Exciting August and September Events in Rochester New York

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Summers finally here, and with it a whole host of exciting new events and activities. With the Rochester Riverside Hotel ideally placed in the center of the city, you can expect to find a variety of summer focused family days out.

The city of Rochester blends an urban city atmosphere with centuries worth of history, nestled seamlessly into the awe-inspiring natural surroundings. With the Genesee Valley on one side and the glistening Lake Ontario on the other, summer is a better time than any to explore the Rochester Riverside Hotel and its surrounding area. From art festivals to family fairs, upstate New York is the place to be this August and September.

Lower Genesee River Cruise

river genesse cruiseTaking place on the 18th of August, the Lower Genesee River Cruise takes place on a traditional barge, giving you a relaxing ramble down the river’s beautiful scenery. Starting from the idyllic Harbor Town Belle, this cruise is perfect for couples looking for a romantic afternoon, and families who are new to the area and eager to explore the attractions of Rochester.

Flour City Brewers Festival

brewery fest- rochesterRochester is famous for its dedication to crafting breweries. It’s no surprise then that the city hosts one of the largest craft beer festivals in the state, bringing together beer lovers from all across New York. Try, test and taste your way through August 16th in the Rochester Public Market. This’ll be one that beer lovers will certainly remember – or won’t, depending on the beer!

Rochester International Airshow

airshow-rochesterFree for ages 12 and under, the US Airforce strut their stuff from the 24th to 25th of August. Get down to Rochester International Airport and experience the full might of the Thunderbirds and F-16 Fighting Falcons.

M & T Bank Clothesline Festival

Moving into September, Rochester’s harvest period churns up more than the fruits of the field. For starters we have the M & T Bank Clothesline Festival on the 7th and 8th of September. This arts and crafts fair is organized by locals, showcasing some of the best art and design in the city.

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Here’s another reason to bag a late summer Rochester Hotel deal. The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival commences on the 10th of September and continues for a full 11 days through the month. With dance, cabaret, theatre and comedy, the best performers in the state – and beyond – flock to the city, taking over performance venues and even building their own. With circuses, magic shows, studio takeovers and even its own glamorous spiegeltent, the KeyBank Fringe Festival is a multimedia week of fun for all ages.

Suffragist City Parade

Commemorating the Suffragist movement of the 19th Century, the Suffragist City Parade is set to inspire women all over the country to vote in the November elections. With Susan B Anthony, one of the founders of the US suffrage movement, having lived in Rochester for years, the Susan B Anthony Museum and House will be hosting special events during Saturday 14th of September, in memory of the women who inspired feminists the country over.