The official start of summer is nearby and Memorial Day creates the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a long weekend in Rochester and surrounding Monroe County. It’s an ideal holiday for everyone with events and parades for everyone. Here are some favorite picks.

  • 14th Annual Red, White, and Blue Balloon Rally at Letchworth State Park - May 27-30 - Six scheduled flights of 30 balloons 6am-6pm.  Call 585-493-3600 for more details.
  • Rochester Memorial Day Parade - May 25th - 10:30am.  It begins on East near Scio St and will travel down East  to Main St. and end on North Plymouth Ave.
  • Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Memorial Day Ceremony - May 25th - 11am - Ontario Beach Park