Chill A Bration originally began in 2008 in Courthouse Park as a "Celebration of all things winter." It was eventually moved to Downtown Cortland as a walking tour to sample food and drinks from local businesses as well as to taste (& vote for) the entries in the annual Chili Cookoff. We don't like to brag (actually, we do) but we've won a few times.
The Cortland Main Street Music Series, is a non-profit organization that enriches Cortland's culture and contributes to a vital downtown by providing an annual series of free Friday night concerts by local, regional and national artists.
Bringing back an old Cortland tradition, this event inspires creativity and imagination, fostering a positive connection with the community. It begins with trick or treating at local businesses and is followed by a parade down Main Street. Produced by the Cortland Downtown Partnership's Promotions Committee.
Cortland area restaurants show off their culinary creativity for an annual walking sample tour in Historic Downtown Cortland (Main Street and adjacent side streets). Live music, local artists, craftsman booths, and exhibits pepper the sidewalk for festival goers' enjoyment between tasting stops.