."
Paint and Sip Night in Utica
Sat. June 3: 7p - 9p
Celebrate the warmer weather as we get closer to the official first day of summer, with a Paint and Sip Night at Art & Vine on Genesee St. "Hummingbirds" is the theme for this painting.
Ninth Anniversary Party at Nail Creek
Sat. June 3 12p - 2a
PRICE: $10 (you'll also want money for drinks and food)
Help celebrate Nail Creek Pub & Brewery's 9th anniversary with music all day, drinks, and of course delicious food. The music starts at 1pm and will go all night until the place closes down.
Beauty and the Beast Auditions at the Rome Capitol Theatre
Sun. June 4: 6p AND Mon. June 5: 9p
Have you ever wanted to take the stage? Or are you someone who is very familiar with theatre arts? Well maybe it's your time to shine on the stage in "Beauty in the Beast" at the Capitol Theatre. Ages 7 to adult are needed to audition.