Rochester has a vibrant downtown shopping district. The Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday, May through October. It features fresh produce, flowers, handmade goods and other products from Michigan.
Several city festivals take place in downtown: MI Earthday Festival (on Earthday weekend), Dancing in the Streets (August), Music in the Park (Thursdays in summer), Art & Apples Festival (weekend after Labor Day in September), and the Heritage Festival (Memorial Day Weekend), which includes two classic automobile shows. Other scheduled, traditional civic celebrations and activities include Girls’ Night Out, the Gallery Walk, Lagniappe, the Sidewalk Sales, Movies In The Moonlight, and the two-day Fire And Ice Festival. The popular Rockin’ Rods classic car show each August features hundreds of rare and unusual automobiles, both domestic and imported.
The Older Persons Commission provides social and educational activities, nutritional meals, senior resource services, as well as health and wellness programs to community members 50 years old and older.
Great schools, restaurants, shopping and people have elevated Rochester to one of the most sought after places to live for families of all sizes and ages.