12 Events This Spring You Definitely Don't Want to Miss

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Warmer weather, shed some layers, this city coming alive. Sounds like our favorite anthem here in the northeast. 

This is what spring is all about here in ROC. Here are 12 Events This Spring You Definitely Don't Want to Miss. 

Saturday, 4/23 - Earth Day #ROCSTAMEET

Explore Rochester |  Facebook

Explore Rochester | Facebook

Celebrate Earth Day with some good eats at TRATA and then an adventure through Cobbs Hill with Explore Rochester for this ROC Instagram Meeting, a.k.a. #ROCSTAMEET. Get the details and schedule here.

Sunday, 4/24 - Olmsted's Birthday

Landmark Society of Western NY |  Facebook

Landmark Society of Western NY | Facebook

The Landmark Society is hosting a birthday party for revered landscape architect and designer of Rochester’s parks system, Frederick Law Olmsted with live music, food, tours and more in Genesee Valley Park from 2-4pm. Don't miss Bridging The Canal: An Olmsted Birthday Bash.

Saturday, 4/30 - Clean Sweep

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Be a part of the positive change and help clean up ROC! Start at Frontier Field with some breakfast and coffee, grab your tee-shirt and join a team to clean a section of the city. All volunteers will also receive a voucher to head back to Frontier and enjoy the Red Wings game for free (with free lunch)! Details.

Thursday, 5/5 - Cinco de Rhino

Seneca Park Zoo |  Facebook

Seneca Park Zoo | Facebook

"Leave behind the margaritas of Cinco de Mayo in favor of a beer and wine tasting at Cinco de Rhino." Seneca Park Zoo is holding a benefit to raise funds for rhino conservation. Enjoy beer and wine samplings, wild fusion food, music by Significant Other, learn about the Zoo's rhino conservation efforts, and more! Details.

BONUS Cinco de Mayo Events:

city newspaper |  facebook

city newspaper | facebook

City Newspaper's Best Busker is taking over the Wedge on Cinco de Mayo with great music and deals from surrounding businesses! Don't forget to vote for your favorite Busker. Details.

the penthouse |  Event Page

the penthouse | Event Page

The Penthouse Presents: Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Style, and support a great cause!" Music, food, salsa dance lessons, and more benefiting the Center for Youth! Details


Fri. 5/6 - Sun. 5/15 - Lilac Fest

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Kick off the festival season with the Lilac Fest at Highland Park! 10 days and nights of flowers, vendors, food, music and more. Details.

Saturday, 5/7 - 15th Annual Dachshund Parade

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Whether you have a Dachshund or not, go for the fun and festivities: dachshunds in costumes, dachshunds on parade, the food and all around good time as hundreds of dachshunds and their owners take over Washington Square Park. Details.

Mon. 5/9 - Sun. 5/15 - Rochester Cocktail Revival

Rochester Cocktail Revival |  Facebook

Rochester Cocktail Revival | Facebook

7 days, 9 hosting bars, events, dinners and seminars! Keep an eye on the RCR Facebook page and Website for details on all the events as the city comes together to celebrate cocktails.

Sunday, 5/22 - A Garden Party

Greentopia |  Facebook

Greentopia | Facebook

Celebrate Spring and the FlourGarden at High Falls with an afternoon Garden Party along Browns Race, Granite Mills Park and the Pont de Rennes Bridge. Come in your finest garden party attire, enjoy delicious food, beverages, and more while supporting Greentopia's efforts at the Falls. Details.

Fri. 6/3 - Sun. 7/17 - RoCo 6x6

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In it's 9th year, Rochester Contemporary Art Center's beloved 6x6 Exhibition returns bringing art in from around the world - and Rochester! Enjoy thousands of 6" by 6" pieces that have been created and donated to this exhibit. Details.

Saturday, 6/4 - Spokes & Ink

Genesee Center for the arts & Education |  Facebook

Genesee Center for the arts & Education | Facebook

Celebrate life on two wheels at this bicycle and art fest! Featuring local food, music, art and more at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. Details.

Sunday, 6/12 - Explore NOTA

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The Memorial Art Gallery and Rochester Brainery are teaming up to celebrate NOTA this summer. Their first event Explore NOTA: Architecture Then & Now takes you on a walking tour to learn the history of some of the neighborhood's buildings.

Saturday, 6/18 - Maplewood Rose Festival

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The historic Maplewood Rose Garden boasts over 5,000 roses and every year the Maplewood Neighborhood comes together to celebrate these roses. Enjoy tours, music, food, vendors and more, just keep and eye on their Facebook Page and Event Page for more information!

Get out and enjoy the city this Spring! And as always, keep checking our events page for even more things to do.

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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat and cannot wait to soak up every ounce of sun she can this Spring enjoying events around the city. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.