Happy weekend Roc City! If you’re looking to get out of the house this week, you’ll have a couple of great weather days on your hands! We are so thankful that the weather is getting nicer, and we are able to get out and enjoy all that Rochester has to offer. We live in a great community, with so many wonderful things to see & do. The highlight of a Spring/Summer in Roc City is definitely our festivals. We’ve got the early scoop for you, so you can start planning with our 2017 Festival Guide! Here are some of the classics:
The Lilac Fest really kicks of festival season here in Roc City; what a great way to begin!! This is the biggest festivals in the area (did you know it is the largest FREE festival in North America!?), located all throughout Highland Park. They’ve got everything a good festival should have: music, food & fun! Plus, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous scenery- and hopefully some beautiful & fragrant lilacs!! You can even pick up a bush to take home with you!
The Lilac Fest begins May 12th and runs until the 21st. This year there is a policy that youth under 16 must be escorted by an adult. They are also trying to break the world record for longest hug relay. Check out their website for all the details & to find out all the special events planned!
Just outside of the city, you can celebrate our Western New York heritage on the Erie Canal! Fairport’s Canal Days is a great festival for the whole family! Lots of local artists, delicious food & even boat rides on the canal! This year’s Canal Days are June 2-4th
At the Corn Hill Fest, art is the main attraction! With hundreds of artists, you are sure to find something cool for your living room! Happening July 8th and 9th
Park Ave Fest
Another biggie in the Rochester area, the Park Ave Fest is a whole lot of fun! They are celebrating over 30 years of food, music, art & community. Another free festival (how awesome is our city!?), taking place on August 5th and 6th. This festival is great for the whole family, and there is always a street performer, musician, or cool shop to check out. If you’re a foodie, this is a great event for you! In addition to the great restaurants and bistros on Park Ave, there will also be over 40 food stands with all your favorite!
Summer is just the first half of a great festival season in the ROC! There’s more to come in the fall, so we’ll keep you posted!!
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