The new Social Lights is taking over for the previous Social-ICE this year in downtown Rochester March 3-5. It is shaping up to be a fantastic chance to get out and enjoy some drinks and music with your family and friends.

This year, Social Lights will have five downtown Rochester bars/restaurants that will help enhance the experience, new activities, and DJs.

Each of the bars will be showcased by LED light panels displaying each bar's theme.

The Five Themed Bars at Downtown Rochester's Social Lights

Chester's Kitchen & Bar
Theme: Tribute to First Responders

Kathy's Pub
Theme: Disco Pub

Olde Brick House
Theme: "How to Train Your Dragon"

The Tap House on Historic 3rd
Theme: The Love Shack

Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar
Theme: "Squid Game"

Because of the date change, Social Lights will feature new activities including blacklight basketball, a giant Lite Brite, other illuminated games, firepits, and a Wall of Lights where you can take all of your photos.

Social Lights 2022 DJs Schedule

Thursday, March 3
5 to 9 p.m.: DJ Brettly

Friday, March 4
4 to 7 p.m.: DJ Chen
7 to 10 p.m.: DJ Teddy P

Saturday, March 5
4 to 7 p.m.: DJ D.I.M.E.
7 to 10 p.m.: DJ Peps

Social Lights FAM JAM will provide family-friendly fun including non-alcoholic beverages, s'mores, and more activities that will be announced at a later date. FAM JAM is Saturday, March 5th from 1 to 4 pm.

Social Lights and Social Lights FAM JAM are adapted versions of Social-ICE. Originally scheduled for February 3-5, Social-ICE is downtown Rochester's outdoor ice festival that celebrates all things winter. Because of the COVID-19 surge, the event was moved to March 3-5.