One of Rochester's oldest and most unique neighborhoods celebrates its 37th Annual Festival of arts, crafts and music. This festival annually attracts over 250,000 people!
Artists and Crafts people
This year's festival will feature 300 artists, vendors, and exhibitors from 21 states and Canada!
Food & Drink
A variety of foods, enough to satisfy any craving-Cajun specialties, Spicy Caribbean chicken, fish and chips, steamed clams, chicken Caesar salad roll-ups, Portobello mushroom sandwiches, crepes, candied nuts, bloomin' onions, lime rickeys, jambalaya, fried dough, giant turkey drumsticks, soft pretzels, Italian ices, espresso, strawberry shortcake and more! As always, the Park Avenue Summer Art Fest is a nonalcoholic event-The City's open container law will be enforced.
The Park Ave Summer Art Fest runs along Park Avenue from Alexander Street to Culver Road. Between these two streets Park Avenue is closed to traffic from 9am until 7pm on Saturday and from 9am until 6pm on Sunday. The closest exits to the festival are Culver Road (Exit 19) or Goodman Street (Exit 17) off 490.
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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.
More than 60 musical entertainment groups performing on a variety of stages and performance areas: gospel, funky Caribbean rhythms, jazz, rhythm and blues, acoustic music, and more.
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.
Village Market-7-Eleven (Formerly Wilson Farms) Opposite Vassar St.:
Pelican's Peak, a giant inflated climbing mountain; Climbing Rock sponsored by Rock Ventures, a 25-foot high rock for older kids to climb; and Castle Bounce and Balloon Chase for younger kids.
Between Oxford and Goodman:
Rochester Museum and Science Center offers supervised, interactive and educational kids' activities on the Museum's campus.
At Arnold Park:
The YMCA offers supervised, fun recreational activities-FREE.