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october events

Rochester MN Guide to October Events

Check out all the October events in the Rochester, MN area! So much to do with you kids and family as we celebrate this much loved season!
Free First Sunday

A Change to Free First Sunday at SPARK!

While still free, registration is now required at SPARK for Free First Sundays!
Emergency Department

Top Tips from the (Unfortunate) Emergency Department Expert

At this point, my family has lost count of the number of times we have been to the emergency department at our local hospital.
lation fest

¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en la Fiesta Latina! | Celebrate Hispanic...

ACHLA (Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanic and Latino Americans) is hosting Latino Fest at the Chateau Theatre in downtown Rochester MN on Saturday, October 1st, from 12 PM - 11 PM.
discovery walk

Discovery Walk for Rochester Families

Discovery Walk is the newest initiative of DMC and it's going to provide even more opportunities for Rochester to enjoy downtown in a park-like setting while immersing themselves in public art, interaction with downtown businesses, health and wellness opportunities, and more.

Rochester MN Guide to Free Fun

Rochester MN has so many options when it comes to free fun and free things to do! Use our guide to navigate all the Fabulous Free Fun in town!
fall events

Rochester MN Guide to Fall Festivals & Events

Fall is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air with your family. There's plenty to check out in Rochester MN with many fall festivals and events planned in the community!
Final Night Market

4 Reasons to Attend the Final Night Market

This Saturday marks the final Night Market of the season.  This final event will be a celebration of the successful run of smaller Night...

Rochester MN Guide to Indoor Play

Rainy day? Too hot? Too cold? Just need a boredom buster? Check out all the places in Rochester MN for indoor play!
head lice

Hang On, This is Gonna Itch a Little: A Guide to Head Lice

Consider this a guide, if you will. As a mother of four, I give you everything I wish I knew before my kids got head lice.
september events

Rochester MN Guide to September Events

Fall is in the air! There are so many fun things for the whole family to take part in-check out our September Guide to events in and near Rochester!
the big dig

The Big Dig! A Family-Friendly Construction Zone Event

Experience construction equipment, chat with a construction worker, dig in the dirt, and get to know the businesses in the construction zone at the Big Dig!
labor day weekend

Rochester MN Guide to Labor Day Weekend Events

Labor Day Weekend...the last "unofficial" weekend of summer.  Rochester MN has a lot packed into this weekend for you to enjoy. Check out all the events below!
apple orchards

Rochester MN Guide to Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches & More

Minnesota never disappoints during the fall.  And no proper fall is complete without a trip to one of the apple orchards or pumpkin patches in the Rochester, MN area!



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Whitewater State Park

Day Trip: Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park is popular for many reasons including its giant limestone bluffs and deep ravines. It's a great place to enjoy nature and provides families with lots of options.
Big Stone Mini Golf

Day Trip: Big Stone Mini Golf | Minnetrista, MN

Big Stone Mini Golf is located in Minnetrista on the far west of the Twin Cities metro on the other side of Lake Minnetonka.  This super fun min golf course is a must-see as it's no ordinary mini golf course

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