Every “First Friday” of the month, members of the Rochester arts community open their doors for visitors to experience open houses and behind the scenes looks at galleries and studios all over the city. This is just one example of the unique cultural experiences visitors will find in Rochester, NY. The artists, historians, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians who call Rochester home help create an atmosphere that stimulates creativity and celebrates diversity. Museums, galleries, theaters and attractions offer special events and experiences that delight visitors from all over the world. From public art on city streets, to music, dance and theatre; Rochester is a city teeming with cultural abundance.
There's always something to do out in the streets in Rochester. The festivals alone can fill up your calendar pretty fast. The Rochester International Film Festival, Innovation and Creativity Festival, Lilac Festival, ROC City Rib Fest, International Jazz Festival, Monroe County Fair, Festival of Food, Big Rib BBQ Blues Fest, Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival, Oktoberfest, and Corn Hill Arts Festival are just a few, among many more.