Downtown Ithaca Events
From our four annual festivals, to monthly art gallery nights, to free live music & public performances, there’s always something going on Downtown!
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A safe and fun Halloween activity. Decorate a pumpkin with stickers and take it home to be your pet! Dressing up and costumes are highly encouraged - and don't forget your mask! This event starts September 27th and runs the whole month of October (to avoid crowds). Come to Alphabet Soup any time during our store hours. Free family fun!Find out more »
What better time than Fall to start getting cozy with good books? Read Local invites you to harvest all your books locally throughout the month of October! Join us by participating in celebrating Ithaca's abundance of books and all the shelves where you can find them! Shop at Odyssey Bookstore, Buffalo Street Books, Autumn Leaves Used Books, Comics for Collectors, and many other downtown businesses to purchase your reading materials. Plus, stop by the Tompkins County Public Library to find…Find out more »
What is it? You have some old records on your shelf. You sit and listen to them by yourself. But it doesn't quite move your soul. You know you could have a better role... Join us on the first Sunday of each month for PLAY YOUR VINYL, hosted by music-nerd-in-residence, DJ ha-MEEN - Ithaca, NY! Come play a *half-hour set* of your own vinyl records for an audience! Or, just kick back with a drank and vibe out! All you…Find out more »
Gallery Night Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company is a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of twenty venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time browser.Find out more »