Entertainment

Quarry Hill Bird Walk

5/7/2017- August 05, 2017

701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906

  • October 01, 2016 – August 05, 2017
  • Location: Quarry Hill Nature Center
  • Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906
  • Times: 9am-10am
  • Admission: Free, no registration required
  • Phone: 507-328-3950
  • Venue: Quarry Hill Nature Cente

Join us on a casual walk thru Quarry Hill Park. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for the weather. Families and children are welcome. Stay for any length of time. Walks usually last about one hour.

Tuesdays With Morrie: The Play in Rochester

September 22, 2017

30 Civic Ctr Dr SE Rochester, Minnesota 55904

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Victorian Museum Tour

June 01, 2017 - August 29, 2017

225 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

 

  • Location: Heritage House
  • Times: 1pm-3:30pm
  • Admission: $5 adults; $3 students; Special group rates available.
  • Phone: 507-286-9208
  • Venue: Heritage House Victorian Museum

The Heritage House Victorian Museum, located in Central Park in downtown Rochester, is open for summer visitors to take a trip back 140 years! Visit the museum and see how an upper middle class family would have lived in 1875. Tours take 45-60 minutes depending on the interest of the guest. Please note: Heritage House is not handicapped accessible. Private tours available.

History & Culture

PrintShare Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

April 29, 2017 - October 26, 2017

3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902

  • April 29, 2017 – October 26, 2017
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Times: Sundays at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm; Weds. & Thurs. at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; Saturdays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • Admission: Adults $17.00; Youth (2-12) $5
  • Phone: 507-282-9447
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.

Rochester City & Mayo Historical Trolley Tour

May 06, 2017 - November 07, 2017

  • April 19, 2017 – November 07, 2017
  • Location: See website for detail
  • Times: See website for details
  • Admission: $20 Adults, $10 for children 11 and under, Ticket is Good All Day
  • Contact: Rochester Trolley & Tour Company
  • Phone: 507-421-057

We’re thrilled to celebrate the 7th season of top-rated city trolley tour! Join us on our vintage red trolleys for a narratedcity tour featuring Rochester’s top sites and attractions, including our Mayo Historical sites! Explore the early years of the world famous Mayo Clinic, while experiencing the homes and lives of pioneering doctors on this relaxing, entertaining 90-minute tour.

Food & Dining

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

October 02, 2016 - December 31, 2017

307 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

  • October 02, 2016 – December 31, 2017
  • Location: Kathy’s Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Dave Campbell
  • Venue: Kathy’s Pub
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Downtown Rochester ( Thursdays on First & 3rd )

Every Thursday, June 1 - August 31, 2017

First Avenue SW / Peace Plaza

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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on First & 3rd begins on June 1st and runs until August 31st. Thursdays on First & 3rd is an event that unites the Rochester community and provides a free option to simply enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others! Dogs are welcome at Thursdays but must be on a leash.

Sit back and relax with friends and family as musical talent is featured from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on two stages!

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Comfort Food & Live Music Fridays

November 18, 2016(No End Date)

315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

  • Times: 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Phone: 507-282-1322

Come see us on Friday for some comfort food and live music. Call or check website for lineup. See you there!

Additional Activities

Olmsted County Fair

July 24-July 30, 2017

1403 3rd Ave Rochester, MN 55904

Beer Garden Stage Events at the 2017 Fair:
(The Beer Garden features a FULL Service Bar.)


Tuesday July 25th:

Nodding Wild Onions – 5 to 6 pm
Nodding Wild Onions – 6:45 to 7:45pm
Blues – 8:15 to 10:30pm

Wednesday July 26th:
Accordion Band – 10:30am to 12:30pm
Acoustic – 1 to 3 pm
Acoustic – 3 to 5 pm
Root River Jam – 5:15 to 7pm
Blues Rooster and Brian Naughton – 7:30 to close

Thursday July 27th:
D’Sievers Jazz Trio – 1 to 3:30pm
Acoustic – 3:30 to 5:30 pm
The Listings – 6 to 8pm
9th Planet Out – 8:30pm to close

Friday July 28th:
CBB Jazz Combo – 1 to 3:30pm
Sothea Lam – 3:30 to 5:15pm
Room for Gray – 5:15 to 7pm
Danceline Platinum Studios – 7 to 8pm
JT and the Gunslingers – 8:30pm to close

Saturday July 29th:
Pure Rock Studios Showcase – 12 to 8pm
County Line Drive – 8pm to Close

Sunday July 30th:

Chatfield Brass Band Concert and Pilot Mound Ice Cream Social

Sunday Jul 16, 2017

Pilot Mound Township Pilot Mound, MN 55923

Come out to Pilot Mound and join us for an ice cream social while enjoying the Chatfield Brass Band in concert. Remember to bring lawn chairs to this traditional family friendly event!

Price: Free
Chatfield Brass Band Concert and Pilot Mound Ice Cream Social

Byron Good Neighbor Days

July 19, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Various locations in Byron, MN

  • Times: Varies per activity
  • Admission: Varies – most events are free
  • Contact: Byron Good Neighbor Days
  • Phone: 507-993-2212

Join the citizens of Byron for a fun-filled weekend. Activities include an outdoor movie, fireworks and much more! The parade starts at 3pm on Sunday. Check out our Website for more details.