About the Binghamton Area

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Binghamton University is located in Southern Tier of New York State, an area known for its river valleys and gentle mountains.

The Binghamton area offers an inspiring landscape and lively urban environment that's easy to navigate. The University's suburban and downtown campuses are just minutes from Binghamton's downtown, as well as the neighboring communities of Vestal, Endicott and Johnson City.

Arts and Entertainment

Binghamton has a fine regional opera company and symphony, and the University sponsors a wide variety of music, theatre and dance performances. In addition, if you want to visit some of the nation's best museums and theaters, there are relatively inexpensive weekend packages (transportation and lodging) to New York City.

Arts and Entertainment in Binghamton


On the edge of the state's snow belt, Binghamton experiences moderate summers, breathtakingly beautiful spring and fall seasons, and cold, snowy winters ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. If you enjoy outdoor recreation, there are a wide variety of state, county and city parks for hiking, biking, skiing and picnicking, including a 900-acre nature preserve on campus. In the summer and fall, visit one of the many local berry farms and apple orchards to pick fresh produce. You can also watch Binghamton University's Division 1 Bearcats basketball teams in our Events Center, as well as Double A baseball and AHL hockey in downtown Binghamton.

Activities and Events

Binghamton graduate students enjoy attending the area's many events, from the monthly First Friday Art Walk to the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally in August. Below, we list some of the most popular events. Visit the Greater Binghamton Convention Center and Visitors Bureau website for a complete list.

Balloon Launch at the Spiedie Fest

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  • Binghamton Bridge Run
  • Broome County Fair
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Open
  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Johnson City Field Days
  • July Fest
  • Recreation Park Music Festival
  • Restaurant Week
  • RiverFest at Roberson
  • Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

Additional Links

Use the links below to continue exploring all that the Binghamton area has to offer.