Park Avenue Events
Outdoor festivities throughout the evening from Alexander Street to Culver Road include performances of holiday music, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot roasted chestnuts, holiday characters with candy cane treats, and so much more. It's a great way to begin your holiday season!
Opening Ceremony at 5:00 PM
Visit Santa from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Horse-drawn wagon rides
Candy Cane Way
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Wagons sponsored by the following Merchants:
Our Appreciation to additional partners:
On behalf of the Park Avenue Merchants Association:
Business & Leisure Connection
SEE the Offerings & Entertainment
PARK AVE SUMMER ART FEST
Saturday and Sunday
August 4th, 2012: 10am - 6pm | August 5th, 2012: 10am - 5pm
One of Rochester's oldest and most unique neighborhoods celebrates its 35th Annual Festival of arts, crafts and music. This festival annually attracts over 250,000 people!
Artists and Crafts people
Along the neighborhood side streets, one-side parking will be allowed during the duration of the festival. PLEASE READ SIGNS CAREFULLY TO AVOID BEING TICKETED OR TOWED. These fill up quite early, so you may be better off to choose one of the FREE PARKING LOTS.
Free parking is available at Monroe Square on Monroe Ave near Union Street and the other at Gleason Works at 1000 University Ave (enter lot from Elton Street). $5 parking for festival-goers (not artists & exhibitors) is available behind Talmudical Institute at corner of Brunswick Street and Park Ave, one block west of Culver Road. Enter lot from south side of Park Ave. There is also limited HANDICAP ONLY parking in Parkleigh lot on corner of Goodman Street and Park Ave. Enter lot from south side of Park Ave.
Shuttles from Monroe Square drop off at Park and Alexander (west end of show). Shuttles from Gleason Works drop off at Park and Culver (east end of show). Both shuttles make an intermediate stop at East Ave. and Oxford Street for those who do not wish to walk the entire festival or to allow transfer from the Alexander/Monroe Square shuttle to the Culver/Gleason Works shuttle or vice versa.
There is a $1 round-trip charge for the shuttle.
One shuttle on each route is handicapped accessible. In addition, there is limited handicapped parking at Parkleigh at the corner of Goodman Street and Park Avenue.
Musical entertainment suitable for people of all ages will be featured at a newer, larger stage at the Village Market located at 7-Eleven (Formerly Wilson Farms) opposite Vassar St.
For more information contact the Park Avenue Summer Art Fest HOTLINE at 585-244-0951
Between Oxford and Goodman:
At Arnold Park:
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