Unofficially known as the last weekend of summer, Rochester 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 11-September 5 | Wickham Farms

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

2022 Drum Corps Associates World Championships

September 2-4 | Rochester Community Sports Complex

Returning to its familiar home at the Rochester Community Sports Complex, all-age drum and bugle corps from across the country will compete in a series of events scheduled Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4. The Drum Corps Associates World Championships are a entertaining, unique, emotional, diverse, vibrant, spirited, and energetic experience beginning with a FREE event on the morning of September 2.

Rochester Red Wings Baseball

September 1-4 | Frontier Field

  • Celebrate College Night with the Rochester Red Wings! Every Thursday, college students, faculty and staff can purchase a $15 ticket and get 5 free diamond dollars, which can be used at concession stands and the Team Store.

  • September 2 is Cocos Locos Night. The Rochester Red Wings will transform into the Cocos Locos De Rochester as part of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión Program. There will be giveaways, fireworks, and even a ballpark DJ present. 

Dinosaurs at Dusk Shows

September 1-3 | Rochester Museum & Science Center

Time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. You'll meet Lucy, an aspiring future paleontologist, and her father, a science teacher, as they fly through the Triassic, Jurassic and Creteceous time periods to soar with Quetzalcoatlus, escape from raptors, and ride behind Argentinosaurus while searching for clues to the origins of flight.

Labor Day Parade 2022

September 5 | 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.