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Meeting In Rochester This April

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:00 AM by Amanda Pfeil

Meet the conventions, conferences, and sporting events which have made Rochester, NY their destination this April.

2019 Eastern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships

Fairport Swimming strives to make a positive difference in the lives of its team members by promoting good sportsmanship, biomechanically sound techniques, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, time management, commitment, responsibility, love for the sport of swimming and self-respect. The coaching staff is dedicated to creating an environment where each athlete will realize their potential, with competitive swimming as the guide.

  • Date(s): April 3-6, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Webster Aquatic Center, DoubleTree Rochester, Hampton Inn & Suites Victor, Hampton Inn Irondequoit, Hampton Webster, Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford, Holiday Inn & Suites Webster, Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit, Holiday Inn Express – University Area, Holiday Inn Downtown, and Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: FAST Fairport Area Swim Team

    • Twitter: @FAST_Fairport

BASICCon College & Young Adult Conference

BASICcon is the national conference held by BASIC College Ministries. This event is held regularly each spring and fall in Rochester, NY. BASIC stands for “Brothers and Sisters in Christ.” BASIC College Ministries’ mission is to serve and equip local churches to help college students succeed in college and life. This is accomplished by resourcing them to start chapters that meet weekly on over 30 campuses across the Northeast.

  • Date(s): April 5-7, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: BASIC

    • Twitter: @Basic_cm

    • Instagram: @basic.cm

 Rochester Ice Cats

The Rochester Special Hockey, members of Special Hockey International – a division of USA Hockey; is an organization that specializes in providing training in the game of ice hockey for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Date(s): April 5-7, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, DoubleTree Rochester,and  Hampton Inn & Suites Henrietta

  • Social Media:

    • Twitter: @IceCatBlades25

72nd Annual NYS Elks 2019 Bowling Tournament Weekend #2

The programs of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks are all-encompassing . They work to support and host a wide variety of charitable programs within the community.

  • Date(s): April 6-7, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bowl-A-Roll & Miller Lanes, Comfort Suites Henrietta, DoubleTree Rochester, and Hampton Inn & Suites Henrietta

2019 Showdown in BTown

Rochester Area Players (RAP) helps showcase the Greater Rochester area’s finest players. A number of players who graduate from the program continue their playing at Division I, II, III college levels, and also Professional. For the past 15 years, RAP has hosted three annual tournaments during the spring season. Each year it continues to grow and now draws over 300 teams from various states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio. Teams from Canada also regularly participate.

  • Date(s): April 6-7, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): The College at Brockport, Courtyard Brighton, Fairfield Inn & Suites Greece, Hampton Inn Brockport, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook:  Rochester Area Players AAU – RAP

2019 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships

The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association is an "incorporated not-for-profit corporation" which operates a national collegiate inline hockey league consisting of five divisions of competition. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the NCRHA is the national governing body of college inline hockey.

  • Date(s): April 10-14, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Iceplex, Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Rochester Riverside Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites Henrietta, Hyatt Regency Rochester, RIT Inn, and Conference Center, and Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: NCRHA--National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association

    • Twitter: @NCRHA

    • Instagram: @ncrha_official

72nd  Annual NYS Elks Bowling Tournament Weekend #3

The programs of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks are all-encompassing . They work to support and host a wide variety of charitable programs within the community.

  • Date(s): April 13-4, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bowl-A-Roll & Miller Lanes, Comfort Suites Henrietta, DoubleTree Rochester, and Hampton Inn & Suites Henrietta

Flower City Comic-Con 2019

Flower City Comic Con is a multi-genre convention produced by the Mighty Monkey Corporation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. It is our goal to bring you not just a convention, but an experience.

  • Date(s): April 13-14, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Blue Cross Arena and Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: FC3

    • Twitter: @FC3ROC

    • Instagram: @fc3rocofficial

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is one of America's Largest Charitable Wine Competitions in the United States. Masters of wine, Master Sommeliers, wine educators, wine journalists, wine makers, and other top internationally certified wine judges from around the world converge each year in Rochester, NY to evaluate and award thousands of internationally crafted wine and spirits, all accomplished in two days of blind judging.

  • Date(s): April 13-14, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Holiday Inn Downtown

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Finger Lakes International Wine Compeition

    • Twitter: @FLIWC

The Epic Brands Platinum Nationals: New York

The EPIC Brands is a cheer and dance event production company. Our brands include ACDA, Spirit Unlimited, Cheerstarz, EPIC Camps, EPIC 2:30, and EPIC Gear.

  • Date(s): April 14, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: EPIC Brands

    • Twitter: @EPICBrands

    • Instagram: @epicbrands

10th Annual International Roc City Tattoo Expo

This is upstate NY’s premier tattooing event! We continue to bring talent from all over the USA, Canada, Europe & Japan! The artists we choose to showcase a variety of techniques and styles. All are on an invite-only basis, therefore ensuring absolute quality & safety for everyone. This is your chance to meet & and GET TATTOOED by the best in the business!

  • Date(s): April 20-22, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Holiday Inn Downtown

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Roc City Tattoo Expo

Eleventh Annual Bivona Summit on Child Abuse

The Bivona Child Abuse Summit is nationally recognized as the premier child abuse conference in the Northeast region. This cutting-edge multidisciplinary training is for social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health and medical professionals, school personnel, day care providers, the faith-based community and more. Workshops are being presented by national and international experts.

  • Date(s): April 24-26, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester Riverside Hotel, Hyatt Regency Rochester, 384 East Avenue Inn & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Bivona Child Advocacy Center

    • Twitter: @BivonaCAC

Statewide Preservation Conference

The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc., is one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America. It is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting the unique architectural heritage of our region and promoting preservation and planning practices that foster healthy, livable, and sustainable communities. The Landmark Society's service area covers nine Western New York counties.

  • Date(s): April 25-27, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc.

    • Twitter: @LandmarkSociety

    • Instagram: @landmarksociety

The Power of Dance

Welcome to The Power of Dance, where dancers perform not just for applause, but for a cause! Each studio that enters The Power of Dance chooses a charity to represent, and competes not just to win cash prizes for themselves, but donations for their charity as well. In the last few years, we've helped raise over $540,000 for worthy causes, thanks to studio owners that care about the development of their students not just as dancers, but as people.

  • Date(s): April 26-29, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Chili Gates High School and Holiday Inn Express Greece

10th Rochester Erotic Arts Festival

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of REAF with edgy, hot and beautiful erotic art; performances ranging from classy aerial dance to bawdy burlesque; shopping you won’t find anywhere else; and classes in art, dance, and sex ed for adventurous adults! Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters available all weekend.

  • Date(s): April 26-27, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Rochester Riverside Hotel

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Rochester Erotic Arts Festival

    • Twitter: @EroticArtFest

2019 RAP Rochester Rumble

Rochester Area Players (RAP) helps showcase the Greater Rochester area’s finest players. A number of players who graduate from the program continue their playing at Division I, II, III college levels, and also Professional. For the past 15 years, RAP has hosted three annual tournaments during the spring season. Each year it continues to grow and now draws over 300 teams from various states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio. Teams from Canada also regularly participate.

  • Date(s): April 27-28, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): The College at Brockport, surrounding area gyms, Courtyard Brighton, Fairfield Inn & Suites Greece, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Rochester Area Players AAU – RAP

72nd Annual NYS Elks Bowling Tournament Weekend #4

The programs of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks are all-encompassing. They work to support and host a wide variety of charitable programs within the community.

  • Date(s): April 27-28, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bowl-A-Roll & Miller Lanes, Comfort Suites Henrietta, DoubleTree Rochester, and Hampton Inn & Suites Henrietta

Pediatric Nursing Conference

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching, and patient care missions.

  • Date(s): April 29-30, 2019

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Staybridge Suites

Author: Amanda Pfeil

Amanda Pfeil is the Director of Event Services at Visit Rochester.

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