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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 Mar 05, 2017

Townsend Flea/Vintage Market

March 05, 2017
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center - Exhibit Hall
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

Come and be dazzled by vintage finds, antiques, collectibles, and repurposed items! You will also find avon and scentsy products and much, much more. So much to see!

HONK! The Musical

March 05, 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!

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

March 05, 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 Mar 06, 2017

Carillon Concert

March 06, 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: Jaggedease

March 06, 2017 - March 07, 2017
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Jaggedease is an acoustic sounding group playing original music that crosses many different genres.

The Importance of Compassion Today

March 06, 2017 - March 13, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Location: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
  • Address: 1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

In The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama claims, “Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” What is the nature of compassion? Can it and should it be taught? Address these questions and more in interactive sessions, all focused on the importance of compassion today.  

Escape Challenge

March 06, 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 Mar 07, 2017

Live Music: Jaggedease

March 07, 2017
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Jaggedease is an acoustic sounding group playing original music that crosses many different genres.

Meet and Greet with a Bunch for Lunch: Book Discussion

March 07, 2017
  • Location: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
  • Address: 1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hanh. The author is a Buddhist monk - a holy man, humble and devout who was exiled from his Vietnamese homeland for over 30 years. He has endured persecution and three wars. His life’s mission is as a healer of the heart. Come hear his story.

Photographer Doug Ohman Presents MN Byways

March 07, 2017
  • Location: Chatfield Center for the Arts
  • Address: 405 Main St. S., Chatfield, MN 55923

Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, storyteller, and photographer with strong roots in Minnesota. His popular Minnesota Byways series of books contain images of Minnesota's natural beauty and its rich history. Doug tells the stories behind the pictures with humor and insight and makes the photos come to life for his audiences. 

Escape Challenge

March 07, 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 Mar 08, 2017

Carillon Concert

March 08, 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.     

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer

March 08, 2017
  • Location: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
  • Address: 1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Book discussion. Tracy Kidder, of a visionary man with a brilliant medical mind, shares his story about incredible love for people in need. With his rugged determination and hard work and extraordinary sacrifice, he goes on to build a medical facility in Haiti.

The Civil War in the Arizona Territories (or How the West was Won)

March 08, 2017

The Desert southwest was a United States Territory when the Civil War started in 1861. Part of this territory seceded from the Union and became "Confederate Arizona." This presentation explains what happened as a result.

Live Music: Tracy Sonnier

March 08, 2017 - March 09, 2017
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Come out and enjoy some folk music with Tracy Sonnier!

Escape Challenge

March 08, 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

March 08, 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 Mar 09, 2017

Live Music: Tracy Sonnier

March 09, 2017
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Come out and enjoy some folk music with Tracy Sonnier!

Live Music at The Loop!

March 09, 2017 - May 25, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: The Loop
  • Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Loop

Live Music every Thursday night from local artists.

Escape Challenge

March 09, 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

Friday Mar 10, 2017

Carillon Concert

March 10, 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

March 10, 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!

Cabin Fever - Fighting Cancer since 2010!

March 10, 2017
  • Location: Rochester International Event Center
  • Address: 7333 Airport View Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902

If you haven't joined us before, now is the time! We will have a bean bag tournament, silent auction, contests, games and live entertainment! All proceeds go directly to the Eagles Cancer Telethon.Costumes are welcome. Fun is required!

Dave Nachmanoff: Chosen Bean Concert

March 10, 2017
  • Location: Chatfield Center for the Arts
  • Address: 405 Main Street S, Chatfield, MN 55923

Whether you’re a concert junkie, participating in one of his songwriting classes or listening to your custom song, you’ll walk away from your Dave Nachmanoff experience wondering why he hasn’t yet learned to play anything with his feet. Why not? He’s done everything else! Coffeehouse concessions, beer & wine available for purchase night of.

Gary Vanselow Memorial Fish Fry

March 10, 2017
  • Location: Rochester International Event Center
  • Address: 7333 Airport View Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902

This fun filled family event includes a tasty fish dinner, amazing raffles, live music, and children's activities. Proceeds go to tuition assistance for grades PreK thru Grade 12 in the Rochester Catholic Schools.

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