Photo Highlights of the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 67th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. Check out last year's photo highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in Downtown Rochester. … [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...]

Shopping at the Royal Park Hotel with the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo

The Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is on Monday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 50 businesses will be showcasing their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations and explore all that the businesses have to offer. Attendees will enjoy shopping, product demonstrations, and sampling. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is free and includes light refreshments and door … [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...]

August Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer,” 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 businesses who are also looking forward to the event. Between area … [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...]

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...]

Mad Money March in Downtown Rochester

Shop Downtown Rochester in March for a Chance to Win a Shopping Spree On April 2, there will be four lucky winners, all with Shopping Sprees in Downtown Rochester. How? Shoppers who spend $100 at one or more participating businesses during the month of March can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree, a $500 Shopping Spree or one of two $250 Shopping Sprees. “Mad Money March has become a really exciting promotion in Downtown Rochester,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester is Caroling in the City

Downtown Rochester is proud to announce the newest addition to the downtown holiday event calendar, Caroling in the City. Held on Sunday, December 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., the event will be a cornucopia of holiday merriment including live entertainment, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Eating Contest, Christmas Minute To Win It Activities, holiday sweets & treats and, of course, caroling. Caroling in the City will take place right in the heart of Downtown Rochester with the … [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...]