Rochesterfest is committed to promoting and celebrating the city of Rochester and southeast Minnesota annually by connecting people through a variety of wholesome, entertaining community events.
In the beginning, many people said it wouldn’t work.
“Too many other attempts were made to have a festival in Rochester and none were successful,” they maintained.In 1983, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Rochester, Mayor Chuch Hazama named a 17-member committee to develop a plan that would involve the entire community in a celebration of the city. A year later Rochesterfest was born.
2:00pm start on 6th St SW.
Enjoy southern Minnesota’s biggest parade with over 100 units! The Elks and K of C’s support the Parade.