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A piece of “March Madness” will bounce into Rochester, MN on March 16-17 when the sports-loving city hosts the NCAA 2018 Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. Sports fans and community members of all ages are encouraged to cheer on four of the best Division III teams from around the country, who will be competing for the national championship inside the Mayo Civic Center Arena. “Division III women’s basketball games are very family-friendly events,” Continue Reading »
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If you’re attending a conference or event at Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester, MN, you’re within easy walking distance of many fun things to do and places to go. Mayo Civic Center, Rochester's convention and event center, is connected via climate-controlled skyways and underground pedestrian walkways to an abundance of unique activities and entertainment options, as well as dozens of exceptional restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. Things To Do Near Mayo Civic Continue Reading »
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun things to do in Rochester, MN! SocialICE is the city's premier winter event held Feb. 8, 9, and 10 on the Peace Plaza. This is one ice-bar festival you will not want to miss! “SocialICE Is a completely unique winter experience,” says Meghann Southwick, Community & Events Manager with the Rochester Downtown Alliance , which organizes the event. “It is designed to allow attendees to get Continue Reading »
One of the most fun things to do in Rochester, MN is our beloved WinterFest! WinterFest is an annual celebration of the Bold North and its high-spirited citizens. Whatever the temperatures during this month-long series of entertaining events and activities, WinterFest attendees will feel the warmth of a city known for its caring culture and good cheer. “WinterFest is a great way to break up winter with some fun family activities, both indoor and outdoor, that help nonprofit groups in Continue Reading »
Rochesterfest
June 17-25, 2017 Rochester, Minnesota’s vibrancy and friendliness are on full display each June at Rochesterfest, one of the state’s most beloved summer festivals. Since the first Rochesterfest in 1983, the family-friendly festival has combined tradition and innovation to provide attendees with an “only in Rochester” experience. “We’re a friendly, welcoming community with diverse interests, and Rochesterfest is no different. We want to celebrate what Continue Reading »