Rochester International Jazz Festival

Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 29
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals. From legendary performers and familiar favorites to rising stars and new discoveries, we navigate all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. As one of the nation's top international music festivals, we bring together unique musical sounds from many countries, highlighting international artists' take on the only true American art form - jazz.


June 2019 – Demo Day and the awarding of $2 million in follow-on funding.
To foster entrepreneurship the state hosts Luminate, the largest optics and photonics startup competition in the world. Luminate is a startup accelerator focused on advancing next generation optics, photonics, and imaging enabled companies. We seek visionary entrepreneurs who are solving difficult problems in augmented and virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, machine vision, biophotonics, and other fields. Funded by New York State, and based in the optics and imaging capital of the world – Rochester, NY.

The Strong National Museum of Play

The ultimate play destination.
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. The Strong's multifaceted array of research, exhibits, and other interpretive and educational activities serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.

George Eastman House

There is always something new and different to engage, educate, or entertain.
The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives.

Visit Rochester

There's a reason in every season to visit Rochester.
Discover Rochester, NY year round and enjoy our thriving city. From Rochester's wide-ranging culinary scene to visiting one of the many festivals Rochester hosts or even stopping by the mall to explore a shopper’s paradise, you’re sure to find something to love! We can go on and on to tell you why to visit Rochester, but we'd rather show you.</p> <p>• Over 140 Festivals & Events<br /> • Over 12,000 Acres of Parkland<br /> • Over 100 Family-Friendly Attractions<br /> • Over 60 Public Golf Courses<br /> • Over 100 Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Finger Lakes Wine Trail

10,000 acres of vineyards at 125 diverse wineries.
Finger Lakes Wine Country is home to three distinct wine trails, each offering exciting wine and food pairing events throughout the year. The events range in theme from chocolate, cheese, herb, barbeque, harvest and holiday. All are fun, unique and affordable.

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Experience the power of place.
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, New York was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. This home was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president. This is also where she died in 1906 at age 86, following her “Failure is Impossible” speech in Baltimore.

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of science.
For more than 100 years, the RMSC has evolved to meet the needs of the Rochester community while generating interest in exploration. With the help of supporters, sponsors, donors, community members, and friends, we continue to flourish and reach well beyond Rochester.</p> <p>As a visitor today, you’ll encounter the spectacular intricacies of science, technology, and nature in a hands-on atmosphere. Our interactive Science Museum, four-story Strasenburgh Planetarium dome, and 900-acre Cumming Nature Center offer exciting informal learning experiences. Through 200 hands-on exhibits, spectacular shows, and extensive collections, you’ll uncover the wonders of the universe and our role in it all. You hold the power as you make amazing discoveries and inventions of your own.