Soaking up that Binghamton sunshine and seeing the thermometer top 80 degrees, has almost everyone itching to get outside to enjoy a Binghamton Mets game, catch a race at Tioga Downs or the start of festival season.

Binghamton has always been rich in festivals.  In fact, during a typical year, there are more than 40 festivals to enjoy. The month of May brings more than tulips and daffodils.  It's also the beginning of some popular outdoor gatherings in the Southern Tier.

Here are a few May events you may wish to consider:

>> The 2nd Annual Greek Peak Wine Festival, Saturday May 18, 11am-5pm at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Virgil, New York.  Click HERE for more details.

>>  General Clinton Canoe Regatta, Friday May 24-Monday May 27th, General Clinton Park, Bainbridge.  Click HERE for more details.

>>  St. Joe's Festival, May 31-June 1st, Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, 207 Hayes Avenue, Endicott.  The festival features some great local bands, games of chance, food, brews, raffles and a bake sale.

>>  Greek Fest, May 31- June 1st, Greek Church of the Annuciation, 4121 O'Hara Drive, Vestal (off Old Vestal Road).  This popular festival features some great Greek traditions from food to Greek wines and beer to dancing.