Films, Festivals, Concerts, and Family Fun in the Summer of 2011 | Kids Out and About Rochester

Films, Festivals, Concerts, and Family Fun in the Summer of 2011

by Robin Willick

Summer is finally here! The kids are home, the days are long, and everyone is looking for activities for the entire family to enjoy. Here in the "City of Festivals," it's not difficult to find something for everyone. Whether it's a concert in the park, picnic, theatre production or the newest arts festival, there are almost daily events for families both in and around Rochester.

Spend more time having fun and less time planning with our comprehensive list of festivals, concerts, movies, and other events in Rochester.


Annual Park Avenue Summer Art Festival: August 6-7, 2011

Movies in the Park

    Ontario Beach State Park (Tuesday Nights)
    July 12- Jaws (PG)
    July 19- Despicable Me (PG)
    July 26- Iron Man 2 (PG-13)
    August 2- Inception (PG-13)
    August 9- The Green Hornet (PG-13)
    August 16- Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

    Highland Park Bowl (Thursday Nights)
    July 14- Yogi Bear (PG)
    July 21- Olmstead & America’s Urban Parks (Documentary)
    July 28- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
    August 4- Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G)
    August 11- Shrek Forever After (PG)
    August 18- The King’s Speech (R- contains strong language)
      Hochstein at High Falls: 12:15-12:45pm, Thursdays
      June 09, 2011: Thunder Body
      June 16, 2011: The Dady Brothers
      June 23, 2011: Katie Ernst
      June 30, 2011: Windsor Folk Family
      July 14, 2011: Po'Boys Brass Band
      July 21, 2011: Fred Vine and Brian Williams
      July 28, 2011: Mambo Kings
      August 04, 2011: The Moho Collective
      August 11, 2011: Cashback
      August 18, 2011: Walri

    Irondequoit Summer Concert Series

    At the Kiwanis Performing Arts Center, Town Hall Campus - 1280 Titus Ave.

      Tuesday, June 21 7:15 pm Irondequoit Concert Band
      Sunday, June 26 2:30 pm Jack Allen's Big Band
      Monday, July 4 8:00 pm Irondequoit Concert Band
      Sunday, July 10 2:30 pm Artisan Jazz
      Sunday, July 17 2:30 pm FOG
      Sunday, July 24 2:30 pm Irondequoit Concert Band
      Sunday, July 31 2:30 pm 78 RPM Band
      Sunday, Aug. 7 2:30 pm Johnny Matt Band
      Sunday, Aug. 14 2:30 pm Traveling Cabaret of Irondequoit (Broadway revue)
      Sunday, Aug. 21 2:30 pm Music Makers


      Summer Reading Kickoff: 6/24/11 Activities and summer reading registration
      Aunt Helen’s Closet: 6/27/11 @ 2 pm Discover different cultures through artifacts
      Captive Lifeforms: Reptiles 7/6 @ 10:30 am
      In Jest Juggling 7/18 @ 10:30 am
      Native American Stories 8/1 @ 10:30 am


      Gazebo Concert Series 2011: Kershaw Park by the Canal, Thursdays, 7pm
      June 2 Perinton Concert Band
      June 9 Genesee Valley Orchetra and Chorus
      June 16 Denny and Her Escorts
      June 23 New Horizona
      June 30 Army Band
      July 7 Brockport Community Band
      July 14 78RPM
      July 21 Smugtown Stompers
      July 28 Nostalgic Reunion
      August 4 Fairport Fire Department Band



    Pittsford Summer Concert Series

      Jun 17- 7:00PM – Dick Stacy & The Rhythm Aces (Dixieland Band)
      Jun 24- 7:00PM – Steve Grills & The Roadmasters (Blues)
      Jul 08- 7:00PM – Johnnny Matt Big Band
      Jul 15- 5:30PM –US Navy's Rhode Island Sound (Top 40, Jazz, Rock, Patriotic)
      Jul 15- 7:00PM –Orient Express (Party Band)
      Jul 22- 7:00PM – Debbie Kendrick Blues Band
      Jul 29- 7:00PM – Where's Dixie (Contemporary Country)
      Aug 05- 6:30PM – The Music Makers Big Band
      Aug 12-6:30PM – Pittsford Fire Dept. Band

    Family Outdoor Movies

      Aug 11- Dark at Thornell Farm Park (Toy Story 3)
      Aug 25- Dark at Thornell Farm Park (Despicable Me)

    Pittsford Celebrates 2011

    Sep 10- Family entertainment, featuring Beatle Magic.
    Fireworks display at 9 pm



      Henrietta Concert Series- 7/08, 7/18, 8/05, 8/08, 8/12, 8/18
      Music Man Jr.- 8/10 (AM Cast) 8/11 (PM Cast)



      Zupermovies: Outside at the CSC (Greece Community & Senior Center): July 15, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

      $1 Movies Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at Regal Cinema at Greece Ridge Mall: Click here for the schedule.


    Spencerport Fire District Carnival 6/15-6/18

    Canal Concert Series (All concerts are held on Sunday evenings during the months of June, July, and August from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.)

      June 26- Johnny Bauer Great Escape
      July 3- Nostalgic Reunion
      July 10- George Collichio
      July 17- Bob Ames & Company
      July 24- Brockport Jazz Band
      Friday, July 29- Canal Days Concert-Unlimited Band (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
      August 7- Pete Provenzano
      August 14- Chuck DiPiazza 78 RPM
      August 21- CoMoTioN
      August 28- And All That Jazz

    Spencerport Canal Days July 30-31, 2011


      2011 Movies in the Park
      July 12th Space Jam
      July 19th The Little Rascals
      July 26th The Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer
      Aug 2nd Despicable Me
      Aug 9 th The Tale of Despereaux
      Aug 16th Ghostbusters
      Webster Jazz Festival - July 9, 2011
      Webster Village Days August 12-13


      Trinity Alliance Church Festival

    Saturday, August 27
    1-6 p.m.
    Free admission.
    $1 meal deals.
    Bring your own t-shirt for free tie-dying, or purchase one for a great low price at the event ($4 adults, $3 kids, $12 for a family of 4 deal).
    Music, bounce house, kids games, door prizes.
    1275 Spencerport Road, Rochester, NY 14606 - Route 31 in Gates just west of Route 390 and 490 intersection.
    247-1807 for more information

    We will be adding to this series as concerts and festivals are posted, so check back frequently! If you have suggestions, email June Santini at
    Robin Willick is a junior at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School