There is no limit to what you can do when you visit Rochester and the Finger Lakes this July. To help plan your next summer vacation or a long weekend, we've pulled together the following list of top events and activities you won't want to miss when you visit Rochester this month. Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!


Please note: While National Pride Month occurs in June, Rochester celebrates its Pride Parade and Festival in July. See Guide To 2022 Pride in Rochester NY for a full list of events happening this month.


Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks, parades, and more! Click to view our roundup of Independence Day celebrations happening July 4 weekend in Rochester and the Finger Lakes.


Fun at Festivals

Corn Hill Arts Festival

July 9-10 |  Corn Hill Neighborhood

Creative Arts Festival

July 9 | Celebration Drive

Roc Pride Parade and Festival

July 16 | Multiple Locations 

ROC SweatFest

July 17 | MLK Jr. Park

Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

July 23-24 | Ganondagan State Historic Site

WALL\THERAPY 2022 Ten Year Anniversary Festival

July 23-31 | Various Locations

Spencerport Canal Days

July 30-31 | Spencerport


Exhibits & Special Events

B&W Invitational

Through July 10 | Image City Photography Gallery

Paul Garland: Intuitive Progression

Now Through November 27 | Memorial Art Gallery


Now Through January 2023 | George Eastman Museum

Duck, Duck, Shoot!

Through 2023 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

RPO Under the Stars

July 8 | Parcel 5

Make Your Own Botanical Stamp

July 9 | Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care

Trains & Trolleys at Twilight

July 9 | Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Anastasia Samoylova​: Floodzone

July 16-December 18 | George Eastman Museum

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

July 17-October 23 | Memorial Art Gallery

Painting in the Pines

July 23 | RMSC Cumming Nature Center

Civil War Living History Weekend

July 23-24 | Genesee Country Village & Museum


Family-Friendly Fun


Through July 1 | RMSC Museum and Science Center

River Otter Awareness Weekend

July 9-10 | Seneca Park Zoo

Jungle Jog 2022

July 17 | Seneca Park Zoo

Princesses & Superheroes Train Rides

July 16-17 | Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

July 17 | The Strong Museum

Kids Camp: Introduction to Fencing

July 18-22 | Rochester Brainery


Taking The Stage (& Screen)

Sister Act

Though July 24 | Geva Theatre

Jurassic Park in Concert

July 2 |  Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Mean Girls

July 5-10 | Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Party In The Park

July 7, 14, 21, 28 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Bands On The Bricks

July 8, 15, 22, 29 |  Rochester Public Market

Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert

July 9 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Movies With A Downtown View: Encanto

July 15 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Meaningful Moments

July 22 | OFC Creations

Seussical the Musical

July 22-31 | Blackfriars Theatre

National Geographic's Symphony For Our World

July 23 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra


July 28-31 | OFC Creations


Eat & Drink

Patio Party

July 7, 14, 21, 28 |  Casa Larga Vineyards

Xmas in July

July 7 | Marge's Lakeside

Cocktail Master Class

July 12, 26 | Rochester Brainery

Food Truck Rodeo

July 12 | Seabreeze Amusement Park

Dinner on the Bridge 2022

July 14 | Pont de Rennes Bridge

Dinner Under the Moon

July 14 | Kettle Ridge Farm

Midday Bash

July 14 | Parcel 5

Celebrating Chocolate Weekend

July 16-17 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Meet the Winemaker at Vinifera

July 22 | Vinifera Wine Bar


July 22 | Seneca Park Zoo

Sweet as Honey

July 26 | Living Roots Wine & Co.

Food Truck Rodeo

July 27 | Rochester Public Market 

Beer & Wine Walk

July 29 | College Town


Sporting Tournaments & Events

Rochester Red Wings

Home Games: July 1-4, 12-17, 26-31 | Frontier Field

Flower City Union

Home Games: July 16, 24 | Rochester Community Sports Complex

Buffalo Bills Training Camp

July 24-August 11 |  St. John Fisher College