Information on townwide community events hosted and/or sponsored in part by the Town of Penfield.
- Receive an email or text message when this page is updated, register at our e-Notify system.
- View our Community Events Calendar for additional events in and around Penfield.
Friday, June 9, 2023 | 4:30-8:00PM
Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage in Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Avenue (behind/north of Town Hall)
- Food trucks windows open at 4:00 pm
- Tony Tomatoes Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza
- Me Gusta Caribbean Cuisine
- Wraps on Wheels
- Snowie of WNY
- Melt (Grilled Cheese)
- Music featuring Penfield Central School District music groups:
4:30 PM: Scribner Chamber Strings
5:00 PM: PHS Jazz Combo
5:30 PM: Bay Trail Brass Band
6:00 PM: Bay Trail 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band
6:30 PM: PHS Jazz Democracy
7:00 PM: PHS Concert Band
7:30 PM: PHS Wind Ensemble
8:00 PM: PHS Jazz Ensemble
This event is free and open to the public.
Annual Pie Social at the Town of Penfield's historic Dayton's Corners School House and Museum located at the corner of Creek Street and Plank Road In Penfield.
- Free Pony Rides for the kids
- Playground Equipment
- Tour the schoolhouse/museum
- Pie and Lemonade $3.00
For More Info. contact Barbara Quinn at (585) 385-1491
Dayton’s Corners School was built in 1857 to replace an earlier frame structure to serve the students of District #9. The name comes from the Dayton family that had an orchard, an apple dry house, and a general store in that area. Learn more
Bring your family and some lawn chairs to one of the fabulous FREE events at Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage this summer. There's something for everyone--it's Penfield's best-kept secret! Discover what you've been missing.
Hot dog cart at every event!
2023 Schedule (Tuesdays) - 6:30 PM
Previous performances are available from PenfieldTV: WATCH HERE
Saturday, September 23, 2023 • 12 - 3 pm
Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage at Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY, 14526
Blues music by: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters featuring Benny Turner
Food Concession! Local Beer Samples! Chili Contest and Judging!
CHILI JUDGING GUIDELINES
There will be two separate categories for judging: “People’s Choice” and the “Judged” categories.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both categories. $100 cash prize for 1st place “Judged.”
Chili Contest Rules
Chili may be made with beans and/or meatless. Chili entries must display a list of main ingredients at the tasting table. Chili must be served from food-grade equipment. Transported chili must be at least 41 degrees or colder or 140 degrees or warmer. Served chili must maintain a minimum of 140 degrees. All entries must provide a minimum of four gallons of chili for the “People’s Choice” judging. Judged chili will be collected and submitted to judges at 12:45 pm.
- 6’ table with a plastic table covering for each chili entry
- Tent area with electric
- 2 oz. portion cups for “People’s Choice” judging
- Spoons and napkins
- Judging forms
- Wiping cloth and sanitized solution (for keeping the table clean)
- Gift Bag for each chili entry
Provided by the Chili Contestants:
A minimum of four gallons of finished chili for the “People’s Choice” judging.
Warming/Serving equipment to maintain 140 degrees (Crockpot or steam pans).
The first Tuesday of each month the Penfield Big Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening.
First Tuesday of each month
Penfield Community Center
$2.00, pay at the door
Introducing the Penfield Pops Community Band
Since its inception in 1996, the Penfield Pops Community Band has been a harmonious blend of dedicated volunteer musicians coming together to create beautiful music. Our ensemble is a testament to the power of music, showcasing the diverse talents of adults who share a passion for playing. Whether you're an experienced musician or just dusting off your instrument, you'll find a welcoming community within our band.
Rehearsals and Performances
We invite you to join us every Monday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM as we gather in the inspiring atmosphere of the Band Room at Bay Trail Middle School on Scribner Road. Our rehearsal schedule runs from September through July, offering a year-round opportunity to indulge in the joy of making music together. We're not just a band; we're a family of musicians who create memorable moments through our performances.
Nov. 6 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:30-9:00pm
Nov. 13 - Concert, 7:30pm
Dec. 11 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:30-9:00pm
Dec. 18 - Concert, 7:30pm
Mar. 18 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:30-9:00pm
Mar. 25 - Concert, 7:30pm
June 10 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:30-9:00pm
June 17 - Concert, 7:30pm
July 15 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:30-9:00pm
July 22 - Concert, 7:30pm
Meet Our Conductor
Starting in September 2023, the Penfield Pops Community Band is delighted to welcome our new conductor, Allison Chipman. A proud Rochester native, Allison brings her extensive musical expertise to our ensemble. She currently teaches at Churchville-Chili Senior High School, where she directs the award-winning Churchville-Chili Wind Ensemble. Allison holds a Master's degree in Music Education from Syracuse University and another in Wind Conducting from the University of Southern Maine. She has over ten years of experience teaching. Her passion for music education is palpable, and she's excited to guide and nurture our band's growth.
We invite you to explore the opportunity of becoming a part of our musical journey. Whether you're an accomplished musician or simply looking to rekindle your musical passion, you'll find a supportive and inclusive community in the Penfield Pops Community Band. Join us, and let's make music together!
For more information about the Penfield Pops Community Band and how you can get involved, please reach out to Andrew Urckfitz at Penfield Recreation at 585-340-8655. Join us in the wonderful world of music-making and be a part of something special in the Town of Penfield!
This moving ceremony features a variety of tributes to veterans, including a guest speaker, essays by middle school students, and reflective music.
A highlight of the ceremony is Penfield’s traditional Presentation of Roses. During this time, community members honor and remember fallen military personnel with a rose placed on the Veterans Memorial monument stone.
Participate and honor a fallen service member, please email us.
For more information on Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony, please call Sabrina at Penfield Recreation at 585-340-8655.
Watch past Memorial Day videos (YouTube)
May 29, 2023
Guest speaker Minh-Tuan (Richard) H. Nguyen, a Rochester native and distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Nguyen served as the International European & African Operations Manager at Commander, Task Force Six Nine (CTF-69) in Naples, Italy, coordinating all submarine and special operations for NATO and allied partners in the European and African theaters from 2020-2022. He is currently serving as the Director of Scholarships and Officer Programs for Western and Central New York.
2023 Memorial Day Essay Contest Supported by American Legion Braman Post 1229
All students, grades 6-8, in all Penfield schools, or who are Penfield residents, are invited to submit essays to compete in the Town of Penfield annual Memorial Day Essay Contest. The 2023 topic is "My Pledge to Our Veterans"
Complete information and entry form are available here.
The contest entry deadline is Friday, May 5, 2023.
ESSAY TOPIC: My Pledge to Our Veterans
Essays should be 500 words or less, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and no more than two (2) pages in length. Please do not put names directly on the entry. Please submit the entry form, attached to the essay, for identification.
Essays are judged by a panel and each entry is ranked for excellence by each judge. All entries are marked only with a number for identification before being sent to the judges, to assure fairness.
The top three entries will receive cash awards:
1st place: $175
2nd place: $125
3rd place: $100
Winners must be able to be present at the Town of Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 to be eligible to win.
All entries must be submitted to the Town of Penfield. Please send entries to:
Memorial Day Essay Contest
c/o Penfield Recreation
1985 Baird Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526
All entries become the property of the Town of Penfield. Any questions can be answered by calling (585) 340-8651.
The Town of Penfield and community partners Penfield Rotary and Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis will host the 31st Annual Penfield Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12, 2023 at Shadow Lake Golf Club.
The day of fun begins with lunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will occur at the conclusion of the tournament at approximately 5 p.m.
Tournament registration is ongoing with sponsorship opportunities available as well. If you are not interested in golfing, you can still take part in the day by purchasing a dinner-only event ticket.
The 2023 Honorary Chairman: Bob Calabrese, Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis Member, Golf Tournament Director (Retired)
Proceeds from the event will be used to assist community organizations such as Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Mary Cariola, Penfield High School's Don Mack Scholarship Fund, Penfield Shepherd Home, Bethany House, Villa of Hope, Boy Scouts of America, Penfield Little League, and various local food pantries.
For more information, and to register, visit https://www.penfieldperintonkiwanis.org/golf-tournament or call (585) 752-4540.
Golfers and new tournament sponsors must register by Memorial Day, May 29th.
Previous sponsors without golfers or dinner-only registrations are due by June 5.
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Penfield High School to Penfield Community Center via Penfield Road, Route 441
**All parade route arteries will be closed during the parade, beginning at 9:45am**
APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE
Parade Marshal: Elmer Pankratz & Commander Rick Gough of Braman Post 1229 of the American Legion
Parade Emcee: Don Alhart (13WHAM TV) & Terry Clifford (92.5 WBEE)
Featuring: community groups and organizations, and the music of Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, Feadan Or Pipe Band, Towpath Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps, Prime Time Brass, Fiddlers of the Genesee, The Mark Time Marchers, and Mighty St. Joe's Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
To guarantee safe passage for emergency vehicles during the Town's Independence Day Celebration, parking restrictions will be enforced. "No Parking" signs will be posted on Friday, July 1, and removed after the event. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department will be monitoring compliance. Tickets will be issued and cars will be towed at the owner's expense.
Harris Whalen Park Neighborhood
Parking will be prohibited on one side of these neighborhood streets adjacent to Harris Whalen Park:
Baird Road Neighborhood
Independence Day Celebration Event Details
Date: July 1, 2023
Location: Harris Whalen Park in Penfield
Time: The event begins at 6:00 PM with music and food, Ends with Fireworks until about 10:30 PM
Handicap Parking: Please note that vehicles parked in the Harris Hill Elementary School Parking Lot must remain there until the crowd disperses after the fireworks show, which is usually around 11:30 PM.
Bach to Rock Bands: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Allegro (Headliner Party Band): 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM and will perform the National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner) at 10:00 PM, fireworks display after the national anthem
Food Vendors (Open at 6:00 PM)
Macarollin Food Truck
Wraps on Wheels Food Truck
Effortlessly Healthy Food Truck
Snowie WNY Ice Food Truck
Red Osier/Cheesy Eddie’s Food Truck
KOBQ Food Truck
Nancy’s Fried Dough
Lugia’s Ice Cream Food Truck
Other Vendors/Booths (Open at 6:00 PM)
Boys Scouts of America
Friends of Penfield Library
RMSC 2024 Solar Eclipse
Red Osier/Cheesy Eddie’s Food Truck
Blue Apple Bounce Houses
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
Watch past Independence Day videos (YouTube)
There will be parking by permit only in the park. Parking is available in various plazas surrounding the park. Spectators should plan to arrive around 9:30 PM if they plan to enter the park for the show. The park will be cleared immediately following the conclusion of the fireworks.
To avoid congestion, spectators are encouraged to view the fireworks show from a location outside of Harris Whalen Park.
Fireworks Traffic Flow & Parking
To provide for a smooth traffic flow, and pedestrian safety, after the fireworks at Harris Whalen Park, the Town Board has established the following parking facilities and traffic restrictions: ** Traffic pattern goes into effect at 9:45 PM **
Penfield Road is Route 441.
Exit next to Aldi onto Penfield Road: All traffic will be directed EAST ONLY toward Walworth.
Speedway Gas station exits: CLOSED
Exit onto NYS Rt. 250: All traffic will be directed NORTH ONLY toward Webster.
U.S. Post Office exit onto NYS Rt. 250: CLOSED
All traffic will be directed NORTH ONLY toward Webster.
Willow Pond Way:
All traffic will be directed WEST ONLY toward Rt. 490
The free event will feature various activities to help inform the Penfield community about the historic preservation of local buildings, including information about historic homes within Penfield.
Learn more at www.penfield.org/HistoricPreservation
A Halloween party for the whole family! We will have Trick-or-Treat Street, games, music, hayrides, crafts, and more!
5:30-7:30 PM at Penfield Community Center
Saturday, December 9, 10:00AM-12:00PM, Penfield Community Center
Games, cookie decorating, crafts, music, and more!
Free and open to the public.
Get ready for a fun-filled night out with the whole family! The Town of Penfield is excited to announce the third annual "Family Winter Night Out" event taking place on Friday, February 3 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Harris Whalen Park's sledding hill.
Join us for a night of sledding, a hike under the full moon with the Penfield Trails Committee, delicious food from local food trucks, music, and games. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter weather and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Don't forget to dress warmly and bring your sleds! We hope to see you there for a night of fun and adventure. For more information please contact Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655.