Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival Has Surprises in Store (and on the Sidewalks)


After being rescheduled and relocated last year due to the pandemic, Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return to the village this summer, July 15-17.

The family-friendly event runs along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

“Curbstone is a longstanding tradition in the village—one that families plan their summer vacations around,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “The streets come alive with unique offerings, while children are enchanted by balloon art and juggling.”

As in past years, more than 30 merchants will take part. Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:

  • Imagine will offer discounts of up to 50% on select merchandise.
  • Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer sales on Wüsthof cutlery, Swiss Diamond cookware and Cuisinart products and host guests from Lockwood Lavender Farm, Clean Slate Farm, Finger Lakes Harvest and Ayvaco. Check the shop’s Facebook or Instagram accounts for dates and times.
  • Gallery 54 will feature sales on jewelry, paintings, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, prints, cards, photography and wood art. 
  • Fleur de lis Floral Design will offer specials on succulents, cacti and assorted small house plants.
  • cate & sally will offer closeouts and specials on a wide selection of clothing and accessories, including Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and Eileen Fisher.
  • The Wandering Kind will offer 20-60% off dresses, tops, shorts, jeans, jewelry and accessories. 
  • Emma + James will offer 30% off clearance items and 40% off select full-price items.
  • Skaneateles300 will feature deep discounts on shoes, accessories, denim, dresses and more.
  • The Local Branch will offer 20-50% off hand-printed apparel, leather samples and home goods; 10% off purchases over $100 inside the store; and free giveaways each day with email signup.
  • Drooz + Co. will offer sales on household goods and decor, gift items, puzzles and jewelry.
  • Sea Culture Brand and Sakran & Shaw will host pop-ups by Barn Blooms flower farm and Milk House Roastery.
  • The Savage Homestead will offer 50% off discontinued soy candle scents, 25-50% off additional items, and a complimentary canvas tote bag with purchases over $100, while supplies last. 

Several nonprofit organizations will be on hand, including Baltimore Woods, the Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles Lake Association, Skaneateles Foundation, Central New York Land Trust, Americans Serving Abroad Project (A.S.A.P.) and John D. Barrow Art Gallery, which will sell giclée prints, ready-to-hang canvas wraps, candles and notecards. The gallery will be open extended hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout the event.

The Jackman Twins, who perform magic, juggling and balloon art, will entertain from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  

Sightseeing cruises will be offered each day by Mid-Lakes Navigation. For schedule updates, go to Tickets can be ordered online, by calling 315-685-8500 or in person at 3 W. Genesee St.

While you’re in town, check out the Skaneateles Library’s summer book sale, running 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Village Hall truck bays, 26 Fennell St. (The sale continues noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; bag sale is noon to 4 p.m. July 24 and 25.)

Parking for the Curbstone Festival is available at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where parking is 75 cents an hour and all-day parking is $6. Free parking is available on various side streets, in the parking lot on Fennell Street between Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware and SAVES, and by the Austin Park Pavilion (across from St. Mary’s Church on Jordan Street).

All COVID-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State will be followed.

For more information, go to or or call 315-685-0552.


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