Rochester Harborfest

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Alert: Boat Parade Cancelled Due to High Waves

The 2022 Rochester Harborfest takes place June 17 - 19. This exciting event marks the opening of the summer season at the beach as well as the 200th anniversary of Monroe County and the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse.

Harborfest will feature entertainment on both days, including professional sand sculpting demonstrations, a gigantic car show and a boat parade of lights. Activities will include a volleyball tournament, children’s area, food vendors, tours of the historic lighthouse, free rides on the 116-year-old Dentzel Carousel, and much more. Please see the full schedule below.

Area businesses will also feature food and beverage specials all weekend.

The Rochester Harborfest at Ontario Beach Park is hosted by the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee in conjunction with the City and Monroe County. 

Schedule

Friday, June 17
12 – 8 p.m. View Sand Sculpture
1 – 5 p.m. Lighthouse open for tours
4 – 9 p.m. Food vendors open
1 – 7 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
4 – 8 p.m. View marine displays
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Uptown Groove” (Jazz, Funk and Rock and Roll), Performance Pavilion

Saturday, June 18
9 a.m. Fleet Feet Sports Harborfest 5k and 10k Race
9 a.m. Sand Sculpture Contest, cash prizes
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wheels in Motion car show
10 a.m. Sand Sculpture Clinic
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts, Craft and Merchandise vendors
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Community and Business displays
1 – 5 p.m. Lighthouse open for Tours
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Harborfest Volley Ball Tournament
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Marine displays 
1 – 7 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Food vendors open
12 p.m. Unveiling of Monroe County and Lighthouse Bi-Centennial Sand Sculptures
12 – 8 p.m. Buskers on the Boardwalk
1 – 3 p.m. “Free Agent” (Rock and Country) Performance Pavilion
4 – 6 p.m. “Bill Schmidt and the Bluesmasters” (Blues, Jazz and R&B) Performance Pavilion
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Coupe de Villes” (almost 40 years of Blues performances) Performance Pavilion
9 p.m. Boat Parade of Lights Cancelled 

Sunday, June 19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Display of Antique Fire Equipment
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arts, Craft and Merchandise vendors
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Community and Business displays
1 – 5 p.m. Lighthouse open for Tours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Harborfest Volleyball Tournament
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marine displays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. View Sand Sculpture
1 – 4 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food vendors open
12 – 4 p.m. Buskers on the Boardwalk
1 – 3 p.m. Greece Jazz Band, (Jazz and pop) Performance Pavilion

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