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EVENT | River Romance Weekend


The City of Rochester will host its annual River Romance this weekend, a celebration of Rochester's history and parks. The weekend will feature more than 40 special events hosted by local businesses, charities, and the Rochester City Council. Public festivities kick off at noon, Friday, October 3, with walking tours of the Heritage Trail.

Live music and tours of Rochester's parks and river trails will take place daily, along with tours of local Rochester businesses including the RG&E Hydroelectric Facility and the High Falls Interpretive Center and Museum. A major highlight of the weekend will be the opening day of the 26th Annual Head of the Genesee Regatta, Rochester's premier rowing regatta expected to draw more than 350 racing entries. The regatta will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, at the Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Avenue. Spectators are recommended to watch on the foot bridge over the Genesee River and along the east bank. For more information on events and schedules throughout the weekend, visit