Special Events at the Public Market 2018

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In 2018 Rochester Public Market will once again offer almost 50 free admission special event days in addition to regular 165 Market shopping days, providing many opportunities to experience and enjoy the Market even more! These special event series and single events have become community favorites and traditions!  

Download a printable special events schedule  

Interested vendors: link to the individual event pages below for information, instructions, and applications.   

2018 Public Market Special Events Schedule 

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES 
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 Market. An amazing array of collectibles, curios, and much more! Cafes and coffee shops open on the Market and in the surrounding Market District too. Free admission.
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.  
April 22, 29;  June 10, 17, 24;  July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;  Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26;  September 9, 23, 30;  October 7, 14

See the Community Garage Sale web page  

FLOWER CITY DAYS 
The Flower City earns bragging rights when the Rochester Public Market comes alive in May and June with its legendary horticultural sales--row upon row of annuals, perennials, shrubs and garden ornamentation. All available just in time for spring planting!  Come with your garden questions and get answers from Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardeners.  Bring plant containers, and take some home, through our give-take plant container exchange program! Cafes and coffee shops open on the Market and in the surrounding Market District too. Free admission.
Five Sundays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3

And two extra Memorial Day Weekend days:
Friday, May 25; Monday, May 28 

 See the Flower City Days web page 

FOOD TRUCK RODEOS
Food Truck Rodeos at the Market have quickly become a Rochester tradition. Rodeos brings our community's creative mobile cuisine to the Market. Local brew and bands add to the flavor and fun.  Free admission--bring your own folding chairs and tables!
Last Wednesday evening of the month, April through September. Free admission!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26

See the Food Truck Rodeo web page 

CELEBRATION OF ROCHESTER NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOODS with NeighborWorks Rochester 
A public celebration of the neighborhoods and neighbors that make our city strong.  Live music, food, vendors, neighborhood associations and organizations are all part of the festivities.  Free admission.
Monday, June 4. 5:00-7:30 p.m. 
 See the event web page

 BANDS ON THE BRICKS   
One of Rochester's most popular free concert series, Bands on the Bricks proves that the Rochester Public Market isn't just for morning people!
Five consecutive Friday nights, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10 

 See the Bands on the Bricks web page  

GOSPEL JUBILEE
Organized by Elim Sanctuary Choir, this event features inspirational music groups from around the region. Food and vendors too. Free admission.
Sunday, July 29. 4:00-7:30 p.m.
See the Gospel Jubilee web page  

BIKE-IN MOVIE
Rochester is just one of a few cities worldwide that hosts an official Bike-In Movie!  Two-wheel it to some family-friendly flicks on the bricks!
Organized by the Rochester Cycling Alliance.
Friday, August 24.  7:00-10:30 p.m.
See the Bike-In Movie page page  

14th ANNUAL ARTIST ROW  produced by the Friends of the Rochester Public Market 
Artist Row is not just your average art show. With over 180 local artists this event truly showcases the creativity of our community. Food and live music too, free admission!
For more information, go to www.artistrowrochester.com, contact  Friends of the Public Market at (585) 428-7292 or e-mail marketfriends@rochester.rr.com   
Sunday, September 16. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

HALLOWEEN AT THE MARKET  
A new addition to the Market special events series provides an extra, bonus dress-up and trick or treat opportunity for families--and a chance to connect with dozens of community organizations!  Free admission.
Sunday, October 28. 4:30-7:00 p.m. 
See the Halloween Eve at the Market web page

HOLIDAYS AT THE MARKET   
A Rochester holiday tradition for over 20 years, Holidays at the Market features dozens of holiday-focused vendors (trees, decorations, holiday foods and crafts, gifts, and much more), visits with Santa, hay rides, cookie decorating, and more!
Four Sundays: November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
(Carriage rides with Santa 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only)
See the Holidays at the Market web page  

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