Events and Festivals in Rochester

  • Rochester Lilac Festival: Hosted in the month of May in the Highland Park, The Rochester Lilac Festival celebrates art, music, food and flora. The Highland Park has a vast collection of lilacs with over 500 different varieties.
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Started in the year 2002, this nine-day festival hosts a range of free concerts over multiple venues in the city of Rochester. This festival is sponsored by Kodak.
  • Rochester International Film Festival: Started in the year 1959, this is one of the oldest film festivals of the world. Each year, a variety of short film documentaries, narrative films, independent films and feature films are showcased during this film festival.
  • 360 365 Film Festival (formerly known as High Falls Film Festival): Started in the year 2001, 360 365 Film Festival celebrates the creativity and transformation of women in cinema. From direction, to playing the lead roles to actually being the storyline, this film festival celebrates the evolution of women in cinema.

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