It's been said that Rochester is a community of festivals. And that's never truer than when the weather warms and Highland Park's lilacs start to bloom.
The region's summer festival season has its unofficial kick off with the massive Lilac Festival, but quickly spreads out to smaller town and neighborhood fairs, canal days, heritage and cultural celebrations, and arts festivals. And of course, there's the popular Rochester International Jazz Festival in June, and September's Rochester Fringe Festival, which bridges our transition into the fall.
To keep track of everything and help readers plan their summer, City Newspaper has put together this Summer Festival Preview Guide. Inside you'll find dates, prices, and details of the region's festivals, a breakdown of Rochester's many film festivals, and seven quirky things that you might not know about Highland Park.
Also check out this guide online at rochestercitynewspaper.com. You'll find more information on each of the festivals listed, new festivals added as dates and details become available, and three bonus facts about Highland Park.