FORWARD Park Concerts

various Wednesdays this summer

On various Wednesdays throughout the summer, enjoy the FORWARD Park Concerts which highlight local bands and regional headliners. Concerts are held in six different walkable, pet friendly and bike trail connected parks in Rochester…one in each city ward. Come for the local food trucks, Rochester Public Library’s Bookmobile and interactive games with Rochester Park & Rec’s “Go – Play – Explore” mobile rec trailer. Find out more here.

EA Therapeutic Run/Walk

Saturday June 29th

In collaboration with Rochesterfest, EA Therapeutic Health is hosting a benefit run, walk and roll 1-mile/5K event on June 29th to benefit their adaptive sports programming.  Everyone is encouraged to move and groove at Soldiers Field Park.  Register as an individual or create a team.  Money raised will go to support their quest to help people in our community lead healthy lives.  Event Day Schedule:
• 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Check-in & Family Fun Activities
• 10:30 – 10:45 AM – Walk with a Doc Presentation
• 10:45 – 12:00 PM – 1-Mile or 5k Run, Walk & Roll

For more information or to register,  CLICK HERE


Rochester House of Shields Golf Fundraiser

Saturday July 20th at Dodge County Country Club

The Rochester House of Shields is hosting its 2024 Fundraiser and Golf Tournament on Saturday July 20th at the Dodge County Country Club.  House of Shields provides free lodging for police officers (active or retired) and their families when they require hospital care. 

Find out more here


Rochester Community Education 50th Celebration

Saturday August 3rd – 10am-2pm at Cascade Lake Park

The Rochester Community Education 50th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, August 3rd from 10am – 2pm at Cascade Lake Park in Rochester (88 23rd Ave SW).  Come and celebrate 50 years of Community Education in Rochester!  This free event promises fun for all ages, featuring class demos with instructors, games, live music, food trucks, giveaways, and more!


Fresh Time Fitness: Yoga

5pm-6pm – Various dates through end of June

Enjoy a rejuvenating experience at the FREE Yoga Classes in Rochester’s Central Park led by certified 125 LIVE instructors.  Breath in the fresh air and find your inner peace amidst the beauty of Central Park.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, everyone is welcome to stretch, relax and unwind.  Please wear athletic attire and bring a mat, towel and water bottle. Fresh Air Fitness Yoga takes place from 5 to 6pm various days through the end of June.  Find the dates at:

The Landing MN

Volunteer Opportunities

The Landing MN strives to create opportunities for our community to become involved and serve those facing homelessness. They are excited to welcome volunteers to serve alongside our team and give back to those in need.

Volunteer Training

The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester is an out-of-school program that empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring community members. Their membership is open to youth from K to Grade 12.

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Mayo Clinic Blood Center

The Mayo Clinic Blood Center is in need of life saving blood product. If you are healthy and well you can help. Schedule your appointment today they are open Mon-Friday 6:00am to 4:30pm call 284-4475. Donate blood. Save lives.

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