2016 SCHEDULE- June 18 - 26

(Watch for updates)

 

Saturday, June 18
Sunday, June 19
Monday, June 20
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, June 22
Thursday, June 23
Friday, June 24
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26

 

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Treasure Island Resort & Casino


 

Saturday, June 18


Treasure Hunt

The "new" Treasure Hunt begins.  The finder will receive $1,000!  The Treasure is a gold medallion, hidden in the city of Rochester on public property.

Saturday's first Bonus Clue is at Trade Mart Furniture Center!  Mystery Monday Bonus Clue at both Whistle Binkies Pubs. 

Search, but don't destroy the natural beauty of Rochester or the Treasure hiding place.

Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Insane Inflatables

Rochester International Airport, 7600 Helgerson Dr SW

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Varies, see website for details (spectators are free)

Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world!

Sponsor: Townsquare Media

www.insaneinflatable5k.com/rochester-mn/


June Dog Jam

Lincolnshire Park, 5200 West circle Dr NW

8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. event start

Free to watch!  Vendors on-site.

11th Annual High Flying Disc Dog Competition.  World Championship qualifying events.

Sponsor:  Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Sharper Edge Pet Care

www.mndiscdog.com


Rochester Hangar Fly In and Dance

Signature Flight Support, Hangar C (next to Rochester International Airport) 7300 Brataas Drive SW

9:00 a.m. 4 WWII Planes fly in.  They will be availaable to view and/or ride until sundown.

Find out more about the FLY IN here.

Hangar Dance: 5:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Cost:  In advance $30, at the door $35

Re-live WWII history through the Big Band sound, swing dancing (lessons available), mess hall food and viewing/ridign WWII era military planes.

1940's attire encouraged.  New this year: Silent Auction. 

Find out more about the HANGAR DANCE here.

Sponsors:  Signature Flight Support, Dahl Dance Center, Civil War Roundtable

For tickets, call 507-206-0541 or visit www.mvesm.org


K-9 Carnival

NEW LOCATION:  Soldiers Field Park- West Side, George Gibbs Dr SW

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Vendors, dog games, animal communicator, microchip clinic, food, information, meet the breed.  All dogs welcome on a leash.

Sponsors: Rochester Pet & Country Store, Brother Wolf Animal Communicator, Canine Trainers

For more on kennel club and classes in the area, visit www.RochesterMNKennelClub.com


Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo - "Zoo Animal Feedings"

5731 Co Rd 105, Byron, MN

Feed the Bear - 10:00 a.m.

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

Bird of Prey Feeding - 3:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


Pony Up

Rochester Pet & Country Store,  5 11 1/2 Street SE

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

Cost:  $5 suggested donation per horse ride.  Assisted horse rides.  Hot dogs, lemonade and treats available for lunch.

All donations go to support RideAbility

www.rideability.org


2016 Juneteenth Celebration

NEW LOCATION: East Silver Lake Park, 705 East Silver Lake Dr.

Noon

Sponsors:  Rochester Branch of the NAACP


Rochester Community Band Concert in the Park

Central Park, 1st Ave & 2nd St NW

2:00 p.m. 

Bring a lawn chair. Popcorn and lemonade available. 

www.rochestercommunityband.org


'Goats'

Stem Academy, 415 16th St SW, Rochester

7:00 p.m.

"Goats" is a drama that will challenge who or what is a scapegoat.

Produced by Brave Community Theatre.

(First performance takes place Friday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m.)


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Sunday, June 19


Treasure Hunt

This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find the treasure and win $1,000.00. 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center on Saturday, June 18 and extra clue at Whistle Binkies Pubs on Sunday, June 19

Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


June Dog Jam

Lincolnshire Park, 5200 West circle Dr NW

8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. event start

Free to watch! Vendors on-site.

11th Annual High Flying Disc Dog Competition.  World Championship qualifying events.

Sponsor:  Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Sharper Edge Pet Care

www.mndiscdog.com


Rochesterfest Triathlon

Foster Arend Park,  37th Street & East River Road NW

Start: 8:00 a.m.

Offering new "Rookie Tri Experience".  

Sponsors:  Toyota, Active PT

Find out more at www.finalstretch.com


Carillon Concert

200 1st Street SW - Annenberg Plaza

2:00 p.m. Free

Since 1928, the carillon has remained both a noted landmark and a source of remarkable music in Rochester.

Enjoy an enchanting performance of the historic carillon bells beginning at 2pm. Mayo Clinic staff carillonneurs will perform, opening the concert with a new formula of bell chimes called "Plummer Tower Quarters".


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Monday, June 20


Treasure Hunt

This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find the treasure and win $1,000.00. 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs.

Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Free Trolley Ride

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE continuous loop trolley shuttle service from downtown to Soldiers Field Park and back.  Boarding at 101 1st Ave SW in front of Marriott Hotel.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank   Media Sponsor: Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: 'Freedom at the Fest'

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the red, white and blue with games and crafts for all ages.  Come down for lunch and visit and explore the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

"Swing Street"- great jazz music

Sponsor:  Rochester City Lines  Media Sponsor: KROC-AM 1340


PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

Soldiers Field Park

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social with carnival games, clowns, balloons, face painting and more.

$5 donation to participate in games and receive ice cream.  Proceeds benefit PossAbilities.

Sponsor: Kemps


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

"Six Mile Grove" - Americana music

Presented by: PossAbilities Ice Cream Social 

Sponsor: Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors- Cindy Sheppard & Jill Minette


Teen Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Free

DJ Lip Sync contest, hypnotist, climbing wall, Pannekoeken eating contest, $5 challenges and Video Game Tournament under the tent. (Super Smash Bros & Ultra Street Fighter IV).  Round-robin tournament for prizes.

Sponsor: RCTC    Media Sponsors: FOX 47, 106.9 KROC


Chester Woods Park Narrated Wagon Rides

Chester Woods Park, 8378 Hwy 14 East

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

Enjoy a 30-minute narrated wagon ride that begins in the horse parking lot and loops through Chester Woods' beautiful prairies and dam overlook.

Free park entry for the day with a Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


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Tuesday, June 21


Treasure Hunt

This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find the treasure and win $1,000.00. 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs.

Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium, 101 2nd St SE

9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thousands of low-cost books available for sale, sorted by category.


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center, 2241 Hadley Valley Road N.E.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $1 per ball. 1 free ball with Rochesterfest Button.
Two sessions per day, $300 top prize each session. A hole-in-one in Championship round wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000.  Championship will take place on Friday, June 24.

Sponsors: Sterling State Bank, KTTC, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, The Fan 1270

www.rochesterseniorcenter.org


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Free Trolley Ride

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE continuous loop trolley shuttle service from downtown to Soldiers Field Park and back.  Boarding at 101 1st Ave SW in front of Marriott Hotel.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank   Media Sponsor: Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: 'Arts at the Fest'

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

See art on display and have the opportunity to create your own. Rain or shine, join us under the tent where a skilled instructor from "Art on the Go" will teach you to paint your own masterpiece to take home. Participate by coloring- children's murals and adult coloring available for all.


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Rochester Children's Museum presents "Amanda Grace" family-friendly Indie rocker

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   Media Sponsor:  KROC-AM1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m.

"Bob Loy & Friends" - Bluegrass

Sponsor: Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors- Cindy Sheppard & Jill Minette


Rochester Concert Band

6:00 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the great music by this talented group.
Sponsor: City of Rochester, Riverside Concerts

www.riversideconcerts.com


kidDisco

Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive SE

6:00 p.m.

$1 off with 2015 Rochesterfest Button.

A fun dance party for the whole family...and costumes are encouraged!  Groove to the music of a local DJ, participate in art activities and explore our exhibitions. Win prizes for best costumes, most creative dance and more.

(children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult)

www.rochesterartcenter.org


Discover KUBB

Soldiers Field Park-West Side

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come and learn about the awesome outdoor game called Kubb. It's a Swedish lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks known as 'kubbs' by throwing wooden batons at them. It's been described as a combination of horseshoes, bowling and Viking chess. It can be played outdoors anytime of the year.

We'll have some playing fields set up. Come and watch others play or give it a try for yourself.


Celebrity Game Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

Following Concert Band

Audience members are paired with local celebrities to match talent and skills for fun and prizes!

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors:  FOX 47, Me TV 47.2, Townsquare Media


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Wednesday, June 22


Treasure Hunt

Have you found it yet? This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find the treasure and win $1,000.00. 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs.

Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium, 101 2nd St SE

9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thousands of low-cost books available for sale, sorted by category.


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center, 2241 Hadley Valley Road N.E.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $1 per ball. 1 free ball with Rochesterfest Button.
Two sessions per day, $300 top prize each session. A hole-in-one in Championship round wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000.  Championship will take place on Friday, June 24.

Sponsors: Sterling State Bank, KTTC, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, The Fan 1270‚Äč

www.rochesterseniorcenter.org 


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Free Trolley Ride

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE continuous loop trolley shuttle service from downtown to Soldiers Field Park and back.  Boarding at 101 1st Ave SW in front of Marriott Hotel.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank   Media Sponsor: Minnesota 97.5


Today's Theme: 'Community at the Fest'

 

Community Volunteer Fair

Starting at 11:00 a.m.

The Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators are hosting this fair to help you meet, greet and make win-win matches with new volunteers

More information to follow...


"10 Who Make A Difference"

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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

10 Who Make A Difference


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

12:20 pm. - 1:30 p.m.

Allegro School of Dance and Music - performance

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   Media Sponsor:  KROC-AM1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

'Brother Music Sister Rhythm' - Western Swing music

Sponsor: Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors- Cindy Sheppard & Jill Minette


Family Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of family fun!  On stage: Diversion Band, Children's Dance Theatre and Juggling Surprise.

Also 'Miss Kristen', Clown Round-up, Family Y, OMC fun booth, Boy Scout & Girl Scout challenges, Oxbow animals, Kid ID booth, Toy Zone, Children's Museum, Air Traffic and more!  Walmart boys and girls bicycle giveaway.

Sponsors: Olmsted Medical Center  Media Sponsors: KTTC, 102.5 The Fox


Youth Sports Night

Soldiers Field Park

East Ball Field

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Showcase of Rochester Youth Sports organizations featuring games and information on Sports Camps. Try out and learn about various sports. Win prizes!

Sponsor: Rochester Chapter Thrivent Financial  Media Sponsor: FOX 47 TV


Community Worship

Zumbro Lutheran Church - East lawn, 624 Third Ave SW

6:00 p.m.

Join us for a relaxed outdoor worship, followed by a mini concert and s'mores. Just north of the festival grounds at Zumbro Lutheran Church.

www.zumbrolutheran.org


Bows, Bowlers, & Bassoons:  A silent film event

Peace Plaza

9:00 p.m.

Two classic silent films accompanied by the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO). Scores are by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra.

This year’s films are Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Rink’ and ‘The Haunted House’ starring Buster Keaton.

Come early and enjoy Charlie Chaplin-style entertainment provided by Words Players Theatre!

Sponsor:  Rochester International Film Group thanks to support from IBM

www.semyo.org


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Thursday, June 23


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium, 101 2nd St SE

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thousands of low-cost books available for sale, sorted by category.


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center, 2241 Hadley Valley Road N.E.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $1 per ball. 1 free ball with Rochesterfest Button.
Two sessions per day, $300 top prize each session. A hole-in-one in Championship round wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000.  Championship will take place on Friday, June 24.

Sponsors: Sterling State Bank, KTTC, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, The Fan 1270

www.rochesterseniorcenter.org   


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Free Trolley Ride

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE continuous loop trolley shuttle service from downtown to Soldiers Field Park and back.  Boarding at 101 1st Ave SW in front of Marriott Hotel.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank   Media Sponsor: Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: 'Pets at the Fest'

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bring your pet to the fest! Show off your pet at the 'Tricks and Pics' station.  Leashes and Leads will provide entertainment and informative demonstrations. Animal craft activity available for the young pet lover.


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

'Ravens Fire Band' - Traditional Celtic

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   Media Sponsor:  KROC-AM1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pure Rock Studios Teen and Adult student performances.

Sponsor: Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors- Cindy Sheppard & Jill Minette


Karaoke Extravaganza

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

Auditions 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Contestants must be at least 15 years of age and will need to audition prior to the event.  Not all will be chosen to compete. 

Two qualifying rounds with top contestants advancing to the Championship round.  Top prize: $300.  Qualifying winner advances to 'Minnesota Sings' finals in St. Paul on September 25th for a chance to win $2,500.

(Prior to our event, there will be a Karaoke exhibition for those under age 15)

Sponsor:  Winona State University-Rochester   Media Sponsors:  KTTC, Y105

Contest Rules


'Fiddler on the Roof'

Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW

7:30 p.m. 

$1.00 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

The 9th annual summer musical, produced by Honors Choirs of SE MN, featuring musicians, actors and talent of all ages from the Rochester community.

For ticket and show information visit www.honorschoirs.org 


Hot Air Balloon Glow

Soldiers Field Park

At dusk

Sponsors: Lesmeister Balloon Company, Denel Ihde Sparks RE/MAX Results
 


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Friday, June 24


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center, 2241 Hadley Valley Road N.E.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Championship round to follow.

Cost: $1 per ball. 1 free ball with Rochesterfest Button.
Two sessions per day, $300 top prize each session. A hole-in-one in Championship round wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000!  

Sponsors: Sterling State Bank, KTTC, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, The Fan 1270

www.rochesterseniorcenter.org   


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Free Trolley Ride

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FREE continuous loop trolley shuttle service from downtown to Soldiers Field Park and back.  Boarding at 101 1st Ave SW in front of Marriott Hotel.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank   Media Sponsor: Minnesota 97.5


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

'LP & the 45's' - Classic Hits

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   Media Sponsor:  KROC-AM1340


Camp Olson YMCA - Rochester Mile

On the Parade Route

Registration: 5:00 p.m.

Event start: 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $25

A fundraiser for Camp Olson scholarships

Sponsors: C.O. Brown Insurance, Merchants Bank, Stifel Nicholas, Sam's Club

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.

2016 Grand Marshalls: Carole & Bob Brown, retired Rochesterfest leaders

Sponsor:  Clements Subaru

Media Sponsor:  KTTC


Country Night

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Featuring: Marshall Star Band

Event Sponsors: Canadian Honker Restaurant & Catering, VFW Post 1215

Stage Sponsor: Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, Quick Country 96.5

*There will be a special performance by the River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps between sets during Country Night. They will also be a part of the River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Show in Rochester in mid-July.  Find out more at RiverCityRhapsody.com.


'Fiddler on the Roof'

Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW

7:30 p.m. 

$1.00 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

The 9th annual summer musical, produced by Honors Choirs of SE MN, featuring musicians, actors and talent of all ages from the Rochester community.

For ticket and show information visit www.honorschoirs.org 


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Saturday, June 25


Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Rally

Soldiers Field Park 

6:00 a.m. launch

Sponsors: Lesmeister Balloon Company, Denel Ihde Sparks RE/MAX Results


Country Breakfast on the Farm

Keith & Kristine Knutson Farm, 49273 170th Ave, Pine Island, MN

6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast served by Chris Cakes.  

See cows being milked, horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo and educational displays.

Free bus ride with one Rochesterfest button.

Buses load at Calvary Evangelical Free Church Parking lot at 55th St & 25th Ave NW.  (Last bus at 10:45 a.m.)

No parking at the farm, except handicap parking.

Adults $7.00, children 5-12 $4.00

Tickets available at Rochesterfest Information Booth (June 20-24), also on site.


Get Your Rear In Gear 5K

East Silver Lake Park, 1201 East Silver Lake Drive NE

7:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. Start time

Cost day of race: Adult $35, Youth $15

5K Run/Walk to raise money for colon cancer awareness, increase screening rates and to provide support to those affected.

Early bird registration online:  www.coloncancercoalition.org 


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/wagon ride.  

Rides leave every 30-40 minutes.

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


Scheels Paddle Sport Demo Day

Foster Arend Park, 4051 East River Road NE

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come experience the latest in kayaks, paddle boards and water sport gear. Must sign a liability waiver. Under 18 need a parent to sign.

Sponsor:  Scheels

experience.scheels.com 


Pony Up

Rochester Pet & Country Store  5 11 1/2 Street SE

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

Cost:  $5 suggested donation per horse ride.  Assisted horse rides.  Hot dogs, lemonade and treats available for lunch.

All donations go to support RideAbility

www.rideability.org 


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00 a.m.


Mayor's Kids Day

Soldiers Field Park

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Ardell Brede welcomes Santa who will arrive with "goodie bags" for the kids. Stage performances, games, big trucks to explore, Police K-9 demo and more!

Maier Tree features a tree climb for kids.  

Media Sponsors: Townsquare Media, KTTC


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Soldiers Field Park

Registration: 12:45 p.m.

Event: 1:30 p.m.

Fees become prize money. We will accept 4-person teams for the puzzle contest. 

Entry fee of $20 due with registration.

Sponsor: Games by James for puzzles


Renaissance Minstrel Wagon - Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park, (south end of the track)

2:00 p.m.

Songs, scenes and interactions with actors from SkyVault's Renaissance Festival troupe, including minstrels and Sherwood Forest Merry Men.

An event for all ages. Donations accepted.

www.mnskyvault.org


Miller/Coor Beer Garden Happy Hour

Saturday afternoon 'Happy Hour' 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2-for-1 on tap beer


Kiwanis "ElimiNATe" Golf Ball Drop

Soldiers Field Park-West Side

4:00 p.m.

DayMakers Kiwanis is holding a golf ball drop to raise funds to ‘eliMINATe’ maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world.

Come and watch thousands of balls being dropped. If your numbered ball lands closest or in the Bulls-eye hole...you win $500, 2nd closest-$100, and 3rd closest-$50!

Cost is $5 per golf ball available at Kiwanis booth at Soldiers Field Park or from any Day Maker Kiwanis member.

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Need not be present to win.


SkiDox Water Ski Team

Foster Arend Park, 4051 East River Road NE

4:00 p.m.

Come see a special preview of our new 2016 'Ameriski's Got Talent'. This is a preview of the new full-themed show, which is presented every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Fisherman's Inn on Lake Zumbro.

Donations accepted.

www.skidox.com


Zumbro River Community Festival

Camp Victory, 5812 403 Ave, Zumbro Falls

4:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

A fun-filled day with games, inflatables, petting zoo, zipline and more activities. Silent Auction, Christian music by Unspoken Bread of Stone, Light 45. And in the evening, a huge fireworks show!

Sponsor:  Rochester Motor Cars

www.campvictory.com/events/zumbro-river-community-festival


Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow

Soldiers Field Park 

7:00 p.m. launch

Dusk- Balloon Glow

Sponsors: Lesmeister Balloon Company, Denel Ihde Sparks RE/MAX Results


Party in the Park

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Featuring: Jonah & The Whales - They guarantee to bring the party with non-stop rock, techno, pop, top-40 and classic hits favorites!

Event Sponsor: Cambria

Stage Sponsor:  Treasure Island

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Laser 101.7


'Goats'

Stem Academy, 415 16th St SW, Rochester

7:00 p.m.

"Goats" is a drama that will challenge who or what is a scapegoat.

Produced by Brave Community Theatre.


'Fiddler on the Roof'

Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW

8:00 p.m. 

$1.00 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

The 9th annual summer musical, produced by Honors Choirs of SE MN, featuring musicians, actors and talent of all ages from the Rochester community.

For ticket and show information visit www.honorschoirs.org 


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Sunday, June 26


'Goats'

Stem Academy, 415 16th St SW, Rochester

2:00 p.m.

"Goats" is a drama that will challenge who or what is a scapegoat.

Produced by Brave Community Theatre.


'Fiddler on the Roof'

Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW

2:30 p.m. 

$1.00 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

The 9th annual summer musical, produced by Honors Choirs of SE MN, featuring musicians, actors and talent of all ages from the Rochester community.

For ticket and show information visit www.honorschoirs.org 


1860's Base Ball

History Center of Olmsted County - 1195 West Circle Drive SW - Schmitt Field

4:30 pm

Cost: 2 Bits (25 cents)

1860 rules base ball played in period uniforms using replica bats and balls.

Hens vs. Chicks exhibition at 4:30 p.m. followed by Roosters vs. Roadrunners.

Concessions: root beer floats by Trader Joe's. OMC Sports Medicine Clinic. Raffle Drawing - need not be present to win. 

Sponsors: Schmitt Automotive Repair, US Bank  Media Sponsors: KROC-AM1340, ME-TV 47.2


 

 

 

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