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Rochester, MN Events

 The next big event is always just around the corner (or coming up soon!) in Rochester, MN. Annual can't-miss events include WinterFest and SocialICE (Rochester's outdoor ice bar) as well as RochesterFest and the Thursdays on First & 3rd festival every week from June 1 to August 31. Experience Rochester's friendliness and enthusiam for celebrating by attending one of our many entertaining events!    

 


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Saturday Apr 21, 2018

UNRAVELED Escape Room

April 21, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Absolute Theater Presents Sex With Strangers

April 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Civic Theatre: Studio Theatre
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

In this provocative comedy, two novelists meet at a cabin and challenge ideas of privacy, literature and vulnerability in the digital age. The play is written by “House of Cards” writer, Laura Eason and is directed by Eric Decker.

Brian Hicks & Fritz Nothnagel Live

April 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Goonie's Comedy Club
  • Address: 2723 Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Goonie's Comedy Club

Brian is one of Chicago's most sought after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh upbeat style Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny.

Collective Unconscious presents Pet Sounds: a Tribute to the Beach Boys

April 21, 2018
  • Location: Chatfield Center for the Arts
  • Address: 405 Main St S, Chatfield, MN 55923

On stage will be an army of musicians: a 24-member orchestra including a string quartet, vocal quartet, horn section, vibes, timpani, bass harmonica and a Theremin to name a few! With this ensemble, the Collective Unconscious will recapture the beautiful and spiritual music that is Pet Sounds. 

Edible Plants in your Backyard

April 21, 2018

Did you know that many of the plants that grow in our yards and gardens are edible? Come learn about urban foraging and harvesting the bounty in your backyard.

National Eagle Center's Taste of Wabasha

April 21, 2018

Taste of Wabasha brings the best of Wabasha together for great food in a spectacular setting for an evening to support the National Eagle Center’s live eagle ambassadors. Taste of Wabasha highlights area restaurants with tastings throughout the National Eagle Center on the banks of the Mississippi River. 

Pink Blossom Festival

April 21, 2018

This is an free event featuring fun, dynamic and informative sessions for breast cancer patients, survivors and Pink Ribbon Mentors. Enjoy a  delicious lunch and mini spa services by Lasata Salon & Spa. Please register by April 2nd by contacting Lisa Linn at lmlinn@charter.net.

Rochester Symphony presents MLK and the American Dream

April 21, 2018
  • Location: Lourdes High School
  • Address: 2800 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, we honor MLK and the goodness he inspired. We'll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America. 

Rochester Symphony: MLK and The American Dream

April 21, 2018
  • Location: Lourdes High School
  • Address: 2800 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, we honor MLK and the goodness in America that he inspired. We'll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America. Kids attend this concert free with the purchase of an adult ticket!

Winter Farmers Market

April 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
  • Location: Graham Park (Buildings 31 35)
  • Address: 16th Street & 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

You'll find a great variety of winter and greenhouse produce, and quality meats from locally raised animals at the Winter Market. Everything you'll find at the Market has been grown by area farmers and gardeners or baked lovingly by local hands. Plus, your purchases support regional agriculture and a sustainable local economy.

Rochester International Film Festival

April 21, 2018 - April 28, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres
  • Address: 4340 Maine Avenue SE, Rochester, MN

Through a partnership with the Film Socierty of Minneapolis/St. Pauls's award-winning film programmer, the Rochester International Film Group will bring quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. RIFG will also present several unique movies selected by the local RIFG selection committee.

Old Order Amish Country Trolley Tour

April 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: Your guide will pick you up directly at your hotel, or at any other location in Rochester

Immerse yourself in the timeless culture of the Old Order Amish as we journey down roads less traveled back to a way of life based on simplicity, strong faith, and hard work. This enriching, scenic tour affords the opportunity to observe and learn first-hand about the Amish way of life. Reserve your seat online or call to book your ticket.

Live Music at Kathy's

April 21, 2018 - September 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Kathy's Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway Avenue, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Kathy's Pub

Kathy's Pub Features the very best in live music with Local, National and International Acts.

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

April 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

Rochester City & Mayo Historical Trolley Tour

April 21, 2018 - November 06, 2018
  • Location: See website for details

We're thrilled to celebrate the 8th season of top-rated city trolley tour! Join us on our vintage red trolleys for a narrated city tour featuring Rochester's top sites and attractions, including our Mayo Historical sites! Explore the early years of the world famous Mayo Clinic, while experiencing the homes and lives of pioneering doctors on this relaxing, entertaining 90-minute tour.    

Assisi Heights Tour

April 21, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi Heights, home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, who were instrumental in establishing the first hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Please call for tour reservations.

Karaoke // VFW post 1215

April 21, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: VFW // Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Address: 16 6th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: VFW // Veterans of Foreign Wars

Enjoy karaoke every Saturday, 5pm-11pm, at the VFW post 1215 in Rochester!

Live DJ

April 21, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: The Loop
  • Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Loop

Kick the weekend off right with the biggest downtown dance party every Friday & Saturday Night @ The Loop. Drink specials throughout the night.

Sunday Apr 22, 2018

UNRAVELED Escape Room

April 22, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

FCA Night of Champions featuring Adam Thielen

April 22, 2018

Come out and help us support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! This night of champions is a fundraising dinner presented by Ford Metro, Inc. Get your tickets today!

Rochester Symphony presents MLK and the American Dream

April 22, 2018
  • Location: Lourdes High School
  • Address: 2800 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, we honor MLK and the goodness he inspired. We'll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, culminating in the celebration of all that Dr. King hoped for America. 

Rochester International Film Festival

April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres
  • Address: 4340 Maine Avenue SE, Rochester, MN

Through a partnership with the Film Socierty of Minneapolis/St. Pauls's award-winning film programmer, the Rochester International Film Group will bring quality international and Minnesota-made films from the MSP International Film Festival to Rochester. RIFG will also present several unique movies selected by the local RIFG selection committee.

Linguistico: Language and Cultural Exchange

April 22, 2018 - April 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Grand Rounds Brew Pub
  • Address: 4 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Grand Rounds Brew Pub

Sunday nights are boring in Rochester right? Wrong! It's simple come on down for Linguistico's debut language exchange. Grab a bite to eat, or have some drinks, and speak in either Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, or French, NO English allowed. Whether you are a complete newbie or seasoned pro, feel free to come on down and simply say hi!  

Mississippi River // National Eagle Center

April 22, 2018 - August 26, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Pick up directly at your hotel or any location in Rochester

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. Journey through picturesque "Bluff Country" on your way to the mighty river to visit wildlife refuges, apple orchards, a magical toy shop, National Eagle Center, a marina along Lake Pepin and scenic overlooks that provide spectacular views of the valley, steep bluffs and miles of sky-blue water. Reserve online at www.RochesterMNtours.com or by ... Visit Website

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

April 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

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