2010 Rochester River Romance

This weekend the city of Rochester is hosting the 2010 Rochester River Romance.  This year’s event will offers a dizzying array of events and activities focused on the Genesee River’s ecology and history.  The kickoff event is today at 2:00pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an announcement of the weekend’s activities.

Here’s just a few of the events and activities that are offered this year.  Many of these events and free and don’t even require any registration beforehand.  (For a complete listing with times and dates check out the River Romance webpage.)


  • History at High Falls Guided Walk
  • Renew Your Vows on the Banks of the Genesee
  • Nighttime Light & Music Show
  • El Camino Trail Walk
  • Explore the Center at High Falls
  • Head of the Genesee Regatta
  • Historic Aqueduct Tours
  • Columbus Day Parade
  • Rose Workshop
  • Jazz Jammin’ in the Garden
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Autumn on the Lake at Ontario Beach Park


This year you can also download a Passport to River Romance Coupon which gives you discounts at over 30 Rochester merchants and restaurants.  Here’s just a few of some of the discounts I thought were interesting:


  • Boulder Coffee – 10% off
  • Flight Wine Bar – 10% off
  • Nathanials Pub – 10% off
  • The Artful Gardener – 15% off
  • Tapas 177 – 10% off
  • California Rollin II – Free seafood bisque with any purchase
  • Pier 45 – Romantic Dinner for 2 Specials


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