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Spend Labor Day Weekend In Rochester & The Finger Lakes

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff

It's unofficially known as the last weekend of summer, but Rochester and the Finger Lakes offers a variety of fun ways to celebrate the 3-day Labor Day weekend. Check out this list of just some of the ways you can enjoy Labor Day in Rochester, NY.

Sunflower Spectacular

August 30-September 2 | Wickham Farms

Visit Wickham Farms and surround yourself in the beauty of over 250,000 sunflowers during the Sunflower Spectacular. Walk our five-acre field and take in the vibrant colors displayed in our 19 different sunflowers varieties. We offer all you need to pick-your-own bouquet and take a little piece of sunshine home with you.

Rochester Red Wings Baseball

August 30-September 2 | Frontier Field

  • Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the movie Dodgeball with us on August 30! The Wings will take the field as the Rochester Average Wings, and their opponents will be the Syracuse Purple Cobras.

  • August 31 is Red Wings Hall Of Fame Night. Rich Dauer will be the 100th member of the Red Wings Hall of Fame. He will be inducted in a pre-game ceremony.

  • Hustlers Night 2.0 will be September 1. This throwback event will take us back 101 years, to when the Red Wings were known as the Rochester Hustlers. Enjoy an old-time ballpark atmosphere, specialized Hustlers jerseys and merch, and more!

  • It's Fan Appreciation Day on September 2!

Light Up The Night: Summer Laser & Star Shows

August 31 | Rochester Museum & Science Center

Cocktails, cookouts, and lasers! That's right, Stop by the Strasenburgh Planetarium to enjoy an open cash bar, food from the grill, and Laser or Star show.

Music Fest & DJ Dance Party

August 31 | I-Square

There will be live music from individual artists, bands, a DJ dance party, raffles and a chance to win a free music lesson at Bach to Rock Penfield! This event is free and open to the public, so grab your family and friends, and stop by for some awesome musical entertainment and family fun!

Hop Harvest Festival

September 2 | Genesee Country Village & Museum 

Follow the journey of hops, one of New York State’s original cash crops, from field to brewery to pint glass. There will be tastings, food, and music all day, so kick back with one of GCV&M’s signature ales, and enjoy this last hurrah to summer!

Labor Day Parade 2019

September 2 | City of Rochester

Celebrate union spirit at the Labor Day Parade. The parade route is East Avenue and Alexander Street to Main Street and Plymouth Avenue.

Labor Day Chocolate Tasting

September 3 | Laughing Gull Chocolates

Love chocolate? Sample a variety of cacao beans and unique chocolate bars, and taste the distinct flavors of 12 different samples.

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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