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Rochester Goes Out

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.

  • Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Maplewood Rose Festival
  • Rochester Greek Festival
  • Genesee Valley Quilt Fest
  • Rochester Real Beer Expo
  • Rochester Real Beer Week
  • Alternative Music Film Festival
  • Rochester Summer Fest
  • Rochester Music Fest
  • Westside Music & Food Festival
  • Water Lantern Festival Rochester
  • Corn Hill Arts Festival
  • JCC Rochester Jewish Film Festival
  • ROC Pride Fest
  • Rochester Bands on the Bricks
  • Rochester Food Truck Rodeo
  • Rochester Jerk Festival
  • Puerto Rican Festival of Rochester
  • Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest
  • RWIFO Carifest Parade
  • St. Josaphat Ukrainian Festival
  • Flour City Brewers Fest
  • St. Stanislaus Polish Arts Festival
  • Student Arts Foundation The Wave Fest
  • Galbani Little Italy Festival
  • Gateways Music Festival
  • Rochester Park Ave Summer Art Fest
  • Super City Rochester Fest
  • Garden Factory Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Foodlink Festival of Food
  • D and C Digital Food and Wine Experience
  • Genesee Brewing Company Tap it Forward Festival
  • M&T Bank Clothesline Festival
  • D&C Digital Food & Wine Experience
  • Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
  • Rochester Celtic Festival
  • Rochester Fringe Festival
  • MAG Clothesline Festival
  • Maplewood Y Fifth Juried Artisan Craft Show
  • Upstate NY Latin Dance Festival
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