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...]

Farm-to-Table Dinner in Downtown Rochester

Dine Al Fresco in Downtown Rochester This Fall Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, al fresco dining experience celebrating the farm-fresh flavors of the fall harvest at the ever-popular Farm-to-Table Dinner event. Taking place on Sunday, September 24, 5-8 pm on Walnut Boulevard between Second and Third, tickets are $100 per person and include a three-course dinner, wine and entertainment. Proceeds benefit downtown events and promotions. A partnership with The Meeting House restaurant, the menu … [Read more...]

The Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop is August 21

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop 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. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and … [Read more...]

Travel Back in Time 200 Years for a Walk Through Downtown Rochester

A Walk in Time Meet in Downtown Rochester at the white tent next to Catching Fireflies, 203 W. University. Thursday, July 27 and August 3, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7. Travel back in time along Rochester’s Main Street, to witness true stories of the past. Costumed re-enactors will entertain with actual events that happened during Rochester’s 200 years. Limited tickets available. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Open Late on Thursdays

This summer, spend your summer nights in Downtown Rochester with the new Open Late Thursdays Promotion. Beginning Thursday, May 11 downtown businesses will be open until at least 8:00 p.m., allowing you even more hours to enjoy all that downtown has to offer. In addition to the longer hours, stores will be offering in-store events, demonstrations, seminars, sampling and more.  Plus, you can enjoy strolling entertainment throughout the downtown district. The extended hours are in response … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Hosts Deck Art 2017 with the Kick Off on May 11 & 12

Deck Art 2017 Kicks off May 11 & 12 This year, over 450 artists from all over metro Detroit, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania as well as over 55 downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2017. In its seventh installment, Deck Art 2017 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 11, and will be celebrated with a … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day is May 6

Searching for a sure sign of spring? Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 6.   Celebrating its 18th 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 6 through October 28, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “The Downtown … [Read more...]