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Highland Botanical Park Rochester lilacs

Lilac Festival: 18 Things to Do Nearby

Highland Park draws crowds numbering in the thousands during Rochester’s week-long Lilac Festival in May, though the lilacs are not the only sights to see!

Monroe County Rochester NY Skyline

Monroe County

Monroe County is the heart of the Greater Rochester Nine County Region. The City of Rochester is surrounded by 19 towns and villages.

Eastman Theatre stage

Eastman Theatre

Eastman Theatre is the primary performance space for Eastman School of Music students, home of the RPO, and host for world-renowned performances.

Performing Arts Eastman Theater

Jazz Fest: 14 Things to Do Nearby

Most Rochester International Jazz Fest performances begin early-evening, so you’ll have plenty of time during the day to explore the Rochester area.

Things to do around Rochester NY: Washington Square Park

23 City of Rochester Parks

Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were designed by (and later inspired by) notable landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Lawrence Halprin.