Rochester Harborfest


Date(s) - Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
All Day

Ontario Beach Park

This year’s Rochester Harborfest will be taking place June 23-25. This exciting event marks the opening of the summer season at the beach, as well as the 200th anniversary of Monroe County and the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse!


Harborfest will feature entertainment on both days, including professional sand sculpting demonstrations, a gigantic car show and a boat parade of lights. Activities will include a volleyball tournament, children’s area, food vendors, tours of the historic lighthouse, free rides on the 117-year-old Dentzel Carousel, and much more.


Area businesses will also feature food and beverage specials all weekend.

Harborfest 2023 Schedule
Friday, June 23
12:00 p.m. Dark Sand Sculpture Display-Beach
1:00 p.m..-5:00 p.m. Lighthouse open for tours
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
3:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Food vendors open
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Concert “Bill Tiberio” (Jazz)-Tent Stage
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Concert “Honey and Vinegar” (Acoustic pop)-Tent Stage
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Concert “Niel Van Dorn Band “(Acoustic pop)-Tent Stage
Saturday, June 24
7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Fleet Feet Sports Harborfest 5k and 10k Race (Contact Yellowjacket for details)
9:00 am-Dark. Sand Sculpture Display-Beach
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sand Sculpture Contest (open to public)-Beach (cash prizes) **
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Wheels in Motion car show **
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Arts, Craft and Merchandise vendors
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Community and Business displays
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Harbor fest Volley Ball Tournament
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Marine displays
11 :00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Food vendors open
1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. Lighthouse open for Tours
1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Buskers on the Boardwalk
1:00p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Concert “Inside Out” (Classic pop) Performance Pavilion
3:00 p.m.-5:00 Concert “Jimmie Highsmith” (Blues, Jazz and R&B) Tent Stage
4:00 p.m. Sand Sculpture Contest Awards- Tent stage
5:30 -7:00 p.m. Concert “Darryl Parker” (Jazz) Tent Stage
7:30 p.m.-9:30 pm Concert “Me and the Boyz” (Party Band) Performance Pavilion
9:00 p.m. Boat Parade of Lights –River **
Sunday, June 25
9:00 a.m. -Dark Sand Sculpture Display-Beach
10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. Harborfest Volleyball Tournament
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Food vendors open
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Display of Antique Fire Equipment
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Arts, Craft and Merchandise vendors
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Community and Business displays
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Lighthouse open for Tours
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Marine displays
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Carousel and Children’s area open
2:00 p.m-4:00 p.m. Buskers on the Boardwalk
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Concert “Bob Schneider” (Jazz) Tent stage
3:00 p.m.-5:00pm Concert “Rob Smith & Mike Gladstone (70’s-80’s pop) Tent stage

The Rochester Harborfest at Ontario Beach Park is hosted by the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee in conjunction with the City and Monroe County.


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