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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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Sunday Feb 12, 2017

Festival of Music Concert

February 12, 2017
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 512 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Du Huang and Xiao Hu, Luther College faculty members, received their early training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music. The duo has premiered, commissioned and recorded new works for the piano. 

Grace Lutheran Chili Challenge

February 12, 2017
  • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
  • Address: 800 E. Silver Lake Dr., Rochester, MN 55906

Grace Lutheran Third Annual Chili Challenge Taste and vote on your favorite chili! Ticket prices include chili samples, bread, and beverage. You can also submit a favorite chili recipe to test against others to win prizes. Registration for chili entries is due by January 31.

Once Upon a Playhouse

February 12, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

 During the Rochester Area Builders Home Show, playhouses are on display. Children, families and adults are invited to check out the playhouses, play in them and even win one. Raffle tickets for the playhouses are sold benefitting Family Service Rochester's work addressing family violence.

WinterFest XV: Cardboard Sled Race

February 12, 2017

Fourth Annual Cardboard Sled Race! Come watch the race and cheer on your favorite sled from the warmth and comfort of the indoors.     

WinterFest XV: Gospel Music Concert

February 12, 2017
  • Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Address: 559 20th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

We have lots of great music lined up from Bluegrass by "Cabin Fever", Brass Etc., John Thistle and his band of bagpipers, The Dangerfield string trio' The infamous "Nodding Wild Onions" Dan Wolley on the grand new organ and the full blown Martin Luther King Community Choir! just to name a few of the acts on the bill.

Rochester Area Builders Home Show

February 12, 2017
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

Rochester Area BuildersJoin us for the 38th Annual Rochester Area Builders, Inc. 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. 

Rochester WinterFest XV

February 12, 2017
  • Location: Throughout Rochester

WinterFest takes place yearly during the first two weeks in February. WinterFest serves to promote wintertime activities for all ages while raising awareness and funds for area nonprofit organizations. There is a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities happening in the Rochester area so all can enjoy the Cabin Fever Days of February!

WinterFest XV: It's Snow Crazy!

February 12, 2017
  • Location: Quarry Hill Nature Center
  • Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Get ready to experience snow like you never have before! Bring your mittens, for a game of snow bowling. Then we are making snow candy, because we all love to eat snow. Just think how good it will be turned into candy. Finally it is time to snow create! You can color it, shape it, or adorn it for the birds - whatever you are in the mood for. We'll provide the materials and (hopefully) Mother Nature provides the snow! The fire will be roaring inside and hot cocoa simmering whenever you need to t... Visit Website

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

February 12, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Kathy's Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Kathy's Pub

Every Sunday Night at 8:30pm Kathy's Pub features some of the best musicians SE Minnesota.

Monday Feb 13, 2017

Carillon Concert

February 13, 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.     

SCHEELS Kids Klub Event

February 13, 2017
  • Location: SCHEELS
  • Address: 1001 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: SCHEELS

Join SCHEELS to celebrate Valentine's Day by learning how they make fudge and decorating your own piece of fudge.

Escape Challenge

February 13, 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

Tuesday Feb 14, 2017

Danzig's Comedy Hypnosis Show

February 14, 2017
  • Location: Zumbrota State Theatre
  • Address: 96 E 4th St, Zumbrota, MN 55992

The Zumbrota State Theatre will be jumping with fun, laughter and excitement as Master Hypnotist, David Danzig, electrifies the audience with his Valentine's Day Hypnosis Show! The pandemonium is all great fun and will have the audience laughing non-stop from start to finish during this special appearance. Bring your special someone and watch your sweetheart up on stage!

Trivia Tuesday: Italy Themed

February 14, 2017
  • Location: LTS Brewing Company
  • Address: 2001 32nd Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: LTS Brewing Company

We will hold 4 rounds, 10 questions per round. Questions will be read out loud by the Trivia Master (host) or you will be given an image, and each team will have approximately 2 minutes per question to respond. The host will read each question twice, and will offer to repeat any question additionally at the end of the round.

Escape Challenge

February 14, 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

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017

Carillon Concert

February 15, 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.     

Live Music: Cliff Jack & Bob Gardner

February 15, 2017 - February 16, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

The Cliff Jack and Bob Gardner Duo will be playing a wonderful selection of Jazz standards.

Escape Challenge

February 15, 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

Live Music // Forager Brewery

February 15, 2017 - November 29, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Location: Forager Brewery Company
  • Address: 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Forager Brewery

Want to hear some local, live music! Our regular Wednesday night rotating musicians will be performing, so get your fill of local music at Forager Brewery!

Thursday Feb 16, 2017

Cascade Meadow Speaker Series: Henslow's Sparrows

February 16, 2017

Raymond Faber, Ph.D., has studied Henslow’s sparrows, at Great River Bluffs State Park (GRBSP), since 1994. Henslow’s sparrows are on Minnesota’s list of endangered species and are found in only a few locations in the state. This educational presentation is free and open to the public.

Live Music: Cliff Jack & Bob Gardner

February 16, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

The Cliff Jack and Bob Gardner Duo will be playing a wonderful selection of Jazz standards.

Macbeth

February 16, 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. 

RAACHE Choirs' Winter Serenade Concert

February 16, 2017
  • Location: Christ United Methodist Church
  • Address: 400 5th Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Choral performance of a variety of music styles and genres by three choirs, individual choir members, and some audience sing-along.

SocialICE

February 16, 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. 

Art After Hours: Open Mic Rochester

February 16, 2017 - March 16, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Open Mic Rochester is an all ages, all abilities open mic in the long tradition of coffee house folk music tradition. Performers of all levels who sing, play instruments (acoustic, electronic and piano), write and perform poetry, spoken word, essayists and all other performing artists who seek an audience are welcome.  

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