Rochesterfest Executive Director, Brent Ackerman, made a huge announcement during a press conference this morning. 

The Rochesterfest Grand Parade will be moved to Saturday.  Ackerman said, "by moving the parade from Friday to Saturday, we hope to alleviate some of the rush hour congestion and parking challenges and allow more time and space for parade staging and preparation. We encourage people to come to Rochesterfest before and after the parade to enjoy food and activities at Soldiers Field Park."

This year's Rochesterfest Chairperson was also announced this morning. It will be Wayne Harvey. Wayne retired earlier this year after more than 36-years with IBM. He recently joined the Rochesterfest board after serving as the Vendor/Information co-chair for the past decade.

Rochesterfest is June 17th through June 25th at Soldiers Field Park.