Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Monday, November 25 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 6:20 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...]

Holiday Farmers’ Market is Back for the Season in Downtown Rochester

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market. Now open for its fourth season on Thursdays, 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 for the return of the Holiday Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings. It gives attendees the chance to not only enjoy … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees November 22-24

The 6th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees will be November 22-24, at the Rochester Community House, 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 organizations. The Festival of Trees kicks off with the Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents “Spooktacular”

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its first concert of the 2019-2020 season, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Performing Arts Center located at 180 South Livernois (at Walton), Rochester Hills, MI. The concert is open to the public and free to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted. This music program features sounds of space travel and spooks we all hear at Halloween. Works include "Music for a Darkened Theatre," featuring film … [Read more...]

Rochester Posed Winners Announced

Downtown Rochester held its 7th Annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 3. During the event twenty-two participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Album Covers. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including The Go-Gos, Elton John and Abbey Road. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events," said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]

Calling All Designers for the 6th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

Plans are well underway for the 6th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 22-24. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes, porchscapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. We are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Many designers have already committed to this year’s event selecting creative … [Read more...]

Festival of Trees Seeks Non-Profits for Partnership Program

The 6th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, will be November 22-24 at the Rochester Community House. The Festival of Trees kicks off with the Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. The event will be open to the public November 23 & 24. Admission is free. Santa will be on hand both Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the continuation of The Big, Bright … [Read more...]

Community Resale with Junk in the Trunk

Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, August 17. Rochester area residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 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 Events Coordinator. “We have many vendors who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses and … [Read more...]

Sign up to Sell Your Stuff for Rochester’s Junk in the Trunk Annual Sale

The deadline to sign up for Rochester’s community wide resale event has been extended to Friday, August 9. There’s a special call out to Rochester businesses and area residents to participate in Junk in the Trunk, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 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 Events Coordinator. … [Read more...]

Rochester Stories From The Front Porch

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce its new event series, Front Porch Stories. Front Porch Stories will give area residents the opportunity to hear great stories from some of our town's most interesting people. In addition, just as the name says, it will happen all from a front porch. Kicking off the series is one of downtown's business owners, Tony Lipuma. He'll be sharing his favorite stories and memories of Rochester over the years. For this … [Read more...]