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...]

Thursday Night Market, the place to be in Downtown Rochester

Celebrating its second season, Thursday Night Market will begin Thursday, June 3 and run through July 8 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. In a new location, on West Fourth Street (between Main St. and Walnut Blvd.). “Living and loving local is important to us here in Downtown Rochester,” said Taylor Clayton, Marketing Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “Now more than ever, we are all looking for ways to reconnect, the return of Thursday Night Market offers a great … [Read more...]

Unique Deck Art Exhibition Returns to Downtown Rochester

This year, over 400 artists from all over metro Detroit, as well as almost 40 Downtown Rochester businesses, are participating in Deck Art 2021. In its eleventh installment, Deck Art is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be on display in Downtown Rochester businesses beginning May 13 and will be celebrated with a two-day event on May 13 & 14. “Deck Art continues to grow and evolve … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Market Opens May 1 in Downtown Rochester

Meet at the market - where friends and families can access the freshest, locally grown Michigan-made products. Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day, is Saturday, May 1. Celebrating its 22nd season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas, and flavors of southeast Michigan’s growing season. Located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street, the market is open every Saturday, May through … [Read more...]

Foodie February in Downtown Rochester

Ditch the kitchen and head to Downtown Rochester for Foodie February. Beginning February 1, dine in or carry out from any Downtown Rochester restaurant, save the receipts, and foodies will have a chance to win restaurant gift cards and Love Local Rochester swag every week in February. “The past several months have been challenging for our downtown businesses, especially the restaurants”, stated Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2021 Registration Begins February 1

Downtown Rochester is calling all Artists Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College students, as well as adult artists, are invited to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 11th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2021. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 13 & 14. This year’s … [Read more...]

Santa Stroll in Downtown Rochester

Shop local this holiday season with Downtown Rochester’s merchants. The Santa Stroll will take place Sunday, December 13, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grab a hot beverage, do some shopping, and enjoy The Big, Bright Light Show. Santa Stroll in Downtown Rochester December 13 Over 30 downtown businesses will be open on Sunday, December 13 until 8:00 p.m. and parking is free on Sunday’s in Rochester. The participating businesses are listed on the Downtown Development Authority’s … [Read more...]

Rochester Receives National Accreditation

Rochester has been named an Accredited 2020 Main Street America Program. This is the 15th consecutive year of national accreditation for Rochester. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been a member of Main Street Oakland County since 2000. “Rochester continues to exemplify a model downtown organization that has been successful in managing its historic downtown for two decades”, commented John Bry, Main Street Oakland County Program Coordinator. “As a past Great American … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Birthday Club

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is partnering with Rochester Police and Fire to help children in the community celebrate their special day by creating the Rochester Birthday Club to help the City's children celebrating a birthday in the month of April. Click the link and fill out the requested information, and on the day and time of your choosing either the Fire Department or Police Department (your choice) will send a vehicle to stop in front of your home to celebrate … [Read more...]