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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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Saturday Feb 10, 2018

Romantic City Lights and Water Trolley Tour

February 10, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Downtown Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 101 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55904

Bring your favorite date and board the trolley during Valentine's Weekend for a romantic trolley tour. This tour will take us along some of the city's best skyline and night views, lighted night-time landmarks, through its historic districts, and along its romantic river stretches, winter scenery, and waterways. A light historical narration will accompany the music.

WinterFest XVI: Murder Mystery

February 10, 2018
  • Location: Plummer House
  • Address: 1091 Plummer Lane SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Plummer House

Murder Mystery play at the Plummer House. Wine and desserts served. Must be 21 to attend. Two performances at 6:00 and 8:30 pm.  

WinterFest XVI: SnoBall Softball Tournament

February 10, 2018

Every year, during Rochester Winterfest, we hold a slow pitch softball tournament. We have approximately 16-20 teams that consist of men's, women's and coed teams playing softball in the snow! We play at local softball fields including McQuillan, Homestead, Slatterly & Bear Creek ball fields. It is a fun event and will be celebrating it's 40th year in 2018.  

WinterFest XVI: Youth Ice Fishing Contest

February 10, 2018
  • Location: Foster Arend Park
  • Address: 4051 E River Road NE, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Foster Arend Park

Ice Fishing contest for all youth 15 and under (accompanied by an adult) with cash prizes for largest fish in each of three age categories. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event at 1:00 pm.    

SocialICE 2018

February 10, 2018
  • 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 nine 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. 

WinterFest XVI: Annual Rochester Polar Plunge

February 10, 2018
  • Location: Foster Arend Park
  • Address: 4051 E River Road NE, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Foster Arend Park

Participants raise a minimum of $75 to earn the right to take the plunge into beautiful Foster Arend Pond.This event is hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.          

WinterFest XVI: Pancake Breakfast

February 10, 2018
  • Location: Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • Address: 2830 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Bolder Options and Mt Olive Lutheran Church will be hosting a pancake breakfast! Proceeds will be split 50/50 among Bolder Options' mentoring program and the Mt Olive Lutheran Church upcoming Youth Mission trip. We will provide pancakes as well as other breakfast favorites and educate our community on the work both groups are doing to engage, educate, and empower young people.        

WinterFest XVI: Valentine's Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

February 10, 2018
  • Location: Quarry Hill Nature Center
  • Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Enjoy the sparkling winter landscape on a candlelit trail. Bring your sweetheart or come with friends for an enjoyable evening in nature. Then warm up by the crackling fire where champagne and sweets will be served. Equipment is provided by Quarry Hill. Alternate activities will be provided in the case of poor snow or trail conditions.

WinterFest XVI: Friends Book Sale

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library is a non-profit organization of community people dedicated to strengthening the Public Library, promoting awareness and use if Library services, building community and financial support, and encouraging volunteer involvement.  

Rochester Area Builders Home Show

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

Join the Rochester Area Builders for the 39th Annual 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. 

Stay with Me Awhile

February 10, 2018 - February 18, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Stay with me Awhile by Mary E Johnson (local playwright) - World Premier Stay with me Awhile explores the intensely personal yet universal experience keeping vigil with a loved one as death approaches.

Indoor Bubble Soccer

February 10, 2018 - March 31, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: TBD
  • Address: 14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Feeling the winter blues? BubbleBall is the perfect solution! Contact BubbleBall Rochester for some fun indoor entertainment. You can play bubble soccer, sumo circle, capture the flag and more. Bring your family, group of friends, or book for an event. It's the perfect way to burn off some steam and stay active this winter. Not to mention - it's a ton of fun! We're open virtually every day, any time.

Winter Farmers Market

February 10, 2018 - April 21, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
  • Location: Graham Park (Buildings 31 35)
  • Address: 16th Street & 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

You'll find a great variety of winter and greenhouse produce, and quality meats from locally raised animals at the Winter Market. Everything you'll find at the Market has been grown by area farmers and gardeners or baked lovingly by local hands. Plus, your purchases support regional agriculture and a sustainable local economy.

Live Music at Kathy's

February 10, 2018 - September 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Kathy's Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway Avenue, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Kathy's Pub

Kathy's Pub Features the very best in live music with Local, National and International Acts.

Assisi Heights Tour

February 10, 2018 - December 29, 2018

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.

Karaoke // VFW post 1215

February 10, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: VFW // Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Address: 16 6th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: VFW // Veterans of Foreign Wars

Enjoy karaoke every Saturday, 5pm-11pm, at the VFW post 1215 in Rochester!

Live DJ

February 10, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: The Loop
  • Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Loop

Kick the weekend off right with the biggest downtown dance party every Friday & Saturday Night @ The Loop. Drink specials throughout the night.

Old Order Amish Country Trolley Tour

February 10, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: Your guide will pick you up directly at your hotel, or at any other location in Rochester

Immerse yourself in the timeless culture of the Old Order Amish as we journey down roads less traveled back to a way of life based on simplicity, strong faith, and hard work. This enriching, scenic tour affords the opportunity to observe and learn first-hand about the Amish way of life. Reserve your seat online or call to book your ticket.

Sunday Feb 11, 2018

UNRAVELED Escape Room

February 11, 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!

Candlelight Evensong & English High Tea

February 11, 2018
  • Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
  • Address: 1884 - 22nd Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

The beautiful candlelight service of Evensong was created in 1549 with liturgy drawn from the Anglican tradition. It includes scripture reading, psalms, and choral singing. An English High Tea will be served immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

Chili Challenge

February 11, 2018
  • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
  • Address: 800 East Silver Lake Drive, Rochester, MN 55902

Try out different types of chili and vote for your favorite! Individual tickets: $10; family: $30 Bring your chili to compete for prizes! Proceeds benefit mission projects of Grace Lutheran, Rochester.

Festival of Music Concert

February 11, 2018
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 512 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Dr. Grigor Khachatryan is Assistant Professor of Piano at Concordia College faculty on the Northern Lights Music Festival. He recently debuted at Carnegie Hall and toured with the Concordia Symphony Orchestra. She regularly performs with her husband, Dr. Grigor Khachatryan, as a member of Duo Neglia-Khachatryan.

Rochester Symphony: French Festival

February 11, 2018
  • Location: Lourdes High School
  • Address: 2800 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901

In this concert, we give you the greatest French composers in their most gushingly gorgeous moments. With the Symphony Chorale in the spotlight, we showcase the loveliest French choral work ever written (Duruflé) and the wildest ballet finale (Ravel). In between, the orchestra shines in Debussy's ultimate orchestral work.

WinterFest XVI: Friends Book Sale

February 11, 2018

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library is a non-profit organization of community people dedicated to strengthening the Public Library, promoting awareness and use if Library services, building community and financial support, and encouraging volunteer involvement.  

Rochester Area Builders Home Show

February 11, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mayo Civic Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Mayo Civic Center

Join the Rochester Area Builders for the 39th Annual 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. 

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