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So much to do...! 

Rochester is known as "Festival City," with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall.  Plus, everyday there is something to do-from performing arts to museum exhibits to musical recitals-and of course, if it's Rochester-there's plenty of PLAY! Be sure to check the calendar for daily activities.

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06/28/2015 - 07/04/2015

Ongoing Events

Family Climbing

  • Date(s): 06/01/2010(No End Date)
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: Various; Call our office
  • Location: RockVentures, 1044 University Avenue
  • Contact: office
  • Phone: (585) 442-5462
  • Admission: $35

Introduction to Rock Climbing. Ages 2-92 are successful. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb with us. Learn valuable climbing and rope holding skills. Under 18 years requires your parent sign our waiver. All ages climb; must be 12 years and older to be rope holder.

Cameras from the Technology Collection

  • Date(s): 06/01/2011(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum admission

AWS!From the world’s largest collection of cameras, the evolution of photography is illustrated, -- including the camera that shot the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the only complete NASA Lunar Orbiter, and a Technicolor movie camera that filmed many MGM classics … plus many cameras that you and your family used to own!

Electricity Theater featuring Musical Tesla Coils

  • Date(s): 07/02/2013(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Various—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!With "singing" Tesla coils, this exhibition experience features dazzling displays of lightning set to music. Be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just a few feet away in our newest visitor experience, Electricity Theater! This science show experience features a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils. Watch the dark theater become splashed with light, and allow that spark in you to ignite as you explore the excitement of electricity and all that goes with it: Lightning, conductors, insulators and storm safety. www.rmsc.org

Under Construction: Building Careers Exhibition

  • Date(s): 01/10/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!Drill hands-on into construction trades and complete actual electrical, plumbing, architectural and building tasks! Fun for the whole family. Use your hands and minds to: - Maneuver a giant crane to move bricks on the “job site.” - Run wires through 2x4-studded walls to build a simulated working electrical system. - Install plumbing for a sink as well as install a p-trap for outflow. - Stretch your design and math muscles while creating structures with KEVA Planks. Also, hear from local professionals! Local electricians, plumbers and other construction professionals narrate their story of building the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on campus at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Nano

  • Date(s): 06/01/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!Imagine & discover a world you cannot see! Get the family together & become enthralled by the worls of nanoscale science, engineering & technology in an exciting interactive exhibit. Hands-on components present the basics of nanoscience & engineering, introduce some real-world applications, & explore the societal & ethical implications of this new technology.

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ

  • Date(s): 09/14/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: Every Sunday at 1 & 3 pm
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in Gallery admission

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ Recurring weekly on Sunday Times: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Admission: Included in Gallery admission Going for Baroque is a weekly series of mini-recitals featuring students at the Eastman School of Music performing on the Italian Baroque organ.

Genesee Valley Quilt Club

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 07/01/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 9"30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Temple B'rith Kodesh 2131 Elmwood Ave
  • Contact: Louise Hartshorn, President
  • Phone: (585) 748-4451
  • Admission: $5

Meets monthly Sept-June. Founded in 1936 with 11 members, the Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) is one of the oldest continuously meeting quilt clubs in the nation. Our current membership of 400 includes novice to nationally recognized quilters. All styles and techniques of quilting are well represented within the Club. Monthly meetings include: • Lectures by nationally and regionally recognized fiber artists, • Show and Tell of members’ quilts, • Demonstrations on quilt related topics and techniques.

NIk Entertainment Karaoke at Prepps On Monroe

  • Date(s): 02/03/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 9:30pm until 1
  • Location: Prepps On Monroe, 655 Monroe Ave, near Oxford St.
  • Contact: Jenny LoMaglio
  • Phone: (585) 244-0331
  • Admission: Free

Sing and party with Nik Entertainment Co. thespians who perform all over North America. Learn about performance opportunities in the US and Canada.

Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

This exhibition celebrates the legacy and impact of James Card, the museum's first curator of motion pictures, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

ArtSparks Night Out

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
  • Times: 6:30pm-9pm
  • Location: 1 Whipple Lane
  • Contact: Linda Clemow
  • Phone: (585) 236-1184
  • Admission: $45/person cash, check or credit card

Combine creativity, conversation, color, culture, cocktails and crudite for a night out with colleagues, co-workers, and chums! Come and bring some friends! This special evening out features instruction to create your own 11"x14" take home painting, all supplies, a drink ticket, nibbles, cash bar and background music. Bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothing! Registration is limited to 20 participants (minimum of 10) Deadline to register is 2 days prior to class. Advance registration is required to attend this wonderful night of creativity!

"Tuesday Pipes" Free Concerts at Christ Church

  • Date(s): 03/10/2015 - 03/08/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 12:10-12:35pm
  • Location: Christ Church, 141 East Ave
  • Contact: Myles Boothroyd
  • Phone: (231) 463-9901
  • Admission: Free

Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free concerts on the organs at Christ Church. Get a taste of Eastman culture during your lunch break! The church houses two of Rochester's most prized instruments. The Craighead-Saunders Organ is a scientific process reconstruction of an instrument that still exists today in Vilnius, Lithuania, created by the central German organ builder Adam Gottlob Casparini in 1776. It is perhaps the only instrument in the United States where one can hear the music of Bach as it would have sounded during the Baroque era. Standing opposite, the Hook & Hastings Organ represents the American Romantic tradition, featuring original pipes from 1862 and 1893. "Tuesday Pipes" concerts are held during the lunch hour to give you a break from your busy week. Stop on by Christ Church this coming Tuesday to hear eclectic music by Eastman organists, then grab a bite at one of the many local cafes and bistros across the street!

First Friday Brew Review

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Big Tree Inn, 46 Main Street
  • Phone: (585) 243-5220
  • Admission: $0

Discover our Brew Reviews the first Friday of every month. You'll be able to experience a different microbrewery every month, learn more about their beer and beer making process and sample some amazing brews! Visit our website to learn about this month's featured brewery: http://www.bigtreeinn.com/calendar.php

Between The States: Photographs of the American Civil War

  • Date(s): 04/10/2015 - 08/02/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Location: The Rockwell Museum
  • Contact: The Rockwell Museum
  • Phone: (607) 937-5836
  • Admission: Admission fees vary

George Eastman House Collection On display: April 10 – August 2, 2015 Opening reception: April 10, 2015 The American Civil War divided a country and created a nation. It was the first modern war and the most detrimental for Americans, yielding more American fatalities and greater domestic suffering than any other war. Yet it paved the way to a new political, economic and social landscape for the United States. As we approach the sesquicentennial of “Mr. Lincoln’s War”, Between the States: Photographs of the Ameri­can Civil War presents a selection of historical photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives. Between the States was curated by Jamie Allen, Eastman House’s assistant curator of photographs. Between the States includes portraits of such Civil War era figures as Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Sojourner Truth, Tom Thumb, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. The collection also abounds with portraits of soldiers, many of whom remain unidentified, but whose images remind us of the endless number of soldiers who served during this war. Other photographs feature infamous prisons, sweeping battlefields, fortress interiors, and post-Civil War memorial sites.

Opening Day to 2015 Animal Park Tour Season – Friday, May 1, 2015 – 10am-3pm

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
  • Contact: Carol Doggett
  • Phone: (585) 535-4100
  • Admission: $18.75 Adults $14.25 Children ages 3-10 (2 and under free) $16.75 Seniors (Mon-Fri only)

Wild Game Safari Tours will resume May 1, 2015 and run through October 31, 2015. Please see our 2015 Operating Calendar for park hours as they change throughout the season.

Tails & Tales Story Time

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 09/25/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Wickham Farms
  • Contact: Tracy
  • Phone: (585) 377-3276
  • Admission: Free

Each story time centers around a surprise farm animal visitor. After hearing stories from picture books about farming or the animal, children get a chance to interact with the animal – sometimes to pet or touch the animal, other times to look at it up close. Tails & Tales story times are a free activity, and no registration is required.

Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery

  • Date(s): 05/03/2015 - 11/01/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 2:00pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue (opposite Robinson Drive) Parking Available within the cemetery.
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $5.00 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompained with a paying adult)

This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk of about one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.
Admission: $5 per person (except May 10 -- see Mother's Day Special). Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
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In Search of Shadows

  • Date(s): 05/08/2015 - 08/16/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11-5pm, until 9pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in gallery admission

Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, May 21, 2015 This exhibition draws from the wealth of paintings, drawings and prints in MAG’s permanent collection to explore that most enigmatic of visual forms, the shadow. For centuries, artists have used the shadow—the physical counterpart to the absence or dimming of light—as a way to depict the visible as well as the symbolic, metaphorical and psychological worlds. The works on display cross geographical and chronological boundaries to showcase the power and breadth of artistic interpretations of light and dark in all its myriad forms.

MAGthursdays

  • Date(s): 05/14/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Free. Tapas, wine and beer a la carte.

Don't miss Max at the Gallery's weekly Tapas Night. Visit the museum (half price admission from 5 to 9 pm), listen to live music, and enjoy wine, beer and tapas plates for purchase. No reservation necessary!

"ART OF WAR" Bullet Paintings by Viktor Mitic

  • Date(s): 05/17/2015 - 08/23/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: PUBLIC Hours; Fridays & Saturdays 11a.m.-6p.m. and Sundays 12-5p.m.
  • Location: ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road
  • Contact: Michal Hardy
  • Phone: (585) 288-7170
  • Admission: $12 General Admission, $8 Seniors (60+) and Free to ARTIANworks Members

"ART OF WAR" Bullet Paintings by Viktor Mitic Opening Reception, Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-4p.m. One hour Introductory Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. included with admission.

Casa Larga Patio Parties

  • Date(s): 05/19/2015 - 09/08/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Phone: (585) 233-4210
  • Admission: $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie.

Relax and enjoy summer on Casa Larga's patio on Tuesday nights, May 19 to September 8, with a Rochester food truck, live music of soft rock or light jazz, wine, local beer and wine slushies. New this year is patio-side bar service, a full line-up of food trucks and an extended season! $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie. Bring a chair or enjoy our picnic tables for an evening of wine and music by the vineyard. Groups welcome, call Cathy Fabretti 585-223-4210 for details. http://www.casalarga.com/Events/ROCPatioParties

Casa Larga Patio Parties

  • Date(s): 05/21/2015 - 09/10/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Admission: $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie.

Relax and enjoy summer on Casa Larga's patio on Thursday nights, May 21 to September 10, with a Rochester food truck, live music of rock cover bands, big bands and dance music, wine, local beer and wine slushies. New this year is patio-side bar service, a full line-up of food trucks and an extended season! $10 per person includes your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie. Bring a chair or enjoy our picnic tables for an evening of wine and music by the vineyard. Groups welcome, call Cathy Fabretti 585-223-4210 for details. http://www.casalarga.com/Events/ROCPatioParties

6x6x2015

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015 - 07/12/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: June 6 - July 12, 2015
  • Location: 137 East Avenue
  • Contact: RoCo Staff
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: 2

Support Contemporary Art Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 8th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Join Artists from Around the World Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibited in the gallery and online. All artworks will also be offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display through July 12, 2015. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 3. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation! 6x6 Returns for the 8th Year Last years exhibition included over 6,700 artworks from 65 different countries and every US State! Past international artists contributors include Philip Glass, Jerry Uelsmann, Carl Chiarenza, Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons, John Pfahl, Bill Viola, Dexter Dalwood, Wendell Castle, and many more. Past celebrity artists include Thich Nhat Hahn, Louise Slaughter, and Andrea Barrett among others. Questions: For more information and an informative list of FAQ’s visit our website: www.roco6x6.org

Sample Saturdays!

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Oak Hill Commons Lower Level - 3050 Monroe Avenue
  • Contact: Grand Cru Chocolates & Nuts
  • Phone: (585) 244-9510
  • Admission: Free

Sample Saturdays: every Saturday Grand Cru Chocolates & Nuts puts out a free sampling of delicious treats. From artisan chocolates to fresh roasted nuts to gourmet snacks and drinking chocolates - there are different samples to try each week. We want you to try the exquisite and unique items we have so stop in to experience the Grand Cru difference!

Sunset on Strath

  • Date(s): 06/09/2015 - 08/26/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Times: 6PM
  • Location: The Strathallan
  • Phone: (585) 461-5010
  • Admission: $5 cover charge

The Strathallan Hotel presents their kick-off to summer! The Sunset on Strath is a rooftop happy hour series featuring live music every Tuesday and Wednesday evening through August. Bands include local favorites such as Teagan Ward, The Swooners, Adrian DiMatteo, Rob & Gary Acoustic, The Regulars, Roses and Revolutions and The Uptown Groove

Twilight Tours

  • Date(s): 06/11/2015 - 08/13/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)


These 75-minute tours will include topics covered on the Sunday general tours as well as new material.
Admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.

Casa Larga Farm to Table Marketplace

  • Date(s): 06/21/2015 - 10/25/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Phone: (585) 223-4210
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy local produce, cheeses, meats and other local products all under the tent at Casa Larga Vineyards each Sunday, June 21 through October 25 (except for September 13), from 10:00am-2:00pm. Check out www.casalarga.com, or call 585.223.4210 for more information.

Rochester Ghost Walk

  • Date(s): 06/27/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8 pm - 10 pm
  • Location: meeting point is at the Eastman Theater, 64 Gibbs Street
  • Contact: Christoph Edler von Lerch
  • Phone: (585) 456-7240
  • Admission: adults $13, students & seniors $10

Saunter with Spirits takes you on a two hour, interactive ghost walk tour through downtown Rochester. I will share my love for this city and its history with you and on two select locations I will show you how to contact the spirit world and chat with ghosts of times past.

American junior Golf Association - Ravenwood Junior All Stars

  • Date(s): 06/30/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:00am to 12;00 noon
  • Location: Ravenwood Golf Club - 929 Lynaugh Road
  • Contact: Mike Roeder
  • Phone: (585) 924-6711
  • Admission: No Charge

100 of the Top junior Golfers from the Midwest, North East and Canada will compete at Ravenwood Golf Club for a three day golf event

Classy Classics

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2015
  • Times: 6-9PM
  • Location: West Edge Restaurant, Downtown Rochester
  • Phone: (585) 319-3388

Enjoy live music and dancing, featuring "Cousin Vinny". There will be $2 off Martinis and Manhattans. Join us for riverside views in Corn Hill Landing at the West Edge Restaurant in Downtown Rochester.    

Live Streamed Studio Demonstration: Denise Stillwaggon Leone

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2015
  • Times: 11am - 12pm
  • Location: One Museum Way
  • Phone: (607) 937-5371

Watch as Denise Stillwaggon Leone demonstrates for her class, Finding and Making Your Mark, which will focus on creating expressive multi-layered images in glass. No registration or fee is required to watch this portion of the class. Connect to our Ustream channel on July 1 to watch. Unable to watch the live stream? Each demonstration will be added to our YouTube channel. See the full listing of past live-streamed demonstrations, and check back for new videos soon.

Sunset Concerts #3

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2015
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Christ Church
  • Contact: Emlyn Johnson
  • Admission: Free

Free concert of classical and contemporary chamber music

Ladies' Night Out Thursdays at The Melting Pot

  • Date(s): 07/02/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 12p.m.-10p.m.
  • Location: The Melting Pot - Rochester
  • Contact: John Arcediano
  • Phone: (585) 424-6358

Grab your besties for an evening of fun and interactive fondue! Our Ladies' Night menu is offered every Thursday in July and starts at just $19.95 per person for cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue! Don't forget our fantastic cocktail specials including: $5 Specialty Cocktails and $6 Glasses of Wine all evening! Ladies Night Menu: $19.95 per person 1. Choice of Cheese Fondue 2. Choice of Salad 3. Choice of Chocolate Fondue Add a petite Fondue By You Entree for only $9.95! Don't forget the Cocktails! -Enjoy $5 Specialty Cocktails and $6 Glasses of Wine all evening long!

Farmington Fireworks

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Farmington Town Hall

Music and food begins at 6:30PM, fireworks begins at 9:30PM

Fondue and a Show

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 12p.m.-10p.m.
  • Location: The Melting Pot - Rochester
  • Contact: John Arcediano
  • Phone: (585) 424-6358

The perfect date night has never been so easy! Just make one phone call for a reservation and treat your date to a fabulous meal and a great movie. Enjoy a special four-course meal for only 39.95 per person and we'll throw in two movie passes that are good at any Regal Cinemas! Fondue and a Show Menu: $39.95 per person 1. Choice of Cheese Fondue 2. Choice of Salad 3. Entrée: Herb-crusted Chicken, Filet Mignon and Pacific White Shrimp served with an assortment of fresh vegetables and sauces for dipping. 4. Choice of Chocolate Fondue

Irondequoit Fourth of July festival

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: all day event

Celebrate Independence day with the Town of Irondequoit. Enjoy community booths, arts and crafts, pioneer house, street dancing, a 10K, parade, fireworks, hot dog eating contest, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Patriotic Salute with Ward Stare and the RPO

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: Doors: 7:00PM Start: 8:00PM
  • Location: CMAC
  • Admission: Tickets range from $15 - $39

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th AT 10AM Tickets range from $15 - $39 Kids 18 and under are free (excluding tables, but including lawn AND other non-table shell seats)—limit 2 kid tickets per 1 adult ticket purchased.

Sodus Point Parade and Fireworks

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: see below
  • Location: Sodus Point Fire Department on Bay Street

Themed Kiddie Costume Parade, starts 10 a.m. Sunshine Auto Parade 9:30 P.M. Ring of Fire 10:00 P.M. Fire Works Display (Lake Front)

Sunset Concerts #4

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Location: St. Joseph's Park
  • Contact: Emlyn Johnson
  • Admission: Free

Free concert of classical and contemporary chamber music

Brockport Old Fashioned 4th of July

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: All day events
  • Location: Morgan Manning House Lawn, Main Street Brockport

Children's parade (bikes, wagons, strollers), music entertainment, and house tours.

Canandaigua 4th of July Celebration

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: All day events
  • Location: Kershaw park

Our celebration on Saturday, July 4, includes a parade, food vendors, and entertainment in Kershaw Park, concluding with fireworks in the evening. 

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am         Parade Participants Line-up 

10:00 am      Parade Begins

3:00 pm        Community Picnic at Kershaw Park

6-9:00 pm     Live Music at the Kershaw Park Gazebo

9:30 pm        Fireworks! (Weather Permitting)

Chil-E Fest

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Chili Avenue
  • Contact: Chili Recreation
  • Phone: (585) 889-4680
  • Admission: Free

The Annual Chil-E Fest takes place along Chili Avenue at Chili Center. The event features live music all day, various food, craft and business vendors, kid's activities, a car show, parade, fireworks and more!

Chili annual Chil-E Festival

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 12-10PM
  • Location: see website-click on town newsletter

Concerts, family activities, bounce houses, parade and fireworks in the Town of Chili

City of Rochester Fireworks

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 7PM
  • Location: Downtown Rochester

Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Ave to Exchange. Hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform and then watch the fireworks begining at 10PM. Don't forget to stop by some of our Downtown restaurants and pubs. See Lets Eat Roc for a list of downtown restaurants.

Independence Day 2015

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road
  • Contact: Sara Piccini
  • Phone: (585) 294-8218
  • Admission: $20 for Adults; $10 for Youth ages 4-17; $15 for Seniors & College Students with ID

The rousing traditions that, early on, turned July 4 into America’s greatest national holiday, still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum.

July 4th @ West Edge Restaurant and Lounge

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Location: West Edge Restaurant and Lounge, 284 Exchange Blvd Rochester, New York 14608
  • Phone: (585) 319-3388

Join us at West Edge Restaurant & Lounge for 4th of July. The only place to enjoy dinner, drinks and watch the fireworks all in one location.

We are now taking reservations for dinner and waterfront tables.

Call today at 585-319-3388 and ask for our Event Specialists

July 4th Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 2:00pm
  • Location: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue (opposite Robinson Drive) Parking Available within the cemetery.
  • Phone: (585) 461-3494
  • Admission: $5.00 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompained with a paying adult)

This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk of about one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.
Admission: $5 per person (except May 10 -- see Mother's Day Special). Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).

Penfield Parade

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 2:00PM 5-10PM
  • Location: Penfield Community Center, Harris Whalen Park

Parade begins at 2PM. Followed at 5PM with food, kids activities, music and fireworks.

Red Wings Vs. Lehigh Valley

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 7:15PM (game time)
  • Location: Frontier Field
  • Admission: ticket prices vary see website

Enjoy post game fireworks and launch a ball, with America's favorite past-time baseball. Cheer on the Rochester Red Wings as they take on the Lehigh Valley Phillies at Frontier Field.

Town of Brighton Independence Day Celebration

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: All day events
  • Location: 12 Corners, Brighton High School, Meridian Centre Park

5K race and Pancake Breakfast at 8am. Festivities begin at 2PM at the Meridian Centre Park wit rides, food, entertainment and fireworks.

Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: All day events
  • Location: Greece Town Hall

Various events include, a 5K run, fireworks and activies for both kids and adults.

Town of Henrietta's 4th of July Celebration

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: All day events
  • Location: Henrietta Seniors Center, Veteran's Memorial Park

Craft sale, children's games, live music, activities and food, followed by fireworks.

Tragically Hip Fully and Completely Tour

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: Doors: 7:00PM Start: 8:00PM
  • Location: CMAC
  • Admission: Pavilion: $85, $65, $40; Lawn: $30 Advance, $25 Day of Show

TRAGICALLY HIP FULLY AND COMPLETELY TOUR July 4th, 2015 7:00PM Doors/ 8:00PM Show ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd AT 10AM

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