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...]

Sidewalk Sales, Dancin’ in the Street, and Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has a lot going on this summer and many of their signature events kick this off this weekend. Back for its 64th Year, Sidewalk Sales is THIS Weekend Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Kids can partake in a craft daily from 12:00 noon – 3:00 … [Read more...]

New Community Crowdfunding Event in Downtown Rochester

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce the debut of its new program, Mics & Mac. Mics & Mac is a crowdfunding event designed to empower local kids (ages 10-18) and enrich the Rochester community with their creative ideas. From art, events, placemaking and more, all ideas are welcome and encouraged. Kids can submit ideas online through Monday, July 8. Ten will be selected and invited to give a 5-minute pitch presentation at the Mics & Mac Event … [Read more...]

Dancin’ in the Street July 12

There will be some swingin’ and swayin’ in Downtown Rochester on July 12 at Dancin’ in the Street. Dancin’ in the Street will kick off on Friday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy live music featuring the band SpaceCat as well as, a TasteFest from local Rochester eateries and more. "We love being a part of the Downtown Rochester Community. Dancin' in the Street is a fantastic opportunity to participate in great music and great company. It's always fun meeting up with … [Read more...]

Junk in the Trunk June 22

Rochester’s Community resale event is on Saturday, June 22. Over 50 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 for Junk in the Trunk” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses and crafters, … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Successfully Secures County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Roads

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer securing $21,982 for the City of Rochester through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with road maintenance requirements and other road repairs. The City of Rochester plans to use the funds to repair portions of Letica Drive. “I am pleased to see Rochester receive this road funding and am committed to continuing to work with local … [Read more...]

Rochester “Hangouts” Historical Walking Tour this Sunday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Offers “Hangouts” Historical Walking Tour Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) is pleased to introduce a brand-new historical walking tour of Downtown Rochester on Sunday, June 23, at 3:00 p.m. This new tour is all about the local hangouts and entertainment spaces that are a part of our community's past. Where was the action in downtown Rochester in days gone by? Where did the kids go to hang out with friends? This tour will take you back to some of the … [Read more...]