Special Events at the Public Market 2017


Special Events at the Market

In 2017 Rochester Public Market will once again offer approximately 50 free admission special event days in addition to regular Market shopping days, affording many opportunities to experience and enjoy the Market even more! These special event series and single events have become community favorites and traditions, including Greatest Community Garage Sales and Super Fleas, Flower City Days horticultural extravaganzas, Food Truck RodeosBands on the Bricks, Halloween Eve at the Market (a new event added in 2016!), and Holidays at the Market. Interested vendors: link to the individual event pages below for information, instructions, and applications.   

2017 Public Market Special Events Schedule

Event  Date & Times   Description   
Community Garage Sales & Super Fleas  

8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
April 23, 30; 
June 11, 18, 25;  
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; Sept. 10, 24;
October 1, 8, 15  


Imagine dozens of garage sales, all lined up together so you don't have to drive from place to place. You need not imagine it because you can see it for yourself at the Rochester Public Market. An amazing array of collectibles, curios, and much more. 

See the Community Garage Sale web page   
Flavors of Rochester at the Market   Saturdays
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Prime your palate for the best free “tastings” experience in the City of Rochester! The 2016 series, again a partnership with the Democrat & Chronicle and Friends of the Rochester Public Market, will celebrate the colorful diversity of the Market and Greater Rochester community. 
 See the Flavors of Rochester at the Market web page 


Flower City Days at the Market   

All events 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4

Friday, May 26

Monday, May 29
(Memorial Day)

The Flower City earns bragging rights when the Rochester Public Market comes alive in May and June with row upon row of annuals, perennials, shrubs and garden ornamentation. All available just in time for spring planting.  Bring your garden questions and get answers from the experts.  

See the Flower City Days web page 

Food Truck Rodeos 
Celebrate Street Food!


Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m.
April 26
May 31
June 28
July 26
August 30
September 27

Food Truck Rodeo has quickly become a Rochester tradition. Rodeos brings our community's creative mobile cuisine to the Market. Local brew and bands add to the fun.  See the Food Truck Rodeo web page  


Bands on
the Bricks 

Fridays, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

July 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11

One of Rochester's most popular concert series, Bands on the Bricks proves that the Rochester Public Market isn't just for morning people. 

See the Bands on the Bricks web page  

Gospel Jubilee  Sunday, July 23
4:00-7:00 p.m.

 Organized by Elim Sanctuary Choir, this event features several inspirational music groups from around the region. Free admission! See the Gospel Jubilee web page 

Bike-In Movie  Friday,
August 25
7:00-10:00 p.m.

 Celebrate Rochester's booming bicycle culture by two-wheeling it to the Market for a free bike-related outdoor movie!
See the Bike-In Movie web page  

Artist Row
by the Friends of the Rochester Public Market  
Sunday, September 17
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    

Artist Row is not just your average art show. With over 180 new and emerging artists this event truly showcases the creativity of our community. For more information, go to www.marketfriends.org, contact  Friends of the Public Market at (585) 325-5058 or e-mail marketfriends@rochester.rr.com 

Halloween Eve at the Market      

Sunday, October 29
4:00-7:00 p.m.


The latest addition to the Market special events series provides an extra, bonus trick or treat opportunity for families and a chance to connect with dozens of community organizations!  See the Halloween Eve at the Market web page  
Holidays at the Market  
Dec. 3, 10, 17
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Rochester holiday tradition for 21 years, Holidays at the Market features dozens of holiday-focused vendors (trees, decorations, holiday foods and crafts, gifts, and much more), free carriage rides with Santa, cookie decorating, and more!

See the Holidays at the Market web page