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...]

Bake the World A Better Place at Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies

The City of Rochester is proud to announce the Inagural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies on Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Old-school community fun picnic and the first-ever Rochester Blue Ribbon Baking Contest at 1:00 p.m. Bakers of all ages are invited to show off their sweet baking skills in the form of everyone’s picnic favorite, pies. “For me, when someone says hometown, one of the things I envision is a freshly baked pie cooling in a … [Read more...]

Inaugural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies

Rochester Announces New Community Event The City of Rochester is proud to announce the Inaugural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies on Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Grab the family, pack your picnic basket and join us for an afternoon of old-school community fun. Activities include a bike parade, picnic games, Big Rig Gig, live entertainment, plus a pie-baking contest & tasting. “Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies was born from the love … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2019 Kicks off May 9 & 10

This year, close to 400 artists from all over metro Detroit, Ohio as well as over 50 Downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2019. In its ninth installment, Deck Art 2019 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 9, and will be celebrated with a two-day event on May 9 & 10. The Thursday Night Kickoff will take … [Read more...]

Library’s Community Relations Specialist Seeks City Council Seat

Amanda H. Keighley Announces Candidacy for Rochester City Council Seat Amanda H. Keighley, longtime community volunteer and advocate, formally announced her candidacy for Rochester City Council in the 2019 election. “I am running for Rochester City Council because I have a passion for people, and a desire to serve,” said Amanda. “I have a deep investment in this community, not only because my husband and I own a home here, but I work right here as well. Rochester is the ideal place to … [Read more...]