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Welcome to Rochester Events. Our company is founded on ethics, integrity hard work and a commitment to reinforcing and celebrating pride in our community.
 

Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Hosted by

Cheryl Dinolfo County Executive

MONROE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT

The Monroe County Parks Department is comprised of dedicated staff working with community partners in effectively and efficiently providing an array of park services. This ensures that everyone may enjoy recreational and educational opportunities while treasuring the natural, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological features of the Monroe County Parks System.

City of Rochester, NY Mayor, Lovely A. Warren

CITY OF ROCHESTER

Rochester offers a host of attractions and events for just about every interest and pastime, including classical music, professional sports and music and arts festivals. The annual Lilac Festival hearkens Rochester’s early history as the Flower City.

Visit Rochester Limitless

VISIT ROCHESTER

Discover Rochester, NY year round and enjoy our thriving city. From Rochester’s wide ranging culinary scene to visiting one of the many festivals Rochester hosts or even stopping by the mall to explore a shopper’s paradise, you’re sure to find something to love!

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The Springut Group

ROCHESTER EVENTS

Rochester Events is a leading event production company with more than 35 years of experience developing, organizing, and staging high-profile community and private happenings. Our company is founded on ethics, integrity, hard work and a commitment to reinforcing and celebrating pride in our community.

Presenting Sponsor

Five Star Bank

FIVE STAR BANK

A proud past. A bright future.

With 200 years of community banking experience, Five Star Bank offers a wide range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, municipalities and businesses through a network of over 50 offices and over 60 ATMs in Western and Central New York State.

Super Sponsors

Sahlen's

SAHLEN’S

Sahlen Packing Company was founded in 1869 in Buffalo, New York as a family business.  Today – in addition to being the name behind the Buffalo area’s favorite hot dogs and holiday hams- Sahlen’s has grown from our Western New York roots to offer our “Old Fashioned” Smokehouse Ham and Turkey Breast in over 15 states.

Pepsi

PEPSI

PepsiCo begins with Pepsi – invented more than a century ago. Today, we’re Pepsi and so much more with soft drink choices like Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist, Aquafina bottled waters, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana and Naked Juice, Lipton ready-to-drink teas and Starbucks ready-to-drink coffees. Follow our evolution – then find the match for you, including low and no-calorie options for virtually every drink we make.

GENESEE

The Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The Brewery makes the Genesee line of beers, including the iconic Genesee, the refreshing Genny Light, and the original Genesee Cream Ale. The Genesee Brewing Company is part of North American Breweries, the largest independently owned beer company in the United States.

Labatt Blue Light

LABATT

Labatt uses its 165+ years of brewing know-how to introduce new and innovative brews like Labatt Blue Light Lime (2010), Labatt Shandy (2012), Labatt Blue Royale & Labatt Prohibition Series (2014) and Labatt Premiere (2015).

Delta Air Lines

DELTA

What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year.

Ava Grace Vineyards

AVA GRACE VINEYARDS

AVA Grace® celebrates the delicate beauty and rich terrain of the vineyard where sunshine, soil, and vibrant flavors abound. AVA, meaning life, is truly the inspiration behind the collection. The life found weaving in and out of the vines everyday add layers of depth and complexity to each varietal, from how long the grapes were touched by the sun to the fragrant wildflowers blooming freely throughout. AVA Grace promises graceful moments with every long-lasting sip.

Major Sponsors

McCarthy Tents & Events

McCARTHY TENTS & EVENTS

Whether our clients count on us for their wedding, graduation, anniversary, corporate event, religious event, outdoor festival, intimate dinner party, or barbecue, we exceed their expectations. From traditional to out-of-the-box concept parties, we have everything you need to make your party a success.

Casa Larga

CASA LARGA VINEYARDS

At Casa Larga, our philosophy is that fine wine begins in the vineyards. As Mr. C learned as a young boy in  Italy, only a meticulously tended vineyard will yield the fruit required to produce high quality wine. This transcends into every aspect of our vineyard care.

Frontier Communications

FRONTIER

At Frontier, we create more than just digital connections. We create human ones. Get Internet, TV, and Voice Service that make your life easier. And focus on what really matters.

House of Guitars

HOUSE OF GUITARS

Our CD & Record Store is overflowing with new & used, rare & vintage CD’s, vinyl, t-shirts & collectibles to satisfy the needs of both avid collectors & casual listeners. Come see our infamous wall of signatures & enjoy a plethora of memorabilia hanging on the walls. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, no one does.

Green Spark

GREENSPARK SOLAR

Our culture is intentional, and we value it deeply. We celebrate open and honest communication, hard work, creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We’re a local company made up of individuals who care about the people and places that surround us.

Black Button Distilling

BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING

People always ask me if it was a hard decision to start my own company. And for me it wasn’t one decision, it was a series of them. My name is Jason Barrett, I started my craft distillery at 24 years old, and I love distilling. I hope you will try our small batch, grain to glass spirits and join me in raising a glass to Living Large in Small Batches.

TraderJoes

TRADER JOE’S

It all started in the 50s… Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? “Value” is a concept we take very seriously. And by ‘Value,’ we mean great everyday prices on all of our great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe.

Tim Hortons

TIM HORTONS

TIM HORTONS® is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. TIM HORTONS® has more than 4,700 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS® brand, please visit the TIM HORTONS® brand website at www.timhortons.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ROCEV

The Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator (ROC EV) is a forward-thinking, grassroots initiative aimed at making greater Rochester a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable community by facilitating the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.

TIPPING POINT COMMUNICATIONS

To be ignited, you have to be passionate. To be passionate, you have to bring a sharp mind and an engaged heart, balancing smart strategy with genuine care for clients, colleagues and partners. We want to be a dedicated member of your team, helping you achieve your communication goals and get your message in front of the right people and the right time.

WXXI

Since 1958, WXXI has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and six radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of WXXI Kids 24/7 channel, radio stations and podcasts of many programs. A growing on-demand set of video offerings increase opportunities for media access.

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE 

Utilizing innovations in technology, digital media and print publishing, our 360° storytelling is offered in markets all across the U.S. From local townships to the national stage, we keep readers informed with what interests them most. When their hometown celebrates, we all share in that joy. When the nation is challenged, we band together as a community. Our voices are strongest together.

YOUNG LION BREWING

The story of Young Lion is the story of good friends and great beer. What started out as an idea tossed around a bar in Rochester became a dream we couldn’t shake. So we took our tight knit crew of doers and craft beer lovers and turned that dream into Young Lion Brewing Co. If you’re ever in Canandaigua Lake, pull up a stool and order a pint. Because at the edge of the lake there may be no more water, but there’s always more beer.

CUTWATER SPIRITS

 In 2016 our band of liquid pioneers began building one of the West Coast’s largest new distilleries. What started as an off shoot of Ballast Point Brewing back in 2007, is now a completely separate company, facility, and product line. Our new home is a 50,000 square foot world class production facility in San Diego where our distillers can tap into their curiosity and creativity, build on tradition, all the while with their minds wide open to the unconventional. The Cutwater crew is committed to bringing quality, ingenuity and integrity to the world of spirits.

MEYER’S RV SUPERSTORES

Meyer’s RV Superstores is a locally owned business founded by the Meyer family. We were the recognized leader of RV products and services for over 40 years and were purchased by Camping World in 2004. Our mission is to provide the industry’s top products and services to our community in a much more personalized way and at nationally competitive prices. Our 40-year history tells us that our customers have returned and purchased a second, third and even a fourth RV from us as their families grew and needs changed.

GO MINI’S

Founded in 2002, Go Mini’s has become one of the fastest growing portable storage and moving companies in North America with 166 locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Entrepreneur Magazine also ranked Go Mini’s 16th on their list of 2017’s Top New Franchises. Go Mini’s is an active member of the International Franchising Association where members strive to continually improve their business through networking, partnerships, and shared advice.

Lilac Run Sponsors

Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

MEDVED
Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is Rochester’s premiere store for running, walking and outdoor fitness enthusiasts since 1984. We are family owned and believe strongly in supporting our community through supporting races and other local events.

Whether you are just trying running for the first time or race every weekend, we want you to feel welcomed. If you are interested in footwear, clothing, foot inserts or socks, we want to ensure that you are fit in the right size. Need some guidance in choosing your workout footwear, apparel or accessories, we can help. Want to look around and be left alone? That’s OK too.

CITY Newspaper

CITY NEWSPAPER

City Newspaper is greater Rochester, New York’s source for news and entertainment, available FREE every Wednesday at more than 700 spots around Rochester and Monroe County, reaching nearly 100,000 readers. Special Sections include: Winter Guide, Annual Manual, Dish, Jazz Guide, Summer Guide, Student Survival Guide, Fall Guide, Best of Rochester, Holiday Guide

5 Star Urgent Care

FIVE STAR URGENT CARE

Five Star Urgent Care walk-in clinics offer affordable rates for self-pay patients and no facility fees so billing is streamlined and patients pay one low price. Five Star Urgent Care makes sure your visit is convenient and comfortable from start to finish. The Five Star difference is our continual commitment to provide the highest quality, affordable medical care with outstanding and timely service to our communities.

Dunkin Donuts

DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Everything we do is about you. From chefs who create exciting new flavors, to crew members who know exactly how you want your drink—we prioritize what you need to get you on your way. We strive to keep you at your best, and we remain loyal to you, your tastes and your time. That’s what America runs on.

Spurr Subaru

SPURR SUBARU
Spurr Dealerships has continued to stay true to its commitment to be a family business that centers on each customer leaving completely satisfied with their purchase and service.

With one of the most-dependable, popular auto brands on the market today, Subaru and the models they produce continue to impress far and wide.  Luckily for drivers in Buffalo, Rochester and beyond, Spurr Subaru offers the brand’s top models to the greater Brockport, New York area. Among the vehicles you will find at our dealership include the all-new Subaru Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, WRX and BRZ.

USATF Championship

USATF

Based in Indianapolis, USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
GOODWILL
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a local not-for-profit organization that serves over 175,000 people every year right here in our community. Every time you donate and shop at one of our Goodwill stores, you help change lives.
Red Jacket

RED JACKET

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket Orchards has mastered the art of harvesting and pressing premium fruits and juices. Three generations of the Nicholson family have grown apples and summer fruits, including berries, currants, cherries, peaches, plums and the largest apricot orchard on the East Coast. Founded in 1958, what began as a local apple farm has grown to a 600-acre family orchard. In addition to producing fresh fare, we offer a range of cold-pressed, all natural juices and pantry items.

Seniors Day Sponsors

Excellus

EXCELLUS BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD 
is a non-profit health insurance company headquartered in Rochester, New York. It is part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Excellus BCBS is upstate New York’s largest nonprofit health plan that delivers health care services across upstate New York and long term care insurance nationwide. Collectively, the enterprise provides health insurance to nearly 1.5 million members and employs about 5,500 New Yorkers.

Hotel Partners

Woodcliff Hotel info

WOODCLIFF HOTEL & SPA
Glorious views from every room. Exceptional décor designed to immerse you in luxury and comfort. Our accommodations are just one more element that makes Woodcliff Hotel and Spa a destination resort you’ll want to return to again and again. Or explore the great outdoors with hiking, biking and running on the nine miles of beautiful trails right behind our property. Or stay right here at our luxury resort and spa. We’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

Staybridge Suites

STAYBRIDGE SUITES
Staybridge Suites Rochester hotel is located along the Genesee River across from University of Rochester two miles from Highland Park and the Lilac Festival. All suites hotel with full kitchen in each guest room plus complimentary full breakfast buffet, evening Socials Monday throughWednesday, indoor pool and spa, outdoor living area with fire pit. Book now for a discounted event rate (some restrictions apply).

Country Inn Monroe Avenue Logo Image

COUNTRY INNS & SUITES

Stay at the Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, Rochester Airport-University Area, NY to experience warm hospitality and thoughtful amenities like free shuttle service to Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC). Just off Interstate 390, our hotel offers quick access to the city’s top attractions, including Seabreeze Amusement Park and local colleges like the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology. After a busy day of meetings, relieve some stress with a swim in our heated indoor pool.

Media Sponsors

The Mix 100.5

Mix 100.5 

Today’s Variety for Rochester’s Workforce with Elvis Duran and the Driving Morning Show!

Radio 95.1 Rochester

RADIO 95.1

WAIO, also known as “Radio 95.1”, is a classic rock FM radio station in the Rochester region of upstate New York. Under ownership of iHeartMedia, Inc.

Fickle 93.3 FM

FICKLE 93.3

WFKL is an FM radio station licensed to Rochester, New York, USA. The station, branded as Fickle 93.3, runs a variety hits format or what the station refers to as “We Play Everything”.

News Radio WHAM 1180

WHAM

WHAM (1180KHz) is an AM Clear Channel station in Rochester, NY. WHAM 1180 carries a mix of local shows as well as nationally syndicated programs. Local weekday programs include The WHAM Morning News (5 to 8 am) and The WHAM 5 O’Clock Hour News (5 to 6 pm), Bob Lonsberry, and his wonderful producer, Barry (8 am to noon), Kimberly and Beck (8 to 9 pm) and Sports Talk with Bob Matthews (6-8PM)

KISS 106.7 Rochester

KISS 106.7 ROCHESTER

All the hits for Rochester with Brooke and Jubal and the KISS Morning Show! Listen at 106.7FM, KISS1067.com, or on iHeartRadio

News 8 WROC

WROC TV 8

WROC-TV is Rochester’s oldest television station. WROC-TV, Channel 8, is a CBS affiliate television station based in Rochester, NY. Daily newscasts on WROC-TV. News updates on RochesterFirst.com

SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM

Charter has merged with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to become the fastest growing TV, Internet and Voice Provider. At Spectrum, we believe that our customers deserve the best value, so we work hard every day to bring our customers the most advanced, fiber-rich technology in the industry.

94.1 THE ZONE

94.1 THE ZONE

Rochester-based modern rock radio station. Playlist, history, contests, and music and concert news.

Warm 101.3

WARM 101.3 TODAY’S SOFT ROCK

WRMM broadcasts an adult contemporary music format (with the exception of late November and December, when WRMM changes to Christmas music). In 2016, the station will begin its “Holiday Gift of Music” on November 18 until December 30.

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