Major Special Events Downtown

Coronavirus Response Update: The City of Rochester is currently not issuing special event permits through the end of August. We will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses over the summer. 

If you have questions, please email Kara Osipovitch, Manager of Special Events.  

September 2020 

 Super City Festival: September 5, Anson Place, MLK Park

 Labor Day Parade: September 7, East & Alexander to Main and Plymouth

 Vegfest: September 12, MLK Park

 Clothesline Arts Festival: September 12 & 13, Memorial Art Gallery

 Suffrage City Parade & Festival: September 12, W. Main St & Susan B. Anthony neighborhood

 Fringe Festival: September 15 - 26, East End/Parcel 5

 Festival of Food: September 14, Rochester Public Market

 Festival of the Arts: September 19, North Winton Village

 Roc'n Ritmo: September 19, MLK Park

 MVP Rochester Marathon: September 19 & 20, Downtown

 Food Truck Rodeo: September 30, Rochester Public Market

October 2020

ROCtoberfest: October 5, Genesee Brew House

 Roc the Riverway Weekend: October 5 & 6, Genesee Valley Park

 Image Out Film Festival: Oct. 8-18, Little Theatre and Dryden Theatre

 Fashion Week of Rochester: Oct. 12-17

 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: Oct. 18, Frontier Field/Downtown

 Halloween at the Market: October 25, Public Market, 4:30 p.m.

 Rochester Regional Health System Flower City Challenge: New Date Oct. 25, Downtown, East End, Park Ave, Mt. Hope

November 2020  

High Falls Film Festival: CANCELED

 East Ave. Grocery Run: Nov. 7, East. Ave

 Feast of Burden run: Nov. 26, Downtown

 Wedge Waddle: Nov. 26, South Wedge

Thurston Village Small Business Shop: Nov. 28 - Dec 24.

December 2020

Holidays at the Market

Park Ave. Holiday Open House: Dec. 3

Keg Tree Lighting: Dec. 4, Genesee Brewery

 Lighting of the Liberty Pole & Parade to Roc Holiday Village: Dec. 5

Reindeer Run: Dec. 12, Blue Cross Arena, Downtown

Step Jam: Dec. 12, Blue Cross Arena

 Roc Holiday Village: Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, & 27 MLK Park

 Family New Year's Eve Celebration: Dec. 31, Rochester Riverside Convention Center