Thursdays Downtown

June 16 – August 18

A weekly summer staple of downtown Rochester, Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food and a vendor market into one free community-uniting, block-party-style event!

Every week running June 16 through August 18, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at the Thursdays Downtown. Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too.

Gold Rush Antique Flea Market

August 19,20,21

Gold Rush Antique and Flea Market is August 19, 20. and 21 at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.
Find some new old treasures.

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.


Every Saturday During Summer

Stop by Central Park in Rochester every Saturday from 7am to noon during the summer to pick up fresh vegetables, and fun hand-crafted items from more than 80 vendors.

Walk with a Doc

2nd Tuesday Starting June 14

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation.

It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance. Walking the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM beginning June 14, 2022! Cascade Lake Park, 88 23rd Avenue SW, Rochester, MN

Rochester Civic 4th Fest

4th of July

Rochester Civic Music presents 4th Fest, Rochester’s Official 4th of July Celebration! All are welcome and encouraged to attend this annual FREE community celebration which takes place in Soldiers Field Park near the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial,…

featuring a diverse lineup of musical offerings and FOOD TRUCKS, all leading up to the main attraction … FIREWORKS! The festival takes place in an open-to-the-public City Park, so lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome.

Berne Wood Fired Pizza and Concert

Wednesday Summer Nights

Grab your lawn chair and cooler and head to West Concord for Berne Wood Fired Pizza and Concert Series on Wednesday nights. To learn more about this great event and see the list of bands visit

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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.