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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 Dec 31, 2017

Scenic Mississippi River Valley & National Eagle Center Tour

December 31, 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. 

7th Annual New Year’s Eve Gourmet Dinner

December 31, 2017
  • Location: Four Daughters Winery
  • Address: 78757 State Highway 16, Spring Valley, MN 55975

We are currently taking reservations for our special New Year's Eve 7 Course Menu! Suggested wine pairing for each course, carefully chosen by our winemaker and chef. We'll also have live music! Happy New Year!  

Casino Royale-New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017
  • Location: Bleu Duck Restaurant
  • Address: 14 4th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Celebrate the end of the year with an evening as only a secret agent can, with our Casino Royale! Dinner: A classic steakhouse dinner featuring a 4-course meal, unlimited champagne, and more surprises. Reserve Wine pairings available. 9:00pm - 1:00am - Party!      

Forager: New Year's Eve Party

December 31, 2017
  • Location: Forager Brewery Company
  • Address: 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Forager Brewery

No cover. No fancy menu. Just good ol' fashion New Year's Eve Fun! Colby Kent and the Stompin' Ground will be kicking off the party at 9pm, followed by the one and only The 4onthefloor around 10pm. We will be offering our regular (fantastic) dinner menu and tap list. Dress up or dress down, let's get ready to have some fun! #livemusic #nocover #nye #beer #food 

Hair of the Dog Live Music- New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017

Whether you're a fan of food, fun, drink, music or sporting events, we're sure you'll enjoy a visit to Whistle Binkies Olde World Pub (North). We invite you to sample our beers, wines and mixed drinks, as well as our large menu of delicious food! Come out and help us ring in the New Year, and enjoy the band "Hair of the Dog!" 

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 31, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & HEATED trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

La Vetta: New Year's Eve Party

December 31, 2017
  • Location: La Vetta- Rooftop of Terza
  • Address: 30 3rd St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

We are throwing a party at La Vetta! Join us on the rooftop bar with the best views in town! Bottle of Champagne and an appetizer combo for $35! DJ Gavin Boss in the mix all night long - midnight champagne toast with fun party favors! Drawings for prizes starting at 11:00....Gift cards every 15 minutes!

New Year's Eve at Chester's Kitchen & Bar!

December 31, 2017

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you ring in the New Year and stay for our champagne toast at midnight!  We have the bubbly on ice, the grill fired, and are taking reservations for your party today. New Year's Eve is the party-est of holidays and Chester's is the only way to make sure your holiday is decadent and dazzling! 

New Year's Eve Dance Night

December 31, 2017
  • Location: Blue Moon Ballroom
  • Address: 2030 Highway 14 E, Rochester, MN 55904

Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Tango,  Country, Pop, Rock, and R&B dancing! Can't dance? We will also provide lessons! Alcohol free, family friendly. See you there! ​  

Noon Year's Eve

December 31, 2017

Gather your family and join your friends for the most popular Family Party on New Year's Eve! Ring in the new year with games, prizes, snacks and a dance party! We're "dropping the ball" at 12 o'clock straight up! Pre-registration is required.      

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

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.

The Reunion Band Live Music- New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017
  • Location: Whistle Binkies on the Lake
  • Address: 247 Wood Lake Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Whether you're a fan of food, fun, drink, music or sporting events, we're sure you'll enjoy a visit to Whistle Binkies by the Lake (South). We invite you to sample our beers, wines and mixed drinks, as well as our large menu of delicious food! Come out and help us ring in the New Year, and enjoy music by "The Reunion Band."

UNRAVELED Escape Room

December 31, 2017
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Monday Jan 01, 2018

New Years Day Pancake Breakfast

January 01, 2018

New Years Day, 2018 Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, Sausage, French Toast, Juice & Coffee. All you can eat!

Tuesday Jan 02, 2018

Archery Addiction

January 02, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

Escape Challenge

January 02, 2018

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

Trivia Mafia

January 02, 2018
  • 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!

UNRAVELED Escape Room

January 02, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Wednesday Jan 03, 2018

Archery Addiction

January 03, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

Burgers & Karaoke Wednesdays

January 03, 2018
  • Location: American Legion Post 92
  • Address: 315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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

Escape Challenge

January 03, 2018

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

Free Wiggle Wednesdays

January 03, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday
  • Location: Allegro School of Dance and Music
  • Address: 2342 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Allegro School of Dance and Music

Join us at Allegro School of Dance and Music for a free Mommy and Me class. We will dance, read, sing and play together.  Infants - Preschool Age children with an adult are welcome!

UNRAVELED Escape Room

January 03, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Thursday Jan 04, 2018

Archery Addiction

January 04, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

C4 Open Mic

January 04, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Cafe Steam
  • Address: 315 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904

Come one come all! Performers, poets, musicians, comedians, and all others to this one of a kind open mic night hosted by Concerned Citizens for a Creative Community currently at Cafe Steam!

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