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.

Come down for great food and fun events daily at 300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

Grand Parade presented by Clements Chevrolet  

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.


Come join the fun with friends and family!