Now that summer is practically here, there will be a local festival almost every weekend from now until the Fall. After all, it’s well known that Greater Rochester is a great festival area! Let’s look at a few of the many coming to the region.
The always excellent Greek Festival is at the Annunciation Church on East Avenue from May 31st through June 3rd. Fairport Canal Days start Friday, June 1st and go until Sunday, June 3rd. From the 5th of June to the 10th, Canandaigua hosts the art-focused Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival.
Dances at MuCCC will feature ten contemporary dance shows as well as classes during the festival from June 13 – 23rd. MuCCC is located at 142 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester. And speaking of festivals that will make you want to dance, the crown jewel Rochester International Festival fills our town with dulcet sounds from June 22nd through the 30th.
The Rochester International Jewish Film Festival screens contemporary Jewish films at the JCC, the Dryden, and The Little Theater from July 8th through the 16th. And, believe it or not, it’s the 50th Anniversary of the Corn Hill Arts Festival this year on July 14th and 15th!
The Rochester Pride Festival starts on July 14th and extends through the following Sunday, July 22nd. Spencerport Canal Days are on June 28th and 29th this year. August always has some strong offerings, too, and this year is no exception. The Park Avenue Summer Art Festival will showcase over 350 artists’ work on Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th. The Flour City Brewers Fest will be held at the Public Market on August 17th. And September brings the always popular Clothesline Arts Festival on the 8th and 9th, as well as the instant sensation Rochester Fringe Festival from September 12th until the 22nd.
And for all these choices, there are many others! Check this festival link for a more comprehensive list of Greater Rochester Festivals. Whatever ones you choose to attend, you’re highly likely to find a winner! Enjoy!
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