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2019 Rochester Festival and Events Guide

August

Party In The Park - Galactic - August 8th
Martin Luther King Jr. Park - 8:30p

Martin Luther King Jr. Park in downtown Rochester transforms into a music mecca every Thursday. Hosted by the City of Rochester, this series presents a wide range of music including blues, funk, rock, reggae and classic rock.

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Bands on the Bricks - August 9
Rochester Public Market - 5:00p
One of Rochester's most popular FREE concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the City of Rochester Public Market to the evening set with national-act and local live music on five consecutive Friday nights in July and August. Food and drink vendors will be on hand to provide the sustenance you need to dance the evening away!

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CARIFEST 2019 - August 10
Brown Square Park - 1:00p - 10:00p
Rochester’s premier Caribbean Festival! Performing live is international Reggae artist, Tarrus Riley backed by Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band. Also hitting the stage is Soca sensation all the way from the island of Barbados, Rupee! More performers to be added! This is the 35th anniversary so you know it will be a great day filled with great music, great food and great people.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Public Tours -
Sundays through October 27
2:00p starting at North Gatehouse - opposite Robinson Drive
The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year.  Please note that Mount Hope Cemetery is a natural terrain, and tours are not always kept to paved paths. There is often walking in grass, dirt paths, and some hills, particularly in the north end. We recommend comfortable walking shoes -- not open sandals. If you have any questions or doubts about the particular tour you'd like to take, please call ahead for more details. General and Theme Tours typically take 90 minutes. Twilight Tours are approximately 75 minutes long.

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Public Meting for ROC the Riverway - August 14

Blue Cross Arena War Memorial Lobby -
5:00p to 7:00p
This informational meeting will showcase design progress for the Arena Exchange Street Expansion and Charles Carroll Plaza / Sister Cities Bridge Renovations.

  • Blue Cross Arena Upgrades Phase 1 Project updates
  • Charles Carroll Plaza & Sister Cities Bridge Project updates
  • General ROC the Riverway updates

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Flour City Brewer's Fest - August 16

Rochester Public Market - 6:00p - 9:00p
Each year we commit to raising the bar on the Flour City Brewers Fest. With the craft beer boom of New York State in full swing, we're offering more new breweries than ever. Brewers gather from all over the state to offer you the best - taste it all while enjoying local food, live music, and so much more.

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MVP Heathcare ROC Women's Fest - August 17

MLK Park - Noon to 5:00p
The 2019 ROC Women's Fest (RWF), presented by MVP Healthcare, is back and better than ever! Fitness, fine arts, food, beauty, and more! The event is FREE, so bring your friends, your moms, and your kiddos!

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ROC Summer Soul Music Festival - August 23-24
Frontier Field
Friday 6:00p - 11:00P and Saturday 10:00a - 11:00p
Since 1995, the City of Rochester has produced its legendary “Rochester Music Festival” as a family-friendly experience designed to offer authentic, grassroots community engagement. Building on that legacy, 2019 will be even more momentous. With a focus on community and creating a huge boost for local businesses, this year’s festivities will celebrate the 24th Anniversary of this historic festival.

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