Special Events at the Public Market

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2020 Public Market Free-Admission Special Events  

*IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 Crisis, all Market Special Events will be postponed until further notice.  Since the Market is considered and essential retail service by New York State, we will remain open for regular Market days (Tuesday and Thursday 6am-1pm, and Saturday 5am-3pm) for food access ONLY. We will continue to monitor the current crisis and seek advisement from Public Health officials to determine when non-essential, entertainment events can resume. The 2020 tentative dates are listed below, but are all currently ON HOLD. We will provide updates as more become available. Stay healthy, stay well! 

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!  

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: May 3, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 13 , September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18
All events 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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. 

Sundays:  May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7
Memorial Day Weekend Extras:
Friday, May 22
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
 
All events 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 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. 

Wednesdays: May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 
All events 5:00-9:00 p.m.
See the Food Truck Rodeo 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 in July and August. 

Fridays: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7
All events 6:00-10:00 p.m.
 
 See the Bands on the Bricks web page  

GOSPEL JUBILEE

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
4:00-8:00 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 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HALLOWEEN AT THE MARKET  
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 25
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 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:  November 29, December 6, December 13 from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

NEW Special Evening market on Thursday, December 17 from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 

See the Holidays at the Market web page  

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