Celebrate the spring season with festivals and events that take advantage of all the beauty, culture, and fun the Rochester and Finger Lakes region has to offer. We've pulled together the following list of top events and activities you don't want to miss when you #VisitROC this May.

Festival Fun

Nitrate Picture Show: A Festival of Film Conservation

May 3-5 l George Eastman Museum

Rochester International Film Festival

May 9-11 l Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

Rochester Lilac Festival

May 10-19 l Highland Park

                      *Check out our official 2019 Guide to Lilac!

Low Bridge High Water Festival

May 16-18 l Village of Brockport

Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival

May 18 l Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Rochester Greek Festival

May 30-June 2 l Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation

Fairport Canal Days

May 31-June 2 l Village of Fairport

Genesee Valley Quiltfest

May 31-June 2 l Rochester Institute of Technology (Gordon Field House)

Live Performance at Rochester Lilac Festival

Taking The Stage (And Screen)

Revival: The Resurrection of Son House

May 1-June 2 l Geva Theatre

The Bodyguard: The Musical

May 3-12 l Lyric Theatre

Rochester International Vocal Competition

May 4 l Temple B’rith Kodesh

Rodger & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

May 4-19 l JCC CenterStage Theatre

Bravo Italiano

May 5 l Hochstein School of Music and Dance

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now

May 10-26 l Blackfriars Theatre

Lush Life: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

May 31-June 1 l Eastman Theatre

Hitting The Field & Course

Rochester Red Wings Vs. Durham Bulls: Women in Sports Night

May 10 l Frontier Field

Rochester Twilight Criterium

May 11 l Downtown Rochester

KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

May 21-26 l Oak Hill Country Club

Rochester Red Wings Vs. Pawtucket Red Sox: Renew Your Vows Night

May 24 l Frontier Field

Rochester Redwings Game at Frontier Field

Fun for the Whole Family

World Video Game Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend

May 4-5 l The Strong

Egg-Stravaganza & Farm Day

May 11 l Lollypop Farm

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

May 11 l Memorial Art Gallery

Genesee Country Village & Museum Opening Weekend

May 11-12 l Genesee Country Village & Museum

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 18-19 l The Strong

Be Our Guest Princess Breakfast

May 18 l Long Acre Farm

Platypus Theatre’s “Presto Mambo!”

May 19 l Hochstein School of Music and Dance

Eat & Drink

Cinco De Rhino

May 4 l Seneca Park Zoo

Flower City All-Stars: Chef Throwdown

May 17 | Kin Event Space 

Rails & Ales

May 18 l Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Sip and Sushi with Chef Kimberly Roth

May 22 l Casa Larga Vineyard

Zoo Brew

May 24 l Seneca Park Zoo

Elephants at Seneca Park Zoo

Mom's Special Day

Mother’s Day Card Printing

May 4 l Flower City Arts Center

Cat & Nat #Momtruths Live

May 8 l Kodak Center

Listen to Your Mother

May 11 l Hochstein Performance Hall

Mother’s Day at the Museum

May 12 l Genesee Country Village & Museum

Mother’s Day: Ice Cream & Wine

May 12 l Long Acre Farms

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 l RIT Inn & Conference Center

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 l I-Square

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 l The Wilder Room

There are so many things to see, do and experience when you visit Rochester this May!  Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!