Maplewood Rose Celebration | Kids Out and About Rochester

Maplewood Rose Celebration

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 06/08/2019
The Maplewood Rose Celebration is a beautiful festival that kicks off the summer in Rochester, NY. For 2019, it will be held June 8.

The roses are in bloom and a full program of activities awaits visitors to the 27th annual Maplewood Rose Celebration, to be held Saturday,   June 8 in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden.  The event, coordinated by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, features family entertainment, food, and much more.

The Maplewood Rose Festival continues with a cornucopia of activities that celebrate Rochester's history, ecology, people, and illustrious horticultural heritage. 

In particular this festival is an illumination and celebration of the Maplewood Neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Northwest Rochester neighborhood boasts hundreds of elegant century-old homes as well as parks and gardens designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, known as America's greatest landscape architect. This dazzling “built environment,” when combined with the natural majesty of the river and gorge, make for a truly unique urban neighborhood.

The Maplewood Neighborhood Association’s remarkable volunteers have partnered with the City to showcase its fantastic history, architecture, natural features, parks, and people.   

 2019 Maplewood Rose Celebration Schedule

10 am–4 pm: Horticultural Workshops
with the Greater Rochester Rose Society and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

 10 am–4 pm: Plant Vendor 

10:30 am: Yoga in the Park
In collaboration with the Maplewood YMCA

11 am: Olmsted Tour
Landscape architectural walking tour of historic Maplewood Park

 11:30 am: Zumba In The Park
In collaboration with the Maplewood YMCA

11 am-4 pm: Lower Falls Gorge Tours
Last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m.

 11 am & 12:30: Storytelling in the Rose Garden
In collaboration with the Rochester Public Library

Noon–2 pm: Kids Games & Activities

Noon–6 pm: Music and Wine in the Maplewood Rose Garden

(Fee for wine tasting)

Noon-2:30 pm:  Darryl Parker Trio

 3 pm -5:30 pm: Lady Rose


Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Information

Handicapped parking only in Maplewood Park lot (Driving Park Avenue). Other parking available on adjoining streets and in the Hawk Eye parking lot at the corner of St. Paul Boulevard and Avenue E, directly across the Driving Park Bridge from Maplewood Park (shuttle provided). The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority offers bus service to several stops within a short walk of Maplewood Park—for more information on these routes and schedules, go to orcall 288-1700. Bike enthusiasts can avoid traffic and parking challenges by riding to the event along the wonderful Genesee Riverway Trail .

You can also take a bus to the festivities: Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to Maplewood Park  

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Maplewood Rose Garden
Driving Park and Lake Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14613
United States


Contact name: 
Maplewood Neighborhood Association
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
Sat. 10:00am-5:30pm


All Ages Adults without kids