2018 SCHEDULE- June 16 - 24

(schedule subject to change...check back often for updates)

Saturday, June 16
Sunday, June 17
Monday, June 18
Tuesday, June 19
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24

 

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

 

 

 

Friday, June 15


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, Vanicream/Pharaceutical Specialties, Country Financial

For more information or to register online:

www.relayforlife.org/olmstedcountymn

 

Saturday, June 16


Treasure Hunt

The "new" Treasure Hunt begins.  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.

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


Country Breakfast on the Farm

Behounek Dairy, Inc - 21042 710th St, Hayfield, MN

6:30am – 11:30am

Country breakfast of pancakes, sausage, cheese, juice, milk & coffee from 6:30a-11:30a.  Free bus ride from Autumn Ridge Church from 6:30am to 10:45am.  Free parking at the farm.  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.

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

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

MAP TO FARM


Rochester Hangar Fly In and Dance

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

7300 Brataas Drive SW, Hangar C

Fly-In

9:00am- Vintage planes arrive

Available to view, some to ride until 4:00pm

Hangar Dance

5:00pm – 10:30pm

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Relive WWII history and beyond through the big band sound, swing dancing (free lessons available), mess hall food, exhibits and vintage planes. 1940’s costume contest. Silent auction. Door prizes.

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

HANGER DANCE EVENT FLYER

Sponsors:  Signature Flight Support, Civil War Roundtable, Mayo Clinic

For tickets, visit the Veterans & Emergency Services Facebook page, www.eventbrite.com 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


K-9 Carnival

Rochester Pet & Country Store - 3155 Wellner Dr NE

11:00am-3:00pm - free

Dog games, vendors, prizes, samples, make your own Dog Disaster Kits, Brother Wolf animal communicator, food provided by Girl Scouts. Plus information on classes, obedience, rally and more.

Sponsors: Rochester MN Kennel Club, Rochester Pet & Country Store

www.RochesterMNKennelClub.com


2018 Juneteenth Celebration

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

Noon – 6pm

The 13th Annual Rochester Juneteenth event is our community’s celebration of the emancipation of slaves. Activities include: entertainment ranging from gospel choirs to R&B music, spoken word, dance and more, including Rochester’s own KnuFunk band. Vendors on-site with food and drink. Face painting, games and other activities to educate and entertain children. There’s an organization fair with resource information and other products and services. Plus a program with information on the history and significance of the Juneteenth celebration. Everyone is invited as we join together in unity to celebrate our freedom.

Event Flyer

Sponsor: Rochester Branch of NAACP


Rochester Community Band Concert in the Park

Central Park – 1st Ave & 2nd St NW

2:00pm - Free

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air at this outdoor concert.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.

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

www.rochestercommunityband.org


Movies in the Park

Brought to you by the Rochester Downtown Alliance

With support from: Premier Bank and Charter House

Central Park – 225 First Ave NW

Free Admission

7:00pm – Activities

9:00pm - Movie

On June 16th Movies in the Park features “The Sandlot” (PG). Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved movie classic. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather in Central Park for this FREE, fun and family-friendly outdoor event. 

www.downtownrochestermn.com


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Sunday, June 17


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! 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center on Saturday, June 16 and extra clue at Whistle Binkies Pubs on Monday, June 18.

Sponsors: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


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Monday, June 18


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!

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

Extra clues 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

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

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


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

11:00am - 2:00pm

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: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Celebrate 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, Camp Companion and Bone Appetit Canine Bakery and more.

Sponsor: Premier Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

More information coming soon!

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


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

4:30pm - 6:30pm

‘Six Mile Grove’ (Americana)

Presented by: PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

Media Sponsor: Fox 47, 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.  You may join at the door.

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be selling over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs.  ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library


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 507-287-2624

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


Trivia / Game Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

7:00pm - 10:00pm  Free

*More information about this event is coming soon.  Check back for updates!

Media Sponsors: MeTV 47.2, 106.9 KROC


Video Game Tournament / Cosplay Costume Contest  

Soldiers Field Park- North Tent

7:00pm

The Machine Shed returns to Rochesterfest with a Super Mario Kart 8 video game round-robin tournament. All ages are welcome to compete for prizes. Grand Prize is a Nintendo Switch ($300 value)!

There’s also a Cosplay Costume Contest! Cosplay means ‘costume play’. Come dressed as your favorite character from a movie, book, video game or mashup. There will be prizes for best costume, audience favorite and more. Top prize is $100!

www.machineshedmn.com

Sponsor: The Machine Shed LLC


UNRAVELED Escape Room

Soldiers Field Park- South Tent area

7:00pm

UNRAVELED Escape Room is bringing some of their exciting interactive puzzles to Rochesterfest!  Can you and your team find clues and solve the mysteries?  Get a sample and learn more about what UNRAVELED Escape Room offers for friends and family, team building and special events.

www.UnraveledEscape.com

Sponsor: UNRAVELED Escape Room


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Tuesday, 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!

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

Bonus 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

9:30am - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be selling over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs.  ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


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

11:00am - 2:00pm

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: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Celebrate Art'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for lunch and Arts 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 other artists as they share their techniques and artistic talents!

Sponsor: Premier Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

More information coming soon!

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:00pm - 5:30pm

‘Uptown Jazz’ (Jazz)

Media Sponsor: Fox 47, Laser 101.7

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


Rochester Concert Band

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

6:00pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket or join us in the bleachers to listen to these talented local musicians play a variety of Concert Band music.

Sponsor: City of Rochester, Riverside Concerts

www.riversideconcerts.com


ABC 6 News Weather Lab

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

7:30pm (following Concert Band)

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

kaaltv.com/weatherlab

Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Magic Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

8:00pm (following ABC 6 News Weather Lab)

Brian Richards ACME Magic Factory

For over 25 years, Brian has been entertaining crowds in the Upper Midwest with a family-friendly show that features magic, humor and tons of audience participation.  At Rochesterfest, he also plans to ‘saw a local celebrity in half!’

Show Flyer

Sponsor: Canadian Honker  

Media: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


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Wednesday, June 20


Treasure Hunt

Has anyone found the $1,000 Treasure Medallion yet?  If not, get today’s clue from ABC 6 News Good Morning and at Rochesterfest.com.

Bonus 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

9:30am - 7:00pm

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be selling over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs.  ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center - 2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

11:00am-2:30pm - First Session

3:00pm-8:00pm - Second Session

$35 coupon book includes 40 shots, 1 raffle ticket & local coupons

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

Finals: Fri June 22nd at 6:30pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #3. 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.

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 95.1


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


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

11:00am - 2:00pm

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: 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: ‘Celebrate Service”

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Celebrate service by visiting with first responders, veterans 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!

Sponsor: Premier Bank


"10 Who Make A Difference"

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 12:15pm

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 Resort & Casino Stage

12:30pm - 1:30pm

More information coming soon!

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Debbie Anthony (Country)

Media Sponsor: Fox 47, 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


Family Fun Night

Soldiers Field Park – West Field & Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening of family fun!  Over 20 booths featuring family activities, games, challenges, live animals, crafts, demonstrations plus Walmart boys and girls bicycle giveaway!  Stage entertainment includes live music, dance and more!  Plus, activities from the Rochester Area Builders near the Family Service Rochester’s “Once Upon A Playhouse’ display.  Find out how you could win a playhouse!

Sponsor: Olmsted Medical Center  

Media Sponsors: KTTC, 102.5 The Fox


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.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

SPORTS NIGHT MAP

Sponsor: Scheels

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, KFAN 1270-95.1


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


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 11th annual summer musical “The Wizard of Oz”, featuring a fully-staged show with a cast of 75+, plus a live pit orchestra.  Entertainment for the whole family.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Thursday, June 21


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium, 101 2nd St SE

9:30am - 6:00pm

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be selling over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs.  ALL proceeds support the Rochester Public Library.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center - 2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

11:00am-2:30pm - First Session

3:00pm-8:00pm - Second Session

$35 coupon book includes 40 shots, 1 raffle ticket & local coupons

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

Finals: Fri June 22nd at 6:30pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #3. 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.

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 - 95.1


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


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

11:00am - 2:00pm

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: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Celebrate Wellness'

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Everything Health and Wellness in one spot at the Fest! Visit with various vendors about the latest options regarding health and wellness. A Rochester native returns to share her skills and passion for vegetarian and vegan with a cooking demonstration!

Sponsor: Premier Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

More information coming soon!

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:30pm – 6:00pm

‘Annie Mack’ (Blues)

Presented by: Amadio Family Arts Fund

Media Sponsor: Fox 47, Laser 101.7

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


Karaoke Extravaganza

Soldiers Field Park 

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 Sept. Top prize $5,000.

Sponsor: Winona State University – Rochester

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Y105FM, Z-Rock 107.7

KARAOKE CONTEST RULES 2017


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 11th annual summer musical “The Wizard of Oz”, featuring a fully-staged show with a cast of 75+, plus a live pit orchestra.  Entertainment for the whole family.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


Hot Air Balloon Glow

Soldiers Field Park – East Side

Dusk – Balloon Glow

Come and share the beauty of the “Night Glow” at dusk.

Presented by Lesmeister Balloon Co.

Sponsors: Connections by Avra, RE/MAX Results, Results Title, Midwest Floor Solutions.

(alternate time: Friday at dusk)


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Friday, June 22


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center - 2411 Hadley Valley Rd NE

11:00am-1:30pm – Final qualifying round with $300 top prize

$35 coupon book includes 40 shots, 1 raffle ticket & local coupons

Finals: tonight at 6:30pm at Soldiers Field Golf Course hole #3. 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.

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 95.1


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 9:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


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

11:00am - 2:00pm

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: Crenlo

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Celebrate 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.

Sponsor: Premier Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

11:30am - 1:00pm

More information coming soon!

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


TGIF Bash! featuring KnuFunk & The Reunion Band

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

4:00pm – 6:30pmKnuFunk

If you like funk and R&B music, you’ll love KnuFunk!  They play your favorite old-school jams right up to today’s hits, along with some great original songs too.  Check out KnuFunk's new original song "Rock Town Getting Down"

7:00pm – 10:00pmThe Reunion Band

The Reunion Band is made up of talented musicians who have previously played in many popular local bands including Booker Mini.  Party, dance and sing along to your rock-n-roll favorites from the 60s, 70s & 80s.

Event Sponsor: Haley Comfort Systems

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, 103.9 The Doc


Rochesterfest Bean Bag Tournament

Soldiers Field Park

Registration: 5:00pm-5:45pm

Tournament begins: 6:00pm

First ever 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


SkiDox Water Ski Show

Foster Arend Park

6:00pm

Come to Foster Arend to see a preview of the all-new SkiDox water ski show ‘The SkiDox Family Reunion’. Come out to see Grandma Doxski try to get the entire family together for a long overdue reunion. Our full show is performed every Wednesday night at 7pm at Fisherman’s Inn on Lake Zumbro.

www.skidox.com


Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop

Soldiers Field Park-West Side

6:30pm

Day Makers Kiwanis is holding a golf ball drop to raise funds for educational scholarships for local youth.

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-$250, and 3rd closest-$100! Plus consolation prizes too.

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.


Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot-Out

Soldiers Field Golf Course - Soldiers Field Dr SW

Finals: 7:00pm on hole #3

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.

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank

Media Sponsors: KIMT 3 News, iHeart Media – Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN 1270 – 95.1


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 11th annual summer musical “The Wizard of Oz”, featuring a fully-staged show with a cast of 75+, plus a live pit orchestra.  Entertainment for the whole family.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Saturday, June 23


Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Rally

Soldiers Field Park – East Side

6:00am Launch

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 

Presented by Lesmeister Balloon Co.

Sponsors: Connections by Avra, RE/MAX Results, Results Title, Midwest Floor Solutions.

 (alternate time: Sunday 6:00am)


Greater Rochester Rotary 'Believe in Me' Bike Ride

Rochester Eagles Club - 917 15th Ave SE, Rochester, MN

7:00am – 10:00am

Register through the website or day of event.

Cost: $25 individual, $35 family

The 3rd Annual GRR ‘Believe In Me” Bike Ride is for everyone…individuals to families, beginners to experienced bike riders.  Proceeds benefit Rotary Programs for Rochester Area Youth.

Sponsors: Minnesota Energy Resources, Prow Company, Palmer Soderberg

www.grrbikeride.org


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

13th Annual High Flying Disc Dog Competition.

World Championship qualifying events.

Free to watch!  Vendors on site.

Sponsors: Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Zukes,

www.mndiscdog.com


Get Your Rear In Gear 5K

East Silver Lake Park - 705 East Silver Lake Drive NE

Registration: 7:30am

Start: 9:00am

5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run around beautiful Silver Lake to raise awareness and increase screening rates for colon cancer in the Rochester area.

Early bird registration online.

www.coloncancercoalition.org/Rochester


Root River Wagon Rides

Root River Park-4012 80th St SE

10:00am, 11:00am, Noon

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

Rides leave every 30- 40 minutes

Reservations required, call 507-287-2624

Sponsor: Olmsted County Parks


Scheels Paddle Demo

Foster Arend Park - 051 E. River Road N.E.

10:00am – 2:00pm

Join Scheels to demo the latest in paddle boards, recreational kayaks, fishing kayaks and more at Scheels Paddle Demo!

Sponsor: Scheels

experience.scheels.com


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.

Sponsors: Museum of Automotive History, Pannekoeken

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Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Soldiers Field Park- Main Tent

Registration: 10:30am

Event: 11:00am

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 CONTEST


Pre-Parade Block Party

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am - 2:00pm

Prior to the parade, come down to Soldiers Field Park to enjoy stage entertainment, demonstrations, tree climb for kids and exciting debut of "Go! Play! Explore! Mobile Recreation". It's a trailer-loaded, mobile playground with interactive games and equipment brought to you by Olmsted County Public Health and Rochester Parks & Recreation. 

*Other events going on include: Rochesterfest Cars & Coffee (Classic Car Display), Jigsaw Puzzle Contest, Dachshund Dash

Sponsors: FASTSIGNS, People's Food Coop, Maier Tree & Lawn

Media Sponsors: CW Rochester, Quick Country 96.5


Dachshund Dash

Soldiers Field Park

Check in: 11:30am – noon

Race time: Noon

Don’t have a Dachshund – no worries! The Dachshund Dash is a celebration of small dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds (20 pounds and under).  Bring your lawn chair and be prepared to cheer these hot dogs along their racing path!

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure your spot in the appropriate heat. Contact: SmallDogRacesRochMN@gmail.com


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

27 great food vendors

Media Sponsor: iHeart Media (Laser 101.7, 102.5 The Fox and KFAN 1270 - 95.1)


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am


Camp Olson YMCA – One Mile Run

On the Parade Route

Registration: 1:00pm, Event: just before 2:00pm.

Fee: $20-$40

One mile race along the parade route before the parade starts to benefit the Camp Olson YMCA scholarship program.

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

www.campolson.org


Grand Parade

2:00pm start on 6th St SW.

Enjoy southern Minnesota’s biggest parade with over 100 units! The Elks and K of C's support the Parade.

Click here for parade route

Sponsor:  Clements Chevrolet

Media Sponsor: KTTC/ H&I TV


Miller/Coor Beer Garden Saturday Special

Saturday afternoon 'Happy Hour': 2:00pm - 4:00om

2-for-1 on tap beer


Zumbro River Community Festival

Camp Victory - 58212 403 Ave, Zumbro Falls, MN

4:00pm – 10:30pm

Free Admission

Something for everyone. Games, inflatables, climbing wall, zipwire, laser tag, silent auction, festival-type food, bands and the best fireworks show in Minnesota at dusk.

Sponsors: Tiffany & Jason Carey RE/MAX Results, Rochester Motor Cars

www.campvictory.com/events


Party in the Park featuring Shirts & Skins

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage

6:00pm – 10:00pm – Shirts & Skins

Shirts & Skins is one of the most dynamic touring bands in the upper Midwest. They focus on danceable hit songs from a variety of genres, including contemporary pop, classic rock, country and more. This is a band that will keep you singing and dancing all night long!

Event Sponsor: Minnesota State Lottery

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Minnesota 97.5

Shirts & Skins brings passion, excitement, and positive energy to audiences all across the United States.

Check out this compilation video.


Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow (28th Event)

Soldiers Field Park – East Side

7:00pm Launch

Dusk – Balloon Glow

Enjoy the beautiful hot air balloons as they launch, fly and glow!  Up, up and away!

Presented by Lesmeister Balloon Co.

Sponsors: Connections by Avra, RE/MAX Results, Results Title, Midwest Floor Solutions.


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 11th annual summer musical “The Wizard of Oz”, featuring a fully-staged show with a cast of 75+, plus a live pit orchestra.  Entertainment for the whole family.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Sunday, June 24


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

13th Annual High Flying Disc Dog Competition.

World Championship qualifying events.

Free to watch!  Vendors on site.

Sponsors: Minnesota Disc Dog Club, Zukes,

www.mndiscdog.com


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

Lourdes High School - 2800 19th St NW

2:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 11th annual summer musical “The Wizard of Oz”, featuring a fully-staged show with a cast of 75+, plus a live pit orchestra.  Entertainment for the whole family.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


Rochester Celebrity Regatta

Rochester Rowing Club Boat House

Silver Lake- waterfront behind old fire station

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Come see what crew and rowing is all about. Hands-on activities.  Also watch local media celebrities Troy Dunken (KROC), Bryan Lund (PB) and Linda Ha (KTTC) compete.

Sponsor: Rochester Rowing Club

www.rrcmn.org


Carillon Concert

201 1st St SW – Annenberg Plaza

2:00pm – 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 featuring jazz and blues standards, American folk tunes, and even a little Lady Gaga. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, sit back, and enjoy the music drifting down from the sky.


1860s Base Ball

History Center of Olmsted County-Schmitt Field

1195 West Circle Drive SW

4:30pm

Cost:  2 Bits (25 cents)

1860 Base Ball, played in period uniforms using replica bats and balls. Concessions on site.  Raffle drawings with cash prizes! 

4:30pm – Hens vs Chicks

6:00pm – Roosters vs Roadrunners

Sponsors: Schmitt Automotive, Eagles Club  

Media Sponsors: ME-TV 47.2

www.olmstedhistory.com

 


***BONUS EVENT IN JULY***

River City Rhapsody Drum Corps Show - Sunday, July 8th

Mark your calendar: the River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Show will be back in Rochester on Sunday, July 8th.  Eight of the country’s best drum corps will be performing at Rochester Regional Stadium at RCTC.  New this year: family package discount tickets. 

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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