September is the beginning of harvest season in Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and it's time for festivals and events that celebrate the season.

Labor Day Weekend

DCA Throw (not Rhinos)

It all starts Labor Day Weekend!

Drum Corps Associates World Championship

Sept 1-3
Capelli Stadium


Twelfth Night

Sept 1-23
Blackfriars Theatre


Sunflower Spectacular

Sept 2-3
Wickham Farms


German Heritage Day & Hop Harvest Festival

Sept 4
Genesee Country Village & Museum


Have A Ball Exhibit Final Weekend

Sept 2-4
The Strong


Fleet Feet Summerfest

Sept 2
YellowJacket Racing


Limitless Festivals

Dancers at Rochester Fringe Festival

September brings some of our biggest and favorite festivals of the year.

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Sept 14-23
City of Rochester


"Tap It Forward" Festival

Sept 8
Genesee Brew House


M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

Sept 9-10
Memorial Art Gallery


Oktoberfest in Irondequoit

Sept 8-9 & 15-16
Camp Eastman



Sept 16
Kettle Ridge Farm


Purple Foot Festival

Sept 17
Casa Larga Vineyards


Autumn Festival of Ales

Sept 30
CB Craft Brewers



Sept 30
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester



Limitless Performances

In the Heights set at Geva Theatre

Kick off Rochester's cultural season with these incredible performances.

In The Heights

Sept 5-Oct 8
Geva Theatre Center


The Neave Trio

Sept 15
Rochester Institute of Technology

A cELLAbration: the Music of Ella & More

Sept 15
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Brain Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: Final Performances

Sept 18
Eastman School of Music

Greig's Piano Concerto + Cinderella

Sept 21-23
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra


The Djangoners

Sept 7-28 (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
The Little Theatre


School of Rock

Sept 30-Oct 7
Rochester Broadway Theatre League


Limitless Family Fun

Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum Train

These exhibits and activities are perfect for family weekend getaways.

Diesel Days Train Rides

Sept 17
Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Opening Sept 16
The Strong

Antique Fire Trucks

Sept 17
New York Museum of Transportation


Harvest Fest Opening

Sept 16-17
Stokoe Farms


Living History Event at Ganondagan

Sept 23
Ganondagan Historic Site



Sept 30-Oct 1
The Strong featuring Empire Magic


Limitless Technology and Learning

Speakers from Upstate Social Sessions 2016

Rochester is an epicenter for technology and innovation. Learn new skills and about new trends at these cool conferences.

Upstate Social Sessions

Sept 15
George Eastman Museum


Innovation Solutions Tech Conference--ISTC17

Sept 7
Hyatt Regency Rochester

Light and Sound Interactive Conference and Expo

Sept 12-14
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center