City of Rochester News Release - Legendary Flower City Days at the Market Kicks Off 2024 Season Sunday

 (Wednesday, May 1, 2024) – Get started on your own outdoor paradise with the return of the legendary Flower City Days at the Market, kicking off the 2024 season from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 5 at the City of Rochester Public Market 280 N. Union St.

Continuing every weekend through Memorial Day and including Mother’s Day, these always-popular horticultural extravaganzas  feature hundreds of vendors offering great bargains on gardening essentials, including vibrant perennials and colorful annuals, distinctive hanging baskets and potted plants, wide assortments of succulents, herbs and vegetables, along with a unique outdoor art, decorations and accessories.

After Sunday’s kickoff, the remaining Flower City Days at the Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on:

  • Sundays: May 12 (Mother’s Day), 19 and 26;
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

Traditional Market vendors will also be present in the B shed, as well as small businesses throughout the Market District. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County will also be on hand to provide expert gardening advice for novice and veteran gardeners alike.

Flower City Days at the Market also hosts a give and take container exchange outside the Market Office, where gardeners are welcome to donate or retrieve gently used flower or plant pots, flats, and other containers.

To become a Flower City Days at the Market vendor or to learn more, visit For news and updates, follow the Public Market on Facebook and Instagram @CityofRochesterPublicMarket


The Administration of Mayor Malik D. Evans strives to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester by inspiring hope and delivering opportunity for everyone. Guided by the Administration’s Mission, Vision and Values and the principles of the “Rochester 2034” comprehensive plan, City employees are committed to providing exceptional customer service, transparent stewardship, and collaborative leadership to foster a vibrant community that empowers personal, professional and generational growth for all who live, work or play in the city of Rochester.