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Schedule of Events


Saturday, June 20
Sunday, June 21
Monday, June 22
Tuesday, June 23
Wednesday, June 24
Thursday, June 25
Friday, June 26
Saturday, June 27
Sunday, June 28

 

Saturday, June 20


Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo - "Zoo Animal Feedings"

 

Feed the Bear - 10:00 a.m.

 

Feed the River Otters - 1:00 p.m.

Bird of Prey Feeding - 3:00 p.m.
 


Rochester Community Band Concert in the Park

 

A Summer Concert in the Park
Central Park, 1st Ave & 2nd St NW
2:00 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade Free, bring a lawn chair.
Donations accepted
www.rochestercommunityband.org

 


Words Players Theatre

Shakespeare in the Park

www.northlandwords.org


Rochester Hangar Dance

Rochester General Aviation Airport

7300 Brataas Drive SW

6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Cost: In advance $20, At the door $23, there is a $1 Rochesterfest Button discount

Featuring Generation II Big Band

6:00 p.m.Cash bar, exhibitor booths, vintage vehicles, B-25 tours. 7:00 p.m. Free Swing Dance Lesson, 7:30 p.m. Color Guard, 7:45 p.m. Dance begins, 8:30 p.m. Grand March, 10:30 p.m. coffee & cookies available.  Prizes for best 1940's period dress

Buy tickets online  at www.mvesm.org

 

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Sunday, June 21


Rochesterfest Triathlon

Foster Arend Park - 37th Street & East River Road NW
8:00 a.m.
Cost : $65 - $120
www.finalstretch.com


Chester Woods Park - Summer Solstice Hikes

8378 Highway 14 E, Eyota, MN
Time: 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with a Rochesterfest Button.
 Meet at the boat ramp kiosk to enjoy a staff led nature hike
Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks Department 


YMCA 50th Anniversary Picnic

709 1st Ave SW behind YMCA
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a good old-fashioned Sunday picnic in the Y's back yard!  Celebrating 50 years of Y heritage and looking towards the future.  The afternoon will be filled with games and music by Brother Music, Sister Rhythm.  Stay for Shakespeare in the Park - Words Players Theatre will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at 3:00 p.m..

Sponsor:  Thrivent Financial


 

 Words Players Theatre

 

Shakespeare in the Park
www.wordsplayers.org


Carillon Concert

200 1st Street SW - Annenberg Plaza
4:00 p.m. Free
The concert will include music by the Carillon. A game will be played - win a Rochesterfest Button!


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Monday, June 22


Treasure Hunt

This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. It is in plain sight. Find the treasure and win $500.00.  Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center
Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Location: Soldiers Field Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Vendors may stay open longer
30 Great Food Vendors


Noontime Entertainment

 


Rochester Public Library

Friends of the Library Preview Sale

101 2nd St SE

Library Auditorium
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free book in "Friends Book Store: with a Rochesterfest Button


Teen Night

 

 


 

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Tuesday, June 23


Treasure Hunt

Catch the clues on local media, find the treasure and win $500.00. Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center
Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center



Friends of the Library Book Sale

Rochester Public Library

101 2nd St SE - Library Auditorium
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cash, check and credit cards accepted


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Location: Soldiers Field Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vendors may stay open longer.

 Try all 30 great food vendors


Million $ Hole In One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center
48th Street & Hadley Valley Road N.E.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $1 per ball 1 free ball with Rochesterfest Button for each $10 spent
Two sessions per day, $300 cash and prizes each session.  A hole-in-one in Championship wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000.  Putting contest prizes awarded in Final Putt Off on Friday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. The Championship will take place on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Sterling State Bank, KTTC, Laser 101.7 The Fan AM 1270


 


Noontime Entertainment

 


Salute to Veterans Night

Rochester Concert Band

6:00 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the gredat music.
Sponsor: Riverside Concerts, City of Rochester


Celebrity Game Night

Soldiers Field Park
Following Concert
Audience members are paired with local Celebrities to match talent and skills for fun and prizes.
Sponsor:  FOX 47 TV, Me TV 47.2, Townsquare Media

 

 Words Players

 

SkiDox Water Ski Team

Foster Arend Park

7:00 p.m.

A water ski thrill show.  Show skiing is unique to the Midwest. http://skidox.com

www.skidox.com


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Wednesday, June 24


Treasure Hunt

Location: Have you found it yet?
Details: Track the elusive Treasure and win $500! Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center
Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Location: Soldiers Field Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vendors may stay open longer.
30 Great Food Vendors


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Public Library Auditorium

101 2nd St SE
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center
48th Street & Hadley Valley Road N.E.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See Tuesday, June 24 listing


 

Noontime Entertainment

 

 


"10 Who Make A Difference"

Soldiers Field Park
1:00 pm

Ten outstanding individuals and groups within Southeastern Minnesota and Northern Iowa who have made an nimpact in their community through volunteering will be recognized.
Sponsors: United Way of Olmsted County, KTTC

www.uwolmsted.org/10-who-make-difference-awards



Rochesterfest Car Cruise In

Eagles Club
917 15th AVe SE
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free
Sponsors:  Eagles Club, Premier Bank, Affordable Auto Experts
www.eaglesclubrochestermn.com



Family Fun Night

Civic Center Drive Stage
1st St SE
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Be our guests for an evening of family fun!  On stage, the Emmy Award winning children's band,  Zinghoppers. The group specializes in fun and funky music for young children and families.  "Miss Kristen" storytelling returns along with Olmsted County Parks, OMC fun booth, Clown Roundup, games, crafts, train rides, scouts bicycle give aways, "put out the Fire/Fire Department" and so much more. Make a memory with your family
Sponsors: Olmsted Medical Center, KTTC, 102.5 "The Fox" KMFX


Words Players Theatre

Shakespeare in the Park
 

kid Disco

Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Drive SE

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $3.00 per child, parents free
$1.00 off with a Rochesterfest Button

A dance party for the whole family!  Art activities, exhibition tours, costumes encouraged!  More information on web site

Free admission to Art Center during rochesterfest

Sponsor:  Spectrum Pro Audio

www.rochesterartcenter.org


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Thursday, June 25


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Rochester Public Library
9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Location:  Civic Center Drive SE

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vendors may stay open longer

30 great food vendors


 

Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Location: Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center
48th Street & Hadley Valley Road NE
11:00 am - 8:00 p.m. See tuesday, June 24 listing


Noontime Entertainment

 

Karaoke Extravaganza


7:00 pm Auditions 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Let's hear from all the singers!  Three rounds of competition.  Top two in each round win cash and advance to Championship Round.  Top prize$300!

Contest Rules


Words Players

Shakespeare in the Park
 


 

Honors Choirs
Autumn Ridge Church

3611 Salem Road SW
7:30 p.m. 

Cost:  Adults $14, $20, $25 Students $10, $12, $25

A $1 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

A fully staged musical presented by Honors Choirs of Southern Minnesota

Sponsor:  Think Mutual Bank

 

available.


Balloon Glow


At dusk


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Friday, June 26


Mayor's Cup Invitational Hot Air Balloon Race

Badger Ridge Park, 3016 Monroe Dr NW
6:00 a.m. Balloon Launch - media flight

 

Sponsor:


 


 


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center
2441 Hadley Valley Rd NE
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Championship to follow  4:30 p.m. Putt Off       
See Tuesday June 24 listing


Rochesterfest Food Vendors


11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Vendors may stay open longer
30 Great Food Vendors


Noontime Entertainment

Civic Center Drive Stage
LP and the 45's
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


 

Camp Olson YMCA - Rochester Mile

On the Parade Route
6:00 p.m.
Cost $20
A fund raiser for Camp Olson
Sponsors:  C.O. Brown insurance, Merchants Bank, Stifel Nicholas
www.campolson.org



Grand Parade

Click here for parade route
6:15 pm start on 6th St SW.
Over 100 units! The Elks and JC's of Rochester put on the Parade.
Sponsor: Clements,  KTTC


 

 Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota
 Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW
 7:30 p.m.
See listing  Thursday, June 26


Country Night


8:30 p.m. - midnight
Featuring: 2-Mile Final

Band Sponsors:   VFW Post 1215, Canadian Honker Restaurant & Catering
Stage Sponsor:  Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Media: FOX 47 TV, KWWK 96.5

 

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Saturday, June 27


Mayor's Cup Invitational Hot Air Ballon Race

Badger Ridge Park, 3016 Monroe Dr NW
6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. launch

Dusk - Balloon glow

 

Sponsor:


Country Breakfast on the Farm

 

 

Get Your Rear In Gear 5K

East Silver Lake Park

1201 East Silver Lake Drive NE

7:00 a.m. registration

Cost:  Early bird registration online prior to evebnt, Day of event, Adults $30, Children 12 and under $15

This is a fund raiser for Colon Cancer.

Sponsors:

www.coloncancercoalition.org

 

K-9 Carnival

Cooke Park
700 7th St NW
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All dogs welcome on leashes.
Dog Communicator, Meet the Breed, Kennel Club information, Therappy Dog, Fly Dog Demo's 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. Micro chip clinic, dog games 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m., kids games 11:00 a.m. noon, 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor:  Rochester MN kennel Club, Rochester Feed & Country Store, Unleashed (Bone Appett)

www.rmkc.im.com


Root River Wagon Rides

Root River Park

4012 80th St SE

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Meet at the Root River Park parking lot for a tractor drawn wagon ride through Olmsted County's newest park.  Rides leave approximately every half hour.


 


Puzzle Contest

 

Entry fee for 4 person teams is $20 due at registration. Fees will become prize money.
We will be accepting 4 person teams for the puzzle contest. All entry fees will be re-distrubuted as prize money
Sponsor:  Games by James

Rochester Has Talent

 

On stage during lunch hour, local Rochester Talent including a children's show choir - Young American Voices


Sponsor:  CW Rochester


Pony Up with RideAbility

Rochester Feed & Country Store

5 11th St SE

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 suggested donation, $5 to ride a pony, $2 for hotdog and lemonade

Sponsor:  Thrivent Financial

www.rideability.org

 

SkiDox Water Ski Team

Location: Foster Arend Park
4:00 p.m.
A water ski thrill show. Show skiing is unique to the Midwest.

www.skidox.com


Zumbro River Community Festival

Camp Victory, 5812 403 Ave, Zumbro Falls
4:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.a
Petting zoo, large inflatable games and slides, wagon rides, climbing wall, zip line, music entertainment .  The evening closes with a huge fireworks show.

www.campvictory.com


 


Party in the Park

Soldiers Field Park
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Time Machine  - they play four complete sets including: Classic/Modern Country, 70's Disco, 80's Pop Hits, and 80's Hair band favorites.


 


 

Honors Choirs of Southeastern Minnesota
Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW
8:00 p.m.
See Thursday, June 26 listing


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Sunday, June 28


Mayor's Cup Invitational Hot Air Balloon Race

This race will be held only if they cannot fly on Saturday

Badger Ridge Park 30 16 Monroe Dr NW
6:00 a.m. Launch 

Sponsor:

www.mayor'scupinvitationhotairballoonrace.com


Words Players

Shakespeare in the Park
 

 

Honors Choirs of Southeastern Minnesota
Autumn Ridge Church 3611 Salem Road SW
2:30 p.m.
See Thursday, June 26 listing


1860's Baseball

History Center of Olmsted County - 1195 West Circle Drive SW - Schmitt Field
4:30 pm
Cost: 2 Bits (25 cents)
1860's base ball rules played in period uniforms using replica bats and balls.  Hens vs Chicks ladies exhibition followed by Roosters vs Roadrunners.  Root Beer floats by Trader Joe's.  Raffle drawing - need not be present to win. 
Sponsors: US Bank, Automotive Recyclers, Media KROC AM, ME-TV 47.2


River City Rhapsody - Rochester

Drum and Bugle Corps Show
Century High School Stadium
2525 Viola Rd NE
5:00 p.m. gates open, Preshow 6:00 p.m. Main show at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: .  See website for ordering

With a Rochesterfest Button receive a $2 discount on purchases of $10 or more at the Blue Stars Merchandise Booth on the day of the event.  Redeemable on one purchase.
International World Class Drum Corps, 8 corps appearing - Blue Stars, LaCrosse, WI, Colts, Dubuque, IA,  Madison Scouts, Madison, WI, Troopers, Casper WY,  Governaires, St. Peter, MN, Phantom Regiment, Rockford, IL, Pioneer, Milwaukee WI, Cavaliers, Rosemont, IL

Sponsors Blue Stars Performing Arts for Youth, Inc, Southeast Minnesota Arts Council
www.rivercityrhapsody.com/rochester.php

www.rivercityrhapsody.com/rochester.php

 

 

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