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...]

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...]