2019 ROC the Taste Food and Music Festival to be held July 26 & 27 in Downtown Rochester


ROC The Taste is a free festival which blends the best of what Rochester has to offer – great food, fabulous live music and fun. Local restaurants and vendors will offer a wide variety of food, merchandise and everything in between. The event will take over Parcel 5 and surrounding streets for a fantastic weekend of summer entertainment on July 26 and 27 from 11 am to 11 pm rain or shine.  

The Summit Federal Credit Union ROC the Taste is presented by TOPS Friendly Markets.  

Food vendors will offer a $1 sample item, plus many regular priced items so that festival goers can truly taste the best of what the Rochester food community has to offer. There will also be live music throughout the festival. Admission to the event is free for festival attendees.

The festival will raise awareness and funds for Villa of Hope and Center for Youth! Be sure to stop by the Summit Federal Credit Union tent and the Tops Friendly Markets tent to spin to win great prizes and to raise money for these great local charities! All proceeds from the delicious foods at the Tops tent will also be donated back to the charities.

Read about how the Center for Youth feels about being one of two beneficiaries of ROC the Taste July 26th and 27th, and how the Center serves the Rochester community.

 Who puts on ROC the Taste?

ROC the Taste is designed and organized by Galaxy Events, the same company behind the Rochester Wine and Chocolate Festival and the Taste of Syracuse.  The Galaxy Events team is committed to hosting lively, large scale and finely-tuned events.  With the support from our sponsors, the Summit Federal Credit Union and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Taste of Syracuse welcomed close to 225, 000 attendees in 2018 and we hope to see ROC the Taste grow in the same direction.  Our commitment is in providing quality events to promote our local communities.