The food vendors are returning this year and the beer garden will be open when Rochester’s annual community celebration kicks off later this month. The RochesterFest festivities will kick off with the popular Country Breakfast on the Farm on June 19th and in case you’re wondering the Rochesterfest parade is also coming back and will happen on Saturday, June 26th.

Two unique 5k run/walks have been added to the event lineup this year and both are generating a lot of buzz. Find out what makes them special and read more about the events happening this year below.

On Saturday, June 19th at 10 am you’re invited to take part in the Once Upon a 5k run/walk with Family Service Rochester. This special race will have a princess theme with a ton of bubbles, dancing, and costumed characters. I know my 5-year-old daughter is going to love this!

Later that night the race paths will glow with blacklights for the Blacklight Bubblr 5k at 8 pm. This race is going to be awesome with music blasting, glow sticks, black lights, and more. Check out some of the other events below.

Saturday, June 19th –

• Country Breakfast on the Farm (Sheehan Farm) - 6:30 am - 11:30 am
• Once Upon a 5K (w/Family Service Rochester) – 10 am
• Blacklight Bubblk’r 5K (Presented by Home Federal) - 8 pm

Sunday, June 20th –

• Movie in the Park (Soldier’s Field Park – West Field) 8:30 pm

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Monday, June 21st –

• Ice Cream Social - 4 - 7 pm
• Evening Entertainment (Game Show/Trivia Night) - 5pm - 6pm
• Evening Entertainment (Six Mile Grove) 7 pm
• Video Game Tournament - 7 pm

Tuesday, June 22nd –

• Midday Entertainment - noon- 1pm
• World Music Showcase Provided by Rochester Civic Music (SEFFARINE) - 6 - 7:15 pm
• Evening Entertainment (Loud Mouth Brass) - 8 pm

Wednesday, June 23rd –

• Midday Entertainment - noon - 1pm
• Family Fun Night - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
• Evening Entertainment (White Keys) - 8 pm

2021 Twin Cities Summer Jam

Thursday, June 24th –

• Midday Entertainment - noon - 1pm
• Salute to Service (Law Enforcement/Military) - 2pm- 7pm
• Happy Hour Entertainment (Hair of the Dog)- 5 pm - 6 pm
• Karaoke Extravaganza - 7pm (audition 5:30pm-6:45pm)
• 7:00 pm Possible Balloon Launch

Friday, June 25th –

• 7 am Balloon Launch (Weather Permitting)
• Midday Entertainment - noon -1pm
• Bean Bag Tournament - 6pm (Registration 5pm-5:45pm)
• Happy Hour Entertainment (Soul Train) - 6 pm
• 7 pm Balloon Launch (Weather Permitting)
• Evening Entertainment (PopRocks) - 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 26th –

• 7 am Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
• Rochester Motor Cars Grand Parade - 2 pm
• 7 pm Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
• Party in the Park - 6:30pm - 10pm
• 8 pm Balloon Glow
• Evening Entertainment (Time Machine) - 8:30pm

Sunday, June 27th –

• 1860’s Baseball - 4:30pm, 6pm

The food vendors are returning this year and the beer garden will be open. To see the full RochesterFest schedule, click here.

Olmsted County Fairgrounds Drive In Movie Schedule

Rochester My Home, along with 125 LIVE, Olmsted County Fair, and other partners, have brought back the drive-in theater for the summer of 2021. Over the next few months, they'll be showing blockbusters on the biggest screen in town at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester Minnesota. Keep scrolling to see the movies that have been announced.

The History Center of Olmsted County also has a screen set up for the summer. You can see their feature films below.

2021 Drive-In Movies at the Olmsted Co. History Center

Drive-In movies are back for the summer of 2021. Pandemic Pictures will be showing movies each Friday and Saturday from May through October at the Olmsted Co. History Center in Rochester. *The Drive-In is closed for a private event on Saturday, May 22nd.

Check out the movies that have been announced below.