Taste of Monroe – starts at Noon

A Food & Drink Avenue Crawl featuring Monroe Avenue restaurants and bars.  Starting at Noon, participating restaurants and bars will be offering specials just for Show of Monroe goers. Featured spots will be offering complimentary tastings of their specialty food and drink.

Spokes & Ink Festival 12:00pm-5:00pm

The Flower City Arts Center (formerly GCAE) will again present their premier event in association with the Show on Monroe.  Be sure to click over to SpokesAndInk.com and check out the extensive program for this popular, long-running event.

Stone Soup  1:00pm to 3:00pm

performing Jazz Standards, Blues, Beatles & Other Old School Favorites, Singer/Songwriter Gems, Trad & Americana, etc.  701 Monroe Ave (in front of The HUB by Archimage) Sponsored by Archimage

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

By the glass artists of more fire glass studio at 36 Field Street (corner of Monroe).

Monroe Branch Library

BOOK SALE – Come and check out our book sale! Hardcover books, paperbacks, music CDs, DVDs & magazines. You may find that unexpected treasure waiting just for you!  $1.00 a bag from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


  • Enjoy Acoustic Folk & Rock by Oherlowitz from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Experience an eclectic blend of music with musician Jim Greco from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

MAGIC SHOW – Be amazed by magician Steve Ingraham.  Show is at 3:00 p.m.

SPECIAL CRAFTS – Use your imagination and make a special craft project, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Weather permitting, the crafts will be done outside.

Plus some other surprises!

BUSKERS 12:00pm-5:00pm

Some thirty or so varied street performances up and down the Aven

BIG Lunch  12:00pm-1:30pm

A FREE LUNCH put on by the New Life Presbyterian Church on their lawn at the corner of Rosedale  in Upper Monroe

Monroe Family YMCA

Hosting a variety of games and activities inside and out the branch.  Also, we will be having membership campaign that weekend…no joining fee when you join!

Bicycle Raffle

Raffle tickets available now and on the Avenue during the Show on Monroe.