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171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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January 2018

Winter Sale Weekend 2018

January 25 - January 28
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The holidays are over, but that doesn't mean the sales need to end. From Jan. 25 - 28, many Downtown Ithaca specialty shops and boutiques will be offering hot deals, winter closeouts, and artist seconds as part of the annual Winter Sale Weekend. Participating shops: The Cornell Store on the Ithaca Commons Benjamin Peters - clearance deals on winter clothing, 30-70% off! Life's So Sweet Chocolates - Sweet Seconds Sale. Save up to 40% off! Alphabet Soup Handwork, Ithaca's Artisan Cooperative - 15-75% off…

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July 2018

Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week

July 23 - July 27
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week is a week when we honor the exceptional employees hard at work downtown.  Throughout the week there are all sorts of great deals, treats, and fun things for downtown employees to do culminating in the wildly popular and deceptively competitive Office Worker Olympics.  Teams are already practicing their rubber band archery and paperclip chains as you read this! Thank you to our 2018 Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Sponsors for making this celebration possible!   Downtown…

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Weekend Summer Sale

July 26 - July 29
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Mark your calendars! Set a smartphone reminder! Downtown Ithaca’s Weekend Summer Sale is coming up Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th. Refresh your summer style with summer closeout apparel and accessories. Score some great deals on artists’ seconds inside galleries and gift shops. Not sure where to park, valet your car at the Hilton Garden Inn or Ithaca Marriott and they’ll take care of it for you. Participating Shops include: Sew Green - 20% off all Eileen Fisher Renew apparel,…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: Searson

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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For over a decade Searson has toured the world with their unique blend of high-energy fiddling, passionate vocals, and intimidate step-dancing. At the core of Searson, are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. This talented quartet performs sets that feature their original style of “Canadian Celtic Pop”, which includes a mix of traditional and original instrumental and vocal selections. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public.…

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August 2018

CFCU Summer Concert Series: Fall Creek Brass Band & We Are Ithaca Celebration

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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On August 2nd, celebrate the We Are Ithaca portrait project with a performance by Fall Creek Brass Band, Ithaca’s friendly neighborhood brass band! Fall Creek Brass Band is exciting, vivacious, celebratory, and highly danceable brass funk, rock, pop, and hip-hop on horns and drums. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons in downtown Ithaca. (In case of heavy rain or other extreme weather,…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: Stone Cold Miracle

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents: Stone Cold Miracle Ithaca hometown favorites Stone Cold Miracle return to rock the CFCU Summer Concert Series on August 9th. Vocal sensation Trece Stevenson and a band made up of veteran local musicians will have you dancing on the Commons. "Stone Cold Miracle is heavy. Heavy on the funk, the soul, and the unyielding energy... Live, the band brings an intensity and rawness that is honest and real." - Ithaca Times The CFCU Summer Concert…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: The Hilltoppers

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The Hilltoppers are "Bluegrass the way everyone likes it!" Come on out to dance and enjoy an August evening on the Commons with a mix of classic bluegrass and creative takes on cover songs by these Ithaca natives. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, in downtown Ithaca. (In case of heavy rain or other extreme weather, concerts may be moved to The Range -…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: East Hill Classic Jazz Band

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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At this special Saturday afternoon show, we celebrate 40 years of the East Hill Classic Jazz Band! The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, in downtown Ithaca. The History Center in Tompkins County is publishing a book this summer chronicling the band's career titled "Ithaca Our Home: A Forty Year Musical Odyssey in Tompkins County," featuring photos, stories by Johnny Russo and the band,…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: The Blind Spots

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The Blind Spots bring the "moxy rock" to the CFCU Summer Concert Series stage August 23rd! This all-original 5-piece band features electrifying lead vocalist and force of nature Maddy Walsh, with their solid-as-a-rock rhythm section, eclectic library of keyboard sounds, and bold and inventive electric guitar stylings. Come out to rock, roll, and dance with Ithaca's homegrown rock stars. The CFCU Summer Concert Series is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Performances take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series: Kwame Binea Shakedown

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Kwame Binea Shakedown brings their unique blend of rock & roll, silky soul, screaming blues and folk to the CFCU Summer Concert Series on August 30th.  Kwame Binea Shakedown hits the CFCU Summer Concert Series stage Thursday, August 30th. This NYC-based band has performed all over iconic New York City music venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaway and their Summer Residency at Arlene’s Grocery as well as shows across the East…

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September 2018

CFCU Summer Concert Series: Gunpoets

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Join Ithaca hip-hop favorites Gunpoets to close out the CFCU Summer Concert Series in style on September 6th. Since the band formed in 2008, their energized fan base has helped propel them to the top of the Central New York music scene. Gunpoets have become staples at regional festivals such as the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival and the Great Blue Heron Music Festival. Over the band's eight years together, they have also become in-demand headliners at clubs and concert series across the…

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November 2018

Plaid Friday

November 23
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States

Plaid Friday, a celebration of downtown’s diverse and creative local and independent businesses and a reminder to shoppers to show support for downtown’s business owners who rely on their dollars to continue to provide their goods and services to the community. Plaid Friday is tamer and much more pleasurable alternative shopping experience when compared to the day’s national big-box shopping frenzy known as Black Friday where crowds of people stampede through the stores looking for deals on merchandise that are…

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Shift Your Shopping Weekend in Downtown

November 23
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One event on November 24, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on November 26, 2018 at 12:00am

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this special time of year by presenting Shift Your Shopping Weekend. Three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special deals, contests, activities, demonstrations, cider tastings, and more to their customers. These 3 days are Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cider Monday! Enjoy Free Parking on the streets & in the garages during Shift Your…

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Cider Monday

November 26
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Cider Monday is tasty alternative to Cyber Monday.

During Cider Monday, visitors who come downtown to shop inside brick-and-mortar retail stores around the district can enjoy perks like complimentary cider while they shop for gifts, smiling faces, personalized customer service, complimentary gift wrapping, special offers and special cider tastings by local cider makers.

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December 2018

Santa’s Arrival in Downtown Ithaca

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States

Join us in this annual tradition of welcoming Santa to Downtown Ithaca! Santa's Schedule: 11:00am: Enjoy a lively dance performance by The Next Jennaration 11:30am: Fall Creek Brass Band will get our toes tapping as we prepare for Santa's arrival 12:00pm: Santa and his elves will rappel down from the roof of Center Ithaca onto Trolley Circle! 12:15pm - 3:00pm: Santa will head inside for photos (FREE, please bring your camera) 1:00pm - 1:45pm: Enjoy a musical performance by Ithaca Talent Education inside…

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12th Annual Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival

December 6 - December 8
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One event on December 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 9:00am

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States

Ice Fest is an annual tradition in Downtown Ithaca! What holiday season would be complete without a celebration of cold weather and cold weather sports...like Ice Carving and a Chowder Cook Off! Click here for more information about Ice Fest

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