Lagniappe is Monday November 20 in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:45 pm on E. Fourth Street with help from the Mayor, Channel 7’s Dave LewAllen and a special appearance by the man … [Read more...]

Help Push the Snow this Saturday

Join the City of Rochester's Department of Public Works (DPW) to put "prints on the plows." The DPW is renowned for their ability to quickly clear Rochester streets, but this winter, kids can give them a "hand." Visit the DPW Saturday, November 18, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. for a free event and to leave a colorful handprint on the plows. Department of Public Works 1141 N. Wilcox Rochester, MI 48307   … [Read more...]

Cocktail Preview the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is on November 17

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is the first chance to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and more. In addition, it’s an opportunity to bid to take these items home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner from … [Read more...]

Become a Tree Sponsor for Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

Plans are well underway for the Fourth Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 17-19. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes, porchscapes, and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. In response to popular demand, this year it is possible to become a Tree Sponsor without even knowing how to string a strand of Christmas lights. Sponsors can select a 7’ or 4’ tree … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Welcomes the Return of the Winter Farmers’ Market

Opening for its second season on Saturday, November 4, the market will conveniently take place indoors at the Rochester Fire Department. The Fire Department is located at 277 Second Street, directly across the street from the regular farmers’ market lot. “The response we’ve received from the community, with starting the Winter Market last year was amazing,” said Taylor Clayton, Market Manager of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market. “We are excited to once again be able to provide fresh and … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Each year, members of the Rochester Garden Club canvas the greater Rochester area to identify the most beautiful grounds and gardens maintained by local businesses. The winner of the 2017 Annual Beautification Award is The Downtown Café at 606 North Main. This popular eatery has a lovely outdoor seating area, with lush and lovely grounds full of blooms and gorgeous plants. Owners Tim and Colleen Delaney are thrilled to be recognized. Tim does much of the work himself, as gardening runs in … [Read more...]

Trick or Treating in Downtown Rochester and Other Halloween Activities

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movies in the Moonlight On October 21, celebrate Halloween activities in downtown Rochester with Trick-or-Treating, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner, and a Halloween edition of Movies in the Moonlight. Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Over 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and the participating businesses will be marked with window … [Read more...]

Who You Going to Call a Rochester Posed Winner?

Ghostbusters! Downtown Rochester held its fifth annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 5, 2017. During the event twenty participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays.  This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Science Fiction. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Avatar, and Game of Thrones. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the … [Read more...]

Dawn of the Dogman is a Free Movie Event in Downtown Rochester

Dogman Film Frenzy Kick-Off Event Presents Locally Filmed Movie, The Pickle Recipe Dogman Film Frenzy invites guests to grab a favorite camp chair and make a night of it at its inaugural event, Dawn of the Dogman, in downtown Rochester on Saturday, September 30. Dawn of the Dogman is this year’s kick-off event for next year’s Dogman Film Frenzy 2018 film festival. This event promises to delight movie fans with a free outdoor viewing of Detroit's own crowd-pleasing The Pickle Recipe and a … [Read more...]

Cinematic Movie Characters Come to Life in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester’s fifth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 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 Science Fiction, including timeless favorites such as Ghost Busters and Star Wars. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of all ages,” said Jenna O'Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]