Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.

International Mud Day

Mud slides, Mud pools, Mud pies, Mud art = MUD FUN! Started in 2008 in Nepal and Australia, International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide as a chance to celebrate nature and the great outdoors by getting muddy.
Date/time: June 27 1-4pm
Location: Ithaca Children’s Garden
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9585-international-mud-day.html

Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Get ready to explore the ancient seas of central New York! Search for trilobites, brachiopods, and a myraid of other creatures up to 400 million years old!
Date/time: June 20 11am-2pm
Location: Museum of the Earth
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10395-fossil-collecting-field-trip-tully-ny.html

Summer Solstice Celebration

Our favorite season, but that’s just our opinion. Come celebrate the beginning of lake swimming, outdoor cooking, and basking in the sunshine.
Date/time: June 20 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Cayuga Nature Center
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10340-summer-solstice-celebration.html

Narrated Lake Cruise

Every body wants a boat, or a friend with a boat. Cruise the beauty of Cayuga Lake on the MV Haendel while experiencing an introduction to the history of Ithaca.
Date/time: Various dates and times available.
Location: Ithaca Farmer’s Market
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10326-1-hour-narrated-lake-cruise.html

CRAQ Barn Party

A weekend full of all things Ithacan! Camping, music, food trucks, bonfires and the sweet taste of summer.
Date/time: June 27-28
Location: 6340 Carman Rd. Trumansburg, NY
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470570283233848/1489974874626722/

Ithaca Fireworks Celebration

A community funded fireworks extravaganza! Start the night off with music, games and picnics followed by the National Anthem and a welcome from Mayor Svante Myrick. Help support the community tradition with the link below!
Date/time: July 1 9:45
Location: Anywhere really, but we recommend the lake!
Site: http://ithacafireworks.peaksmaker.com/

Antique and Vintage Flea Market

Retro, vintage, antique & re-purposed furniture, vintage clothing & jewelry and art. Items for your kitchen, home and garden. You name it, they probably have it! Food and coffee vendors too!
Date/time: June 13 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: FOUND in Ithaca
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10079-antique-vintage-flea-market-the-found-flea.html

Lip Sync Battle

Grab your team and choose your song, the battle has begun! Enjoy food and drinks while you battle it out for best lip sync-er. Prizes include $50 gift cards for best performance, dance and costumes!
Date/time: June 25 9:00pm
Location: Rulloffs
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10376-2nd-lip-sync-battle-at-rulloff-s.html 

Haunted Ithaca Tour

All things creepy and grim! Hear the chilling stories of the 1879 bobsled accident, the cursed wood of the Columbia Inn, Old Greeny – Cayuga Lake’s monster, the 1960s UFO craze, and spirits that still linger in Ithaca.
Date/time: June 19 at 8:00pm various times and dates available
Location: DeWitt park
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10357-haunted-ithaca-tour.html

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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.