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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

Live Eagle Program

March 05, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: National Eagle Center
  • Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
  • Venue: National Eagle Center

Have you ever wondered "How much does an eagle weigh?" How big is their wingspan?" The answers await you in these engaging and entertaining live eagle programs. Through hands-on and interactive teaching our staff of naturalists will share the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles. Our programs are as varied as our presenters and our audiences. Come to learn! Great for all ages. We offer our live eagle programs everyday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each progra... Visit Website

Trivia Night // Tap House

March 05, 2017
  • Location: The Tap House
  • Address: 10 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Tap House

Trivia at The Tap House every Sunday! Prizes include: free round of drinks to round winners and bar tab to the game winner.

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 Eagle Program

March 06, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: National Eagle Center
  • Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
  • Venue: National Eagle Center

Have you ever wondered "How much does an eagle weigh?" How big is their wingspan?" The answers await you in these engaging and entertaining live eagle programs. Through hands-on and interactive teaching our staff of naturalists will share the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles. Our programs are as varied as our presenters and our audiences. Come to learn! Great for all ages. We offer our live eagle programs everyday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each progra... Visit Website

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 Eagle Program

March 07, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: National Eagle Center
  • Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
  • Venue: National Eagle Center

Have you ever wondered "How much does an eagle weigh?" How big is their wingspan?" The answers await you in these engaging and entertaining live eagle programs. Through hands-on and interactive teaching our staff of naturalists will share the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles. Our programs are as varied as our presenters and our audiences. Come to learn! Great for all ages. We offer our live eagle programs everyday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each progra... Visit Website

Trivia Mafia

March 07, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Location: Grand Rounds Brew Pub
  • Address: 4 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Grand Rounds Brew Pub

Get your smartypants down to Grand Rounds Brewing Company for Tuesday night trivia with Trivia Mafia! Prizes and pints!

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

Burgers & Karaoke Wednesdays

March 08, 2017
  • Location: American Legion Post 92
  • Address: 315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Burgers and karaoke Wednesdays at the American Legion! See you there!

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.     

Live Eagle Program

March 08, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: National Eagle Center
  • Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
  • Venue: National Eagle Center

Have you ever wondered "How much does an eagle weigh?" How big is their wingspan?" The answers await you in these engaging and entertaining live eagle programs. Through hands-on and interactive teaching our staff of naturalists will share the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles. Our programs are as varied as our presenters and our audiences. Come to learn! Great for all ages. We offer our live eagle programs everyday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each progra... Visit Website

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 Eagle Program

March 09, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: National Eagle Center
  • Address: 50 Pembroke Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981
  • Venue: National Eagle Center

Have you ever wondered "How much does an eagle weigh?" How big is their wingspan?" The answers await you in these engaging and entertaining live eagle programs. Through hands-on and interactive teaching our staff of naturalists will share the biology, ecology and natural history of bald and golden eagles. Our programs are as varied as our presenters and our audiences. Come to learn! Great for all ages. We offer our live eagle programs everyday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each progra... Visit Website

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