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The 2023 Arts Off Main Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Cortland’s art and creativity, and downtown. On August 5th, 2023 Court Street will be closed to traffic between Main Street & Church Street for the festival. The celebration will be free and complete with art vendors, live music, performing artists, children’s activities, wine and craft beverage tasting and takeout food from downtown restaurants.


Live music and entertainment will be performed throughout the day.  Take a look at the schedule!

There will be mini workshops happening all throughout the day! Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot! There will also be activities such as a pottery throwing demo, chalk art, characature artist and children's tent that don't require any advance sign ups.

Patrons will be able to listen to great music from talented local performers while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beverages in the wine garden from Cortland Beer Company or enjoying food from downtown restaurants in our outdoor eating area. A Takeout Station will be set up to provide a spot for menus to order from (by phone or online) and the delivery of takeout orders from local restaurants.

Festival Guide

Flip through our festival guide below, or using this link! Festival Guide

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FILMING  NOTICE! The Cortland County tourism office — @experiencecortland — will be at the Arts Off Main Festival on Saturday, August 5, capturing photography + film to promote our beautiful and creative county! Please be aware that if you attend the event, you will enter an area where photography and video recording will occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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