Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 19, 7-10 pm at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person. This is the first chance to get a preview this amazing holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, centerpieces and more. It's also an opportunity to bid on these items home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner featuring downtown restaurants, plus refreshments from Fieldstone … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat in Downtown Rochester

On Saturday, October 16, watch the streets of Rochester come to life with ghosts, ghouls, superheroes, and more as children trick-or treat with the Downtown merchants. Children can then meet at the corner of East Street and E. University for a costume parade at 5:15 pm. Followed by a Halloween Fest in the Farmers’ Market Lot. Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat downtown from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Nearly 50 businesses will participate in the Trick-or-Treat event and the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community House Signs New 20-Year Agreement

The City of Rochester and the Rochester Community House organization are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:05 p.m., a 20-year agreement has been signed that clearly spells out both the City’s and the organization’s responsibilities; and solidifies several  more decades of partnership. City of Rochester Mayor, Stuart Bikson, and Rochester Community House Board Chair, John Cadieux, signed the agreement. This agreement comes after the city approved (earlier this year) … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents ‘Exaltations’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) is excited to announce the return of the band to indoor concerts following a 19-month pause due to the COVID pandemic. The concert will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI. The concert is open to the public and free to attend.  Donations are gratefully accepted.   Included in this program, among other works, are “Olympic Spirit” by John Williams, Verdi’s … [Read more...]

Taste of Fall in Downtown Rochester

Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester. Over twenty restaurants have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu to try. The Taste of Fall promotion runs until October 18. Pick up the Taste of Fall brochure at the Downtown Collaboration Studio or any of the participating businesses. See participating businesses. Caramel Apple Cheesecake at BakeHouse 46 “There are so many yummy fall options,” said Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown … [Read more...]

Famous Duos Theme for this Year’s Live Mannequin Rochester Posed

Watch the windows in Downtown Rochester as dynamic duos come to life. Downtown Rochester’s ninth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Famous Duos, including timeless favorites such as Barbie & Ken, Thelma & Louise, and more. “This is a must-see event that appeals to people of all … [Read more...]

Take a Ride on The Magical Mural Tour in Downtown Rochester

This fall, Downtown Rochester will 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. This year’s tour will feature 19 artists from across Metro Detroit. Carolyn Soma Shoemaker - A Burst of Nature “We love any opportunity that introduces art into Downtown Rochester,” stated Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “The Magical … [Read more...]

Call For Designers in the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes, porchscapes, and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. Downtown Rochester is always in holiday mode and plans are already well underway for the 8th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 19-21. The Festival is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals, and families to contribute their time and talents to this year’s event by creating & … [Read more...]

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...]