Events & Atttractions



Returning for a second year, the Toyota Drive Center is ready to hand you the keys and let you experience their most popular vehicles. Syracuse Auto Expo licensed drivers can get behind the wheel of some of the newest Toyota cars and trucks and drive them down Salina Street or around the streets of downtown Syracuse.



We’re all about comfort this year and that’s why the new Customer Appreciation Lounge will be available downstairs in the Ballroom for the entire show. Enjoy an expanded menu of light meals, check-in on social media (#syrautoexpo17) and fill up on snacks while you relax at bistro tables.

On Saturday afternoon we turn up the volume with two great acts plus wine tastings from some of our most creative local businesses. First up 1-4:30pm “Just Joe” ( will get your feet tapping with their soulful take on music from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.




From 5-8pm “Brickyard Road”, CNY's premiere modern country band will be on stage along with Syracuse’s New Hit Country station 92.1. WOLF. Hosting the finale from 5-7pm will be CNY’s top country personality, WOLF’s Skip Clark.



We’re so excited to shine the spotlight on CNY’s wine businesses with a tasting room that can be found in the downstairs partitioned ballroom on Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. The afternoon will feature some of CNY’s best local winemakers including Greenwood, Lakeland and Ashley Lynn Wineries. In addition, tastings will be hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Upstate NY.  Bottles will be available for purchase (off premise consumption only) and tastings will be available to guests who are 21 years or older.


Ashley Lynn Winery | Barnstormer Winery | Beak And Skiff 1911 | Genesee Brew House/North Amercian Breweries | Greenwood Winery | Lakeland Winery | Mama Mia Red & White Blends | Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay | Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon | Montezuma Winery

The Outdoors Lifestyle exhibit downstairs reminds everyone that outdoor weather is right around the corner. Imagine warm summer days as you ride motorcycles, ATV’s, personal watercraft, easily trailer able boats, scooters and towable campers.

Sunday is Family Day with a special admission price of $20 for a family four pack.

For the kids, you’ll find balloons and face painting too!  Be awestruck by the Jackman’s twin magicians on Saturday the 18th from 12 to 5 and on Sunday the 19th from 12 to 4.  Plus, kids can be transformed into their favorite character with “The Face Paint Lady” ( on Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00.


It’s a party for the kids on Sunday with a giant screen and dancing in the downstairs lounge with karaoke and Xbox’s Just Dance hosted by “FunFlicks” (  Find out if your child has what it takes to be the star of the next viral video!


The AutoExpo will be open Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 9pm, 12 noon to 9pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday.  Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, children under 12 are $3 and under 5 are free.  Veterans, first responders and military personnel are free on Thursday night with ID. For more information like us on Facebook at