Special Events at the Public Market 2015


Special Events at the Market

In 2015 Rochester Public Market will offer 47 special event days in addition to regular Market shopping days, affording many opportunities to experience and enjoy the Market even more! These special event series and single events have become community favorites and traditions, including Greatest Community Garage Sales and Super Fleas, Flower City Days horticultural extravaganzas, Food Truck RodeosBands on the Bricks, and Holidays at the Market. Interested vendors: link to the individual event pages below for information, instructions, and applications.   

 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. 13, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18. 
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. An amazing array of collectibles, curios, and much more. 

See the Community Garage Sale page   
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. 

See the Flavors of Rochester at the Market page  
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 and June 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.  

See the Flower City Days page    

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 has quickly become a Rochester tradition. Rodeos brings our community's growing, eclectic array of mobile food purveyors together at the Rochester Public Market. Local brew and bands add to the fun.

See the Food Truck Rodeo page  

Bands on the Bricks  

Fridays, 6-10 p.m.

July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

One of Rochester's most popular concert series, Bands on the Bricks proves that the Rochester Public Market isn't just for morning people. 

See the Bands on the Bricks page  

Gospel Jubilee 

Sunday, July 26,  4-7 p.m.

Organized by Elim Sanctuary Choir, this event features several inspirational music groups from around the region. Free admission! See the Gospel Jubilee page 

 Flour City Brewer's Fest  

Friday, August 21, 5-9 p.m.


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

www.flourcitybrewfest.com (Tickets required.)

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.

See the Medicine at the Market page  

Artist Row  

Sunday, September 20

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artists Row is not just your average art show. With over 180 new and emerging artists this event truly showcases the creativity of our community. 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

6-9 p.m.

Sample the best food and drink in Rochester and the Finger Lakes at Foodlink’s annual Festival of Food. Enjoy over 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and more. All proceeds benefit Foodlink. Ticket information available at 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 festive mix of holiday-oriented vendors with art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers, carriage rides with Santa, and much much more.

See the Holidays at the Market page  

DATES AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE and subject to change!