2017 SCHEDULE- June 17 - 25

(Watch for updates)

Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Tuesday, June 20
Wednesday, June 21
Thursday, June 22
Friday, June 23
Saturday, June 24
Sunday, June 25

 

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

 

 

 

Friday, June 16


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 17


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

Towerview Dairy Farm - 9019 Silver Creek Rd NE, Eyota, MN

Charles & Carrie Sachs

6:30am – 11:30am

Kick-off Rochesterfest with County Breakfast on the Farm!  Enjoy a country breakfast served by Chris Cakes. Tractor-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, educational agricultural displays and exhibits.  Fun for the whole family!

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

Take a free bus ride to the Towerview Dairy Farm and back from the West Lot of Century High School. First bus loads at 6:30am, last bus at 10:45am. There will also be on-site parking for those who want to drive to the farm.

MAP TO FARM


Insane Inflatables 5K

Rochester International Airport - 7600 Helgerson Dr SW

8:30am – 2:00pm

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

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

Charity Partner: American Cancer Society

Sponsor: Townsquare Media

www.insaneinflatable5k.com/rochester-mn/


Rochester Hangar Fly In and Dance

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

7300 Brataas Drive SW, Hangar C

9:00am  Five WWII Planes fly in

Available to view and ride until 4:00pm

Hangar Dance 5:00pm – 10:30pm

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

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

Sponsors: Signature Flight Support, Me-TV 47.2 and H&I Rochester, Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzaria 

For tickets, visit www.mvesm.org or call 507-990-1007


Scheels Paddle Demo

Foster Arend Park - 4051 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


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

Vendors, Brother Wolf Animal Communicator, dog games, microchip clinic, food, information on classes, kennel club, make a pet disaster kit, agility and rally demos, Pawsabilities.

Sponsors: Rochester Pet & Country Store, Star of the North Shar Pei Club

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


2016 Juneteenth Celebration

East Silver Lake Park - 705 E. Silver Lake Dr

Noon – 6pm

The 12th Annual Rochester Juneteenth event is our community’s celebration of the emancipation of slaves. Everyone is invited to this exciting event as we join together in unity and celebrate our freedom.

Activities include: entertainment ranging from gospel choirs to R&B music, spoken word, dance and more. Vendors providing food and drink.  Face painting, games and other activities to educate and entertain children.  Plus an ongoing program with information on the history and significance of the Juneteenth celebration.

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


Minnesota Public Radio Open House

50th Anniversary Celebration

1530 Greenview Dr SW- Rochester

5:00pm – 8:00pm

On January 22, 1967, Minnesota Public Radio went live.  Celebrate locally with family activities and music, visit the try-pod and digital device help table, tape a testimonial!  Meet your local MPR staff.

Sponsor: Minnesota Public Radio

www.mpr.org


Movies in the Park

Brought to you by the Rochester Downtown Alliance

Central Park – 225 First Ave NW

Approximately 9:00pm – Free

On June 17th Movies in the Park features “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG).  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather in Central Park for this FREE, fun and family-friendly outdoor event. 

Brought to You By: Premier Banks

www.downtownrochestermn.com


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Sunday, 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! 

Extra clue at Trade Mart Furniture Center on Saturday, June 17 and extra clue at Whistle Binkies Pubs on Monday, June 19.

Sponsors: Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs  

Media Sponsor: ABC 6 News


Rochesterfest Triathlon

Foster Arend Park-East River Road NE

Starts at 8:00am

The Rochesterfest Triathlon is one of those events that offers an experience for the newbie triathlete or for the seasoned veteran. Give it a “tri” and we know you’ll be hooked!

Sponsors: Terra Loco, Tri Rochester, Comfort Suites

Find out more at www.finalstretch.com


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Monday, 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.

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 - 9:00pm  Vendors may stay open longer

30 great food vendors

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


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.

*Additional route today from St Marys Hospital and back.

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Pets at the Fest’

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Bring your pet to the fest!  Leashes and Leads will provide entertaining and informative demonstrations.  Stop by to see additional pet-related booths and displays.

More details at www.rochesterfest.com

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

11:45am - 1:15pm

‘Becky Schlegel & Friends’ (Bluegrass)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Video Game Tournament   

Soldiers Field Park - South Tent

Begins at 4:00pm

The Machine Shed returns to Rochesterfest with multiple video games on site!
All ages are welcome to compete in Round-robin and team tournament action for prizes.

For complete event information and to pre-register, visit:

www.machineshedmn.com

Sponsor: Machine Shed


PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

Soldiers Field Park

4:00pm – 7:00pm

PossAbilities Ice Cream Social is an annual community connection event where people with disabilities can celebrate Rochesterfest with the rest of the community by eating Kemp’s Ice Cream, playing fun games and listening and dancing to a free concert by Six Mile Grove.

$5 donation gets a wristband to participate in games and receive ice cream.

Sponsor: Kemps, Premier Bank, Titan Development


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

4:30pm - 6:30pm

‘Six Mile Grove’ (Americana)

Presented by: PossAbilities Ice Cream Social

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

Media Sponsor: 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

Over 25,000 used books, CDs & DVDs for sale. Organized by genre in boxes and on shelves.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Rochester Public 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


Teen Night

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

7:00pm - 10:00pm  Free

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

Sponsor: RCTC    

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, 106.9 KROC


BubbleBall                

Soldiers Field Park- West Field

7:00pm

Bounce, flip and roll with BubbleBall!  Entertaining to watch and totally fun to play.

Come and try BubbleBall at Rochesterfest.

Cost: $5 ($4 with Rochesterfest button)

Sponsor: BubbleBall Rochester

www.rochester.bubbleball.co


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Tuesday, June 20


Treasure Hunt

This year's treasure is a medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property. Find the treasure and win $1,000!

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 - 6:00pm

Over 25,000 used books, CDs & DVDs for sale. Organized by genre in boxes and on shelves.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Rochester Public Library


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

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


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

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

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Ready, Imagine, Go to the Fest’

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Ready, Imagine, Go – with Minnesota Children’s Museum-Rochester. Explore your curiosity with engaging activities for the whole family!

More details at www.rochesterfest.com

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:45am - 1:00pm

Rochester Children’s Museum presents

‘Amanda Grace’ (family-friendly Indie rocker)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park

Treasure Island Stage

4:00pm - 5:30pm

‘Bob Loy & Friends’ (Bluegrass)

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

Media Sponsor: Laser 101.7

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


Rochester Concert Band

Treasure Island Stage

6:00pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the great music.

Sponsor:  City of Rochester, Riverside Concerts

www.riversideconcerts.com


Magic Fun Night

Treasure Island Stage

(following Concert Band…7:45pm)

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

Sponsor: Canadian Honker  

Media: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


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Wednesday, June 21


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 - 6:00pm

Over 25,000 used books, CDs & DVDs for sale. Organized by genre in boxes and on shelves.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Rochester Public Library


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

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


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

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

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘World Culture at the Fest”

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Celebrate our city’s diversity by exploring various cultures at Rochesterfest.  Indian dancers will grace the stage after 12:15pm.  Various demonstrations and displays will be available for exploring.

More details at www.rochesterfest.com

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


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


"10 Who Make A Difference"

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island 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 Stage

12:20 pm. - 1:30 p.m.

Third Eye Tribal presents Indian dance performances

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   

Media Sponsor:  KROC-AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Pure Rock Studios Teen (Rock)

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

Media Sponsor: 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 Stage

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an evening of family fun!  Over 20 booths featuring family activities, challenges, live animals, crafts, demonstrations plus Walmart boys and girls bicycle giveaway!  Stage entertainment includes live music, DJ fun & dance and introducing the first ever Rochesterfest All-Ages Spelling Bee for prizes!

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!

Sponsor: Rochester Amateur Sports Commission   

Media Sponsors: FOX 47, KFAN-AM 1270


Community Worship

Zumbro Lutheran Church east lawn - 624 Third Ave SW

6:30pm

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

www.zumbrolutheran.org


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Thursday, June 22


Rochesterfest Book Sale

Rochester Public Library Auditorium, 101 2nd St SE

9:30am - 5:00pm

Over 25,000 used books, CDs & DVDs for sale. Organized by genre in boxes and on shelves.

Get a free book with your Rochesterfest button.

Sponsor: Friends of the Rochester Public Library


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

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


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

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

*Additional route today from St Marys Hospital and back.

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Arts at the Fest’

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

Arts at the Fest has a creative outlet for everyone.  Enjoy art on display and art activities.  From 11:30a-1p you can join our skilled instructor from Art on the Go-Rochester and create a canvas painting for only $5 (arrive early to get a spot) OR donate your skills by paying $10 to paint a bowl from Color Me Mine to support Channel One’s Empty Bowls fundraiser.

More details at www.rochesterfest.com

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:45am - 1:30pm

‘Uptown Jazz’ (Jazz)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines   

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Happy Hour Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

4:15pm – 5:45pm

‘Debbie Anthony’ (Country)

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

Media Sponsor: 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 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 St. Paul on Sept 24. Top prize $3,000.

Sponsor: Winona State University – Rochester

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Y105FM, Z-Rock 107.7

KARAOKE CONTEST RULES 2017


KidDISCO

Rochester Art Center- 40 Civic Center Dr SE

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Costumes, lights, music and art…kidDISCO!

Join us for our 10th Annual kidDISCO!  It’s a fun dance party for the whole family – and costumes are encouraged!  Groove to the music of local DJ Scotty Matthews, participate in art activities, explore our exhibitions, and win prizes for best costumes, most creative dance and more.

Admission: $5 per child, parents free (children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult)

$2 off with a 2017 Rochesterfest Button

Free for Rochester Art Center Members

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Banks cbanks@rochesterartcenter.org

www.rochesterartcenter.org


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'State Fair'

Lourdes High School- 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 10th annual summer musical “State Fair”. It is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver.

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.

Sponsor: RE/MAX Results, Results Mortgage, Home Title, Lesmeister Balloon Co.

(alternate time: Friday at dusk)


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Friday, June 23


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

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


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

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

Sponsor: Minnesota Energy Resources

Media Sponsors: ABC-6 News, Minnesota 97.5


Midday Theme: ‘Health & Wellness at the Fest’

Soldiers Field Park

11:00am – 2:00pm

During our Health & Wellness theme, explore the hands-on, interactive displays scattered about the Fest Grounds.

More details at www.rochesterfest.com

Sponsor: Sterling State Bank


Noontime Entertainment

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

11:45am – 1:30pm

‘After School Special’ (Rock)

Sponsor: Rochester City Lines  

Media Sponsor: KROC AM 1340


Crossbow Shoot

Olmsted County Fairgrounds

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Come try the latest crossbows at the FREE event.  Register to win great prizes!

Sponsor: Scheels

experience.scheels.com


TGIF Bash!

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

4:00pm - 5:30pm - LP & the 45’s

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

6:00pm - 10:00pm - Incognito

Recently voted Rochester’s ‘Favorite Group’, Incognito has been entertaining crowds for over 30 years, playing the best dance/party music…from the classics to today!

Event Sponsor: Minnesota State Lottery

Stage Sponsor:  Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Media:  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

‘Ameriski’s Got Talent’. This is a preview of the full-themed show, which is presented every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Fisherman’s Inn on Lake Zumbro.  Donations accepted.

www.skidox.com


BubbleBall

Soldiers Field Park- West Field

7:00pm

Bounce, flip and roll with BubbleBall!  Entertaining to watch and totally fun to play.

Come and try BubbleBall at Rochesterfest.

Cost: $5 ($4 with Rochesterfest button)

Sponsor: BubbleBall Rochester

www.rochester.bubbleball.co


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'State Fair'

Lourdes High School- 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 10th annual summer musical “State Fair”. It is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Saturday, June 24


Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Rally

Soldiers Field Park – East Side

6:00am Launch

Catch the awesome mass ascension of beautiful hot air balloons. 

Sponsor: RE/MAX Results, Results Mortgage, Home Title, Lesmeister Balloon Co.

 (alternate time: Sunday 6:00am)


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park - 722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

12th 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 – 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


Pre-Parade Block Party

Soldiers Field Park

10:00am - 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), Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop, Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

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

Media Sponsors: KTTC, Quick Country 96.5


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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Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop

Soldiers Field Park-West Side

10:30am

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.


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Soldiers Field Park- Main Tent

Registration: 10:15am

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


Rochesterfest Food Vendors

Soldiers Field Park

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

30 great food vendors

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


Miller/Coors Beer Garden

Opens at 11:00am


Camp Olson YMCA – One Mile Run

On the Parade Route

Registration: 1:00pm, Event: just before parade start at 2:00pm.

Fee: $25

One-mile Race/Run/Walk to benefit the Camp Olson/YMCA Scholarship Program

Sponsors: Stifel Nicholas, C.O. Brown Insurance, Rochester Track Club

www.campolson.org


Grand Parade

New date and time!

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 Subaru

Media Sponsor: KTTC/ H&I TV

(Parade broadcast live on H&I over-the-air 10.3, Charter 179, Mediacom 113.  Replay of parade will air on H&I on Sunday June 25th at noon.)


Miller/Coor Beer Garden Happy Hour

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

2-for-1 on tap beer


Zumbro River Community Festival

Camp Victory - 5812 403 Ave, Zumbro Falls

4:00pm – 10:30pm

Free Admission

Something for everyone. Games, inflatables, climbing wall, petting zoo, zip line, laser tag, Silent Auction, festival-type food, “Mixed Nuts” kids’ entertainment, bands and the best Fireworks show in southern Minnesota at dusk.

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

www.campvictory.com

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Party in the Park

Soldiers Field Park 

Treasure Island Stage

6:00pm-10pm

Featuring: Brat Pack Radio

Rewind to the 80's and groove to your favorite dance-pop classics with Minnesota's party band BRAT PACK RADIO! This polished, high-energy, non-stop supershow can best be described as seriously fun and "totally awesome"!!!

Event Sponsor: Cambria

Stage Sponsor: Treasure Island Resort & Casino  

Media sponsor: KTTC, Minnesota 97.5


BubbleBall       

Soldiers Field Park- West Field

7:00pm

Bounce, flip and roll with BubbleBall!  Entertaining to watch and totally fun to play.

Come and try BubbleBall at Rochesterfest.

Cost: $5 ($4 with Rochesterfest button)

Sponsor: BubbleBall Rochester

www.rochester.bubbleball.co


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!

Sponsor: RE/MAX Results, Results Mortgage, Home Title, Lesmeister Balloon Co.


Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota presents 'State Fair'

Lourdes High School- 2800 19th St NW

7:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 10th annual summer musical “State Fair”. It is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.org


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Sunday, June 25


Land of Ten Thousand Discs

Cooke Park

722 7th Ave NW

8:00am- Registration

9:00am- Start

12th 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 'State Fair'

Lourdes High School- 2800 19th St NW

2:00pm

Honors Choirs of SE MN presents their 10th annual summer musical “State Fair”. It is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver.

For ticket and show information visit www.HonorsChoirs.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’s new Carillonneur Austin Ferguson for his first Rochesterfest performance of the historic carillon bells beginning at 2:00pm.


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), Caitlin Alexander (KTTC) and Bryan Lund (PB) race against each other.

Sponsors: Rochester Rowing Club

www.rrcmn.org


1860s Base Ball

History Center of Olmsted County-Schmitt Field

1195 West Circle Drive SW

4:30pm

Cost:  2 Bits (25 cents)

It’s our 20th Anniversary!  Period uniforms, replica bats and balls, 1860 rules.

Ladies exhibition at 4:30pm followed by Roosters vs Roadrunners. Raffle drawing- need not be present to win. Concessions and Trader Joe’s root beer floats.

Sponsors: Schmitt Automotive Repair, Valentino’s Pizza-Pasta  

Media Sponsors: KROC-AM 1340, ME-TV 47.2


 

***BONUS EVENT IN JULY***

River City Rhapsody Drum Corps Show - Sunday, July 9th

The River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Show is once again coming back to Rochester. This year’s show will be held on Sunday, July 9 back at Rochester Regional Stadium at RCTC and features 8 corps from around the country.

Get your tickets early for the best seats!

Go to www.rivercityrhapsody.com or call 507-269-8280.


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