Besides its rich historical background and famed colleges and university, Rochester NY is well known for the wide variety of festivals and events that it offers year round to residents and visitors. There is never a lack of things to do in Rochester, as long as you know where to look. In this article, we’ll review a few of the different options for those interested in Rochester NY events.
Rochester has a formidable schedule of festivals, ranging from smaller ethnic festivals like the Puerto Rican and Ukrainian festivals to enormous art and music festivals occupying weekends and blocks.
- The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, established in 2002, is one of the largest Jazz Festivals in the country and is held in late June at a variety of clubs, concert halls, and free outdoor venues throughout the downtown area. Performances in the past have included Aretha Franklin, James Brown, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Herbie Hancock.
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