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...]

Rewolds Sell Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester

Royal Park Hotel announces a definitive agreement to transfer ownership to an affiliate of Fairwood Capital. Moving forward, the hotel will be managed by Davidson Hospitality Group under Pivot, their lifestyle operating vertical. Since 2004, Royal Park Hotel has been a staple in the Rochester community and southeast Michigan. The boutique hotel features 143 guest rooms, over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and PARK 600, their locally crafted restaurant offering a variety of seasonal … [Read more...]

Pedal the Past History Bike Tour June 30

Bike Riders and History Lovers Unite The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and the Rochester Hills Museum host a bike ride through Rochester's past and visit historical sites around downtown. Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester's story. Attendees may register for one of six time slots between 6:00-7:30 p.m. on June 30. Each slot will accommodate up to 12 riders. Tours are approximately three miles long. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow will take place on Friday, January 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 15 from 12 noon – 9:00 p.m. The Snowglow will include over 40 ice sculptures lining the streets, an ice carving competition on W. 4th Street, marshmallow roasting with the Lions’ Club on E. 3rd, shopping, fireworks each night and of course, The Big, Bright Light Show. This is year’s ice sculpture theme is “Safari." Family and friends will see safari animals including … [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...]

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...]

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...]