Events

Saturday, August 12

"Little Shop of Horrors" musical

7 p.m Aug. 4, 5, 10 and 11; 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Wit's End Theatre production.

Byron Sportsmen - Free Annual Youth Shoot

A free opportunity for your child to experience a safe, supervised, fun day at the range. BSCC provides everything, including 8 shooting stations, firearms, ammo, archery gear, ear/eye protection,...

Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fire-juggling, street theater, illusionist, live music.

Summer High Ropes Challenge

Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota!

BookBike & ArtCart at Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike and brand-new ArtCart to explore an art activity, get a free library card, or check out some amazing reads.

Kasson Festival Run

Come join us for the annual Kasson Festival Run. We are part of the Kasson Festival in the Park activities. Our goal is to provide a fun and healthy event for the entire family, and we are offering...

Whole House Agriculture with Wayne Weiseman

In this intensive three day class you will learn that “farming” can be defined in a much broader sense that what we are used to. You can farm in your own windowsills, under grow lights in your...

Wood Bowl Turning Workshop

Join instructor Duane Hill, accomplished wood turner, for this two day, hands-on workshop.

Channel 1 satellite food shelf

Church of the Savior will host a Channel 1 food shelf the second Saturday of each month.

Rochester Homeschool Mini Con

Presented by Learning Together Rochester, a secular and inclusive homeschool community and Rochester Public Library, this conference will bring together seasoned homeschoolers, as well as those...

Exhibit by Julia Crozier and Becky Jokela

Opening July 31 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota an exhibit of work by Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls and Julia Crozier of Winona. Both artists’ work emerges from a deep affinity with nature and...

Family Storytime at Quarry Hill Nature Center 10:00 a.m.

Please join Rochester Public Library staff at the Quarry Hill Nature Center Pond Pavilion for stories, songs, puppets, rhymes, and more! Quarry Hill Nature Center: 701 Silver Creek Road NE,...

Root River Water Harvest & Painting with Artist Annie Hejny

Artist Resident Annie Hejny invites community members of all ages to join her in Gateway Park, the green space between the Coffee Street Walking Bridge and the County Road 8 Underpass, to...

7th Annual Guns & Hoses Event

Guns & Hoses is a benefit for fallen officers hosted by Wild Bill's Sports Saloon. A $10 donation grants attendees free drinks, access to fire wing eating contests, and more.

Mayowood Mansion Tours

We are pleased to once again offer tours of this beautiful piece of Olmsted County history. Tours begin at ‘The Big House,’ 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902.

ROCHESTER FOOD TOURS

Come enjoy the delicious food and sites of downtown Rochester. Our leisurely three hour walking food and cultural tour will feature five tastings, while exploring what makes Rochester Minnesota one...

Bend and Bloom Outdoor Yoga

Yoga at Sekapps Orchard in Rochester! Hosted by Urban Yoga MN, starting July 1!

Meet Monika L. Gloviczki

Dr. Monika L. Gloviczki is the featured artist for August at Artify: A Creative Collective. Join her for a special reception and artist presentation on Saturday, August 12.

Scavenger Hunt

Meet at the Natural Playscape where park staff will have a fun summer scavenger hunt activity for you to pick up. If you complete the hunt successfully you may bring your papers to the gatehouse...

Star Lake United Methodist Camp

This may be your first time at a sleepover camp and a first time you have slept in a tent. Elementary Camp is a place to have these firsts and likely several more. Have you cooked pancakes on a...

RavensFire at IrishFest LaCrosse

The RavensFire band, a Southeast Minnesota band known for their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Folk, World, Americana and original music, travels to the La Crosse Irish Festival on...

Valley View 50th Anniversary

Valley View Healthcare and Rehab, Houston, MN, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an auction fundraiser on August 12, 2017, from 4-8 pm at Valley View.

Karaoke for a Cause

Drink, Eat, Sing and Raffle to raise money for The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Fundraiser will be held Saturday August 12th from 6-10pm at Legends Bar n Grill in Rochester MN.

Drum Circle

Join us for an evening of rhythms and music-making with percussion instruments, facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. People who have attended our drum circles in the past describe this...

Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Join Stewartville Community Theatre for the FIRST Community Theatre performance of "Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame" in southeast Minnesota! Performances August 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:30 & August...

Stand-up Comedy: Dave Dyer and Bob Fredricks

Goonie's Comedy Club offer live stand-up comedy every weekend with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and Late Night Talk Shows.

Tim Dallman

Acoustic guitarist and vocalist Tim Dallman performs a mix of classic and contemporary rock and pop music, as well as his own songs.

Kate & Bill Isles: 50th Annual Western Days Celebration

Legion Room with limited general admission seating Doors open 7:30pm, Concert at 8pm $20 in advance or at the door Beer & wine available for purchase night of Concert held in conjunction with...

Sola Fide Observatory Viewing

Learn about the night sky from our local experts. From I90 take Hwy 218 south 2 miles to CR 28. Turn right (west) 1 mile to stop sign. Turn south on CR 29 for 1.5 miles to 180th St. Turn right for...

A Live Band @ Kathy's Pub

Kathy's Pub features the very best live music in Rochester MN every weekend night at 9:45 pm.

Saturday, August 12