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Events This Summer In Rochester, NY

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff

Photo of Wickham Farms from Instagram user @karismatic_kim

While this year’s calendar looks a bit different than years past, we still have many events and activities that you can safely enjoy this summer. This list is being updated as announcements are made, so the information may not be completely up to date and is subject to change. If you plan to attend a specific event, please check directly with those entities for the latest event information as well as review operating guidelines and policies. 

Plan your summer vacation to Rochester with this Guide To Summer In Rochester, NY

June

Casa Larga Patio Party | June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 
Party on the patio by the vineyards with live music, the Casa Larga Food truck, wine, and craft beer happening Thursday nights all summer long. 

The Sky Tonight at Strasenburgh Planetarium | June 4-5, June 12 
Take a tour of currently visible stars, constellations and planets, using the beautiful capabilities of the Planetarium's new full-dome projection system. 

Fairport Canal Days | June 4-6
The largest event held along the Erie Canal in the Village of Fairport. 

The Lucky Flea Market | June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
An open air flea market designed to showcase independent vendors of vintage clothing, handmade items, crafts, home decor, and more unique goods happening on Sundays in June. 

6x6x2021 - The International Small Art Phenomenon | June 9-July18
Browse and buy one-of-a-kind artwork from all over the world at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. 

Celtic Faire | June 12-13
Celebrate the culture, history, and traditions of the Scots, Irish, and Welsh at Genesee Country Village & Museum.   

Yoga In The Pines | June 13
Take your yoga practice into the great outdoors - in the majestic red pines of the Cumming Nature Center.

Honoring Juneteenth | June 19
Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum to learn about the lives of Black Americans living in Western New York at the time of emancipation – seeking to reunite with family members scattered across the country, establishing businesses, and building relationships.

Lavender Festival | June 24 to Late July 
Stroll through a lavender field the size of a football field at Wickham Farms. 

Firefly Fridays | June 25
Take a family-friendly evening hike across Genesee Country Village & Museum's Oatka Creek meadow to learn about fireflies. 

Food Truck Rodeo | June 30
Enjoy a line up of Rochester's many food trucks, local brews, and the sounds of bands at the City of Rochester Public Market. 

July 

Casa Larga Patio Party | July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 
Party on the patio by the vineyards with live music, the Casa Larga Food truck, wine, and craft beer happening Thursday nights all summer long. 

Firefly Fridays | July 2
Take a family-friendly evening hike across Genesee Country Village & Museum's Oatka Creek meadow to learn about fireflies. 

Bands on the Bricks | July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30
Free concert series at the City of Rochester Public Market with food and drink vendors. 

Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic | July 12-18
A stop on the LPGA Symetra Tour; named for a professional golfer who learned the game at Brook-Lea.

Civil War Living History Weekend | July 17-18
Troops battle through Genesee Country Village & Museum and re-enactors share the complex history of this time. 

Yoga In The Pines | July 18
Take your yoga practice into the great outdoors - in the majestic red pines of the Cumming Nature Center.

Indigenous Music & Arts Festival | July 27-28
Traditional arts demonstrations, storytelling, Native American art market, indigenous food, Family Discovery Tent, tours, guided trail walks and more. 

Food Truck Rodeo | July 28
Enjoy a line up of Rochester's many food trucks, local brews, and the sounds of bands at the City of Rochester Public Market. 

August 

Casa Larga Patio Party | August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26
Party on the patio by the vineyards with live music, the Casa Larga Food truck, wine, and craft beer happening Thursday nights all summer long. 

Bands on the Bricks | August 6 
Free concert series at the City of Rochester Public Market with food and drink vendors. 

Yoga In The Pines | August 15
Take your yoga practice into the great outdoors - in the majestic red pines of the Cumming Nature Center.

Sunflower Spectacular | August 15-September 7
Enjoy the end of summer and beginning of fall in New York by exploring the beauty and colors of more than one million sunflowers at Wickham Farms. 

Flour City Brewers Tour | August 20
In 2021, the Flour City Brewers Fest will be reimagined as the Flour City Brewers Tour. This event celebrates New York State craft beer.

Food Truck Rodeo | August 25
Enjoy a line up of Rochester's many food trucks, local brews, and the sounds of bands at the City of Rochester Public Market. 

25th Annual Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival | August 27-28
Music festival featuring national headliners, Boyz II Men, with a focus on community. Weekend celebration includes Community Block Party and Back-to-School giveaway. 

Fairport Music Festival | August 27-28 
Family-friendly music festival featuring 6 stages of music, kids activities, food trucks and more, all while raising funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital. 

Rochester Cocktail Revival | August 30-September 5
New York State's flagship craft cocktail festival. 

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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