Strolling for Cookies in Downtown Rochester

The Downtown Rochester Cookie Stroll takes place on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cookie Stroll participants can collect 14 delicious cookies at 14 different cookie stations throughout town. Pre-sale for the official Cookie Stroll tin begins on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. Cookie tins will only be available for purchase online. A cookie tin is $35 each (limit two per order) and tins must be picked up at the Rochester Downtown Development Authority … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees runs November 18–20 at the Rochester Community House. The event features trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes, and more – all designed and donated by the Metro Detroit Community.  Bring a camera – Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with children on both Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show and local area non-profit organizations. The … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo brings Holiday Shopping to the Royal Park Hotel

Shop local and begin the holiday season at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo on Monday, November 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 60 businesses will be showcasing their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations, and explore all that the businesses have to offer. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is FREE and includes light refreshments and door prize drawings throughout … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra welcomes in the Holiday Season with ‘Holiday Cheer’

Gather your family and friends to celebrate this festive season with The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO). Like so many families in the greater Rochester, Michigan area, the RSO’s holiday concert has become a family tradition. This year’s concert returns to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church located at 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, MI on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. Join Maestro Zeljko (Bill) Milicevic, Music Director and Conductor of the RSO for a delightful evening of … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Guild Presents an Elegant Christmas Luncheon

L to R: Pat Bergen, Colette Stager, Nancy Rodriguez, Joanne Brown, Patricia Ozybko, and Barbara Martin. The Rochester Symphony Guild members invite you to spend this holiday with them at their ELEGANT CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. The event will be held at the Royal Park Hotel Ballroom, downtown Rochester, MI on Monday, December 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring guests to this annual holiday party. Shop for Christmas gifts at the silent auction overflowing with a … [Read more...]

Festival of Trees Returns with a Cocktail Preview on November 18

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 18, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person. This is the first chance to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and more. This is an opportunity to bid on these items and to take them home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner featuring Brown Iron Brewhouse, Kruse & Muer … [Read more...]

A Little Something Extra for November 21

Lagniappe Returns Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Monday, November 21, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. Lagniappe 2017 and opening night for The Big, Bright Light Show - photo by Michael Dwyer The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:20 p.m. … [Read more...]

Rotarians Celebrate 25 Years of the Rotary Gateway Park

The Rochester Rotary Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rotary Gateway Park this summer.  Under the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Bill Ebinger, the park was created in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Rotary. The small park is located just west of the library. Rotary club president Dr. Tim Duncan welcomed over forty members to the event, saying, “The Club is proud to provide the community with this one-quarter acre … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Creativity at the Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

The 2022 Art & Apples Festival, presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts, is at the Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester and runs this weekend. Friday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Ribbon-cutting at 4:00 p.m.)Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.Sunday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local Leaders, Chamber Members, and Art & Apples Festival Coordinators cut the 2021 ribbon to open the event. Photo by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media. 2022 … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival for the Kids

The Meijer Kids Art Zone offers hands-on art projects, mural photo ops, face painting and bounce houses; plus, artists give live demonstrations in glassblowing, wheel-throwing, and more at the Creation Station. Budding artists and young art patrons are invited to join in the celebration and be inspired by art at 56th annual Art & Apples Festival sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, September 9–11. Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) has lined up a host of creative and fun activities at the … [Read more...]