Paint Creek Center for the Arts Presents the 54th Art & Apples Festival

Award-Winning Festival will Host a Diverse Roster of more than 250 Juried Artists, Musical Performances, Food Vendors, and Offer Activities for the Family Art & Apples Festival, produced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) as its largest annual fundraiser, returns to transform the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St.) on September 6-8, into one of the nation’s top juried fine art fairs. This year, more than 250 exhibiting artists from across the country have been selected … [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...]

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...]

Home Experts Renovate Historic Downtown Space Using All Michigan Suppliers

Home Experts Renovate Historic Downtown Space Using All Michigan Suppliers Stewart Team Real Estate Partners Opens Downtown Rochester Headquarter Office Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions one makes in a lifetime. A home becomes a central hub for relationships and a source of connection. Stewart Team Real Estate Partners works with home-buyers every day to help them make this vital decision. When the time came to find their new headquarter office, Stewart Team looked no … [Read more...]

Mad Money March Shopping Spree in Downtown Rochester

Come April 1, 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 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Events Coordinator. “By March, everyone is … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 67th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. Check out last year's photo highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in Downtown Rochester. … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday November 24 in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has joined more than 400 advocacy organizations that have made it a mission to bring business to their downtown areas on this day. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

Shopping at the Royal Park Hotel with the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo

The Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is on Monday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 50 businesses will be showcasing their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations and explore all that the businesses have to offer. Attendees will enjoy shopping, product demonstrations, and sampling. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is free and includes light refreshments and door … [Read more...]

Calling All Carolers

Downtown Rochester is proud to announce the return of Caroling in the City on Sunday, December 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. They are looking for enthusiastic singers of all ages to join the Rochester Christmas Carolers. The Rochester Christmas Carolers will perform at Caroling in the City, including leading carols around the Christmas tree for our grand finale. No experience is necessary. The only requirements are that carolers love Christmas music and singing outdoors. Members are required … [Read more...]

August Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 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 (DDA) Events Coordinator. “We have already received a handful of applications from Rochester area residents, crafters and Downtown Rochester businesses who are also looking forward to the event. Between area … [Read more...]