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 your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you 1185 Washington, go because they are subject to change. But most of all make sure you go and ENJOY! Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 www.avonplayers.org Community theatre September May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.
2022 Art & Apples Festival 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 entertainment, and art activity stations across the three-day weekend.
IN 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 www.DowntownRochesterMI.com 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 Downtown Rochester 431 S. Main Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307 248-656-0060 www.downtownrochestermi.com
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 Main Street Downtown Rochester
Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com 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 • www.mbtheatre.com 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 • www.313presents.com 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 • www.meadowbrookhall.org 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 • www.rochesterhills.org (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 www.nocb.org One of Michigan’s leading wind ensembles. Performs broad selection of concert band music with styles ranging from traditional marches to modern works at various locations in and around the Orion Oxford community. Membership is through audition process and includes many professional music educators. Log on to their website for schedule of concerts and locations.
KNOW Before You Go
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.
The Lifestyle 4 Greater Rochester offers pages of information that allows you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Helpful information may also be found through the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at www.rrc-mi.com.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival®. PCCA adapted its programs during Covid to offer classes and workshops both in-person and virtually for all ages and levels of experience. Check out all our programs and activities here: www.PCCArt.org • (248) 651-4110
Rochester Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 80262, Rochester 48308 (248) 651-4181 www.rochestersymphony.com Since 1961 this dedicated group of musicians has performed a wide variety of music in local venues, sponsors a young artist competition, and has an active guild with numerous events to enjoy. Tree Runner Adventure Park
6200 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield Over 100 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also, one in Rochester Hills on the campus of Oakland University at Walton and Adams Road. In Macomb County
All The World’s a Stage
66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage. Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org
Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.
15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month.
Grand Pacific House Museum
51065 Washington, New Baltimore • (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation.
Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery. Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights • www.313presents.com
This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating. Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society
16600 Stephens, Eastpointe • (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org
Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”
Michigan Transit Museum
200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Richmond Community Theatre
69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com For over 50 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience. Selfridge Military Air Museum
Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information. Starkweather Arts Center
219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts,