Stroll through the Past in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester History Tour Where was the first fire station? Who dressed up as President Taft to market his business? When did electricity come to town and where did you have to go to use a telephone? On this hour and a half long tour, the group will explore downtown exhibit signs and sift through historical photos and stories. Tuesday, August 17, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cost is $10 ($8 museum members). Pre-register to attend. Meet at the Rochester Mills parking lot, 400 Water … [Read more...]

Put your Junk in the Trunk and Set up a Resale Booth

Registration is open and Rochester’s Community Resale event is back again this summer. Junk in the Trunk is scheduled for Saturday, August 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have already received a handful of applications from area residents, crafters and Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Four Free Family Friendly Fun Films in Downtown Rochester

Movies in the Moonlight return to Downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 17 for the 20th season. This year there are four consecutive Saturday nights. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their Saturday nights under the stars,” said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Movies in the Moonlight is a community staple for many local families.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & … [Read more...]

Rochester City Council Opening Seeks Interested Residents

Seeking Interested Rochester Residents Due to the recent resignation of Council Member Dean Bevacqua, City Council is accepting letters of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the remainder of his term, which ends in November 2021. Please submit a letter to the City Clerk in person or at [email protected] by Monday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Dancin’ in the Street Struts Back to Downtown Rochester

There will be some swingin’ and swayin’ in Downtown Rochester on July 16 at Dancin’ in the Street, hosted by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Dancin’ in the Street begins at 6:00 p.m. and is one day only on Friday, July 16. All ages are invited to enjoy live music featuring the band The Square Pegz, a Female-fronted 80's tribute band, as well as a TasteFest from local Rochester eateries and more. "We love being a part of the Downtown Rochester Community. Dancin' in … [Read more...]

Take a Ride on the Magical Mural Tour in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester will once again host the Magical Mural Tour. The event will see 4’ x 8’ pop up murals all around downtown. The Tour begins on September 6 and will continue through September 30. However, to have the tour, we need to have artists. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is now accepting applications from artists now through Friday, July 30. The Magical Mural Tour is open to all artists, including professional, and all ages too. All selected murals will be … [Read more...]

Sidewalk Sales Bring Downtown Rochester’s Summer to Life

Back for its 66th year, Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales kick-off in mid-July. The sale will run Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester.  Downtown Rochester's Sidewalk Sale weekend is a Chief favorite," said Tom Dluzen, Chief Financial Credit Union president and CEO. "Our team loves to meet the community … [Read more...]

Mayor to Wash Dogs at the Dog & Butterfly Dog Wash

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission (CBC) - combining the love of dogs with the beauty and necessity of pollinators - is pleased to present the Dog & Butterfly Dog Wash. The CBC, along with the Rochester City Council, including Mayor Stuart Bikson, will be bathing dogs. From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, the dog wash will take place on the west side of Rochester City Hall in the grassy area. The dogs will start with a sudsy bath in a kiddie pool while their owner … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Market, the place to be in Downtown Rochester

Celebrating its second season, Thursday Night Market will begin Thursday, June 3 and run through July 8 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. In a new location, on West Fourth Street (between Main St. and Walnut Blvd.). “Living and loving local is important to us here in Downtown Rochester,” said Taylor Clayton, Marketing Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “Now more than ever, we are all looking for ways to reconnect, the return of Thursday Night Market offers a great … [Read more...]

Grab Some Junk in the Trunk at Annual Resale Event in Downtown Rochester

Junk in the Trunk returns to the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester with new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on June 19. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses, and crafters, there is sure to be an array of resale, new and … [Read more...]