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2022 COVID Guidelines

As we welcome audiences back for live performances, the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff remain our highest priority. To that end, our policies and procedures are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and regulations from state and local governments, as well as the best practices in the performing arts industry, and the recommendations from the dedicated and knowledgable physicians on our Board of Directors. Please note that we will continue to monitor all relevant data and recommendations closely and make appropriate adjustments as deemed safe.
  • The Skaneateles Festival will not request proof of COVID vaccination nor proof of a recent negative COVID test result.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged inside indoor concerts but are not required. Should this change, if you have purchased tickets, you will receive an e-mail in advance with further information and masks will be provided at the door.
  • The Festival encourages audience members who feel ill or show symptoms of illness to stay home. To facilitate this, we are offering a flexible exchange policy. Call the Box Office at (315) 685-7418 and explain your situation; we will exchange your tickets to another 2022 Festival performance based on availability.

SKANEATELES FESTIVAL

Plan Your Visit

Exciting Area Activities

You have probably heard that Skaneateles ranks as one of the top small towns in the U.S.! If you are thinking of visiting, why not come during SkanFest to enjoy some of the concerts held throughout the month?

We are a village of shops and restaurants at the top of Skaneateles Lake – a pristine 16 mile long glacial lake – the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes. We are only 30 minutes from Syracuse and about an easy 60-70 minute drive from Binghamton, Ithaca, or Rochester.

There is always plenty to do during the day before each concert. If you are outdoorsy, imagine yourself kayaking, boating, or swimming in the lake or hiking the trails through the surrounding hills. There are also nearby wine trails on Cayuga and Seneca Lake and of course, Skaneateles’ own Anyela’s Vineyards, host of our Saturday concerts at the Robinson Pavilion.

The Finger Lakes, while known for wine, also home to many craft breweries and even a chocolate trail! Locally, we have many shops and galleries featuring local artisans to peruse and much local history to explore. Did you know that the Underground Railroad ran through this area and that William Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln, lived in Auburn at Seward House and helped Harriet Tubman establish a rest home there, now a national park site? Auburn, only about 10 miles west, features these historical museums and two highly regarded art museums, The Schweinfuth Art Center and The Cayuga Museum . You might even want to attend a performance at the Auburn Public Theater on a night you aren’t at one of our concerts.

The websites below have lots of information on these and other things to do locally.

THE LEAST COMMON INSTRUMENTS HEARD AT THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE THE

Didgeridoo, Erhu, Pipa, Mridangam, Theorbo and various instruments of a Balinese Gamelan

We hope to see you soon!

2022 SKANEATELES FESTIVAL | TERMS AND CONDITIONS | PRIVACY POLICY

97 E. GENESEE STREET | SKANEATELES, NY 13152 | 315.685.7418| MUSIC@SKANFEST.ORG