Downtown Rochester has several events in July and August that you won’t want to miss. Now that you’re a part of Innovation Square, you are within walking distance of so many of the great outdoor activities going on in downtown Rochester this summer. The list below is a mere snapshot of events.
Rochester is having a light show featuring 200 drones this July 4th! Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind show in our area! Firefly will wow Rochesterians with a 15-minute show.
Best viewing areas:
Pont de Rennes, High Falls, High Falls Terrace Park
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Tune into 104 WDKX on your phone
High Falls Garage, Sister Cities Garage
The classic downtown Rochester fireworks extravaganza is back!
Best viewing area:
Main Street Bridge, Broad St Bridge, Court St Bridge
Time: 10:15 pm
South Ave Garage, Court St. Garage, street parking.
Note: all bridges will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tentatively July 9, 16, 30, & August 6
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rochester Public Market
This FREE concert series is a popular one in Rochester. You’ll find national and local live music acts. And save your appetite, food and drink vendors will be there all night.
Little Italy Festival
Help us commemorate 150 years of Italian American history that this heritage has brought to our fabulous city. Year after year, the festival is proud to bring in top-notch headline entertainment including national artists like Lou Gramm, of the legendary rock band Foreigner, the Scintas – Las Vegas’ “first family of entertainment”, Sal Valentinetti from the hit TV show “American’s Got Talent” and many more.
Movies With a Downtown View
Each year MWDV is produced by the Washington Square Community Association in partnership with MetroPops, and could not happen without the support of all of our generous sponsors.
7/16, 8/6, 8/20, and 9/3 – all “At the 5”, formerly Parcel 5, in Center City
Bring a blanket and a picnic, or purchase from our onsite food trucks, from
The movies are captioned and there will be an ASL interpreter for all announcements.
Fashion Week Rochester Hot Summer Nights
July 23 & 24, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Midtown Athletic Club Parking Lot
Start your engines with a return to the runway! Park your car, BYOE (bring your own everything) and enjoy the show!
Rochester is home to some really outstanding women – business owners, innovators, community leaders… We decided to celebrate these women and YOU. Grab a friend, and join us for a day of fitness and wellness, entertainment, education, networking, shopping, and beauty!
Come join the fun at the Carifest celebration, where you’ll find colorful Caribbean costumes as an overwhelming tropical vibe takes over Rochester. After the parade, stay for some scrumptious food and “feel the ocean breezes” as you dance to reggae, salsa, and calypso music.
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Man in a colorful Caribbean outfit
Don’t forget about all the hotspots Rochester offers to please your palate:
- Magnolia’s Deli & Café
- Bar Bantam
- Original Grains
- Branca Midtown
- The Owl House
- Salena’s Mexican Restaurant
- The Sawmill
- The Red Fern (Vegan)
- Edibles Restaurant and Bar
- Blu Wolf Bistro
- Park Avenue Pub
And so many more…
Living at Innovation Square puts you right in the heart of where “it’s” all happening! To fill out an application, go to Innovation Square Student Living Application.
*Some events are not confirmed due to the pandemic. Please check before going.