LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester - 2022 Community Guide

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When You’re In Rochester

When you are in Rochester you’re just a hop, skip or a jump away from the many attractions to be found in the Metro Detroit area. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor activity, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go, some place to call Avon Players 1185 Washington, your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you Rochester Hills 48306 go because they are subject to change. But most of (248) 608-9077 all make sure you go and ENJOY!

September 9, 10, & 11, 2022. For more than 55 years, the Art & Apples Festival ® has transformed the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park into one of the nation’s top fine art fairs bringing together over 200 art exhibitors, a wide range of food trucks and tents, live entertainCommunity theatre September ment, and art activity stations May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call across the three-day weekend. or log on for performance and ticket information.


Main Street Downtown Rochester


Downtown Rochester hosts signature events throughout the year. Below is a list of events spanning April – October, 2022. For the most up to date log of events go on to check their calendar of events and stay up to date on details and protocols you need to be aware of.

Through April 8, 2022 Deck Art Registration May 12-13, 2022 Deck Art May 5 – October 29, 2022 Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings starting at 8:00 am July 14 – August 6, 2022 Explorers Club July 14 – 16, 2022 Sidewalk Sales July 15, 2022 Dancin’ in the Streets 6:00 pm

July 16 – August 6, 2022 Movies in the Moonlight Saturdays 6:30 pm September 5 – October 17, 2022 Taste of Fall September 5 – 30, 2022 Magical Mural Tour October 6, 2022 Rochester Posed 7:00 pm October 15, 2022 Trick or Treat Downtown & Halloween Fest 3:30 pm

Downtown Rochester 431 S. Main Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307 248-656-0060

KNOW Before You Go


2022 Art & Apples Festival

Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day THE CHRISTMAS PARADE IS BACK! The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.

Meadow Brook Theatre

Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of the comedians, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Locate on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.

Meadow Brook

(on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre - (313) 471-7000 • May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook Gardens as well. Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 • The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year-round. Fee. Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 • (Click on “Things to Do”) Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

North Oakland Concert Band 2183 Willow Leaf Ct. S., Rochester Hills 48309 One of Michigan’s leading wind ensembles. Performs broad selection of concert band music with styles The Lifestyle 4 Greater Rochester offers pages of information that allows ranging from traditional marches to modern works you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and at various locations in and around the Orion Oxford community. Membership is through audition process organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates and includes many professional music educators. regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Log on to their website for schedule of concerts Helpful information may also be found through the Rochester Regional Chamber and locations.

The Greater Rochester area is getting back to normal. However, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stay current on any local restrictions and/or recommendations being suggested, requested or enforced.

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