The longer days of spring mark the start to Rochester's busy festival and special events season. To help guide you in the planning process, we've pulled together the following list of just some of the events and activities you won't want to miss when you visit this April. Share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!

Looking for Spring Break events and happenings? Click here for more info on Spring Break in Rochester.


Fun Easter Celebrations

Visit the Easter Bunny

April 1-16 | Eastview Mall

Pick An Egg and Win

April 1-16 | Casa Larga Vineyards

The Greater Rochester PEEP Show

April 2 | Webster Recreation Center

Bunny Hop

April 3 | Memorial Art Gallery

Teeny Tots Egg Hunt

April 8 | The Strong Museum

Easter Egg Hunt

April 16 | DICK'S House of Sport Rochester

Kid Friendly Easter Egg Hunt in the Vineyard

April 16 | 20 Deep Winery

Easter Brunch

April 17 | RIT Inn & Conference Center

Easter Bunny Train Rides

April 20 | Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

Easter Egg Golden Ticket Sweepstakes

Through December 31, 2022 | Black Button Distilling


Arts & Culture

Expedition: Dinosaur

Through May 1 | RMSC Museum & Science Center

Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On

Through June 19 | George Eastman Museum

Through the Student Lens

Through April 17 | Image City Photography Gallery

Play Lab Opens!

April 4 | The Strong Museum

Learn How to Make Hypertufa Pots

April 9, 30 | Broccolo Garden Center

The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, jointly present Awadagin Pratt: Black in America

April 12 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

We Were Here: Screening Panel and Discussion

April 15 | The Little Theatre

Gateways Music Festival Orchestra Concert

April 20 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Art in Bloom

April 23-24 | Memorial Art Gallery

Earth Day at the Zoo

April 23 | Seneca Park Zoo

Pressed Flowers

April 23 | Broccolo Garden Center

Record Store Day

April 23 | Record Archive

Upstate Yoga & Energy Wellness Festival

April 24 | Aerial Arts of Rochester


Taking The Stage (And Screen)

Somewhere Over the Border

Through May 1 | Geva Theatre Center

Surely Goodness and Mercy

Through April 9 | Blackfriars Theatre

Judy Garland: An Intimate Evening With A Legend

April 2, 3 | OFC Creations


April 2, 9 | The Little Theatre

Sinatra's Night of Stars

April 8 | OFC Creations

Dear Evan Hansen

April 12-17 | Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Tower of Power

April 13 | Kodak Center

We Were Here

April 15 | The Little Theatre

Gateways Music Festival

April 18-24 | Eastman School of Music

The Chinese Lady

April 20-May 8 | Geva Theatre Center

Nobody Lives in 6C

April 28 | OFC Creations


Spring Back into Sports

Baseball's Back Bash

April 1 | Frontier Field 

Flower City Union

Home Games: April 9, 23 | Rochester Community Sports Complex

Rochester Knighthawks

Home Games: April 9, 22, 30 | Blue Cross Arena

Rochester Americans

Home Games: April 13, 15, 16, 19, 29 | Blue Cross Arena

Rochester Red Wings

Home Games: April 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 | Frontier Field


Family Fun

Montezuma National Wildlife Tour Adventure

Mondays starting April 4 | Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Big Night for Salamanders!

April 9 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

April 10 | The Strong Museum

Imagine RIT

April 23 | Rochester Institute of Technology

Peppa Pig's Adventure

April 28 | Kodak Center

13th Annual C.U.R.E. 5K Run and Fun Walk

April 30 | C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association


Eat & Drink

Pie Making Class

April 2 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Spring Brunch

April 3 | New York Kitchen

Chocolate, Wine & Candles

April 5 | Scents by Design

Sip & Plant Class: Indoor Spring Basket

April 7 | Casa Larga Vineyard

Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend

April 8-10 | Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Wine Blending Experience

April 9 | 20 Deep Winery

Roll Out The Barrels

April 23-24 | Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Food Truck Rodeo

April 27 | City of Rochester Public Market