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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


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.

Sponsors:  Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs


Rochester Hangar Dance

Rochester Airport - General Aviation Field, 7300 Brataas Drive SW

9:00 a.m. The Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Fore is Flying in 4 WWII Planes.  They will be availaable to view and/or ride until sundown.

5:30 p.m. Doors Open:  Mess hall food and cash bar, historical exhibitor booths, vintage vehicles, personal dog tag vendor, photos taken and available for purchase.

6:30 p.m. Free Professional Swing Dance Lesson provided by Dahl Dance Center featuring live Generation II Big Band

7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies:  Color guard accompanied by the Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band, audience Pledge of Allegiance, Star Spangled Banner

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Open dance

8:30 p.m. 1940s Grand March, prizes awarded for Best 1940s period dress

Cost:  $20, Limited advance $15 www.mvesm.org or call 507-280-9970

Sponsors:  Signature Flight Support, Dahl Dance Center, Scott Hosier Veterans Round Table


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.


Pony UP

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

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

Cost:  $5 suggested donation for horse rides, $2 suggested donation for lemonade and hot dog.

All donations go 100% to RideAbility

Sponsor:  Rochester Pet & Country Store

www.rideability.org


2015 Juneteenth Celebration

Cooke Park, 700 7th St NW

Noon

Sponsors:  Rochester Branch of the NAACP, Rochester Diversity Council, Rochester Art Center


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


Shakespeare in the Park by the Minnesota Sky Vault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park, behind the YMCA

7:00 p.m. (Friday, June 19, 7:00 p.m. also)

Where "Ladies Night Out" meets "A Night Out With the Guys", Teenage lovers, secret marriages, heart-wrenching confessions, and sword fighting,and feuding families.  A midnight horse ride to danger.  All in one park.  An event for all ages.

Free will donation

Food available from Mac's Restaurant.

www.mnskyvault.org


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Sunday, 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 on Saturday, June 20 and extra clue at Whistle Binkies Pubs on Sunday, June 21
Sponsor: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs


Rochesterfest Triathlon

Foster Arend Park  37th Street & East River Road NW

Registration 5:30 a.m.
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Cost : $61 - $125

Sponsors:  Toyota, Active PT, Gear West
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 or $5
 Meet at the boat ramp kiosk to enjoy a leisurely hike through the Chester Woods Park beautiful prairies, led by volunteers


YMCA Community Picnic

709 1st Ave SW behind YMCA, behind the YMCA
Noon

Free picnic lunch, children's games, entertainment, celebrating Rochester YMCA 50 years

www.rochfamy.org


Shakespeare in the Park by the Sky Vault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park - behind the YMCA

3:00 p.m. See information on Saturday, June 20

Food available from Mac's Restaurant

www.mnskyvault.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. 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


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

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


Child Care Day at the Fest

Soldiers Field Park

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Petting Zoo featuring a miniature horse, donkey, pot bellied pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens from the Hasse Family farm in Pemberton, MN.  Murals to color under the tent and kid friendly music on stage.


Free Trolley Ride

1st Ave SW to the Fest grounds 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Noontime Entertainment

Treasure Island Stage

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

Rochester Children's Museum presents: Amanda Grace, Family Friendly Indie Rocker

Sponsor:  Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Media: KROC AM

Happy Hour Music

Treasure Island Stage

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

Pure Rock Studios Teen Class


Rochester Public Library

Friends of the Library Preview Sale

101 2nd St SE

Library Auditorium
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Teen Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy a hypnotist and DJ on stage, Pannekoeken eating contest, bizzare foods of Rochester contest.  Tochester Trivia and make-over opportunities

Media Sponsor: Fox 47 KXLT and KROC FM


Shakespeare in the Park by The Minnesota Sky Vault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park - behind the YMCA

7:00 p.m.

See listing on Saturday, June 20

Food available from Msc's Restaurant

www.mnskyvault.org


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Tuesday, June 23


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


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Rochester Public Library

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


Free Trolley Ride

1st Ave SW to the Fest grounds 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

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
2241 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 each session.  A hole-in-one in Championship wins $1 million or closest to pin $1,000.  Championship will take place on Friday, June 28.

www.rochesterseniorcenter.org
Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


Senior Day Luncheon

Soldiers Field Park

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

Free Bingo with prizes under the tent.  Take a "selfie" with local celebrities and autographs


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park  Treasure Island Stage

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Swing Street - a variety of jazz music

Sponsor: Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Media:  KROC AM


Salute to Veterans Night

Happy Hour Music

Treasure Island Stage

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

Bob Loy and Friends, Blue Grass

Veterans Introductions

5:45 p.m.

Sponsor: Heartland Tours

Rochester Concert Band

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


kidDisco

Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Drive SE

6:00 p.m.

Join us for our 8th year of spinning and dancing to music for kids of all ages.  Costumes are encouraged, and fun prizes will be awarded for best costumes, most creative dance moves and more!  Dance the night away and experience our exhibitions and enjoy artful fun activities!

$3 per child, parents get in for free

$1 off with 2015 Rochesterfest Button.

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

FREE admission with a button during Rochesterfest June 20 - 28

www.rochesterartcenter.org


Celebrity Feud Night

Treasure Island Stage

Following Concert

Veterans in the audience are paired with local Celebrities to match talent and skills playing Family Feud for prizes..
Sponsor: Heartland Tours

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


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Wednesday, June 24


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


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

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.


Community Volunteer Fair

Rochester Area Family YMCA

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

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


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 23 listing


Free Trolley Ride

1st Ave SW to the Fest grounds 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

11:45 a.m. j- 1:30 p.m.

Before Chaos - alternative rock from 90's

Sponsor:  Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Media:  KROC AM


"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/10whomakedifferenceawards


Happy Hour Music

Treasure Island Stage

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

Before Chaos alternative rock from 90s


Rochesterfest Car Cruise In

Eagles Club
917 15th AVe SE
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free
Sponsors:  Eagles Club
www.eaglesclubrochestermn.com


Family Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Be our guests for an evening of family fun!  On stage, the children's band Diversion, Children's Dance Theatre and fun basketball performers.  "Miss Kristen" Clown Roundup, Family Y, OMC fun booth, Boy Scout and Girl Scout challenges,"put out the fire" , Rochester Fire Department, Oxbow Park exhibit, People's Energy Cooperative games, Learning RX Brain Training and more.  Make a memory with your family!  WalMart boys and girls bicycle give away.
Sponsors: Olmsted Medical Center, KTTC, 102.5 "The Fox" KMFX


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. Prizes will be offered.

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


Family Fun Renaissance Festival by the Minnesota Sky Vault Theatre Company

Behind the YMCA

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

Stop by the minstrel wagon to meet the players for songs, scenes and involvement.  Bring a musical instrument to join the minstrel merry-making.

Food available from Mac's Restaurant


Community Worship

Zumbro Lutheran Church - East lawn

624 Third Ave SW

6:15 p.m.

Join us for a relaxed outdoor worship, followed by a mini-concert by local artists.


Bows, Bowlers, & Bassoons:  A Silent movie event

Peace Plaza

9:00 p.m.

Come back in time with us as we enjoy two classic silent films accompanied by live orchestral score composed by Ben Model and performed by the Southeatern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO).  Enjoy the comedy of Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer in which Chaplin plays an escaped convict trying to fit in at a party hosted by the family of a pretty socialite who saved him from a near drowning.  A chase ensues!  Then, in One Week, Buster Keaton's character gets married and he and his bride attempt to build the build-it-yourself house they received as a gift.  What snag causes this to be one of the most surreal homes ever built?  Come and find out!

Sponsor:  Merchants Bank


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Thursday, June 25


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Rochester Public Library
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Location:  Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors


Million $ Hole in One Golf Shoot Out

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


Free Trolley Ride

1st Ave SW to the Fest grounds 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Noontime Entertainment

Treasure Island Stage

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Becky Schlegel and Friends Blluegrass

Sponsor: Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Media: KROC AM


Karaoke Extravaganza

Treasure Island Stage
7:00 pm Start Auditions 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Let's hear from all the singers!  Two rounds of competition.  Top three in each round win cash and advance to Championship Round.  Top prize $300!

The winner advances to the finals for Minnesota Sings on September 27 in St. Paul, MN. to vie for the top prize of $2,500!

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

Contest Rules


Bye Bye Birdie presented by Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota

Autumn Ridge Church

3611 Salem Road SW
7:30 p.m. 

A $1 discount with a Rochesterfest Button

See website for ticket information www.honorschoirs.org


Hot Air Balloon Glow

Soldiers Field Park
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

26th annual event will feature a Hare and Hound competitiomn and night glow, always brightens the night!

Sponsor:  Lesmeister Balloon Company


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       
See Tuesday June 23 listing


Free Trolley Ride

1st Ave SW to Fest grounds 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

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


Noontime Entertainment

Treasure Island Stage

11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LP and the 45's

Sponsor:  Miller/Coors Beer Garden, Media: KROC AM


Uncorked

Salem Glen Winery

5211 60th Ave SW

All proceeds benefit Camp Campanion.  Admission includes appetizers and one free glass of wine or wine tasting.  Wine also available for purchase by the glass or bottle.  Live music featuing RE-AGENTS, Silent Auction.

Cost:  $25 in advance or $30 at the door

$3.00 Rochesterfest Button Discount

www.campcompanion.org

Sponsors:  Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Omar's Cafe, Therapy Network, Inc.


Camp Olson YMCA - Rochester Mile

On the Parade Route
6:00 p.m.
Cost $20
A fund raiser for Camp Olson
Sponsors: 
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 Subaru
Media Sponsor:  KTTC


Bye Bye Birdie

 Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota
 Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW
 7:30 p.m.
See listing  Thursday, June 25


Country Night

Treasure Island Stage
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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 7:00 p.m. launch

Dusk - Balloon glow

Sponsor: Lesmeister Balloon Company


Country Breakfast on the Farm

Ken & Mary, Curt & Trisha Schumacher Farm

239950 Highway 247, Elgin, MN

Breakfast served by Chris Cakes 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Horse drawn wagon riides, petting zoo and Ag educational displays.  See cows being milked.

Buses load at Bowman Tool & Machining next to Hy-Vee North on 37th St NW. Last bus at 10:45 a.m.

Free ride if one person in group has a Rochesterfest Button


Get Your Rear In Gear 5K

East Silver Lake Park

1201 East Silver Lake Drive NE

7:30 a.m. registration, 8:00 a.m. Start time

Cost:  Early bird registration online prior to evebnt, Day of event, Adults $30, Youth $15, Fun run $15, Day of race:  Adult $35, Youth $20, Fun Run $20

This is a fund raiser for Colon Cancer awareness locally

Sponsors: Sanofi, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Salex

www.events.getyourrearingear.com/2015rochester


June Dog Jam

Lincolnshire Park

5200 West circle Dr NW

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

High flying Disc Dogs 10th Annual Competition

Sponsor:  Minnesota Disc Dog Club


K-9 Carnival

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

Vendors, Animal Communicator, Dog games at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., kids games, meet the breed, microchip clinic.

Sponsor:  Rochester MN Kennel Club, Rochester Feed & Country Store


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.


Mayor's Kids' Day

Soldiers Field Park

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mayor Ardell Brede will be on stage, Santa will arrive with "goodie bags".  Talented kids will perform on stage and Meier Tree features a kids tree climb, an obstacle course, games, Big trucks to explore, Police K-9 demo and more.

Sponsor: First Alliance Credit Union, Rochester Family YMCA,  McDonald's, Maier Tree & Lawn, Media: Townsquare Media, KTTC


Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Paddle Sport Demo Day

Foster Arend Park

4051 East River Road NE

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

Scheel's puts on a "try it before you buy it" Paddle Sport Demo Day!

Sponsor:  Scheel's

www.scheelscommunity.com


Puzzle Contest

Soldiers Field Park

1:30 p.m.

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


Shakespeare in the Park by The Minnesota Sky Vault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park, behink the YMCA

3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Food available from Mac's Restaurant

See listing on Tuesday, June 23


SkiDox Water Ski Team

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.
Events include: inflatables, face painting, wagon rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, zip line, mini-golf, bungee jumping, dunk tank, sumo wrestling, woodworking, live animals and entertaibnment.  Silent Auction 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m..  The evening closes with a huge fireworks show.  A benefit for camper scholarships.

Sponsor:  Rochester Motor Cars

www.campvictory.com


Party in the Park

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage
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.

Sponsor:  Minnesota Energy Resources  Media sponsors:KTTC, 101.7 KRCH-FM
Stage Sponsor:  Treasure Island


Bye Bye Birdie

Honors Choirs of Southeastern Minnesota
Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW
8:00 p.m.
See Thursday, June 25 listing


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Sunday, June 28


Mayor's Cup Invitational Hot Air Balloon Race

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

Sponsor: Lesmeister Balloon Company


Bye Bye Birdie

Honors Choirs of Southeastern Minnesota
Autumn Ridge Church 3611 Salem Road SW
2:30 p.m.
See Thursday, June 25 listing


Shakespeare in the Park by The Minnesota Sky Vault Theatre Company

Soldiers Field Park behind the YMCA

3:00 p.m.

Food available from Mac's Restaurant

See listing on Saturday, June20


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's base ball rules played in period uniforms using replica bats and balls. Concessions;   Root Beer floats by Trader Joe's. OMC Sports Medicine Clinic; Raffle Drawing - need not be present to win. Hens vs Chicks Ladies Exhibition match followed by Roosters vs Rochester Roodrunners.

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


River City Rhapsody 2015

Drum and Bugle Corps Show
Rochester Regional Stadium at RCTC Campus
851 30th Ave SE

5:00 p.m. gates open, Show at 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  In advance: $15, $22, $29, Date of event: $18, $25, $32

With a Rochesterfest Button receive a $2 discount on purchases at the Blue Stars Merchandise Booth on the day of the event. 

International World Class Drum Corps, 8 corps appearing - Blue Stars, LaCrosse, WI, Bluecoats, Canton, OH, Colts, Dubuque, IA,  Madison Scouts, Madison, WI, Pioneer, Malwaukee, WI, Racine Scouts, Racine, WI, Governaires, St. Peter, MN,

Sponsors: Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), Mayo Clinic, IBM Community Action Grant and Double Tree Hotel
www.rivercityrhapsody.com (Tickets and information)

 

 

 

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