While there is plenty to do year-round, summer is Cooperstown comes alive with various events, festivals, and concerts. From Baseball Hall of Fame events and summer concert series, there is something to do every weekend of the season. Discover these Cooperstown summer events and start planning your getaway today!
It really wouldn’t be summer in Cooperstown without an evening spent at the opera. Maybe one of the most beloved Cooperstown summer events, the Glimmerglass Festival brings a variety of original productions and rarely performed operas to our small town. This one-of-a-kind destination combines world-class opera and musical theater, for all to enjoy. The festival begins in July and continues through August.
Baseball Hall of Fame events
As the birthplace of baseball, planning a trip around one of the Baseball Hall of Fame events is a must!
Hall of Fame Classic
Kick off summer Memorial Day weekend with a true classic; The Hall of Fame Classic. Spectators will enjoy a seven-inning legends game featuring Hall of Famers and former major league players. The event is held at the Historic Doubleday Field.
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Another notable Cooperstown summer event is the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Held in July during the annual Induction Ceremony at the Clark Sports Center. Typically, more than four dozen Hall of Famers annually return for this event, with the weekend filled with fun activities and things to do. Admission to the ceremony is free and is televised live on MLB Network.
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Live music and festivals
If you love music, then summer in Cooperstown is where you want to be! From classical and jazz performances to waterfront shows and the Cooperstown concert series, there is something for everyone.
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
Since 1999, the Cooperstown Music Festival has offered more than 100 concerts, featuring various artists and genres such as jazz, classical, and bluegrass. In July and August, Cooperstown hosts a variety of concerts and performances. Be sure to check their schedule for all upcoming events.
Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series
Every summer, on Tuesdays at 7 PM, the historic bandstand at Lakefront Park lights up with musical performances for all to experience. Admission is always free, so bring your chair or blanket and relax amongst the starts on the shores of Otsego Lake for an evening of musical entertainment.
Mark your calendars for Brewery Ommegang’s summer concert series. Every year, Brewery Ommegang hosts an all-star lineup of well-known musical performers to its 136-acre farmstead. Past performers included Elvis Costello, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Death Cab for Cutie (coming in June 2019). Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as these concerts tend to sell out quickly.
Other museum events
Be sure to also check out other Cooperstown summer events happening at the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmer’s Museum, and Hyde Hall. Each offers its own unique events each summer so be sure to check their online schedules.
For more things to do in Cooperstown, visit The Inn at Cooperstown’s activities page.
Cooperstown, NY hotels
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