2019 SCHEDULE- June 22 - 30

(2019 Schedule subject to change. Check back often for updates)

Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Monday, June 24
Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
Thursday, June 27
Friday, June 28
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30

 

Subaru - logoSoldiers Field Park Stage Sponsor:
Treasure Island Resort & Casino

 

 

 

Find out more about Family Service Rochester's 'Once Upon a Playhouse' at Rochesterfest

 

Friday, June 21


Relay For Life

Rochester Community & Technical College

5:00pm

Relay For Life is the signature event for the American Cancer Society.  Join together for a full evening of activities, entertainment and celebration to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and take up the fight against cancer.  Relay is open to the public and family-friendly. It’s a great way to kick off your Rochesterfest activities!

Sponsors: KTTC, Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar, Reichel Foods, Inc

For more information or to register online:

www.relayforlife.org/olmstedcountymn

 

Saturday, June 22


Treasure Hunt

Find the hidden Treasure Hunt Medallion to win $1,000!  The Treasure is a special acrylic medallion, hidden in the city of Rochester on public property.

Bonus Clue on Saturday (6/22) at Hiller’s Flooring America (2909 South Broadway)

Mystery Monday (6/29) Bonus Clue at both Whistle Binkies Pubs ((North-3120 Wellner Dr NE / South-247 Woodlake Dr SE)

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

Complete Rules

Sponsor: Hiller's Flooring America, Whistle Binkies Pubs  

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Country Breakfast on the Farm

Blue Horizon Farm (Roger & Nathan Holtegaard)

4329 75th St NE, Rochester

6:30am – 11:30am

Country breakfast of pancakes, sausage, cheese, juice, milk & coffee from 6:30a-11:30a.  Tractor-drawn wagon rides, free petting zoo, educational agricultural displays and exhibits. Watch milking take place. Activities for kids.  This is a handicap-accessible event.  

*Free bus ride from Mayo Family Clinic NE (Stonehedge Dr NE, just off East Circle Dr) from 6:30a-10:45am.

Plenty of free parking at the farm.

Adults-$7, kids 5-12- $4, children under 5- free

Sponsors: Olmsted Farm Bureau, Olmsted Co ADA, Plainview Milk

MAP TO FARM


Get Your Rear In Gear 5K - Rochester

Soldiers Field Park

7:30a-8:30a- Registration

8:35a- Opening Ceremony

8:45a- Kid’s Fun Run

9:00a- 5K Timed Run/followed by 5K Walk

Cost: Adults $25/$35 race day – Youth $15/$20 race day

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk + Kid’s Fun Run is an event to raise awareness and increase screening rates in the Rochester community.  On this special day we will honor and remember those who have been affected by colon cancer!

www.coloncancercoalition.org/Rochester


Rochester Hangar Fly In and Dance

Signature Flight Support (next to Rochester Int’l Airport)

7300 Brataas Drive SW, Hangar C

Fly-In

10:00am- WWII planes arrive

Available to view and ride until 4:00pm (weather permitting)

Hangar Dance

5:00pm – 10:30pm

Cost: $15 through May 31, $20 June 1 through 22

5:45pm – Free swing dance lesson provided by Dahl Dance

Relive WWII history through the Big Band sound, swing dancing, mess hall food, beer and wine, exhibits, vintage vehicles and WWII planes. 1940’s costume contest. Silent auction. Door prizes.

$1 off food (one-time use) with Rochesterfest button

EVENT FLYER

Sponsors:  Powers Ventures, Signature Flight Support, Universal Marine & RV

For tickets, visit the Veterans & Emergency Services Facebook page, Event Brite page or call 507-990-1007


Oxbow Park 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


Walk Around the World

RCTC Sports Center

11:00am – 2:00pm

Walk Around the World celebrates World Refugee Day and the culture and diversity that is vibrant in our community. There will be a chance to sample ethnic food, view live dance and musical performances, and visit various local agencies and cultural booths.

Sponsors: Pho Chau, Diversity Home Health Group, RCTC

www.imaa.net


2019 Juneteenth Celebration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

(formerly East Park) 1738 E. Center St, Rochester

Noon – 6:00pm

Free admission – Everyone is welcome

This day long Rochesterfest event is our community’s celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the state of Texas and across the nation.  The day is a celebration of freedom and equal rights in the United States.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: Rochester Branch of NAACP


Carillon Concert

201 1st St SW – Annenberg Plaza

1:30pm – Free

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

Join Mayo Clinic Carillonneur Austin Ferguson for a performance on the newly-rebuilt carillon, featuring the world premiere of “City of Lights”, the first work in the new Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, sit back, and enjoy the music drifting down from the sky.


Rochester Community Band Concert - at 125 Live!

Rochester Community Band

LOCATION CHANGE - This event will be held at 125 LIVE - 125 Elton Hills Dr NW  

2:00pm

Free admission. Popcorn and lemonade provided.

Sponsors: Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, The Judy and Jim Sloan Foundation, Rich Batchelor of Property Brokers of Minnesota

www.rochestercommunityband.org


Peace Fountain 30th Birthday Celebration

Peace Plaza East – East of 1st Avenue

2:00pm – Free and open to the public

Come join the 30th Birthday Celebration for the iconic Peace Fountain at Peace Plaza East. It was 30 years ago that the Peace Fountain was installed by Charles E. Gagnon. The Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden would like to invite everyone to come celebrate Peace. A short program begins at 2p, followed by music from Swing Street, children’s activities plus birthday cake!  

*Bonus: The Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden will extend their normal operating days to be open during Rochesterfest (June 23-30) with 10am and 2pm tour times. Tour prices during Rochesterfest will be $10 per tour (normally $15). Tours must be booked online at gagnonmuseum.org. No walk in’s. If you have a 2019 Rochesterfest button during your tour, you’ll receive a free Peace Fountain T-Shirt or Poster.

Sponsors: Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden, RDA, Olmsted National Bank


Zumbro River Community Festival

Camp Victory – Zumbro Falls

58212 403 Ave, Zumbro Falls, MN

4:00pm – 10:30pm

Free Admission

Something for everyone. Games, inflatables, climbing wall, petting zoo, zipline, laser tag, 60’ sky boom, silent auction, festival-type food, bands and the best fireworks show in Minnesota at dusk. Free admission to festival and fireworks.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsors: Tiffany & Jason Carey RE/MAX Results, High Plains Cooperative, Harris Rochester, Inc.


Bolder Options Sportacular Tailgate Challenge

LOCATION CHANGE - This event will be held at GRAHAM ARENA COMPLEX-ARENA 3.  

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $30 advance/$35 day of

Join Rochester’s own Darrell Thompson and a dozen former professional athletes for Bolder Options annual fundraising event!  Come out to eat, drink, play games and support the youth in our community. Fun for all ages.

Sponsors: ONB Bank, Walmart, Rochester Honkers Baseball

Media Sponsor: KTTC

www.bolderoptions.org/2019sportacular


Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir

50th Anniversary Tour

Zumbro Lutheran Church - 624 3rd Ave SW

7:00pm

Free-will offering received

This will undoubtedly be a great musical event.  The 50-voice choir made up of high school students is directed by Michael Culloton from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He is a former Rochester resident and director Choral Arts Ensemble and Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota.


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Sunday, June 23


Treasure Hunt

Find the treasure and win $1,000. Extra clue at Hiller’s Flooring America 6/22 and another at Whistle Binkies Pubs on 6/24.

Complete Rules

Sponsors: Whistle Binkies Pubs, Hiller’s Flooring America

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Art4Trails 2019 Sculpture Unveiling & Bike Tour

Mayo Park

1:00pm

Join Art4Trails for the unveiling of the 2019 sculptures installed along downtown bike trails. Event starts at 1pm at Mayo Park with introductions of artists and continues with a bike tour of sculptures led by We Bike Rochester or a walking tour of sculptures led by Art4Trails. 

Sponsors: We Bike Rochester, Rochester Art Center, SEMAC (Southeast Minnesota Arts Council)

Additional event details and information about Art4 Trails can be found at: www.RochesterArtCenter.org/art4trails

Below is a google map which shows the locations of all Art4Trail sculptures. It also includes the bicycle and walking tour routes (select the check boxes left of each route to turn them on or off):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XEB6qv3xPkpitQaDhSUZLk7tluhwgJR6&usp=sharing


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Monday, June 24


Treasure Hunt

The treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find it and win $1,000! 

Get today’s clue from ABC 6 News Good Morning and at Rochesterfest.com.

Extra clues at Hiller’s Flooring America and Whistle Binkies Pubs

Complete Rules

Sponsors: Whistle Binkies Pubs, Hiller’s Flooring America

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Free Trolley Ride to the Fest

11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE DOWNTOWN TROLLEY RIDE TO THE FEST

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

FREE PARK & RIDE TROLLEY TO THE FEST

Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street.

Sponsor: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘The Magic of Pets'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Bring your pet to the fest! Don’t have a furry friend to put on a leash? No worries! You can visit with vendors to learn about training, adoption, volunteering or fostering with various organizations including Leashes and Leads, Central Bark, Bone Appetit Canine Bakery and more.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Media Sponsor: KIMT 3 News


Midday Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

Ensembles from the Southeastern Minnesota Suzuki Association and the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: Quick Country 96.5 & News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM & 96.9


Kids Magical Afternoon Party

Soldiers Field Park – near playhouses

2:00pm

Come and enjoy a magical afternoon.  Mingle with princes, princesses and magicians. Enjoy lemonade & cookies, magical music and make your own fairy wand or magic wand.


PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

Soldiers Field Park

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy games, activities and ice cream by purchasing a $5 wristband.  Ice cream eating contest at 6pm. 

Everyone can enjoy the free concert by ‘Six Mile Grove’

All donations benefit PossAbilities.

Sponsors: Kemps, Premier Bank, Titan Development

www.possabilities.org


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

5:00pm - 6:00pm

‘Six Mile Grove’ (Americana)

Six Mile Grove has been entertaining audiences for 20 years, honoring their Minnesota roots with influences from Bob Dylan to the Jayhawks, while also managing to create their own sound and space on stage.

Presented by: PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

Sponsor: Home Solutions Midwest

Media Sponsor: Me-TV, Laser 101.7

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium -101 2nd St SE

5:00pm -7:00pm

Preview for Friends members only. 

Used book sale held by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Inc.

ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library

www.rplmn.org


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Crew Training

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00pm

New Crew Training!  Come and learn how to get involved.

Presented by Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project


Chester Woods Park Narrated Wagon Rides

8378 Hwy 14 East

6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm

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

Free park entry for the day with a Rochesterfest button.

Reservations required, call 507-328-7350

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


ABC 6 News Weather Lab

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

7:00pm

Join ABC 6 Meteorologists as they share their passion and knowledge for science through a weather-focused presentation featuring weather safety and science-based experiments.  For more information on the Weather Lab program visit www.kaaltv.com/weatherlab

Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Magic Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

8:00pm

David Farr, longtime Twin Cities magician has been entertaining all over that state of Minnesota and beyond for over 30 years! You may have seen David as the official magician of the Minnesota Twins. Now he’s bring his show to Rochesterfest and our audience will enjoy David’s brand of fun magic, clean comedy, audience interaction and maybe even a bit of pick-pocketing. Fun for all ages!

Sponsor: Canadian Honker  

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Video Game Tournament / Cosplay Costume Contest  

Soldiers Field Park- North Tent

7:00pm

The Machine Shed returns to Rochesterfest with an 8-bit Nintendo multi-game/multi-level video game tournament!  All ages are welcomed to compete for prizes.  Grand Prize: 8-bit Nintendo and Super Nintendo machines ($150 value)! 

There’s also a Cosplay Costume Contest!  Cosplay means ‘costume play’.  Come dressed as your favorite super hero. The audience will choose the best costume. Top prize is a bartop arcade machine!

Event Poster

Sponsor: The Machine Shed LLC and Megawatt Entertainment LLC

www.machineshedmn.com


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Tuesday, June 25


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library main floor auditorium

9:30am - 7:00pm

Used book sale held by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Inc.

Get a free book from the auditorium sale with your Rochesterfest button.

ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library

www.rplmn.org


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Free Trolley Ride to the Fest

11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE DOWNTOWN TROLLEY RIDE TO THE FEST

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

FREE PARK & RIDE TROLLEY TO THE FEST

Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street.

Sponsor: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘The Magic of Art'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for lunch and enjoy ‘The Magic of Art’ at the Fest. Participate in a hands-on painting activity with Color Me Mine that will support Channel One’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. For a $10 donation, you can paint and donate your bowl to support this initiative. Visit with and watch various artists as they share their techniques and artistic talents!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Media Sponsor: KIMT 3 News


Midday Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

Wildflower (eclectic, contemporary folk, soft rock)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: Quick Country 96.5 & News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM & 96.9


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:00pm-5:30pm

Memphis Fifty Four (Rock & Roll and Blues)

5:45-6:45pm

Dahl Dance presents Salsa Lessons. Come down and learn how to salsa dance from Dahl Dance instructors just before the Salsa Dance Party with ‘Salsa Del Soul’. Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers and dress accordingly as we’ll be dancing in front of the stage.

www.dahldance.com

Sponsor: Home Solutions Midwest

Media Sponsor: Me-TV, Laser 101.7

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Crew Training

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00pm

New Crew Training!  Come and learn how to get involved.

Presented by Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project


Salsa Dance Party featuring Salsa Del Soul

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Riverside Concerts presents ‘Salsa Del Soul’, a Twin Cities-based 9-piece band that performs various styles of hot Latin dance music, including salsa!  Come and join our Salsa Dance Party at Rochesterfest!

EVENT INFO

Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Centerstone Plaza Hotel & Twigs Tavern and Grille 


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Wednesday, June 26


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library main floor auditorium

9:30am - 7:00pm

Used book sale held by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Inc.

Get a free book from the auditorium sale with your Rochesterfest button.

ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library

www.rplmn.org


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center - 2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

11:00am-2:30pm

3:00pm-8:00pm

$20 coupon book includes 25 shots & local coupons (booklets $25 June 26-28)

Two sessions per day, $300 top prize per session.

Finals: Fri June 28th at 6:00pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #2. A hole-in-one in finals wins $1 million, closest to pin wins $1,000.

All proceeds benefit First Tee Rochester and Elks Care-Elks Share.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: Tamarack Materials

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 93.5


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Free Trolley Ride to the Fest

11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE DOWNTOWN TROLLEY RIDE TO THE FEST

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

FREE PARK & RIDE TROLLEY TO THE FEST

Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street.

Sponsor: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


BINGO!

Soldiers Field Park- South Tent

11:00am – 1:00pm (another session 5-7pm)

Come down to the fest and play Bingo! 

Free! All ages welcome. Prizes for kids and adults.

Sponsor: Rochester Elks #1091

www.rochesterelks.org/bingo


Midday Theme: ‘The Magic of Service'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Visit with first responders, service groups and various non-profit organizations that consistently have volunteer opportunities. Participate by saying ‘thank you’ or signing up to support a group in our community!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Media Sponsor: KIMT 3 News


KTTC / United Way Make A Difference

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am – 12:15pm

Honoring five area organizations that help youth achieve their best all summer long.

Make A Difference

Sponsors: United Way of Olmsted County, KTTC


Midday Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

12:15pm-1:00pm

Resounding Voices (community chorus of people with dementia or mild memory impairment and their support partners)

Presented by Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: Quick Country 96.5 & News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM & 96.9


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

3:00pm – 6:30pm

KFAN’s Dan Barreiro will broadcast his statewide afternoon radio show live from the stage at Rochesterfest.

Sponsor: Home Solutions Midwest

Media Sponsor: Me-TV, Laser 101.7

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


BINGO!

Soldiers Field Park- South Tent

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Come down to the fest and play Bingo! 

Free!  All ages welcome.  Prizes for kids and adults.

Sponsor: Rochester Elks #1091

www.rochesterelks.org/bingo


Sports Night

Soldiers Field Park – East Ball Field

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Come and meet representatives from several Rochester area sports organizations, including many youth sports groups.  Take part in various games and sports activities while learning more about the organizations, their seasons, camps, etc.  Plus register to win prizes.  Fun and informative!  Presented by Rochester Sports.

Plus, KFAN’s Dan Barreiro will be broadcasting live on the Treasure Island Stage from 3p-6:30p!

2019 Sports Night Map

2019 Participating Organizations

Sponsor: Altra Federal Credit Union

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, KFAN 1270-93.5


Family Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park – West Field

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening of family fun!  Over 20 booths featuring family activities, games, challenges, crafts and demonstrations. Enjoy train rides, live animals and a big Bubble Party!  Register to win one of two bikes from Walmart. Stage entertainment includes “Kids Have Talent” at 7pm.  Plus, take part in activities from the Rochester Area Builders near the Family Service Rochester’s “Once Upon a Playhouse” displays.  Find out how you could win a playhouse!

2019 Family Fun Night Map & Participants

Sponsor: Olmsted Medical Center  

Media Sponsors: KTTC, 102.5 The Fox


Rochesterfest Kids Have Talent

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

7:00pm

Our area kids have talent!  Come and enjoy this exhibition of local talent as they perform on stage, along with some other special guests. Open to kids 14 & under.

Pre-registration is required.  Sign up here. 

Sponsor:  Clements Chevrolet and your Select Chevy Dealers.


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Crew Training

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00pm

New Crew Training!  Come and learn how to get involved.

Presented by Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project


Community Worship

Zumbro Lutheran Church east lawn - 624 Third Ave SW

6:15pm

Join us for a relaxed outdoor worship on the east lawn of Zumbro Lutheran Church.

www.zumbrolutheran.org


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Thursday, June 27


NOTE: ROCHESTERFEST EVENTS at SOLDIERS FIELD PARK have been cancelled on Thursday June 27th, due to the heavy rains we received and the wet conditions of the park.  The VETERANS STAND DOWN has been moved to the Veterans Memorial due to the soggy conditions of the park.

Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library main floor auditorium

9:30am - 6:00pm

Used book sale held by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Inc.

Get a free book from the auditorium sale with your Rochesterfest button.

ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library

www.rplmn.org


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center - 2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

11:00am-2:30pm

3:00pm-8:00pm

$20 coupon book includes 25 shots & local coupons (booklets $25 June 26-28)

Two sessions per day, $300 top prize per session.

Finals: Fri June 28th at 6:00pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #2. A hole-in-one in finals wins $1 million, closest to pin wins $1,000.

All proceeds benefit First Tee Rochester and Elks Care-Elks Share.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: Tamarack Materials

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 93.5


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Free Trolley Ride to the Fest

11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE DOWNTOWN TROLLEY RIDE TO THE FEST

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

FREE PARK & RIDE TROLLEY TO THE FEST

Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street.

Sponsor: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘The Magic of Wellness'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 1:30pm

Everything Health and Wellness in one spot at the Fest!

Visit with various vendors about the latest options regarding health and wellness.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Media Sponsor: KIMT 3 News


Midday Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

Raven’s Fire (Irish, folk, Americana)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   

Media Sponsor: Quick Country 96.5 & News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM & 96.9


Stand Down for Veterans

The VETERANS STAND DOWN has been moved to the Veterans Memorial due to the soggy conditions of the park.

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Veterans and their families are invited and encouraged to come to the Stand Down event for a day of camaraderie and to learn more about local services, resources and assistance for vets. The public is also welcome to come and learn more about veterans issues and resources.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: MACV-Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Find out more at www.mac-v.org or on their Facebook page


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:30pm – 6:30pm

The Reunion Band (rock favorites from 60s, 70s & 80s)

Sponsor: Home Solutions Midwest

Media Sponsor: Me-TV, Laser 101.7

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Rochester Chamber Happy Hour Special

Soldiers Field Park – near Beer Tent

5:00pm – 7:00pm

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the business community and honors our veterans by welcoming them to Rochesterfest for a special Happy Hour!  Stop by the Chamber Booth in front of the Beer Tent and exchange your business card for a FREE DRINK ticket!  One per person, limited to the first 200 people. We’ll also draw for prizes! Additional support from Charlie’s Eatery & Pub.

Sponsor: Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce


Karaoke Extravaganza

The KARAOKE EXTRAVAGANZA will be rescheduled at a later date at Charlie's Eatery & Pub.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

Auditions 5:30pm – 6:45pm

Event begins at 7:00pm

Contestants must be at least 15 year of age and will need to audition prior to the event. Not all will be chosen to compete. Two rounds, winners advance to Championship Round. Top prize: $300.00. Qualifying winner advances to the ‘Minnesota Sings’ finals in Twin Cities in September for the chance to win thousands in cash & prizes!

Sponsor: Winona State University – Rochester

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Y105FM

KARAOKE CONTEST RULES 2019


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Tickets – Adults: $15, $20, $25. Youth/Student: $10, $15, $25

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 12th annual summer musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This fun, family-friendly show is complete with a cast of over 60 actors, singers and dancers, plus a live pit orchestra.  Don’t miss it!

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


Libery Bell Hot Air Balloon Glow

The BALLOON GLOW has been rescheduled for Friday (6/28) at dusk.

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

Dusk

See the beauty of all the balloons lighting the sky.

Sponsors: Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project, RE/MAX Results-Results Title-Results Mortgage, Gwaltney Group of RE/MAX Results


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Friday, June 28


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Rally

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00am -Launch

Media Flight/Sponsor Flights

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center

2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

Due to Thursday morning's rain, there will be two shorter qualifying sessions on Friday.

11:00am-1:15pm – Qualifying round with $300 top prize

1:30pm-3:30pm - Final qualifying round with $300 top prize

$20 coupon book includes 25 shots & local coupons (booklets $25 June 26-28)

Finals: tonight at 6:00pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #2. A hole-in-one in finals wins $1 million, closest to pin wins $1,000.

All proceeds benefit First Tee Rochester and Elks Care-Elks Share.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: Tamarack Materials

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 93.5


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

*Happy Hour Beer Special: 4:00pm - 5:30pm -  Get a dollar off with your Rochesterfest button!


Free Trolley Ride to the Fest

11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE DOWNTOWN TROLLEY RIDE TO THE FEST

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

FREE PARK & RIDE TROLLEY TO THE FEST

Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street.

Sponsor: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘The Magic of EarthFest’

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Rochesterfest partners with EarthFest to bring you ideas, information and demonstrations that support everything friendly for Mother Earth.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sponsor: Premier Bank

Media Sponsor: KIMT 3 News


Midday Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am – 1:00pm – Swing Street (jazz band)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: Quick Country 96.5 & News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM & 96.9


TGIF Bash! featuring LP & the 45s and fABBAulous

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:00pm – 6:30pm – LP & 45’s

This popular local classic hits band covers the pioneers of pop, rock, country, rockabilly and soul.

7:30pm – 9:30pm – fABBAulous – A Tribute to ABBA

fABBAulous is an ABBA Tribute band from Rochester who play ABBA’s greatest hits. They recreate the entire ABBA Gold album as a dance party concert! With songs like “Dancing Queen”, “SOS”, “Mamma Mia” and much more, you’ll have a fABBAulous time!

Event Sponsor: Minnesota State Lottery

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, 103.9 The Doc & Y105FM

      LP & the 45s

  fABBAulous                                                                                                      


Rochesterfest Bean Bag Tournament

Soldiers Field Park – between tents

Registration: 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Tournament begins: 6:00pm

3rd annual Rochesterfest Bean Bag Tournament!

$25 entry fee per 2-person team.  Proceeds go to Cabin Fever/Eagles Cancer Telethon.

Double-elimination.  Prizes for 1st & 2nd place.

Sponsor: Charlie’s Eatery & Pub


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Rally

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00pm -Launch

Sponsor Flights

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 

Sponsors: Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project, RE/MAX Results-Results Title-Results Mortgage, Gwaltney Group of RE/MAX Results


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Soldiers Field Golf Course - Soldiers Field Dr SW

Finals: 6:00 pm on hole #2

A hole-in-one in finals wins $1 million, closest to pin wins $1,000.

All proceeds benefit First Tee Rochester and Elks Care-Elks Share.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsor: Tamarack Materials

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 93.5


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Tickets – Adults: $15, $20, $25. Youth/Student: $10, $15, $25

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 12th annual summer musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This fun, family-friendly show is complete with a cast of over 60 actors, singers and dancers, plus a live pit orchestra.  Don’t miss it!

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Saturday, June 29


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Rally

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00am - Launch

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 

Sponsors: Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project, RE/MAX Results-Results Title-Results Mortgage, Gwaltney Group of RE/MAX Results


Go For the Gold Rochester

Silver Lake Pool Area

Pre-registration: June 28 4p-7p at TerraLoco

Race day registration: 7:00am-10:15am

Event start: 8:00am

Go for the Gold 5K Run, 3K Family Walk and Childrens Races. The annual fundraiser supports Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., an outreach to families who have been touched by childhood cancer.  Who knows how it feels to be told “Your child has cancer?” We do. Join us in supporting families on their journey.

Sponsors: Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, TerraLoco, Shopwise

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News

runsignup.com/Race/MN/Rochester/GoForTheGold2019


Big Bass Battle

Chester Woods Park/Bear Creek Reservoir - 8378 Hwy 14 East

7:00am - Noon

Presented by Zumbro Valley Bassmasters

Cost: $55 per boat entry (solo or 2 people per boat)

Must pre-register by June 26th at 1pm.

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited to 25 boats – One bass per boat

All you have to do is catch the one Big Bass to win big!  $500 for biggest bass (payout based on over 10 boats).  Equipment prize pack for 2nd biggest bass.

EVENT FLYER

For more details, search “Zumbro Valley Bassmasters” on Facebook


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

Minnesota Discs Dog Clubs Annual Kick-off competition  Come out and watch high flying disc dogs chasing and catching Frisbees!

Sponsors: Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Zukes

www.mndiscdog.com


Rochester Art Center Family Day - Exploring 'Mental Health: Mind Matters'

Rochester Art Center – 40 Civic Center Dr SE

10:00am – 1:00pm

$5 per adult. Free for youth 18 & under. Free for RAC members.

$1 off adult admission w/Rochesterfest button

Spend the morning connecting as a family. Enjoy family-friendly art activities and explore the exhibit “Mental Health: Mind Matters”

Sponsors: Mayo Clinic, Science Museum of Minnesota, Rochester Art Center

www.rochesterartcenter.org


Root River Wagon Rides

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to flooding around Root River Park

Root River Park - 4012 80th St SE

10:00am, 11:00am

Meet at the Root River Park parking lot for a tractor/wagon ride.

Rides leave every 30- 40 minutes

Reservations required, call 507-328-7350

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


Scheels Pedal & Paddle Demo

Foster Arend Park - 4051 E. River Road N.E.

10:00am – 2:00pm

Free

Join SCHEELS experts at Foster Arend Park for a day of fun at the Pedal and Paddle Demo! Try out the latest E-Bikes, then hit the water to try out the newest kayaks and stand-up paddle boards!

Sponsor: Scheels

www.scheels.com/events


Rochesterfest Cars & Coffee

Gibbs Dr. SW

10:00am – 1:00pm

Prior to the parade, come and see a variety of classic cars lined up and on display along Gibbs Drive SW, just west of Soldiers Field Park.

EVENT FLYER

Sponsors: Museum of Automotive History, Pannekoeken

Media Sponsor: News Talk 1340 KROC-AM


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Soldiers Field Park- Main Tent

Registration: 10:00am

Event: 10:30am

4-person team will have a one-hour time limit in competition with other teams. Entry fee of $20 per team will be paid back as prize money. The top-4 teams will be paid a cash prize. 

Entry fee of $20 due with registration.

Sponsor: Games by James for puzzles

MORE INFO ABOUT 2019 CONTEST


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 8:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

Over 25 fabulous food vendors offering a variety of great food!

Vendor Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media- Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 93.5


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am

Saturday afternoon 'Happy Hour':  2-for-1 on tap beer from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 


Dachshund Dash

Soldiers Field Park - near stage

Check in: 11:00am – 11:30am

Race time: 11:30am

Don’t have a Doxie – no worries! The Dachshund Dash is a celebration of small dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds (20 pounds and under). Prizes donated by Chuck & Don's.  After Pawty Pup-Cups sponsored by Leashes & Leads. Bring the whole family and cheer on the racing dogs! 

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure your spot in the appropriate heat.

For more information contact: erin@smalldogsminnesota.org

Sponsor: Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota and Chuck & Don's

Media Sponsor: KIMT News 3


Pre-Parade Block Party

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Prior to the parade, come down to Soldiers Field Park for food, drink & fun for all ages!  Enjoy Park & Rec’s Go! Play! Explore! Mobile Recreation games, Maier Tree climb, Laser Tag, Bubble Party, Celebrations Photo Lounge and more!  Plus live music from Pure Rock Studios and Nostalgic No Names! 

Title Sponsor: Home Federal Savings Bank

Sponsors: Rochester Parks & Recreation, Maier Tree & Lawn

Media Sponsors: CW-Rochester, Townsquare Media


Camp Olson YMCA – One Mile Run

Begins in front of Twigs on 6th St SW

Registration: Noon-1:30pm

Event: just before 2:00pm.

Fee: $20

A fundraiser for scholarship for Camp Olson YMCA.  A great one-mile run along the parade route that starts before the parade.

Sponsors: Merchants Bank, C.O. Brown Insurance, Stifel Nicholas

www.campolson.org


Grand Parade

presented by Clements Chevrolet and your Select Chevy Dealers

2:00pm start on 6th St SW.

Enjoy southern Minnesota’s biggest parade with over 100 units! 

The Rochester Elks and Knights of Columbus assist with the Parade.

2019 Parade Grand Marshall: ARDELL BREDE (former Rochester mayor)

Click here for parade route

Sponsor:  Clements Chevrolet and your Select Chevy Dealers.

"Clements Chevrolet - where buying a car is fast, fair & simple"

Media Sponsor: KTTC

(The Parade will also be broadcast live on KTTC)


Miller/Coor Beer Garden Saturday Special

Saturday afternoon 'Happy Hour': 2-for-1 on tap beer from 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Rally

East Side of Soldiers Field near YMCA

6:00pm -Launch

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 

Sponsors: Liberty Bell Hot Air Balloon Project, RE/MAX Results-Results Title-Results Mortgage, Gwaltney Group of RE/MAX Results


Party in the Park featuring Bad Girlfriends

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

6:30pm – 10:00pm – Bad Girlfriends

Bad Girlfriends are a popular Twin Cities band that performs a high energy mix of classic and current rock, country and pop with a few surprises that really make them stand out.

With two female lead vocalists who can really belt it out as well as a female fiddle player, all of the musicians in Bad Girlfriends are top-notch seasoned pros. Sing, dance and party all night with Bad Girlfriends at Rochesterfest!

Event Sponsor: Haley Comfort Systems

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Minnesota 97.5

Bad Girlfriends 


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Tickets – Adults: $15, $20, $25. Youth/Student: $10, $15, $25

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 12th annual summer musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This fun, family-friendly show is complete with a cast of over 60 actors, singers and dancers, plus a live pit orchestra.  Don’t miss it!

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Sunday, June 30


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

Minnesota Discs Dog Clubs Annual Kick-off competition  Come out and watch high flying disc dogs chasing and catching Frisbees!

Sponsors: Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Zukes

www.mndiscdog.com


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

2:00pm

Tickets – Adults: $15, $20, $25. Youth/Student: $10, $15, $25

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 12th annual summer musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This fun, family-friendly show is complete with a cast of over 60 actors, singers and dancers, plus a live pit orchestra.  Don’t miss it!

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


1860s Base Ball

History Center of Olmsted County-Schmitt Field

1195 West Circle Drive SW

4:30pm

Cost:  2 Bits (25 cents)

The History Center of Olmsted County presents Base Ball as it was played in 1860. Come to Schmitt Field to watch bare-handed base ball, played in period uniforms with replica equipment.

4:30pm – Hens vs Chicks

6:00pm – Roosters vs Roadrunners

Admission is just 2 bits (25 cents) thanks to Schmitt Automotive.  Roor beer floats and Valentino’s Pizza will be available in the concession stand.

Sponsors: Schmitt Automotive, Friends Bookstore at Rochester Public Library  

Media Sponsors: Me-TV 47.2

www.olmstedhistory.com


River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Show

Regional Stadium at RCTC

851 30th Ave SE,  Rochester

7:00pm (Gates open at 5:00pm)

Tickets: $15, $22, $29 in advance.  $18, $25, $32 day of show

Don’t miss nine of the country’s top drum & bugle corps performing at this thrilling, family-friendly event!

All seating for this event will be reserved. Get your tickets early for the best seats.

For tickets and show information go to www.rivercityrhapsody.com or call 608-782-3219.


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