It’s no secret that the climate in Central New York isn’t particularly gentle for much of the year, so Galaxy’s Events division is focused on providing opportunities to encourage community members to get out and make the most of life in our area. While the concept may not sound novel now, Galaxy Media was actually one of the first radio companies to branch out from broadcasting and successfully put on local events too, while using the power of radio to promote these events. These events bring national recording artists, premiere restaurants, and some of the most talented artisans that the area has to offer together to create events that are dynamic and leave visitors talking for weeks to come. Based on the success of these core events, we’ve since expanded to other markets throughout the state and all along the East Coast. Despite the growth, we remain true to our original idea: bringing unique, fun festivals to local communities.

Galaxy Events was created in 2002, and was originally a branding and sampling company for outside clients. Upon the purchase of the ever-popular Taste of Syracuse festival in 2006, the division was completely rebranded and relaunched as the major events company it’s recognized as today. Taste of Syracuse regularly draws over 200,000 food lovers who sip, sample, and savor the finest foods our area has to offer, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Through a partnership with Onondaga County Parks, we’ve also helped to grow and develop the community staple Lights on the Lake event.


Our Events

Wine and Chocolate Festivals

  • Binghamton Wine & Chocolate Festival January 12, 2019
  • Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival January 26, 2019
  • Albany Wine & Chocolate Festival March 2, 2019
  • Rochester Wine & Chocolate Festival March 9, 2019
  • Hops & Props February 9, 2019
  • Utica Wine & Chocolate Festival April 6, 2019
  • Taste of Syracuse June 7, 2019
  • Taste of Syracuse June 8, 2019
  • Leon Festival June 27, 2019
  • Balloon Festival June 28, 2019
  • Balloon Festival June 29, 2019
  • Balloon Festival June 30, 2019
  • Roc The Taste July 26, 2019
  • Roc The Taste July 27, 2019
  • Fireworks Over Utica w/ a side of BACON! August 10, 2019
  • Syracuse Bacon Festival August 17, 2019
  • NY NY Baseball Brewfest August 17, 2019
  • Oswego Bacon Festival September 7, 2019
  • Football Friday Brewfest September 13, 2019
  • Canine Carnival September 21, 2019
  • Lights on the Lake
  • Saratoga Wine & Chocolate Festival November 16, 2019
  • Syracuse Wine & Chocolate Festival November 30, 2019