Monday: Community has grown so much, come celebrate full measure!

What's Grant-ed this year helps us know the channel to our treasure.

Was that the "where," or was it "what?" To really know that meaning;

It's south and north and can be worth the knowledge you are gleaning.

A trip to the fest is as good as your best if you flow in the proper direction,


Upon your perusal I'll be business as usual, leave no stone unturned in detection.

This year's treasure will be an item from Rochester's history, hidden somewhere within the city limits of Rochester, easily accessible to all and not on a golf course.

Monday, June 16

First Street Stage: Noon. Irish Minstrels. First Street and First Avenue Southeast. Sponsor, Andy's Liquor and Chateau Theaters.

A Tribute to Those Who Serve: Noon. Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. Patriotic music, inspirational speaker and the winners of an essay contest.

PossAbilities Ice Cream Social: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central Park, First Avenue and Second Street Northwest. Rochester Big Band, carnival games, clowns and food. Sponsor: PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota.

Heritage Night: 6 p.m. First Street Stage, First Street and First Avenue Southeast. American Indian drummers and dancers, Latino music with DJ Julio.

Tuesday, June 17


First Street Stage: Noon. Jake Donze Band. First Street and First Avenue Southeast. Sponsor, Andy's Liquor and Chateau Theaters.

Fishing Contest: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Foster Arend Beach, 37th Street Northwest and East River Road. Sponsor: Rochester Park and Recreation Department.

Honkers vs. Mankato Moondogs baseball: 1:05 p.m. Mayo Field, East Center Street. $1 off admission with Rochesterfest button.

Teen Dance: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. First Street Stage, First Street and First Avenue Southeast. Featuring: Acitone, Evolved and Living Proof. Sponsor: Post-Bulletin.

Wednesday, June 18

Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bookmobile garage, First Avenue Southeast.

Silent Book Auction: Noon to 6 p.m. Library. Sponsor: Friends Book Store.

Million $ Golf Hole in One: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hawthorn Hills Golf Learning Center, 1925 48th St. N.E. Five balls for $5; extra ball with Rochesterfest button. Putting contest for all ages. Sponsors: Labor Club Bar, Laser 101.7, Fox Country 102.5 and KTTC TV .


First Street Stage: Noon. Long Lost Folk. First Street and First Avenue Southeast. Sponsors: Andy's Liquor and Chateau Theaters.

10 Who Make A Difference: 1 p.m. First Street Stage. Sponsor: KTTC-TV and CommunityNet.

Kiwanis Parent/Child Free Fair: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Street Southeast. Bicycle giveaway. Sponsors: Kiwanis Clubs, Wells Fargo, Wal-Mart.

Family Fun Night: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Civic Center Drive Southeast. Help a firefighter put out a fire, train rides, clowns, bowling. Visit Minnesota Vikings Michael Bennet and Jack Brewer. Music by Excaliber. Sponsor: Wells Fargo.

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