The Women’s Fund Celebrates and Hands Out Money During the Holidays

The Women’s Fund hosted their holiday party fundraiser at Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester on December 4. Sixty-five people attended and with the help from local business donations and a Rochester-themed raffle basket, they were able to raise more than $4000 and four guests expressed interest in becoming partners. The 2018 Grant Recipients were Announced Families Against Narcotics (FAN) $1000 towards their “Hope Not Handcuffs” Program. 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...]

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...]

Shop and Win with Mad Money March in Downtown Rochester

Come April 3, 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 Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority events coordinator. “By March, everyone is … [Read more...]

Second Farm To Table Dinner Event Now Available

By popular demand, a second Farm-to-Table Dinner Event has been added. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, al fresco dining experience celebrating the farm-fresh flavors of the fall harvest. Taking place on Sunday, September 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Walnut Boulevard between Second and Third, tickets are $100 per person and include a three-course dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. All event proceeds benefit Downtown Rochester events and programs. A partnership with The Meeting House restaurant, the … [Read more...]

Mad Money March and a Chance to Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree in Downtown Rochester Returns!

Come April 1, there will be one lucky winner of a $1,000 Shopping Spree to downtown Rochester. How do shoppers enter to win? It’s simple, shop downtown Rochester this March! Customers may qualify for entry by spending at least $100 collectively at one or more of the 32 participating businesses any time throughout the month of March. To enter for the shopping spree, receipts must be validated at one of the following locations during regular business hours. According to the press release … [Read more...]

Friends of the Paint Creek Trail to host Wine Tasting Evening on October 30

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 30 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance (no at-door sales) online at www.paintcreektrailfriends.org or by calling 248-651-9260. You’ll be treated to eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s event raised … [Read more...]

Experience the Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

The Kris Kringle Market returns to downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, Dec. 6, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 10:00 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and ambience of an open-air holiday … [Read more...]

Holiday fun is coming to town!

The flakes haven’t started falling, but of the holiday spirit is calling! Like cherished family traditions, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills will once again bring good will and cheer to its merry citizens with a festive variety of holiday events. Check (twice, if you must) and see if your favorite made the list. God bless us, everyone. Don’t be a Scrooge. Spend a delightful evening in the company of Meadow Brook Theatre’s talented actors as they bring Charles Dickens’ classic … [Read more...]

Get your tickets for the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Wine Tasting Evening

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 24th from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available online at www.paintcreektrailfriends.org or over the phone at 248-651-9260. Tickets include eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets must be purchased in advance … [Read more...]