July 4th Celebration and Fireworks

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7/4/2013 at 7:30 PM to 7/4/2013 at 10:00 PM


A special, twofold spectacular when Downtown goes live on the Fourth of July for the City's Independence Day celebration! 
The world-renowned Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will again be featured on the Main Street Bridge, along with music by Jimmie Highsmith Experience,  and the popular Windstream Party in the Park concert will headline Americana soul band Dawes at its Riverside Festival Site on the corner of Court and Exchange Streets.

Main Street Bridge
July 4 Celebration
7:30 p.m. -   Jimmie Highsmith Experience with vocalist Fatima
9:00 p.m. -   Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
10:00 p.m. - Fireworks

Riverside Festival Site
Party in the Park
5 -10 p.m.

Recommended fireworks viewing areas:   Main St. Bridge, Broad St. Bridge, Chestnut St. near the Washington Square Garage, the Party in the Park concert site and streets surrounding those areas.

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for more comfortable viewing of the fireworks show and concert and to refrain from bringing pets for everyone's safety.    

Please note that no chairs are allowed in the Riverside Festival Site. 


123 E. Main St. (July 4th Celebration) 

Court & Exchange Streets (Party in the Park)



311 (outside of city limits call 585-428-5990)




Park FREE at:
South Ave., Garage, 39 Stone St.
Court St. Garage, 194 Court St.
Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh St.
Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.
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Street Closures:

Main Street, from St. Paul St. to State St. will close to traffic from 6 a.m. on Thurs., July 4 until 2 a.m. on Fri., July 5.   On Thurs. (7/4) the Sister Cities Bridge will close to pedestrians, 6 - 11 p.m.;  South Ave., from Woodbury Blvd. to Griffith St. will close to pedestrians from 9:45 p.m. -  10:45 p.m.    No stopping will be allowed on Interstate 490 or the Inner Loop.

Disabled or
Hearing Impaired

Paved sidewalks/streets

Weather Specifics:

Any cancelations due to weather will be broadcast from Entercom radio stations WBEE, The Buzz, 98 PXY and WCMF.

Food Offerings:

Food and Beverage available for purchase.