1850 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 282-9905
Fax: (507) 282-1813
Nestled in the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, the Graham Arena Complex is run by the Rochester Park and Recreation Department. It consists of four huge arenas and is used for a various events, These include concerts, trade shows, art and craft fairs, sporting events, dance shows and antique markets. These spaces are also available on rent.
Hosting a party? Or organizing a wedding? Approach the Rochester Eagles Club to make it a memorable experience for you. The place can serve as a venue for any type of event that you wish to plan. The club offers catering services as well. You can book this place for weddings or banquets. The Eagles club also conducts several cultural events, both large and small-scale at their venue.
In the heart of the city, Peace Plaza is nestled under downtown’s towering skyline. This picturesque outdoor square is a stunning backdrop for myriad cultural events that are hosted here throughout the year. Farmers’ markets, concerts, live entertainment, theater productions, fundraising events and performing arts feature on their schedule. It can accommodate up to 2,000 people and can be rented out for wedding receptions and private parties.
Cooke Park in Rochester offers visitors a tranquil environment to spend a relaxed evening with their friends or family. With large open spaces, the park is an ideal picnic spot for kids.
Run by a volunteer group, the Chatfield Center for the Arts plays host to numerous events throughout the year. Although it is best known as the home of the historic Potter Auditorium, this center has many more top-notch facilities to boast of. The American Legion Room is perfect for meetings, while the Library Room is an intimate space apt for small performances. Many concerts are also held here.
Located next to the State Theater, Crossings At Carnegie is a center for performing and visual arts in Zumbrota. Occupying the former Carnegie library, this thriving art center has an interesting line up of monthly art exhibitions and concerts featuring upcoming local and national artists/ bands. Unlike what one would experience at a concert hall, watching the talented musicians perform here is a more intimate affair. In the past, artists like Richard Shindell and Claudia Schmidt have performed and interacted with audiences at this center. And just like their concerts, the center is serious about its commitment towards contemporary visual arts. Rotating exhibitions feature artworks in ceramics, pottery, sculptures, fine art and a plethora of other art forms. Visit their website for booking information and more.