Fresh Air Fitness (Zumba)

Every Saturday in September 10am-11am

Enjoy nature with these FREE outdoor fitness classes while reducing stress, increasing happiness, and having more energy.  

Zumba: Every Saturday in September from 10am to 11am at the Peace Plaza Downtown (1st Ave and 1st St SW). 

Channel One Empty Bowls

October 10 and 11

All funds raised from the 19th annual Channel One Empty Bowls will be put back into our community and will directly benefit those who are facing food insecurity in our region. The event is pre-order only with a deadline of Oct 4th at 7pm.  Order your soup and schedule a pick-up time today. 

Find out more here. 


Wednesdays on Broadway

Every Third Summer Wednesday

Wednesdays on Broadway is Summer Market with a Block Party Feel! Join us in historic downtown Spring Valley MN, on the third Wednesday of the month for a summer market, live music, food vendors.  Runs through October 18th.

Dogs Downtown at Central Park

Saturday Sept 23rd 11a-3p

Every dog has his day, and this day is for all of them! There will be family fun “fur” everyone at Dogs Downtown! Your four-legged friends (and their humans) will have a blast with crafts, games, activities and giveaways! Take time to “paws” with your pups for this free canine-centric event.

3rd Annual Oktoberfest for Suicide Prevention

October 7 noon – pm at Haley Comfort Systems

The 3rd annual Oktoberfest for Suicide Prevention happens at Haley Comfort Systems in Rochester on October 7th from noon until 8pm. Live bands, bean bags, beer tents, a great raffle and food.  Proceeds to to AFSP and NAMI of SE MN.  Find out more here.

Rochester Farmers Market

The Rochester Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at Graham Park.  Wednesday Markets are from 3 to 6pm through September.  Summer Saturdays are 7:30am to noon through October.

This is a growers-only market, bringing you the healthiest and most delicious foods available throughout the year. The market is always changing.

Boo at the Zoo

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

Celebrate Halloween with ‘Boo at the Zoo‘ on Saturday Oct 28th 10am-4pm. Wear your Halloween costume to Oxbow Park and trick or treat in the Nature Center. Other activities will be available throughout the day.

Community Updates

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NAMI Virtual Support

It has been a difficult year for so many. If you need some extra support you can join in on the NAMI virtual support groups.

Mayo 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.

International Owl Center

The International Owl Center in Houston MN is open, with special procedures. Learn about Owls with this unique experience.

Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

You can visit Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester. Although separated by generations, all Veterans share a common, undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country’s freedoms. Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial is meant to honor the sacrifices of southeastern Minnesota veterans, past, present, and future. Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial is free for all visitors.