Special Events at the Public Market


2019 Public Market Free-Admission Special Events  

Each year the Market offers over 45 days of free-admission special events, in addition to the three weekly regular Market shopping days offered year-round. This is because the Market is a great community gathering place as well as a place of commerce! Read on for this year's special events slate!

 Download a printable 2019 Market Special Events Schedule


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: April 28, May 5, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 8, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20 
All events 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
See the Community Garage Sale web page  

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. 

Sundays:  May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9
Memorial Day Weekend Extras:
Friday, May 24
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
All events 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 See the Flower City Days web page 

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. 

Wednesdays: April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25 
All events 5:00-9:00 p.m.
See the Food Truck Rodeo web page 

A public annual 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.  See the event web page 

Monday, June 3
5:00-7:30 p.m.
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 in July and August. 

Fridays: July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9
All events 6:00-10:00 p.m.
 See the Bands on the Bricks web page  


Organized by Elim Sanctuary Choir, this annual event features inspirational music groups from around the region. Food and vendors too. Free admission. 

Sunday, July 28
4:00-7:30 p.m.
See the Gospel Jubilee web page  

 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 15
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This relatively 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 27
4:30-7:00 p.m.

 See the Halloween Eve at the Market web page

A Rochester holiday tradition for over 25 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!

Sundays:  December 1, December 8, December 15 
See the Holidays at the Market web page  

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