Rochester DDA Debuts Downtown Business Recognition Program

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce their latest initiative, the Downtown Business Recognition Program. The goal of the program is to recognize business owners, property owners, or individuals for outstanding contributions to the downtown community. The first recipients were recognized at the October DDA Board Meeting. Recipients included Ryan & Pamela Walther, owners of Bizzy Buzz Artisan Market for their … [Read more...]

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Rochester Community Concert Band Concert

  The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its "Sounds of the Holiday” Concert on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium located at 180 S. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The concert will feature music of the Holiday season by Bach, Anderson, Vaughn Williams, Holst and others, including an arrangement of popular Hanukkah songs titled “Dreidle Dance” by Robert Thurston and a setting of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers Market on Thursdays

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market. 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. “We’re excited to move the Holiday Farmers’ Market to Thursday evenings. It gives attendees the chance to not only enjoy the market but, a full evening of fun in Downtown … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday November 24 in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has joined more than 400 advocacy organizations that have made it a mission to bring business to their downtown areas on this day. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

Find Holiday Spirit at the Rochester Festival of Trees

The Fifth Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is just around the corner. The Festival kicks off with the Cocktail Preview Party on Friday, November 16 at the Rochester Community House and continues Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and brightest yet, with over 70 trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes and more. All items will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting The Big, Bright Light Show and Rochester-area non-profit … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Holiday Farmers Market

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Need a gift or dish for that holiday party? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Holiday Farmers' Market. Shop every Thursday evening November 1 - December 20 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Rochester Fire Department located at 277 Second Street. Please note the market will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 22. … [Read more...]

Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 19, 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 p.m. on E. Fourth Street with help from the Mayor, Channel 7 and a special appearance by the man in red, Santa … [Read more...]

Calling All Carolers

Downtown Rochester is proud to announce the return of Caroling in the City on Sunday, December 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. They are looking for enthusiastic singers of all ages to join the Rochester Christmas Carolers. The Rochester Christmas Carolers will perform at Caroling in the City, including leading carols around the Christmas tree for our grand finale. No experience is necessary. The only requirements are that carolers love Christmas music and singing outdoors. Members are required … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is the first chance for people to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes, centerpieces and more … and it's an opportunity to bid on these items to take home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner featuring … [Read more...]

Rochester Posed Winners

Rochester Posed "I Love the 80s" Winners Downtown Rochester held its sixth annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 4. During the event twenty-three participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was I Love the 80s. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including The Breakfast Club, Masters of the Universe, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events," … [Read more...]