During the summer months one of the most delightful places to be is the Rochester Market. Although there are all kinds of Rochester farmers markets around the city and its suburbs, nothing can beat the Rochester Public Market. This is not to say that the other public markets are lame, for they are far from it, as many of them offer music and food vendors that makes if feel like a festival atmosphere. However, whichever Rochester market you choose, you can expect to have a great time and maybe buy some tasty food.
Although the Rochester Market in the summer is fun whenever you go, it is especially fun on Friday evenings. Every Friday evening in the summer time, the Public Rochester Market has a lot to offer in addition to the numerous vendors who are selling their wares. For instance, Friday night is band night, and there are a lot of people there to visit the vendor stands, buy some produce, and just to mingle. Of course, on Friday evenings during the summer, many people come to experience the food vendors, have a draft beer, and to sit and watch the bands. On certain evenings, some of the performers are minor national acts. For instance, in 2011, the semi famous blues guitarist named Chris Duarte played.
For those who attend the public Rochester Market during the summer, the market is more akin to a festival than a public market. In fact, the public Rochester market is much like a condensed East Ave. Festival, with various vendors hawking their produce and crafts, while music booms in the background, and crowds gather around the popular food vendors. Thus, if you are looking for a fun way to spend a Friday evening, the Rochester Market is just the place to do it, even if you do not plan on purchasing anything from the vendors.