Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, June 23. Over 50 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Junk in the Trunk

There’s a special call out to Rochester businesses and residents to participate in Junk in the Trunk, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Events Coordinator. “We have already received a handful of applications from Rochester area residents, crafters and Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Police Department Open House and Bike Safety Rodeo

Police Department Open House June 2 The Rochester Police Department Open House and Bike Safety Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a opportunity for the community to see the police department. The bike safety rodeo offers kids the chance to make sure their bikes are safe, their helmets fit properly and learn some safety tips on the rodeo course. They will provide kids who don’t have a helmet with a new approved helmet. Activities for people of … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2018 Kicks off this Week

This year, over 400 artists from Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, as well as over 50 downtown Rochester businesses, are participating in Deck Art 2018. In its eighth installment, Deck Art 2018 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 10, and will be celebrated with a two-day event on May 10 & 11. The Thursday Night Kickoff will take … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day Saturday May 5

Celebrating its 19th 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 5 through October 27, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market provides a community gathering place throughout the summer months,” said Taylor Clayton, Marketing … [Read more...]

City of Rochester State of the City Address

The City of Rochester will hold its annual State of the City Address on Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. The event will include an update on new projects and developments happening within the City, as well as a look to the future. “Having just celebrated the City of Rochester’s Bicentennial, we are now taking our first step into the City’s next 200 years — and I’m excited to say it’s a big one.” stated Mayor Robert J. Ray. “Rochester is taking a very proactive approach … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Nominated for ‘America’s Best Main Street’ Contest

Downtown Rochester is in the running for the 2018 America’s Main Street Contest. Voting is open now through April 22. The 25 communities with the highest number of votes will be moved to the Quarterfinalist Round. Downtown Rochester made it to the Semifinalist Round in 2017; and hopes to go all the way this year. Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street … [Read more...]

Rochester and Good Deeds Day 2018

Good Deeds Day is an international event with millions of participants in 70+ countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on April 15. For Rochester’s Good Deed, they are collecting household items for the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet. Rochester’s Good Deeds Day, held at the Rochester Fire Department (277 E. Second Street) will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day will also include kids’ activities, tours of the Fire Station, fire & police vehicles, … [Read more...]

Last Call For Deck Art 2018

Last Call For Deck Art 2018 - Less Than a Month Left to Register Last call for artists to participate in Downtown Rochester’s Eighth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2018. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. All ages are welcome to participate. Categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy

The Rochester Police Department is proud to announce their Citizen’s Police Academy program for 2018. This informative and educational 10-week academy is designed to give citizens a greater understanding of how the police department operates. Interested citizens who live, own a business, or work in the City of Rochester are encouraged to apply. This is a voluntary program and there is no cost to attend. The academy will consist of 10 weeks, the dates are April 18 – June 20, 2018. They will … [Read more...]