Meet the conventions, conferences and sporting events who have made Rochester, NY their destination in August 2017

Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church – New York-Washington Annual Conference 2017

August 1-5

Church group members meeting in Rochester, NY
Radisson Rochester Riverside
Attendees: 500

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will meet in Rochester, NY.  Approximately 500 attendees will study, worship and share stories and experiences of their faith. 

Facebook: @thecmechurch
Twitter: @CMEChurch


Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, Inc. – Joint Sessions of Congress, Laymen and Youth Conventions 2017

August 6-12

Empire Baptist 1
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Attendees: 1600

This is the second year in a row that Rochester is hosting this event for the Empire Baptists. Members will attend worship services, recognize members accomplishments and enjoy fellowship together during their visit.

Facebook: @EmpireBaptistMedia


Church of God & Saints of Christ Annual Assembly 2017

August 6-13

Five members of the Church of God and Saints of Christ

Hyatt Regency Rochester
Attendees: 300

The Church of God & Saints of Christ will hold their Annual Assembly in Rochester, NY this August.  Members of the The Church of God & Saints of Christ hail from all over the United States of America, South Africa, Bermuda, and Birmingham, England and Ontario, Canada.

Facebook:@Church of God & Saints of Christ

Walnut Hill Farm Driving Event 2017 Show

August 9-12

three drivers on the course at the Walnut Hill Driving Competition
Walnut Hill Farm, Pittsford, NY
Attendees: 300

For five days each August since 1972, the picturesque Pittsford, NY countryside comes alive with the elegance and excitement of the last decade of the 19th century—The Gilded Age.
Hosted by the Pittsford Carriage Association, this international event—the largest pleasure driving competition in the country—brings hundreds of drivers, their carriages and horses from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe to compete at Walnut Hill Farm. Spectators get an up-close experience to view competitors vie for top prizes in the art and sport of traditional driving in a Victorian Country Fair setting. From single pony carts to the breathtaking elegance of formal road coaches, all divisions compete in the four categories of traditional turnout, obstacle driving, reinsmanship, and cross-country.

Twitter: @WHCarriageDrive

Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference

August 12-16

Mike stands in the Airport terminal
Hyatt Regency Rochester
Attendees: 350

The Northeast Chapter (NEC), American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) serves to develop leaders in the aviation industry through the creation of networking and professional development opportunities that bring added value to our membership within an environment of integrity and camaraderie.

The NEC aides in the continuing development of the American Association of Airport Executives by fostering a greater understanding and knowledge of airport issues among its members.

Facebook/Twitter: @aaaedelivers/@aaaeducators


Nitro Circus Live North American Tour

August 18

Nitro Circus visits Rochester, NY
Frontier Field
Attendees: 8000

In a world where authenticity is rare, Nitro Circus is the only action sports entertainment company that delivers the biggest and best, mind blowing cross platform entertainment for daredevils and risk taking wannabes in the spirit of fun, friendship and camaraderie. From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and action sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a garage in Utah in 2003, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet.

Facebook/Twitter: @NitroCircus


Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Supreme Council Meeting

August 21-30

Convention Center, Hyatt, Eastman School of Music, Radisson Rochester Riverside, Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
Attendees: 2700

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of several groups that are part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world. Members enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.


Replaying Japan Conference 2017

August 21-23

vistitors stop for photos at the Strong National Museum of Play
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
Attendees: 100

Scholars from around the world are coming to Rochester to better understand the origins and development of the Japanese gaming industry and its impact on worldwide culture. Hosted by The Strong and Rochester Institute of Technology, this event will bring nearly 100 scholars from around the world together to present and discuss papers that explore Japanese video game culture, education and industry. This year’s conference theme is Transmedia and Story in Japanese Games. Transmedia storytelling is the practice of telling stories across multiple media, having the same world and/or characters used in film, TV, books, comics and games.


Facebook/Twitter: @ritmagic


Drum Corps Associates World Championships 2017

August 30-September 4

DCA jumping
Capelli Sports Stadium
Attendees: 8000

 This family-friendly event is open to everyone. Watch the best Drum Corps from all over the U.S and beyond compete for the title of World Champions.

Facebook/Twitter: @DCAcorps


Welsh North American Association – 2017 WNAA National Festival of Wales

August 30-September 4

Welsh North American Association
Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Rochester
Attendees: 550

The tradition began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh, descendants, and friends in North America. The festival is held in a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales in Rochester, New York.

Facebook/Twitter: @NorthAmericanFestivalofWales/@NAFoWales