Rochester Restaurant Week

12 Restaurants to Choose From Restaurant week returns to downtown Rochester. Beginning Friday, August 23, visitors and regulars to Rochester will have a few deals to choose from when they get hungry. Running for 10 days, area restaurants offer a special menu. A dozen local restaurants are participating with providing dining deals for lunch, dinner or both. This is chance for people to get a deal at their favorite place to eat, or an incentive to try somewhere new for a meal. Lunch and … [Read more...]

Big, Bright Success

The Big, Bright Ball The signature fundraiser for the Big, Bright Light Show brings supporters together and helps secure the future of the holiday event. Held at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester on August 4, the Big, Bright Ball had something for everyone. All ages enjoyed the dance floor, the food from area restaurants and the attention-grabbing silent auction items. Kruse & Muer, the Rochester Chop House, Main Street Deli, O'Connor's Public House, Penny Black, Rochester … [Read more...]

Fun for foodies during Downtown Rochester Restaurant Week

Foodies unite! Downtown Rochester’s Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, August 23 and runs thru Sunday, September 1. This two week event will be the perfect ending to a great summer in Downtown Rochester! During Restaurant Week, restaurants will offer a variety of special lunch promotions and dinner menus. Lunch will be served daily until 4:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4:00 p.m. to close. At this time, there are 12 participating restaurants. Restaurants fit into two categories; … [Read more...]

Come have a Big, Bright Ball in August!

It’s big, bright and back again this summer, so get ready to have a ball! The Big, Bright Ball is the signature fundraising event for The Big, Bright Light Show. The fun takes place from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 4 at the Royal Park Hotel. Join us for an evening of food, music and fun. Enjoy a strolling dinner featuring your favorite downtown restaurants including, Kruse & Muer and the Rochester Chop House, Main Street Deli, O'Connor's Public House, Penny Black, Rochester Mills … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2013 – An event for all ages! Coming soon to Rochester!

This year, over 230 artists from all over metro Detroit and more than 45 downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2013. In its third installment, Deck Art 2013 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists provide one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be displayed in downtown Rochester businesses beginning May 16 and will be celebrated with a two-day event on May 16 & 17. The Thursday Night Kickoff will take place on May 16 … [Read more...]

Junk in the Trunk returns and welcomes more sellers

Registration is open and Rochester’s Community Resale event is back and better than ever! Junk in the Trunk is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in downtown Rochester. “This year, you won’t just find items for resale,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We’ve added handmade crafters to the list of those who can participate. Between area residents, downtown Rochester businesses … [Read more...]

Seven Oakland County “Healthy” Projects Get Brooksie Way Minigrant Funding for 2013

The Michigan Senior Olympics, a healthy eating program for children and wellness expo are among seven Oakland County programs that received nearly $8,000 in funding through The Brooksie Way Minigrant program. The awards were handed out today by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during a press conference at the Executive Office Building in Waterford. Since the minigrant program began nearly three years ago, 82 grants have been given out totaling more than $97,000. “The Brooksie … [Read more...]

Rochester Streetscape begins to take shape

With Main Street now open to traffic, over the next several weeks, streetscape elements will begin to appear downtown.  Recently, the Main Street Makeover Team visited Future Fence Group to see the products being fabricated exclusively for Rochester.  These elements include custom fencing for all planting beds and seating areas.  Structural preparation for these enhancements is currently underway with installation planned for September. “The City’s recent visit to Future Fence was very … [Read more...]

Want to own a piece of Main Street?

Rochester’s Main Street Makeover has created quite a buzz in the Metro Detroit area and around the state.  You can take a piece of Main Street home with you at the Downtown Rochester Yard Sale on August 17 and 18.  The sale will include all items removed from Main Street as a part of the Makeover including fire hydrants, traffic signals, railroad tie remnants, lightpoles, Main Street bricks and much more! “The Main Street Makeover has provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community” … [Read more...]

Come join the flock for the Ewe Revue 2 Premiere!

“I Love Ewesy”, “Captain Jack Spbaarow”, “Lady Baa Baa”, and Baa-No of Ewe 2, are just a few of the sheep stars that will flock to Downtown Rochester this May. Over two dozen life size fiberglass sheep will make up Rochester’s Ewe Revue 2, a community wide art project featuring sheep designed by artists and sponsored by local businesses. The Ewe Revue 2 will kick off its red carpet season with a Premiere on May 19. The Premiere event tent will be located in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot, … [Read more...]