4 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 292.1628

Open Monday -Saturday at 11am
Open Sunday 4-8pm
Closed Sunday, May 28th for private event

Upcoming Events


Grand Rounds Closed Sunday, May 28th

We will be closed for a private event. We will re-open Sunday evenings again on June 4th.


Grand Rounds Closed Monday, May 29th

In observance of Memorial Day we will be closed. Please have a fun and safe holiday weekend. We will re-open for lunch Tuesday, May 30th at 11am.


Thursdays on First & 3rd

Every Thursday, June 1 – August 31, 11am-8:30pm

Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on First & 3rd is an event that unites the Rochester community and provides a free option to simply enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others! Dogs are welcome at Thursdays but must be on a leash.

Stop by our Grand Rounds tent and enjoy great beer & amazing food. We will be serving meatball sub’s, house-made potato chips and deep fried Twinkies; come hungry!


Art on the Avenue

Saturday, June 3rd, 9:30am-4pm on 6th Ave SE

Art on the Ave is an annual spring art festival showcasing local artisans and musicians in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood. The event features painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, and musicians. The highlight of the event is unveiling the installation of a permanent boulevard sculpture, hand crafted by a regional artist to symbolize this year’s theme: Spring. This sculpture will become one of thirteen public sculptures already scattered throughout the Slatterly Park Neighborhood. Locally designed T-shirts will be available for sale. This past year Art on the Ave became a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization to concentrate on our initiative to promote education of the arts, to revitalize Slatterly Park with progressive beautification projects, and to foster conscientious community in our downtown neighborhood. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the People’s Food Coop, and Grand Rounds Brewing Co., no carry-ins please.

Donate to Drink

Monday, June 5th, 6:30-9pm @ Grand Rounds 

The Commission is excited to announce Donate to Drink Brewery Edition Ft. Gift of Life Transplant House. Donate to Drink is an incentive-based fundraiser to gather essential items for local nonprofits.

How it works: Donate an item from the Gift of Life Transplant House wish list (below) and you earn a drink from The Commission.

Wish List Items and Criteria to Earn a Drink:
**You can earn up to a total of 2 drinks**
Donate 1 Pack of Napkins = 1 drink
Donate 1 Pack of Paper Towels= 1 Drink
Donate 1 Dish or Hand Soap= 1 drink
Donate 1 $10 Retail or Grocery Store Gift Card = 2 drinks

If you don’t have items to donate you can still come to network, and meet others. Full menu available.


Summer at the Civic; Patio Concert Series

Starting Wednesday, June 7th, 5-10pm

The Rochester Civic Theatre is delighted to announce the return of its Summer @ The Civic Patio Concert Series. On select Wednesday nights in June, July & August  enjoy free live music and fresh food available for purchase.

  • Bands play 5pm- 7pm and 9pm- 10pm
  • Food is available 5pm- 7pm; Hosted by Grand Rounds Brewing Co. & Restaurant
  • Patio Bar is open 5pm- 10pm; Hosted by Grand Rounds Brewing Co. & Restaurant

We welcome the following acts to our Patio Stage this summer:

  • June 7 – The Shift & Booksie and The Pages
  • June 14- The Gopher Tone
  • June 21 – The Gopher Tones
  • July 12 – Dianna Parks Band
  • July 26- Jagged Ease
  • August 2- Root River
  • August 9 – Smash n’ Grab
  • August 16– TBD
  • August 23- Swing Street
  • August 30- LP & The 45s

All ages are welcome. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes — and we’ll see you @ The Civic! Please visit our website for more information: http://www.rochestercivictheatre.org/