|Rochester Lilac Festival|
1440 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
|500,000||National entertainment, beverage tastings, parade, Lilac Run, and Art Show||Highland Park||NA||NA||May 8-17, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.||Festival, free; Wine Expo, $15 and up; Beer Expo, $40 and up; VIP, $35; Party Deck, $15||Jeff Springut, producer||1898|
|Fairport Canal Days|
6 N. Main St.
Fairport, NY 14450
|250,000||Arts, food, and music festival in the village of Fairport featuring more than 200 artisan booths, more than 40 food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities||Erie Canal, downtown Fairport||YMCA Kidzone featuring bounce houses and charity dunk tank raising money to send kids to camp; Gaga Pit, large yard games, children's music and entertainment||NA||June 5, 4:30-9 p.m.; June 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.; June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Free; $5 admission to Canal Nights, June 6th||Edward Bradford, chairman||1976|
|CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival|
250 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
|208,000||Music festival presenting all genres of creative improvised music by more than 1,750 artists from around the world at more than 330 concerts in 21 venues; more than 100 free shows and events, including jam sessions nightly and workshops for musicians who want to learn how to improvise||Twenty-one diverse venues, including indoor and outdoor stages, in downtown Rochester||Five free jazz workshops, led by festival performing artists; free concerts on the Jazz Street Stage featuring over 20 regional elementary, high school and college ensembles||NA||June 19-27; headliner shows, 8 p.m.; free concerts, noon and from 3-10 p.m.; club pass shows, 5:30-10 p.m.; nightly jam sessions, 10:30 p.m.||Ticketed headliner shows. Free shows, no tickets required. Club Pass shows, access up to 228 Club Pass shows with a 3-day or 9-day Club Pass or enter with cash at the door $30 per person ($35 Kilbourn Hall)||John Nugent, artistic director and co-producer, Marc Iacona, executive director and co-producer||2002|