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...]

City of Rochester Seeking Applicants for Planning Commission

City Seeking Applicants for Planning Commission Anyone interested in serving the City of Rochester as a member of the Planning Commission, should fill out and submit a Boards and Commissions Application by no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Instructions for submission can be found at the bottom of the second page of the application. Applications will be considered at the regularly scheduled City Council meetings to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018 and … [Read more...]

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Rochester

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movies in the Moonlight On October 20, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, 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.  Nearly 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and the participating businesses will be marked with window … [Read more...]

I Love the 80s in Downtown Rochester

Rochester Posed A "RAD" evening in Downtown Rochester is planned as the best-loved 80’s movie and television characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s sixth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is I Love the 80s, including timeless favorites such as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Raiders … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Announces Donor Wall of Fame

Mark Albrecht, Chair of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) along with the DDA Board and Staff are proud to announce the creation of the Downtown Rochester Donor Wall of Fame. This new place of honor is an opportunity for individuals, families, groups and organizations to create a lasting memory in our newest park on the corner of Walnut Boulevard and University Drive. All money raised will be reinvested in future capital projects to support and improve the downtown … [Read more...]