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Special Events at the Public Market


Special Events and Guests at the Market

Throughout the year the Rochester Public Market offers an array of enjoyable special events. Greatest Community Garage Sales and Super Fleas, Flower City Days horticultural extravaganzas, Food Truck Rodeos, and Bands on the Bricks are popular events that add to the Market's lively flavor. Weekly Special Guests bring community organizations and programs to the Market. 

Download a printable 2015 Market Special Events List (PDF)  

2015 Events and Event Series at the Market:

Event   Date & Times   Description  
Community Garage Sale & Super Fleas   Sundays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
April 26; May 3; June 14, 21, 28;  July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;     
Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18 2015. 
Imagine dozens of garage sales, all lined up together so you don't have to drive from place to place. You need not imagine it because you can see it for yourself at the Rochester Public Market.

Flavors of Rochester at the Market (with the Democrat and Chronicle)

10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 30, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26

Prime your palate for the best free “tastings” experience in the City of Rochester! The 2015 series will celebrate the colorful diversity of the Market and Greater Rochester community.

Flower City Days at The Market   

Sundays May 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7

Friday, May 22
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)

All 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Flower City earns bragging rights when the Rochester Public Market comes alive in May with row upon row of annuals, perennials, shrubs and garden ornamentation. All available just in time for spring planting.  Bring your garden questions and get answers from the experts.  


Food Truck Rodeo
A Celebration of Street Food

Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m.
April 29; May 27; 
June 24;  July 29; Aug. 26; Sept. 30; Oct. 28


Food Truck Rodeo, already a Rochester tradition, brings our community's eclectic array of mobile food stands together at the Rochester Public Market.


Bands on the Bricks  

Fridays, 6-10 p.m.

July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14

One of Rochester's most popular concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the Rochester Public Market to the evening set with live music through the summer months! 
Flour City Brewer's Fest  

Friday, August 21, time TBA


Celebrate the talents of local brew masters and microbreweries. Food, music and fun are all a part of this must-do summer event.
Medicine at the Market   

September 12

9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Free health screenings for men and women at the Rochester Public Market, organized by the University of Rochester Medical Center.


Artist Row  

Sunday, September 13

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artists Row is not just your average art show. With over 180 new and emerging artists the focus is on unique and one of a kind art that cannot be found at any other summer arts fair. For more information, go to www.marketfriends.org, contact The Friends of the Public Market at (585) 325-5058 or e-mail marketfriends@rochester.rr.com 


Festival of Food

Monday, September 21

5-9 p.m.

Festival of Food is an en masse tasting event with over 150 of the best restaurants, bakeries and wine makers in the area.   Proceeds from this event support local food cupboards managed by Foodlink. For more information, call : (585) 328-3380 or visit: www.foodlinkny.org 


Holidays at the Market  

 Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

November 29; December 6, 13

Holidays at the Market features a wide array of holiday-oriented vendors with art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers, carriage rides with Santa, and much much more.


DATES AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE and subject to change!


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