Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545


Oswego County has a rich heritage of culture and creativity.

From its humble beginning as the furthest frontier border during the Revolutionary War and the most important battle front in the War of 1812, to today with its historic museums, concerts, festivals, farmers markets and art galleries, Oswego County is a historical and cultural treasure that awaits you.


Productions such as Hansel and Gretel, HMS Pinafore, The Magic Flute and Susannah thrill audiences of the Oswego Opera Theatre.

Visual, performing, literary and culinary arts classes and events for all ages abound at The CNY Arts Center.

Theatre DuJour is an interactive, touring dinner theater experience. Past productions include Murder at Cafe Noir, Love Letters, 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Plays, performed by SUNY Oswego's theater majors, are also offered.


Various performances by dance troupes, musical groups, chamber musicians are offered throughout the year at SUNY Oswego. Performances are open to the public.

For dancers, there are several local dance studios that offer classes for all ages.


The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce sponsors Tunes in June at the pavilion in the City of Fulton.

The Concert Series runs all summer long on the waterfront in Oswego along the West Riverwalk at Veterans Park Stage. The Concert series features a variety of bands from all over Central NY!

Harborfest offers a variety of concerts featuring national, regional and local artists during its 4-day run in late July. The event ends with a fireworks display over the Oswego Harbor by the world famous Fireworks by Grucci.

The Fulton Jazz Festival is held in August and features world-renowned artists, as well as the best local talent.

Or catch your favorite local band at one of the area restaurants or watering holes.


Thirty-four (34) sites related to the Underground Railroad Freedom Trail are located throughout Oswego County.

At the end of the Second World War, historic Fort Ontario in Oswego was used as an emergency refugee center for victims of the Nazi Holocaust, the only one of its kind in the U.S. The Safe Haven Museum now commemorates the plight of the inhabitants of the refugee center.

The county is home to two historic lighthouses and more than 15 history museums.


Oswego State University’s Tyler Art Gallery and Waterman Theater are open to the community to enjoy cultural performances, art exhibits and theater productions year round.

Riverside Artisans is an artists' cooperative with a retail store and gallery, featuring hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine art and craft gifts.

Programs for Children & Family

The Children's Museum of Oswego (CMOO) features interactive exhibits, with current and historical local significance, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concepts, that inspire learning through play and exploration.

Events and Festivals

Each year, Harborfest brings more than 250,000 people to Oswego for four days of family fun including awe-inspiring fireworks, a majestic tall ships battle, entertainment stages, and more than 100 admission-free performances and children's events.

Data Name Value
Accredited Museums None
Arts Institutions 5
Dance Companies 0
Historical Sites 0
Museums 5
Musical Groups and Artists 0
Other Performing Arts Companies 0
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 0