Major Special Events

Major Events are listed below as they are confirmed. Those interested in vending at a specific event must contact the event directly.  Email the Office of Special Events with questions. 

March 2024

St. Patrick's Day Parade: March 16, East and Alexander

 Runnin' of the Green: March 16, Downtown (Parcel 5)


April 2024

ROC the Eclipse Festival: April 6- 8, Rochester Museum & Science Center

Total Eclipse ROC’s The Market: April 8, Public Market

Rochester Red Wings Solarpalooza Viewing Party: April 8, Innovative Field

Party in the Dark: April 8, Parcel 5

 Eclipse Viewing Party: April 8, Memorial Art Gallery

Eclipse Viewing: April 8, Genesee Brew House

Run our River 5k: April 9, Ford St. Bridge

Community Garage Sales at the Market: April 14 & 28, Public Market

Rochester River Run: April 21, GVP

Food Truck RodeoApril 24, Public Market

Flower City Challenge: April 28, Downtown 


May 2024 

National Day of Prayer: May 2, City Hall 

Eastside Little League Opening Day Parade: May 4, North Winton Village

Clean Sweep: May 4, Innovative Field

Flower City Days at the Market: May 5, 12, 19, 24, 26, & 27, Public Market

Lilac FestivalMay 10 - 19, Highland Park 

Lilac Festival Parade: May 11, Highland Park   

Step Jam: May 11, Blue Cross Arena

 Dachshund Parade: May 11, Washington Square Park

Run our River 5k: May 14, Ford St. Bridge 

Walk M.S.May 18, GVP  

Lilac Run: 10k - May 19, Highland Park

Rochester Corporate Challenge: May 23, Innovative Field

Love and R&B: May 25, Dr. MLK Park Jr.

Ease on Down: May 25, Thurston Rd

Memorial Day Parade: May 27, East and Alexander

Food Truck Rodeo: May 29, Public Market  

Greek Fest: May 30 & 31, East Ave. 


June 2024

Stroll for Strong Kids: June 1, GVP

19th Ward Community Association Square Fair: June 1, Aberdeen Sq.

Greater Rochester Soap Box Derby: June 1 & 2, Lakeshore Blvd.

Greek Fest: June 1 & 2 , East Ave. 

ROC'n Roll Community Bike Ride: June 2, Railroad St.

Community Garage Sales at the Market: June 2, 16, & 30, Public Market

Fashion Week at the Market: June 6 & 7, Public Market

Cocktail Revival: June 7, Promenade

Geva Curtain Call: June 7, Woodbury Blvd.

Fast & the Furriest: 10k & 5k - June 8, Verona St.  

Abilities Movement 5K:  June 9, GVP

Run our River 5k: June 11, Ford St. Bridge

Midday Bash: June 12, Parcel 5

Rochester Real Beer Expo: June 14, Frontier Field

Juneteenth Celebration at City Hall: June 14, Church St.  

Rochester Juneteenth Celebration: June 15, Dr. MLK Jr. Park

Midday Bash: June 19, Parcel 5 

Juneteenth 5k: June 19, GVP

Harborfest: June 21-23, Ontario Beach Park

Harborfest 10k & 5k: Charlotte/ Ontario Beach Park

Rochester International Jazz Festival: June 21 - June 29, East End & Parcel 5 

Food Truck Rodeo: June 26, Public Market


July 2024

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

RPO Around the Town Concert Series: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Multiple Locations 

Run our River 5k: June 9, Ford St. Bridge 

Party in the Park: July 11, 18, 25, Dr. MLK Jr. Park

Midday Bash: July 10, Parcel 5

Band on the Bricks: July 12, 19, 26, Public Market

 RPO Under the Stars Full Orchestra Performance: July 12, Parcel 5

ROC Con Poder: July 13, Dr. MLK Jr. Park

 Corn Hill Arts Festival: July 13-14, Corn Hill Neighborhood

Corn Hill 5k: July 14, Corn Hill Landing

Community Garage Sales at the Market: July 14 & 28, Public Market

Pride Fest & Parade: July 20, Highland Park

ROC the Peace Festival: July 20, Jones Sq. Park

Midday Bash: July 24, Parcel 5

Black Culture Festival: July 26 & 27, Parcel 5

Food Truck RodeoJuly 31, Public Market 


August 2024

 Party in the Park: Aug. 1, 8, 15, Dr. MLK Jr. Park  

 Puerto Rican Festival: Aug. 1-3, Parcel 5

 Band on the Bricks: Aug. 2 & 9, Public Market

Front Porch Fest: Aug. 3, Baden St. Park

Pan Afrikan Festival: Aug. 3, Highland Bowl  

Midday Bash: Aug. 7, Parcel 5

Movies with a Downtown View: Aug. 9, Broad Street Bridge

CARIFEST Parade & Festival: Aug. 10, Dr. MLK Jr. Park

Community Garage Sales at the Market: Aug. 11 & 15, Public Market

Run our River 5k: Aug. 13, Ford St. Bridge

Flour City Brewers Fest: Aug. 16, Public Market

South Wedge Fest: Aug. 17, South Wedge

Clarissa Street Reunion: Aug. 17, Clarissa Street 

Midday Bash: Aug. 21, Parcel 5

Movies with a Downtown View: Aug. 23, Broad Street Bridge

Rochester Summer Soul Music Fest: Aug. 24, Innovative Field

Gospel Jubilee: Aug. 25, Public Market

Food Truck RodeoAug. 28, Public Market  


September 2024

Labor Day Parade: Sept. 2, Downtown 

Midday Bash: Sept. 4, Parcel 5

M&T Clothesline Festival: Sept. 7 & 8, Memorial Art Gallery 

Community Garage Sales at the Market: Sept. 8 & 22, Public Market

Run our River 5k: Sept. 10, Ford St. Bridge

Rochester Fringe Festival: Sept. 10-21, Parcel 5 & East End

Midday Bash: Sept. 11, Parcel 5

Veteran's Association Stand Down: Sept. 13, Public Market

Movies with a Downtown View: Sept. 13, Broad Street Bridge 

North Winton Village Festival: Sept. 14, North Winton Village

Rochester Marathon: Sept. 15, Frontier Field

Artist's Row: Sept. 15, Public Market

Festival of Food: Sept. 16, Public Market

Rochester Cyclocross: Sept. 21 & 22, GVP

Food Truck Rodeo: Sept. 25, Public Market 

Fall Festival ft. Little Kids and Big Rigs:  Sept. 28, Parcel 5 

NAMI Walk: Sept. 28, Village Gate/NOTA

Ecofest at the Market: Sept. 29, Public Market


October 2024

Oktoberfest at the Market: Oct. 4, Public Market

Hope Dealers BTC Color Run: Oct. 5, Cobbs Hill Park

Italian Heritage Fest: Oct. 6, Public Market

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Oct. 13,  Innovative Field 

Pumpkins in the Park: Oct. 26, Cobbs Hill Park

Halloween at the Market: Oct. 27, Public Market

Walk with Willow: Oct., Downtown 

Monster Scramble 10k & 5k: Oct., Highland Park 


November 2024

East Ave. Grocery Run: Nov. 2, East & Meigs 

Veteran's Day Parade: Nov. 9, Highland Park Neighborhood 

The Feast Thanksgiving Day Run: Nov. 28, Blue Cross Arena

Wedge Waddle: Nov. 28, South Wedge


December 2024

Holidays at the Market: Dec. 1, 8, & 12, Public Market

Lighting of the Liberty Pole & Parade to Roc Holiday Village: Dec. 7, Liberty Pole Downtown

 Roc Holiday Village: Starts Dec. 6, every Wednesday - Sunday until Dec. 29, Dr. MLK Park Jr.

Reindeer Run: Dec., Blue Cross Arena