Major Special Events

Major Events are listed below as they are confirmed.  Email the Office of Special Events with questions.

March 2022

St. Patrick's Day Parade: March 12, East and Alexander

Runnin' of the Green: March 12, Downtown (Blue Cross Arena)


April 2022

Tuesday at the River: 5K - April 5, Downtown

Flower City Challenge: April 24, Downtown

Food Truck RodeoApril 27, Public Market

May 2022

Walk M.S. - May 1, Genesee Valley Park

Tuesday at the River5K - May 3, Downtown

Lilac FestivalMay 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, Highland Park

Pink Ribbon Walk & Run:  May 7, Genesee Valley Park

Clean Sweep: May 7, Frontier Field

Lilac Festival Parade: May 7, Highland Park

Dachshund Parade: May 7, Washington Sq. Park

NAMI Walk: May 21, Village Gate

Rochester Twilight Festival:(professional bicycle race)- May 21, Downtown

Malcolm X Family Festival:  May 21, Aberdeen Sq. Park

Lilac Run: ca & 10k - May 22, Highland Park

Food Truck Rodeo: May 25, Public Market

Memorial Day Parade: May 30, East and Alexander

Roc Meat Hot Fest: May 31, Public Market


June 2022

Greek Fest: June 2-5, East Ave.

Greater Rochester Soap Box Derby: June 3, Lakeshore Blvd.

19th Ward Community Association Square Fair: June 4, Aberdeen Sq.

Fast & the Furriest: 5k - June 4, Verona St.

Golisano Stroll for Strong Kids: Walk & 5k - June 4, Genesee Valley Park

El Camino Trail 10 yr. Anniversary Celebration: June 4, Conkey Park; El Camino Trail

ROC'n Roll Community Bike Ride: June 5, Genesee Valley Park

Tuesday at the River5K - June 7, Downtown

Midday Bash (Lunchtime Food Truck Rodeo)June 8, Parcel 5, 11:30 a.m. 

Geva Curtain Call: June 10, Woodbury Blvd.

Rochester Real Beer Expo: June 11, Gregory St, South Wedge

Head for the Cure 5k: June 12, Frontier Field

Rochester Corporate Challenge: June 14, Frontier Field

Party in the Park: June 16, 23, 30, MLK Park

Rochester International Jazz Festival: June 17-25, East End & Parcel 5

Safe Summer: June 18, Baden Sq. Park

Rochester Juneteenth Celebration: June 18, MLK Park

ROC Juneteeth 5k: June 19, Genesee Valley Park 

GRA of Realtors Black Caucus Juneteenth Celebration: June 19, Brown Sq. Park

Juneteenth Celebration at City Hall: June 20, Church St.  

Abilities Movement 5K:  June 26

Food Truck Rodeo: June 29, Public Market


July 2022 

Well-n-Fit Fest: July 1, Brown Sq. Park

Roc Jam Live: July 3, MLK Park

4th of July Fireworks:
Broad St., Court St., & Main St. Bridges

Tuesday at the River: 5K - July 5, Downtown

RPO Around the Town Concert Series: July 5, 12, 19 ,26, Multiple Locations

 RPO Under the Stars Full Orchestra Performance: July 8, Parcel 5

Party in the Park: July 7, 14, 21, 28, MLK Park

Band on the Bricks: July, 8, 15, 22, 29, Public Market

Corn Hill Arts Festival: July 9-10, Corn Hill Neighborhood

 Midday Bash (Lunchtime Food Truck Rodeo): July 14, Parcel 5, 11:30 a.m.

Movies with a Downtown View: July 15, MLK Park

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball: July 16 & 17, Downtown

Pride Fest & Parade: July 16, Park Ave. & Cobbs Hill

SweatFest: July 17, MLK Park

Gospel Jubilee: July 24, Public Market

Food Truck Rodeo: July 27, Public Market

Market Place: July 30, Parcel 5


August 2022 

Tuesday at the River5K - Aug. 2, Downtown 

Party in the Park: Aug. 4, 11, MLK Park

Puerto Rican Festival: Aug. 4-6, Frontier Field

Band on the Bricks: Aug. 5, Public Market

Movies with a Downtown View: Aug. 5, Roc Skate Park

Pan Afrikan Festival: Aug. 6, Highland Bowl

Black Culture Festival: Aug. 6, Parcel 5

Front Porch Festival: Aug. 6, Baden Park

Roc Jam Live: Aug. 7, MLK Park

 Midday Bash (Lunchtime Food Truck Rodeo)Aug. 11, Parcel 5, 11:30 a.m. 

Flour City Brewers Fest: Aug. 19, Public Market

South Wedge Fest: Aug. 20, South Wedge

Little Italy Fest: Aug. 20, Parcel 5

Sounds on the Lawn: Aug. 20, MLK Park

Food Truck RodeoAug. 25, Public Market

Movies with a Downtown View: Aug. 26, MLK Park

Rochester Summer Soul Music Fest: Aug. 26 & 27, Frontier Field

Roc Jam Live: Aug 28., MLK Park


September 2022 

Drum Corp: Sept. 2 - 3, Downtown

Tuesday at the River: 5K - Sept. 6, Downtown 

 Midday Bash (Lunchtime Food Truck Rodeo)Sept. 7, Parcel 5, 11:30 a.m. 

Roc 'n' Ritmo: Sept. 10, MLK Park

Genesee Brew House 10 Year Anniversary: Sept. 10, Genesee Brew House

M&T Clothesline Festival: Sept. 10 & 11, Memorial Art Gallery

Wilmont Warrior Walk: Sept. 11, GVP 

Festival of Food: Sept. 12, Public Market

KeyBank Fringe Festival: Sept. 13-24, Parcel 5 & East End

Veteran's Stand Down: Sept. 16, Public Market

North Winton Village Festival: Sept. 17, North Winton Village

Artist's Row: Sept. 18, Public Market

Hope Dealers BTC Color Run: Sept. 24, Cobbs Hill Park

Rochester Marathon: Sept. 25, Frontier Field

Run FASD: Sept. 25, GVP 

Food Truck RodeoSept. 28, Public Market

Meloria Weekend: Sept. 30, Gibbs Street


October 2022

Fall Festival ft. Little Kids and Big Rigs: Oct. 1, Parcel 5

Meloria Weekend: Oct. 1, Gibbs Street

 Roc the Riverway Signature Event: Oct. 2, Broad Street Bridge

Moving Day - A Walk for Parkinsons: Oct. 2, Frontier Field

 The Walk to End Alzheimers: Oct. 8, Frontier Field

Monster Scramble: Oct. 9, Mt. Hope Cemetery 

Rochester Americans Broad Street Bash: Oct 14, Broad Street Bridge

Walk with Willow: Oct. 15, Downtown

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Oct. 16, Frontier Field

Pumpkins in the Park: Oct. 29, Cobbs Hill Park

Wilmot Walk: Oct. 30, GVP 

Image Out Film Festival: Oct. 6-16  

Halloween at the Market: Oct. 30, Public Market


November 2022

Veteran's Day Parade: Nov. 11, Highland Park Neighborhood 

Holidays at the Market: Nov. 27, Public Market


December 2022

Roc Holiday Village: Dec. 2-4, 8-11, 14-18, 21-23, MLK Park

Lighting of the Liberty Pole & Family Lantern Parade to Roc Holiday VillageDec. 3, Liberty Pole Downtown

Reindeer Run: Dec. 10, Blue Cross Arena

Holidays at the Market:  Dec. 4, 11, 15, Public Market