ROCHESTER, Mich. – June 7, 2011The summer event season in downtown Rochester is upon us!  With the return of some old favorites and some new events, there’s sure to be a little something for everyone to enjoy this summer.  So mark your calendars with the events below and join in on the summer fun in downtown Rochester!  Additional information on all events will be released separately and select sponsorships are still available. 

2011 Downtown Rochester Summer Events Schedule:

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, E. Third & Water Streets
The Farmers’ Market is proud to feature fresh produce, flowers and other products exclusive to Michigan. 

Thursday’s Rock in Rochester: Thursdays through Aug. 25, 5:30 pm to dusk, Rochester Athletic Club, 637 N. Main
Every Thursday, enjoy a slice of American culture as classic cars are displayed in downtown Rochester. 

Movies in the Moonlight: Saturday, July 9, 16, 23 & 31, 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm, E. Third & Water Streets
July 9: Iron Man 2, July 16: How to Train Your Dragon, July 23: True Grit & July 31: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Bring your chairs, blankets and pillows and enjoy a movie under the stars.  Admission is free.

Sidewalk Sales: Thursday and Friday, July 14 & 15, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Come one – come all!  And visit the awesome assemblage of stupendous sellers at the 56th annual Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales!  It’s a circus down here!  New to Sidewalk Sales is “Rudolph’s Rummage Sale,” a sale of gently used Holiday and Christmas décor to benefit The Big, Bright Light Show.  Donations for “Rudolph’s Rummage Sale” are being accepted at the DDA office.

The Big, Bright Ball: Sunday, July 31, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University

The Second Annual Big, Bright Ball will feature a strolling dinner, dancing, silent auction and more!  Tickets are available by calling 248/656-0060 or online at


Downtown Rochester Restaurant Week: Sunday – Friday, Aug. 7 – 12

New this year, enjoy prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of your favorite downtown Rochester eateries!

Rochester’s Great American Bake Sale:  Saturday, August 6, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This new event is a community-wide bake sale to benefit Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale.

For more information on the Rochester Downtown Development Authority and downtown Rochester, including a complete schedule of events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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