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Photos: Rochesterfest 2022

See photos from a variety of community events running June 18 - 26, 2022.

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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Mowha Altayeb, Rochester's 2021 Miss Juneteenth rides on a Corvette during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Members of the Lourdes High School Marching Band warm up ahead of the Grand Parade, part of the Rochesterfest, in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Nathan Mueller waits for the Rochesterfest parade to start with his son John, 4, and his daughter Claire, 6, on George Gibbs drive on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Curtis Vickburg entertains his delighter Layla, 1, ahead of the Rochesterfest parade on George Gibbs drive on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
A member of the Lourdes Hugh School Marching Band moves to their starting point for the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1215 carry the flag along George Gibbs drive, part of the Rochesterfest grand parade on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
The Century High School Marching Band march down George Gibbs drive during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Many people lined the streets of the parade route during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Rochester Mayor Kim Norton made two appearances during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
People young and old sat in harsh sun along the route of the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Members of the Rochester Exchange Club pass out flags to children along the route of the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Med City FC striker Andres Garcia (center) with his team in the grand parade of Rochersterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
John Marshall High School Marching Band take a pause on 7th street during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
A man dressed as a great blue heron part of the efforts to save the rookery, a great blue heron nesting site which is located in a forest near Rochester, on 7th street during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
A float rider from Links Handyman Service throws candy to children along 7th street during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
The Mayo High School Cheer Team and Marching Band make their way along 7th street during the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Grand Parade Rochesterfest
Many people were in attendance at the grand parade of Rochesterfest on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Chuck Peterson hold Greta at the Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Dachshund owners talk amongst themselves during Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Robin Gales, 3, plays with a dachshund during Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Poppy (left) and Dot (right) meet each other during Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Dogs run to the other side of the enclosure during the Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
Dogs run to the other side of the enclosure during the Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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2022 Dachshund Dash
The winner of a heat, Dash, looks at the prizes held by their owner Jane Mayer during Dachshund Dash in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Owen Clarkson, 4, (left) and Julian Vig, 4, (right) eat a mountain of fries with their families at Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
The flag flies over the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial while Rochesterfest takes place in the park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Peter and Hillery Arroyo look for a spot to watch the Rochester Symphony Orchestra during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Members of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra work to hold down their sheet music in the breeze during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Amir Khalifeh, 2, eats his ice cream ahead of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra concert during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Jere Lantz conducts the Rochester Symphony Orchestra at their concert during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Festival attendees watch the Rochester Symphony Orchestra during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
A member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra plays an upright bass during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Festival attendees watch the Rochester Symphony Orchestra during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Jere Lantz conducts the Rochester Symphony Orchestra at their concert during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Taqwa Shafiq and Amara Mozammel play a game of bags with friends during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Johannes Madsen throws a bag during a game with Taqwa Shafiq (center) and Amara Mozamel (right) during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Kyle Sevits (left) and Cameron Waller (right) carry signs protesting the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade during Rochesterfest at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Bill Weiss pilots the Liberty Bell over Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park during Rochesterfest on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Bob Cooke takes his cheesesteak from a vendor at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Rob Lager discusses what his children Aubri, 6, Jacob, 3 and Lucas, 3, want to eat at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Rochester Area Builders Association volunteer Erin Guenther helps Gannon Siem, 11, build a birdhouse at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Will Kern, 6, shoots water from a fire hose at a house shaped cut out with help from a Rochester firefighter at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
A set of house shaped targets set up by Rochester Fire Department for kids to shoot fire hoses into at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Festival attendees sit and watch Time Machine play classic rocks songs on the main stage at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
The bassist Ivan Hibben and lead singer Jay Wells of Time Machine on the main stage at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Attendees enjoy some shade along with a variety of festival foods and live music during Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Shawn McClelland (left) and his son Max, 14, (right) play a round of bags at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Art Killingham seasons his corn on the cob at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Jasper Schmidt, 8, works to push the bar back with a hammer part of a game set up by the Rochester Fire Department at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Darrel Anderson drives a train for young children to ride during Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Seth Hokanson, 8, looks at a turtle shown by Olmsted County Park during Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Kree Sletta, 1, pets a turtle shown by Olmsted County Parks at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Bill Weiss, pilot of the Liberty Bell Balloon works to inflate the balloon during Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
While being held down by his team, Liberty Bell Balloon pilot Bill Weiss does some final preparations before lifting off at Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Hot Air balloons fly over Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park during Rochesterfest on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochester Fest
Marjorie Aslesohn and Wayne Iverson watch as the Liberty Bell flies away during Rochesterfest in Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Rochesterfest
Ann Hazama, center, shovels some dirt, during a memorial tree planting to honor her dad, former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
Ann Hazama helps out during a memorial tree planting to honor her dad, former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
Rochester City Council President Brooke Carlson speaks during a memorial tree planting to honor former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
Ann Hazama looks on during a memorial tree planting to honor her dad, former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
Ann Hazama looks on during a memorial tree planting to honor her dad, former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
Rochester Parks employees plant a Redbud during a memorial tree planting to honor former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochesterfest
A plaque dedicated to Mayor Chuck Hazama's wife, Aly, marks a tree planted in her memorium in the foreground as crews work during a memorial tree planting to honor former Rochester Mayor Chuck Hazama on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during Rochesterfest at Hazama Gateway Plaza in Rochester, Minnesota.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Emma Wendzel, 3, of Rochester, takes a bit of an ice cream sandwhich during the PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Dawson Wright, 4, of Rochester, catches a prize bag during the PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Brandon McMaster and his one-year-old son Lincoln cool off with some lemonade during PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Olmsted County Diary Princesses Clara Thompson and Anne Simpson hand out ice cream during PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Amy Russell and her son Cody share an ice cream sandwhich during PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social
Sarah, 5, and Gwyneth, 2, Couick of Charlotte, N.C., get their faces painted during the PossAbilities Annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rochesterfest in Rochester.
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Traci Westcott is a photojournalist for the Post Bulletin covering the southeast Minnesota region. Before she moved to Rochester, she was a photography intern for the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana. Readers can reach Traci at 507-281-7470 or twestcott@postbulletin.com.
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