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#VisitROC's Guide To Park Ave Fest

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

Renowned for its architecture, culture, and urban atmosphere, the Park Avenue neighborhood is transformed for one weekend each year into a one-of-a-kind shopping mecca, filled with original creations from more than 350 artists, craftspeople, and exhibitors for the Park Ave Summer Art Festival. Exhibitors set up from curb to sidewalk, and Park Avenue itself closes to vehicular traffic, filling the avenue from Alexander Street to Culver Road with festival-goers.

We're sharing what you need to know before you go to the 42nd annual Park Ave Summer Art Festival this August 4-5, 2018. 

Festival Map

Park Ave Fest Map


Shop the entire length of Rochester's Park Avenue for original creations from more than 350 artists, craftspeople, and exhibitors ranging from body care items, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, mixed media, and more. Click for a full list of artists and exhibitors with booth numbers.


Arguably the best part of any festival is the food, and the Park Ave Summer Art Festival is no exception! The Park Ave Summer Art Festival offers more than 40 different festival food faves, in addition to the many bistros, cafes, bakeries, and coffee houses that call Park Avenue home.

Live Music

With three stages along Park Avenue, live music and entertainment are a staple of the Park Ave Summer Art Festival.

Alexander Stage-Saturday, August 4


O’s Pipa 10:30-11:00

The All In Brass Band-RAPA 11:30-12:15

Glitch 12:45-1:30

Blue Rootz 2:00-2:45

Light Blue 3:15-4:15

Light Blue 4:45-5:45


Oxford Stage-Saturday, August 4


Al Biles & GenJam 10:15-11:15

Charles Emanuel 11:45-12:30

Paradigm Shift 1:00-1:45

Madeleine McQueen 2:15-3:00

Laura and the Earthlings 3:30-4:30

Galileo Band 5:00-6:00


Somerton Stage-Saturday, August 4


Da Vines 10:30-11:30

Agape Black Belt Center 12:00-12:45

Sam Nitsch 1:15-2:00

Elephant In The Room 2:30-3:15

Kaylin Cervini 3:45-4:30

Aaron Rizzo Trio 5:00-6:00


Alexander Stage-Sunday, August 5


Mojo Chunk 10:00-11:00

Allen Hopkins 11:15-12:15

3D Line Dancers 12:30-1:30

Men Behaving Badly 1:45-2:30

Benjamin Sheridan 3:00-4:00

Jackson Cavalier 4:15-5:00


Oxford Stage-Sunday, August 5


Katherine Johnson 10:15-11:00

The Sugargliders 11:30-12:15

Sam Nitsch 12:30-1:15

Larry Compa 1:45-2:30

Galileo Band 3:00-3:45

The Sugargliders 4:15-5:00


Somerton Stage-Sunday, August 5


Al Biles & GenJam 10:30-11:30

Larry Compa 12:00-1:00

Elvio’s Camp ROC Star 1:30-2:30

Elvio’s Camp ROC Star 3:00-3:45

Elvio’s Camp ROC Star 4:15-5:00


For more information on the 42nd annual Park Ave Summer Art Festival, visit www.rochesterevents.com/park-ave-festival/. And, don't forget to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #VisitROC.


Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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