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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 Sep 17, 2017

Scenic Mississippi River Valley & National Eagle Center Tour

September 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Pick up directly at your hotel or any location in Rochester

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. We'll journey through picturesque "Bluff Country" on our way to the mighty river where we'll visit Whitewater State Park visitor center, an apple house and/or elegant winery, a magical toy shop that is the largest in the country, historic river towns, and the National Eagle Center. 

Trivia Night // Tap House

September 17, 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.

13th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

September 17, 2017
  • Location: Mayo High School
  • Address: 1420 11th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904

This event attracts an average of 1000 participants each fall. We'll have a raffle with some prizes valued up to $5000, a catered lunch, snacks, refreshments, a scavenger hunt for families, a performance by The Reunion Band, and shuttles available to those who don't wish to participate in the complete 10-mile walk.

Cemetery Walk - Meet the Founding Women of Mayo

September 17, 2017
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery Chapel
  • Address: 38 7th Avenue NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Join us for a walk at Oakwood Cemetery, where over twenty women involved in founding Mayo Clinic are buried. These physicians, nurses, librarians, secretaries, wives and mothers were instrumental from the day of the tornado in 1883 to the days of World War II. You will receive a map of the grave sites, meet several of the women (portrayed by local actors), and hear their stories firsthand.  

Makers' Space

September 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

The Maker Space combines diverse cultural art forms from around the world, youth leadership and community education and engagement. Community members will have the opportunity to design and create personal art works with the assistance of our volunteer youth and adult artists. This creative space will be a celebration of many diverse cultures and art techniques. 

Rochester Music Expo record show

September 17, 2017

The Rochester Music Expo features 15 tables full of record albums, 45 RPM records, CDs and music memorabilia of all types of music in all price ranges. Early-bird admission is $10/person at 8:30 AM. Please bring any records to the show you'd like to get rid of.

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

September 17, 2017 - October 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

Wine Trail Trolley Tour

September 17, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Location: Trolley departs from Government Center
  • Address: 151 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Experience the Mississippi River Valley Wine Country by Trolley. Highlights include Whitewater Wines, Villa Bellezza Vineyard & Winery, Falconer Vineyards & Winery, and Lake Pepin Winery. Advance reservations required online or by phone.

Sekapp Orchard

September 17, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

September 17, 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 Sep 18, 2017

Harmony for Mayo Program - Rob Abernethy

September 18, 2017
  • Location: Mayo Clinic Charlton Building
  • Address: 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program presents Rob Abernethy, singer/songwriter fingerstyle guitar, in the Lips Atrium, Charlton Building.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

September 18, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Sekapp Orchard

September 18, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Escape Challenge

September 18, 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

Assisi Heights Tour

September 18, 2017 - December 30, 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi Heights, home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, who were instrumental in establishing the first hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Please call for tour reservations.

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017

Trivia Mafia

September 19, 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!

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

September 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Sekapp Orchard

September 19, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Escape Challenge

September 19, 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 Sep 20, 2017

Burgers & Karaoke Wednesdays

September 20, 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!

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

September 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

September 20, 2017 - October 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

Sekapp Orchard

September 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Escape Challenge

September 20, 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

September 20, 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!

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