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Things to Do in Rochester This Weekend

There are hundreds of resources for finding fun things to do in Rochester. We’ve gathered the best of them here to make it easier to explore stuff for adults and college students to do around town.

Discover the best concerts, festivals, community events, and special events this weekend or anytime!

Find Things to Do by Category

  1. Event Calendars
  2. Live Music
  3. Sporting Events
  4. Periodically & Seasonal Events
  5. College Campus Events
  6. Other Venues
Park Ave Festival Rochester Berkeley
Park Ave Festival

Event calendars for things to do around Rochester

These are the most popular event calendars around, and the ones I refer to the most. You’ll definitely find something to do this weekend. Or filter by date or date range to look for future events.

If you know of other robust event calendars leave us a comment. We’d love to add to the list.

CITY Newspaper Choice Events

CITY Newspaper Choice Concerts

CITY Newspaper Events

CITY Newspaper Music

MetroPops City Events

Facebook Events

WikiDo This Weekend

D&C Events

WROC Calendar

WXXI Community Calendar

Eventful

EventBrite

Lilac Fest Concerts
Lilac Fest

Live Music

There are plenty of places that offer periodic live musical performances, but these folks make it their core business model and tend to offer it multiple times a week.

They bring in talent from around the country, and find talent right here at home to amplify.

CITY Newspaper Music

Anthology Upcoming Shows

Abeline Bar & Lounge

Johnny’s Irish Pub Live Music Calendar

Little Theatre Music Calendar

Fairport B-Side Live Music Calendar

The Bug Jar Live Upcoming Shows

The Record Archive

Montage Music Hall Event Calendar

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Live Music Calendar

Nashvilles Events and Shows Calendar

Lovin’ Cup Live Show List

Flour City Station Upcoming Events Calendar

Pelican’s Nest Entertainment Calendar

Bands In Town

Genesee Country Village octagon tasting area
History On Tap at GCVM

Periodic & seasonal things to do in Rochester

Genesee Country Village & Museum special events

DeTOURS at the Memorial Art Gallery

Party in the Park 

Food Truck Rodeo

Bands on the Bricks

Flavors of the Market

Zoo Brew

Concerts by the Shore

Geeks Who Drink

New York State Parks Events Calendar

Annual Festivals

RMSC After Dark

Strong Happiest Hour

Events Around Rochester - Red Wings Baseball
Rochester Red Wings Baseball

Sporting Events

Rochester Red Wings baseball

Rochester Americans hockey

Rochester RazorSharks basketball

Rochester Knighthawks indoor lacrosse

RIT Tigers hockey

Buffalo Sabres hockey

Buffalo Bills football

Syracuse Orangemen basketball

Brass Transit Roberts Wesleyan
Brass Transit at Roberts Wesleyan CLC

College Campus Events

Many campus events are open to the public, and often times they are also free!

I’ve seen excellent concerts and plays at Roberts, RIT and Naz, well-known speakers at U of R, and had so much fun learning and playing at Imagine RIT.

Roberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Center Events

RIT Events

Nazareth College Events

St. John Fisher

University of Rochester Events

SUNY Brockport Fine Arts Series

New Years Eve Around Rochester: Comedy at the Carlson
Comedy at the Carlson

Other Entertainment Venues

These are places that feature other types of entertaining…movies, plays, comedy, music, etc. We’ll keep adding to this so feel free to suggest others!

Comedy at the Carlson

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Where do you find things to do around Rochester?

Please share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments. Your insight and experience are invaluable!

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2 thoughts on “Things to Do in Rochester This Weekend”

  1. Hi, I’m on the committe for the Finger Lakes Celtic Festival that has been happening always on the 3rd Saturday in May. Here’s a write up if it can be added.
    Join us on May 21, 2022 Saturday from 9:30am to 7pm for the Finger Lakes Celtic Festival in Farmington, NY. Become Celtic for the day (if you’re not already) and enjoy a pleasing array of sights, sounds and smells. This event includes: Highland Heavy Games, Bag Piping competition, Dance Exhibitions, an array of Celtic Music, Demonstrations, A large Gathering of Scottish Clans, Historical & Heritage Societies, Artisans, Kids Activities, and so much more. Admission fee, no pets, free parking and it’s happening Rain or Shine. Go to the Website: http://www.flceltic.org or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fingerlakesceltic for more info.

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