FRIDAY AND WEEKEND: RPO Under the Stars, Corn Hill Arts Festival, and more

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Here’s your guide to events happening in the Rochester area on Friday and this weekend. You can learn more about what’s happening around town on our Community Calendar.

RPO Under the Stars (Friday)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a free outdoor concert on Friday at Parcel 5. The orchestra will perform scores from iconic films including thrillers, romance, action, comedy, and sci-fi.

Grounds open at 6 p.m. The Flower City Pride Band will open at 6:45 p.m. and the RPO will take the stage at 8 p.m. In addition, RMSC will set up sidewalk astronomy. People are welcome to bring a blanket and chairs. There will be food and drinks available to buy.

ZooBrew (Friday)

ZooBrew, Seneca Park Zoo’s happy hour to support elephant conservation, takes place on Friday at the zoo on 2222 St. Paul Street.

It’s open to people 21 or older. It runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. You can get tickets here. Through its ZooBrews, the zoo has raised over $65,000 for elephant conservation.

Corn Hill Arts Festival (Saturday and Sunday)

The 56th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is this weekend, featuring over 370 art vendors and live music in the historic Corn Hill neighborhood of the city.

The festival takes place across nine streets. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The festival features a tour of Fairy Houses, chalk art, bounce houses and LEGO creations by the Rochester LEGO User Group.

Local and national artists will sell jewelry, paintings, photographs, pottery, glasswork, clothing, and more. You can see the list of artists here. Live music will take place across multiple stages and features genres including gospel, blues, classic rock, and pop. You can see the music lineup here.

For parking, there will be a free shuttle bus looping to and from Avery Mall at the festival grounds with pick up locations at these intersections:

  • South Clinton Avenue, north of Woodbury Boulevard
  • Broad Street on the south side of the South Avenue Parking Garage
  • Broad Street, north side, across the street from the Civic Center Garage
  • The Sister Cities Garage
Corn Hill Arts Festival (WHEC file photo)

Webster Fireman’s Carnival (Wednesday through Saturday)

The Webster Fireman’s Carnival continues through Saturday with live music, food, vendors, and raffles at the field on 172 Sanford Street.

The carnival runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday with music from Uncaged, a Zac Brown tribute band. The carnival continues from noon to midnight on Saturday, with a children’s parade kicking off at noon. There will also be a performance from Rich The Magic Man, free raffles, and music. Fireworks will go off at midnight.

News10NBC spoke with people who came out to the carnival earlier this week, enjoying rides and other activities despite the wet weather.

The 2024 Webster Fireman’s Carnival (Photo: WHEC)

Geneseo Airshow (Saturday and Sunday)

The Geneseo Airshow returns on Saturday and Sunday with up-close experiences with airplanes and pilots. It’s taking place around the National Warplane Museum on 3489 Big Tree Lane.

The show will feature the USAF Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demo Team. You can see video of an F-22 landing at the Rochester airport. There will also be world aerobatic champion Rob Holland and other aerobatic demonstrations. Gates open around 9:15 a.m. and the planes will fly around 10:30 a.m. You can get tickets here.