Rochester River Romance Weekend

By Tony:

Rochester and weekend festivals… the two go hand-in-hand.  Throughout the year you can find weekend events going on around Rochester with the River Romance Weekend proving to be the highlight of festivals in the Fall.

Gorge_fireworks The 3 days begin with fireworks over the Genesee river gorge in the High Falls District of the city and continue with a variety of events, some of which include stops on our own University of Rochester campus located on the eastern banks of the Genesee River.

The University of Rochester campus is nestled in the center of these events providing scenic views of the fall foliage to participants and spectators during the "Head of the Genesee" Regatta, Arboretum Tours and twilight dinner boat cruises.

The guided tour of the historic Mt. Hope cemetery was a personal favorite because of the descriptive and vibrant stories told about prominent Rochester residents.

The festival weekend is concluded with a photo-hike and walking tour along the river giving views of the downtown city skyline and tips from local photographers. Rochester_river_walk_062 

You can click here to see a complete listing of the 2008 River Romance Weekend events and photos.

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