Festivals & Special Events
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Food Truck Rodeo Wednesdays June 26, July 31 & August 28. Rochester's food trucks gather together while local bands play music. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. cityofrochester.gov/foodtruckrodeo.
Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest Thu-Sun July 11-14. Blues music and barbecue from around the world. Highland Park Festival Site, 1440 South Ave. rochesterevents.com, 473-4482.
Geneseo Air Show Fri-Sun July 12-14. Air show with World War II warbirds and other planes, including a pancake breakfast and chicken or steak dinner. 1914 Historical Aircraft Group Museum, Geneseo. 1941hag.org, 243-2100.
Corn Hill Arts Festival Sat-Sun July 13-14. Artists, music, drinks, family fun, food and shopping. Corn Hill Neighborhood. cornhillartsfestival.com, 262-3142.
Rochester Gay Pride Festival Fri-Sun July 19-21. Celebrates gay pride with a parade, flag raising, picnic, DJ, music, dancing, sports, and food. Manhattan Square Park, 353 Court St. gayalliance.org.
Ten Ugly Men Festival Sat July 27. Music, sports, and food to benefit local charities. Genesee Valley Park, 1000 E. River Road. tenuglymen.com.
Spencerport Canal Days Sat-Sun July 27-28. Arts and crafts, music, food, and shopping on the Erie Canal. Spencerport. spencerportcanaldays.com, 352-1350.
Waterfront Art Festival Sat-Sun July 27-28. 40th annual festival of arts, activities, and entertainment. Kershaw Park, Canandaigua. waterfrontartfestival.com, 671-9102.
Monroe County Fair Thu-Sun August 1-4. Farm and agricultural exhibits, competitions, concerts, food, and amusement park rides. Northampton Park, Ogden. mcfair.com, 262-3247.
Phelps Sauerkraut Festival Thu-Sun August 1-4. Parade, races, food vendors, and music all celebrating sauerkraut. Phelps. phelpsny.com.
Lima Crossroads Festival Sat August 3. Food and family fun to celebrate the area. Main St., Lima. limafest.org.
Park Ave Festival Sat-Sun August 3-4. Music, food, crafts, shopping down Park Avenue. Park Ave., parkavefest.com, 244-0951.
German Fest Fri-Sat August 9-10. German food, music and dancing. Spencerport Fireman's Field. rochestergerman.com/germanfest.
Puerto Rican Festival Fri-Sun August 9-11. Food, dancing, music, and cultural events that celebrate Puerto Rican culture. Frontier Field, 333 Plymouth Ave. prfestival.com, 234-7660.
Avon Rotary Corn Festival Sat August 10. The festival includes a corn-eating contest, shopping, food, music, and games to benefit the Avon Rotary Club. Avon. avonrotary.org.
Carifest Sat August 10. Caribbean costume parade, food, music and arts and crafts. Riverside Festival Site, Exchange Blvd. & Court St. rwifo.com/carifest, 234-0909.
Brockport Arts Festival Sat-Sun August 10-11. Exhibits, food, shopping and music to celebrate Brockport. Main Street, Brockport. brockportartsfestival.com.
St. Josaphat's 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival Thu-Sun August 15-18. Ukrainian food, arts & crafts, folk dancing, and music. 940 E. Ridge Road, rochesterukrainianfestival.com.
New York State Fair Thu-Mon August 22-September 2. Food, music, competitions, amusement park rides, and games. Empire Expo Center, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. nysfair.org, 315-487-7711.
Fairport Music and Food Festival Sat August 24. Music, food, and family entertainment by the Erie Canal. Liftbridge Lane, Fairport. fairportmusicfest.com.