Effective 3/16/20 Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce events, seminars, conferences, and gatherings are all postponed. We anticipate re-scheduling these events when appropriate, and/or potentially leveraging videoconferencing to assist us. In the meantime please call our offices during regular business hours with any questions at (607) 535-4300, and thank you for your support and patience.
come out and enjoy on the first friday of every month!
Enjoy tastings of local products during this fun (and delicious) event series on the first Friday of May, June, and July each year from 5-8 pm in downtown Watkins Glen, sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company. Special experiences oftentimes round out the experience. Join in the fun! To participate, simply stop by the Visitor Center (214 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen) at the start of the event to purchase an event ticket. This event takes place rain or shine*. Don’t let a little rain or cold keep you away. All tastings take place inside our downtown shops and it’s important to get out and support them year-round!
Participants, members and non-members alike pay only $5 (temporarily reduced from the previous pricing, and a great bargain!) at the Chamber and receive a souvenir tasting glass, wrist band, and map with all the locations.
Don't forget about our loyalty card for locals! Receive a stamp for each Friday on Franklin event you attend.
May 1, 2020: Celebrity Night -- This event has been postponed.
June 5, 2020: Dog Days of Summer
Two and four-legged friends join us this for all the normal Friday on Franklin happenings with some extras!
Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome! Bring a donated Item for the Schuyler County Humane Society! Four-legged friends will receive a special treat!
July 3, 2020: Fireworks on Franklin
Let's celebrate Independence Day together! Join us for all the normal Friday on Franklin happenings and then grab your lawn chair, your blanket, your family, and friends, and get ready to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake at 9:30 pm!