Throughout the summer, there will be a number of festivals held to celebrate our local communities. The East End Music Festival will begin Friday, June 1, and will be held again Friday, July 13, and Friday, August 10. The festival encompasses music, food, and vendors in the East End neighborhood. The June 1 festival will be "A Tribute to Tributes," featuring several cover bands throughout the evening. For more information, visit eastendmusicfestival.com.
Fairport will host its annual Canal Days Art Celebration June 1-3. The celebration begins Friday with a kick-off party at 4:30 p.m. There will be food vendors, musical performances, and several activities up until 9:30 p.m. Come back Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for more food and fun. Activities include an emerging-artists display, classic cars, a battle of the bands, parade, and the annual Rubber Duck Race on Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information, visit fairportcanaldays.com.
Lastly, celebrate the 19th Ward with the annual Square Fair at Aberdeen Square Park. The fair will be held on Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Get there early for a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m., followed by vendors, entertainment, food and children's games 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., meet at the Ebenezer Baptist Church (174 Thurston Road) for a parade. For more information, visit 19wca.org. — BY ANNE RITZ