Rochester Michigan Homes, Events, Activities and Information

First settled in 1817, the town of Rochester has seen its fair share of changes over the decades. First an industrial center with water power from the Clinton River and Paint Creek, now turned to nature trails and peaceful parks. In 1837 Michigan became the 26th US state and in 1966 the Village of Rochester officially became a city of its own breaking away from Avon Township which is now the neighboring city of Rochester Hills just southwest of the town.

Rochester is a fantastic place to settle down, retire, or just start out in life. Our some 11,000 residents know this well. With our dozens of parks, recreational facilities and annual activities there is never a shortage of events going on around Rochester.

Some of these annual festivals, activities and events include:


  • Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails – These naturalistic trails offer biking, hiking and walking. They connect to several major parks, including Bloomer Park, Rochester Municipal Park, Stoney Creek Metropark and the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.


  •  Paint Creek Center for the Arts – This non-profit art center is dedicated to promoting the arts and artistic excellence through a full range of cultural programming including studio art classes for children and adults, exhibitions of emerging and established Michigan artists, outreach programs, community involvement and the annual Art & Apples Festival.
  •  Rochester Avon Recreation Authority – This program has been providing recreational activities to Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township since 1946. It provides programs from 12 months to adults in a variety of areas, such as dance, sports classes, sport leagues, pre-school classes, special events, fitness, skiing, etc.
  •  Rochester Municipal Park – This beautiful area is the largest park area in the city, comprising a large portion of the downtown area. Linked with the Paint Creek trail system, it offers a quiet, naturalized setting, easily enjoyed from its own trail system, as well as two playground areas, lighted tennis courts, an outdoor music-stage amphitheater, the Rochester Community House, and the Kiwanis Pavilion. The ‘duck pond’ has been used in past winters for skating.
  • Art & Apples Festival – Each September for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the entire town celebrates this event at the Rochester Municipal Park. With local artists, galleries, apple-orientated food and beverages, this event is the highlight of the community. Music fills the area with open bands and stages and kids of all ages will enjoy the Art & Apples Festival which ranks the #29 art festival in the nation as determined by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
  • Heritage Festival – This event also held at the Rochester Municipal Park features a glimpse into the past and heritage of the area and includes games, crafts, food, music and more.
  • Music In The Park – This Summer Concert series offers music, food and fun at the Rochester Municipal Park each

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