Rochester Festivals & Shows

Rochester Festivals & ShowsFestivals bloom often and almost every weekend of the month in Rochester, and the city invites and welcomes everyone to join in the celebration. You'll find arts, flowers, foodie, or indie film festivals happening all around the city throughout the year. Check out our great list and mark your calendar for one of these fun events.

Lilac Festival
The Lilac Festival is one blooming festival. Martha Stewart has been to this 10-day extravaganza held at Highland Park in Rochester, the only one of its kind in North America. Green thumbed festival growers are awe inspired by the magnificent collection of more than 500 varieties of lilacs blooming on over 1,200 bushes.

Address: 171 Reservoir Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 - MAP
Phone: (585) 753-7275
Web: www.lilacfestival.com

Rochester International Jazz
Tap your feet to the music at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. Celebrate with thousands of music lovers from all over the world as they turn downtown Rochester's East End cultural district into "Jazz Street" for nine days of toe-tapping and finger-snapping music, featuring over 250 concerts at 18 venues.

Address: 14 Franklin St., Ste 808, Rochester, NY 14604 - MAP
Phone: (585) 454-2060
Web: www.rochesterjazz.com

Festival of Food
Sample the Festival of Food, the largest local tasting event held in Rochester. Celebrate for one full day with thousands of festival foodies who get together to sample over one hundred of the best local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, and farm fresh goods while listening to great music and having fun.

Address: 936 Exchange Street Rochester, NY 14608 - MAP
Phone: (585) 328-3380
Web: www.festivaloffood.org

Rochester Wine and Food Festival
Cheers to the Rochester Wine and Food Festival. Festival goers at the annual festival sample wine at more than one hundred tasting booths from hundreds of local, national, and international vintners and sumptuous treats from local restaurateurs. Cheers! Ticket sales go to James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

Phone: (585) 232-7100
Web: www.fingerlakeswine.com

360/365 George Eastman House Film Festival
Be a film critic at the 360/365 George Eastman House Film Festival. Take your seat at Rochester's Dryden and Little Theatres to preview premier narrative films, documentaries, shorts, restored films, and experimental works from around the world. You have six days to see if the critic in you can pick the next academy award winner.

Address: 45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14604 - MAP
Phone: (585) 279-8312
Web: www.film360365.com