The summertime in Rochester invites gorgeous weather and a lot of activities to explore. The Flour City has only three months of perfect weather before the snow and sleet return for the remaining nine months left in the year and there is plenty to do for residents looking to spice up their extra-curricular activities. There are many events crammed into the 90 days of humid weather but, there are six sweet and interesting events that anyone visiting the city should avoid missing when stopping through the city. The list Mixed with some must- see old time favorite events that should not be missed and the new flavor of the city, the below list should get any tourist started on what is necessary to check out when trying to live like a Rochesterian.
The Rochester Summerfest is one of the largest festivals in the city of Rochester. The two-day festivities are held at the Sahlen’s Stadium and hosts the best Jazz, R&B and soul artists around the country. The ROC Festival has showcased household names such as Salt N Pepa, Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, Rakim, Doug E. Fresh and more. Summerfest introduced a new BBQ and Blues day as well as a Kids Zone to the two day fest for the fans who enjoy bringing their kids and eating great BBQ at the same time.
DJ Grand Imperial Day Party
What is better than a celebrity dj rocking a daytime party at a poppin nightclub? 104 Wdkx former disc jockey,Grand Imperial, hosts an annual day party who has featured hip hop turntable veteran Kid Capri for the two years since it’s existence. Kid Capri spins the latest top 20 major and independent music at one of the hottest spots in the city. The event also showcases an independent DJ to warm the crowd up for the main event.
Party In The Park
Every week the city of Rochester and Windstream Communications sponsor a concert series with various celebrity artists. Ranging from the hottest musician to the latest new artists, Party in the Park has invited George Clinton and the Funkadelics, Johnny Lang, Victor Wooten and many more. This event is definitely the one to check out if you are looking for new talent or jonesing for some old goodies.
Rochester International Jazz Festival
The Rochester International Jazz Festival is not only the largest music festival in the Flour City, but is one of the most well liked jazz festivals in the country. With over 70 musicians, singers and bands from around the world featured at this event, artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Earth Wind & Fire and many more.
The Rochester Carifest is one of the longest standing events in the Rochester area. The event celebrates the city’s carribean and island culture. The food is the main attraction at this gathering with west indian favorites such as jerk chicken, curry goat and escovitch fish.
Rochester’s got its nickname The Flower City because they have the most beautiful lilacs in the region and the flowers only grow in thIS historic town. The lilacs bloom in the beginning of the summer and the aroma lets everyone know it is time to celebrate the city tradition. People from around the country come to enjoy the beautiful landscape and listen to great music and enjoy great food only found in the city. Polish white hot dogs, Abotts ice cream,