Events around Rochester - St Patricks Day Parade

206 Annual Events Around Rochester

Centered on food, drink, music and culture, these festivals & events around Rochester bring our community together throughout the year.

Beautiful lavender, lilac, rose and tulip festivals. Tasty maple syrup, wine, beer, and food truck events. Regional agricultural fairs featuring garlic, sauerkraut, strawberries, corn & apples. Celebrations of Puerto Rican, Native American, Greek, Italian and Ukrainian culture. And lots of music!

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Reoccurring through the summer months

  1. Food Truck Rodeo (Rochester)
  2. Party in the Park (Rochester)
  3. Bands on the Bricks (Rochester)
  4. Zoo Brew (Rochester)
  5. RPO Around The Town Concerts (Rochester)
  6. Flavors of the Market (Rochester)
  7. Concerts by the Shore (Rochester)
  8. ROC the Belle (Rochester)


Events around Rochester - Lilac Festival

May

  1. Lilac Fest (Rochester)
  2. Rochester Cocktail Revival
  3. Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival (Letchworth)
  4. Low Bridge High Water (Brockport)
  5. Holland Tulip Festival
  6. Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
  7. Rochester Dachshund Parade
  8. Roc City Rib Fest (Greece)
  9. Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
  10. Montezuma Wildlife Festival
  11. Paddle & Pour (Pittsford)
  12. Puerto Rican Festival (Rochester)
  13. Glass Fest (Corning)
  14. Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival (Shortsville)

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Events around Rochester - Beer Fest

June

  1. Rochester Real Beer Week
  2. Shortsville Fireman’s Carnival
  3. Mendon Fire Department Carnival
  4. St. Rita’s Annual Fiesta (Webster)
  5. Rochester Greek Festival
  6. Outdoor Expo (Honeoye Falls)
  7. Albion Strawberry Festival
  8. Rochester Deaf Festival
  9. Sulfer Springs Festival (Clifton Springs)
  10. Chinese Lantern Festival (Syracuse)
  11. Fairport Canal Days
  12. Hamlin Wheel Fest
  13. The Fast & The Furriest (Rochester)
  14. Finger Lakes Plein Aire Competition & Festival (Canandaigua)
  15. Maplewood Rose Festival (Rochester)
  16. Allentown Art Festival (Buffalo)
  17. Keuka Arts Festival
  18. Rochester International Jazz Fest
  19. Cherry Festival (Romulus)
  20. Festival on the Green (Honeoye Falls)
  21. Ithaca Festival of the Arts
  22. Rochester International Jewish Film Festival
  23. The Show on Monroe (Rochester)


Events around Rochester - Fireman Carnival

July

  1. Hilton Fireman’s Carnival
  2. Webster Fireman’s Carnival
  3. East Rochester Fireman’s Carnival
  4. Rush Fireman’s Carnival
  5. GCV&M Independence Day & Naturalization Ceremony (Mumford)
  6. Rochester MusicFest
  7. Yates County Fair (Penn Yan)
  8. Chil-E Fest (Chili)
  9. Old Fashioned 4th of July (Greece)
  10. Old Home Days (Williamsville)
  11. National Warplane Museum – Geneseo Airshow
  12. Corn Hill Arts Festival (Rochester)
  13. Canandaigua Lake Music Festival
  14. Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show
  15. Canandaigua Art & Music Festival
  16. Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair
  17. Lyons Peppermint Days
  18. Finger Lakes Choral Festival (Rochester)
  19. Macedonian Festival Henrietta
  20. LeRoy Oatka Festival
  21. Seneca Falls Canal Festival
  22. Ontario County Fair (Canandaigua)
  23. Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival
  24. Native American Dance & Music Festival (Victor)
  25. Orleans County Fair (Albion)
  26. Spencerport Canal Days
  27. Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen)
  28. Waterfront Art Festival (Webster)
  29. Rochester Pride
  30. Canadian-American Festival (Sackets Harbor)
  31. Webster Jazz Festival
  32. Perry Chalk Art Festival & Taste of Summer
  33. Oswego Harbor Festival
  34. Shakespeare in the Park (Rochester)
  35. Sterling Renaissance Festival

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Events Around Rochester - Festival of Balloons

August

  1. New York State Festival of Balloons (Dansville)
  2. Gateway Music Festival (Rochester)
  3. Hamlin Fireman’s Carnival
  4. Lima Crossroads Blues Festival
  5. Palmyra Pirate Weekend
  6. Flour City Brewers Fest (Rochester)
  7. Phelps Sauerkraut Festival
  8. Chalk Walk & Arts Festival (Dansville)
  9. Poags Hole Hillclimb (Dansville)
  10. Park Ave Summer Festival (Rochester)
  11. Monroe County Fair (Rush)
  12. St. Stanislaus Polish Arts Festival (Rochester)
  13. Buffalo Maritime Festival
  14. Little Italy Festival (Rochester)
  15. Art in the Gardens (Canandaigua)
  16. Fairport Music and Food Festival
  17. Avon Corn Festival
  18. Pageant of Steam (Canandaigua)
  19. Brockport Summer Arts Festival
  20. Wayne County Fair (Palmyra)
  21. Ukrainian Arts & Craft Festival (Rochester)
  22. Mount Morris Italian Festival
  23. Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival (Buffalo)
  24. New York State Fair (Syracuse)
  25. Eden Corn Festival
  26. Lockapalooza (Pittsford)
  27. Rochester Twilight Criterium
  28. Rochester Teen Film Festival


Events around Rochester - Lumberjack Festival

September

  1. Macedon Center Lumberjack Festival
  2. Naples Grape Festival
  3. RocCon (Rochester)
  4. Clothesline Art Festival (Rochester)
  5. Wickham Farms Honeycrisp Weekend (Penfield)
  6. Appleumpkin Festival (Wyoming)
  7. Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
  8. Cuba Garlic Festival
  9. Rochester Fringe Festival
  10. WNY LlamaFest (Arcade)
  11. Celtic Festival (Rochester)
  12. Finger Lakes Fiber Festival (Hemlock)
  13. Webster Garlic Festival
  14. Oktoberfest (Irondequoit)
  15. Barktober Fest Walk for the Animals (Fairport)
  16. KettleFest (Victor)
  17. Palmyra Canaltown Days
  18. Artist Row Juried Art Show (Rochester)
  19. Tinker Park Harvest Festival (Henrietta)
  20. Tomato Fest of CNY (Auburn)
  21. Niagara County Peach Festival (Lewiston)
  22. Purple Foot Festival (Fairport)
  23. Locktober Fest (Lockport)

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October

  1. Stokoe Farms Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Fest (Scottsville)
  2. Wizarding Weekend (Ithaca)
  3. Hilton Apple Festival
  4. Fairport Oktoberfest
  5. ImageOut (Rochester)
  6. Rochester Fashion Week
  7. Indoor Fine Arts & Craft Festival (Rochester)
  8. Rochester River Romance
  9. Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show
  10. Locktober Fest (Seneca Falls)
  11. Seneca Park ZooBoo (Rochester)
  12. Rochester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

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November

  1. Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles (through December)
  2. Rochester Children’s Book Festival
  3. Rochester Mini Maker Faire
  4. Park Avenue Holiday Open House (Rochester)
  5. High Falls Film Festival (Rochester)
  6. Mayday! Semi-Annual Underground Crafts + Art (Rochester)
  7. International “Art of the Book” Juried Art Show (Rochester)
  8. Great New York State Fair Model Train Fair
  9. Winter at Powers Farm Market
  10. Holiday Valley’s Fall Beer & Wine Festival (Ellicottville)
  11. Anniversary of the Signing of the Canandaigua Treaty

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December

  1. Light Up the Holidays (Rochester)
  2. Holidays at the Market (Rochester)
  3. Holiday Lights of Greater Rochester (Avon)
  4. Garden Factory’s Holiday Lights Show (Gates)
  5. Lights on the Lake (Syracuse)
  6. Yuletide in the Country Tours at Genesee Country Village & Museum (Momford)
  7. Festival of Lights (Clifton Springs)
  8. Parade of Lights (Scottsville)
  9. Carolcade (East Aurora)
  10. Come Home for the Holidays (Fairport)
  11. Cobblestone Museum Holiday Tour of Homes (Albion)
  12. Corn Hill Tour of Homes (Rochester)
  13. Candlelight Night (Pittsford)
  14. Eastman Museum Holiday Homecoming (Rochester)
  15. Gingerbread Festival (Webster)
  16. Candlelight Night (Pittsford)
  17. Lamberton Conservatory Holiday Show (Rochester)
  18. It’s a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge (Rochester)
  19. It’s a Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls
  20. It WAS a Wonderful Life (Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo)
  21. Lighting of the Genesee Brew House Keg Tree (Rochester)
  22. Sparkle (Corning)
  23. I-Square Comfort & Joy (Irondequoit)

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Events around Rochester

January

  1. Mendon Ponds Winterfest
  2. Irondequoit Winterfest
  3. Rochester Wine & Chocolate Festival

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February

  1. Native American Winter Games and Sports (Victor)
  2. NY Ice Wine & Culinary Festival (Fairport)
  3. Lakeside Winter Celebration (Rochester)
  4. Polar Plunge (Rochester)
  5. Reinstein Woods Winter Wonderland (Depew)
  6. NordicFest at Cumming Nature Center (Naples)
  7. George Eastman Museum Dutch Connection (Rochester)

Events around Rochester - St Patricks Day Parade

March

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Rochester)
  2. Fast Forward Film Festival (Rochester)
  3. GCVM Maple Sugar Festival (Mumford)
  4. Kettle Ridge Farm Maple Weekend (Victor)
  5. Helmer Nature Center’s Maple Sugar Open House (Irondequoit)
  6. Cumming Nature Center Maple Sugaring Weekends (Naples)
  7. Maple Weekend at Schoff’s Sugar Shack (Victor)
  8. Maple Weekend at Packard Valley Farm (Macedon)
  9. Maple Open House at Shadow Hill Maple Syrup (Ontario)
  10. Maple Weekend Open House at Wohlschlegel Naples Maple Farm (Naples)
  11. Maple Weekend at Gaeta Family Farm (Lockport)
  12. Maple Weekend at Wolf Maple Products (Middleport)
  13. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Maple Weekends (Amherst)

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Events around Rochester - Art Awake

April

  1. Imagine RIT: Innovation & Creativity Festival (Henrietta)
  2. Sheep Shearing Festival at Springdale Farms (Spencerport)
  3. Rochester Erotic Arts Festival
  4. Rochester International Films Festival
  5. Mayday! Semi-Annual Underground Crafts + Art (Rochester)
  6. NYS Chinese Lantern Festival (Syracuse)

Note: This is an ever growing list of events around Rochester. Do you know of one we’ve missed?

Centered on food, drink, music and culture, these festivals and events around Rochester bring our community together throughout the year.
Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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