Don’t miss the final day of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

On closing day of the market, Saturday, October 26, ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children will receive free goodie bags complements of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (while supplies last) and market vendors will have treats available at their booths.  Don’t forget to pick up your fall bounty including mums, squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more! Now in its 13th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for … [Read more...]

Discover the Spirit of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

Rochester, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2010 – The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces the return of the Kris Kringle Market to Downtown Rochester, Dec. 3-5, 2010.  After a year hiatus, the Kris Kringle Market has a new location, on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut, and will now coincide with both The Big, Bright Light Show and Greater Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Renewal by Andersen, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of … [Read more...]

Winter Wonderland at the DDA and Downtown Rochester

Even though temperatures outside are still topping 90 degrees, it is a winter wonderland at the Rochester DDA Office.  Plans are well underway for the holiday season, which promises to be bigger and brighter (sorry, couldn’t help it) than ever before.  Here’s a sneak peek: Mark your calendar for the Downtown Holiday Open House on November 20, 2010.  Businesses throughout downtown will host trunk shows and demonstrations, many offering special discounts for this day only. In its fifth year, … [Read more...]