A Little Something Extra

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Monday, November 22, 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 2017 - photo by Michael Dwyer The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:20 p.m. on E. … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls at the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

Looking for holiday inspiration?  The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees November 20 & 21 at the Rochester Community House features trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes and much more, all designed and donated by the Metro Detroit Community.  Don’t forget your camera – Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with children on both Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5:00 p.m. – admission is free. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show and local area … [Read more...]

Election Results 2021

Rochester City Council Vote Totals The three highest vote totals will be elected to a 4-year term and the fourth highest total will be elected to a 2-year term. Nancy L. Salvia: 1,470 ✔Stuart Bikson: 1,382 ✔Steve Sage: 1,218 ✔Douglas Gould: 1,044 ✔Debra M. Allen: 603Terry R. Tesh: 317 Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large Vote Total Winners will be elected to a 4-year term. David Walker: 6,289 ✔Matthew Berard: 5,475 City Council Member First District Vote Total: Carol … [Read more...]

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...]