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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 17, 2017

Carillon Concert

February 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Location: Plummer Building
  • Address: 2nd Street & 2nd Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Plummer Building

You can enjoy the music of the carillon on Annenberg Plaza (between the Plummer Building and the Mayo Building) and other nearby locations. The "Heritage Rings" plays on Mondays at 7pm and at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays.     

Comfort Food & Live Music Fridays

February 17, 2017
  • 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!

Live Music: Cole Allen

February 17, 2017
  • Location: Canadian Honker Restaurant
  • Address: 1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Join us for some blues music with Cole Allen! See you there!

Live Music: Sothea Lam

February 17, 2017
  • Location: Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
  • Address: 1201 Eastgate Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Come out and enjoy some acoustic music by Sothea Lam. He has reggae sounds that will turn heads. 


February 17, 2017
  • Location: Hill Theater, RCTC
  • Address: 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Macbeth is the haunting story of ambition, prophecy, power and the dark consequences to all. A military hero and his wife conspire to seize the throne of Scotland and aim to capture the crow at any costs. Shakespeare's stark tale is presented like never before. 

Peter Ostroushko with Dan Chouinard

February 17, 2017
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

Peter Ostroushko, one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music, returns to Zumbrota. He’s bringing special guest, Dan Chouinard, to perform with him. He is at his most passionate playing a rich ethnic mix of music, at the heart of which is his Ukrainian heritage.

Live Music- Fernando Ufret

February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017
  • Location: Five West Kitchen + Bar
  • Address: 1991 Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Five West Kitchen + Bar

Fernando Ufret: Acoustic covers and arrangements on classical/flamenco guitars!

Live Music: Becca Tesch

February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Enjoy live entertainment every evening, Monday through Saturday, at The Redwood Room!


February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017
  • 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 seven 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. 

Rochester RV & Camping Show

February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904

This show is Rochester's exclusive RV and camping show, featuring two of the largest RV dealers in the Midwest; Hilltop Trailer Sales and Noble RV. Come view RV's ranging from pop-up tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and motorhomes. Many of the areas surrounding campgrounds, RV parts and accessories, and tow-vehicles will also be on display. It will be fun for the whole family. 

HONK! The Musical

February 17, 2017 - March 12, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Mantorville
  • Address: 21 5th Street E, Mantorville, MN 55955
  • Venue: Mantorville

Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score! Get ready to shake off those winter blahs and enjoy a great family show at the Mantorville Theatre Company!

Escape Challenge

February 17, 2017 - November 22, 2017

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

Going Up Live

February 17, 2017 - January 12, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Join us for live acoustic music and your favorite toasted sandwich.