Park Ave Summer Art Festival

The 2021 Park Ave. Summer Art Fest has been cancelled

After reviewing the New York State Guidelines and consulting with the City of Rochester and Monroe County Health Department, the Park Avenue Revitalization Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival until August 6 and 7, 2022. We are grateful for the community support, as we shift our focus from the Art Festival to assisting the small business impact on Park Avenue from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to look at ways we can celebrate Park Avenue and all it has to offer safely in 2021.


Saturday & Sunday
August 6, 2020: 10 am - 6 pm
August 7, 2020: 10 am - 5 pm

Rochester's Park Avenue Summer Festival

The Park Avenue neighborhood, well known for its hip urban atmosphere, culture and historic homes, annually closes to traffic and opens to festival attendees to enjoy 1¼ miles from Alexander Street to Culver Road of local businesses and exhibitors set up from curb to sidewalk. Creating a one-of-a-kind shopping destination, filled with original creations from more than 350 artists, crafts people and exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada! Come enjoy all that Park Avenue has to offer including: amazing shops, restaurants, artisan vendors, musical acts, delicious food trucks and so much more!

Festival Highlights
  • The first full weekend in August brings people from far-and-wide to enjoy Rochester's historic Park Avenue neighborhood
  • Free admission
  • A juried art show featuring the handmade creations of artists in 13 different categories
  • Three entertainment stages featuring musicians.
  • Shuttle service to and from the Festival from Gleason Works on University Avenue and Monroe Square
  • Park Avenue offers many fantastic restaurants, bistros, café's, bakeries and coffee houses all year round! During the festival we will have 40 additional food trucks and festival favorites!
How to Apply

Interested in being a part of this festival? Visit our Applications page



General Information and festival guides:
Available at Merchandise and Information Booths

Official Festival Merchandise:
Festival Merchandise shops are located at Berkeley & Oxford Streets.

Lost Children:
Look for Rochester Police Officers at Alexander St., Meigs St., Goodman St., Oxford St., Berkeley St., Culver Rd., and patrolling Park Ave. or, any of the Festival Staff Members.

Lost & Found:
Visit Information Booth

First Aid:
Available opposite Vassar Street adjacent to the 7-Eleven parking lot.

Beverage & Bottle Policy:
Open containers laws will apply during the festival.

Be kind to your pets—leave them home.


Please fill out our Online Volunteer Form

Summer Art Festival Poster Contest Application

The Park Avenue Revitalization Committee (PARC) is holding a competition open to all artists and all mediums to create a unique poster depicting our annual Park Avenue Summer Art Festival. We welcome all ages to participate. Deadline is April 1, 2020. Winner will be notified by the end of April.Please fill out our Online Form.




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