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...]

IT’S BIG, IT’S BRIGHT, IT’S COMING LAGNIAPPE NIGHT!

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2010 – You are invited to brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show!  The buildings in Downtown Rochester will be covered in more than 1.5 million points of glimmering holiday light which will be lit nightly, Nov. 29 through Jan. 2, 2011, from 6:00 pm to midnight.  The Big, Bright Light Show, a holiday display unlike any in the Midwest, is entering its fifth year.   As with previous years, the buildings of Main Street will be … [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...]