Spring Fairy Festival

in Downtown Ithaca

Saturday, March 23rd 1-4pm

Dress in your fairy finery and come enjoy some fairy magic. Beat those winter blues with a celebration of spring.

Make your own flower crown at Alphabet Soup.

Sparkle slime mixing at Cat's Pajamas.

Make a fairy of butterfly mask at Handwork's "Maskerade."

Plant a fairy godmother terrarium in a mason jar at Home Green Home

Taste the pixie popcorn at F. Oliver's.

Dance party for small fairies at Jillian's Drawers at 3pm in their community room.  Recommended for fairies ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.  Plus a fairy scavenger hunt throughout the store.

Try on vintage lace from the dress-up box at Gee June Bridal.

Plant a fairy godmother terrarium garden at Home Green Home and leanr about the everyday magic of growing things.

Wand-making workshop at Sew Green.

Find little lost sheep and try the magical perfume station at Indigo Rose.

Find the hidden fairy at Mockingbird Paperie and win a prize.

More fun surprises at Sunny Days and Bool's Flower Shop.  

Prizes donated by Ithaca Sheepskin

Free Family Fun 


Now in its 2nd year, Ithaca Fashion Week presented by Tompkins Trust Company is weeklong set of activities celebrating the diversity of style and fashion in Ithaca.

Pop-up shops, fashion shows, receptions and evening events will happen throughout the week and feature a variety of niche styles from ready-to-wear, handmade, vintage, or sustainable to youth and adult, men’s and women’s styles, too.

This year, we are especially excited to partner with local-makers and designers to highlight the fashion creators in our local scene.

Fashion Week Schedule:


Vintage Late Night at The Vintage Industry


Fashion Show in Downtown at Center Ithaca


Closing Reception at Ithaca Marriott






















Indoor Playground


If you've got cabin fever, then come visit the indoor playground.  It's out behind Alphabet Soup in the Center Ithaca Atrium, and it's open all day, every day during the winter.  When the weather gets nice, we may move it outside.

The cool thing about this play area is that you can build it yourself and put it together in lots of different ways.  Great for kids ages 0-7.