Maplewood Rose Celebration

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Celebrate the Rose, Celebrate a Neighborhood

The roses are in bloom and a full program of activities awaits visitors to the 27th annual Maplewood Rose Celebration, to be held Saturday,   June 10 in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden.  The event, coordinated by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, features family entertainment, food, and much more.

The Maplewood Rose Festival continues with a cornucopia of activities that celebrate Rochester's history, ecology, people, and illustrious horticultural heritage. 

In particular this festival is an illumination and celebration of the Maplewood Neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Northwest Rochester neighborhood boasts hundreds of elegant century-old homes as well as parks and gardens designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, known as America's greatest landscape architect. This dazzling “built environment,” when combined with the natural majesty of the river and gorge, make for a truly unique urban neighborhood.

The Maplewood Neighborhood Association’s remarkable volunteers have partnered with the City to showcase its fantastic history, architecture, natural features, parks, and people.   

 2017 Maplewood Rose Celebration Schedule

8:30 and 10:30 a.m.: Yoga in the Rose Garden 
In collaboration with the Maplewood YMCA

10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Horticultural Workshops 
with the Greater Rochester Rose Society and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.: Lower Gorge Tours 
Last tour leaves at 4 p.m.

10 a.m.–5 p.m.: Horticultural Vendors   

 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: Children’s Activities: 
Recreation on the Move Van

  11 a.m. and 12 p.m.: Storytelling in the Rose Garden 
In collaboration with the Rochester Public Library

 12:30–3 p.m.: Face Painting for Kids 
In collaboration with the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

12–5 p.m.: Jazz and Wine in the Rose Garden (Fee for wine tasting)

Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Information

Handicapped parking only in Maplewood Park lot (Driving Park Avenue). Other parking available on adjoining streets and in the Hawk Eye parking lot at the corner of St. Paul Boulevard and Avenue E, directly across the Driving Park Bridge from Maplewood Park (shuttle provided). The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority offers bus service to several stops within a short walk of Maplewood Park—for more information on these routes and schedules, go to orcall 288-1700. Bike enthusiasts can avoid traffic and parking challenges by riding to the event along the wonderful Genesee Riverway Trail .

You can also take a bus to the festivities: Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to Maplewood Park