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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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Friday Feb 09, 2018

Archery Addiction

February 09, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

Comfort Food & Live Music Fridays

February 09, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: American Legion Post 92
  • Address: 315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Come see us on Friday for some comfort food and live music. Call or check website for lineup. See you there!

Escape Challenge

February 09, 2018

Locked in a room. 60 minutes on the clock. Can you complete the mission and escape the room before time expires? Choose your mission. Mission one is Norwegian Job. You are a group of thieves trying to get back your cash, diamonds and gold that are locked in a room. Can you find your loot and escape before time expires? Mission two is a rescue mission. Part of your team has been captured. You need to sneak into a cartel safe house, free the prisoners, and then find a way to escape. All... Visit Website


February 09, 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!

Art under 100 under 100

February 09, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, MN 55992

Crossings presents a juried show of affordable original art by 30 area artists, whose works use a variety of techniques and mediums. This favorite Winter exhibit is a chance for artists of all levels to have fun, stretch their creativity and make something different, and it’s a chance for art lovers of all economic strata to buy original art. 

Laugh for Life Comedy Night

February 09, 2018
  • Location: Autumn Ridge Church
  • Address: 3611 Salem Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Please join us for an evening of laughter with a purpose! This family-friendly event brings laughter to all ages, while providing the funds needed to serve women, men and children in our communities with pregnancy-related services. Our featured comedians are Triple Espresso members, Michael Pearce Donley, Bob Stromberg, and Bill Arnold!  

Matt Browne Live

February 09, 2018
  • Location: Five West Kitchen + Bar
  • Address: 1991 Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Matt Browne will be performing at Five West on Friday, February 9th! Mixing music hits from various genres, he is sure to play a few of your favorites. Bring your friends and stop in for great foods, drinks, and live acoustic music.

Winterfest XVI: Beat the Winter Blues Bash!

February 09, 2018
  • Location: Christ United Methodist Church
  • Address: 400 5th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Cupcakes, crafts, contests, service projects and dancing! What more could you ask for! We will eat and dance and play, make valentines for seniors in local assisted living facilities and give food and clothing to those who need it most. To get in, bring a non-perishable food item for Channel One, a piece of clothing for our Thrift on Fifth store, or a cash donation in any amount.        

Andrew Rivers (Headliner) & Luis Valencia (Feature) Live

February 09, 2018 - February 10, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Goonie's Comedy Club
  • Address: 7 Second St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Goonie's Comedy Club

Andrew Rivers is one the nation's finest young comedians, according to his mother, but she wishes he would stop doing jokes about her. Andrew was featured nationally on episode 5 of the Fox TV Show Laughs and named The Next Big Thing! He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show which is syndicated to more than 130 stations nation wide. He makes regular appearances on Clear Channel Radio Stations in Seattle and was featured on the front page of The Seattle Times Sunday Paper! 

Romantic City Lights and Water Trolley Tour

February 09, 2018 - February 10, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Downtown Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 101 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55904

Bring your favorite date and board the trolley during Valentine's Weekend for a romantic trolley tour. This tour will take us along some of the city's best skyline and night views, lighted night-time landmarks, through its historic districts, and along its romantic river stretches, winter scenery, and waterways. A light historical narration will accompany the music.

SocialICE 2018

February 09, 2018 - February 10, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar – transforms the Peace Plaza in the heart of downtown Rochester to an outdoor ice bar experience. At SocialICE, you'll experience nine 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars – each with signature drinks – lighting effects, music, ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. 

WinterFest XVI: Annual Rochester Polar Plunge

February 09, 2018 - February 10, 2018
  • Location: Foster Arend Park
  • Address: 4051 E River Road NE, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Foster Arend Park

Participants raise a minimum of $75 to earn the right to take the plunge into beautiful Foster Arend Pond.This event is hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.          

WinterFest XVI: Friends Book Sale

February 09, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library is a non-profit organization of community people dedicated to strengthening the Public Library, promoting awareness and use if Library services, building community and financial support, and encouraging volunteer involvement.  

Rochester Area Builders Home Show

February 09, 2018 - February 11, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

Join the Rochester Area Builders for the 39th Annual Home Show. Check out everything from home improvement ideas & products to new home construction from over 180 vendors, daily seminars, the doors & windows unhinged design contest, and much more. 

Stay with Me Awhile

February 09, 2018 - February 18, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Stay with me Awhile by Mary E Johnson (local playwright) - World Premier Stay with me Awhile explores the intensely personal yet universal experience keeping vigil with a loved one as death approaches.

Indoor Bubble Soccer

February 09, 2018 - March 31, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: TBD
  • Address: 14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Feeling the winter blues? BubbleBall is the perfect solution! Contact BubbleBall Rochester for some fun indoor entertainment. You can play bubble soccer, sumo circle, capture the flag and more. Bring your family, group of friends, or book for an event. It's the perfect way to burn off some steam and stay active this winter. Not to mention - it's a ton of fun! We're open virtually every day, any time.

Live Music at Kathy's

February 09, 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.

Live DJ

February 09, 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.