ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochesterfest had its annual “Button Kickoff” Wednesday.
It’s tradition for Mayor Ardell Brede to buy the first Rochesterfest button. Organizers try to sell the buttons to get a head start on costs.
Brede said events like this are meaningful as it’s his last one as mayor.
“[I’m] becoming a little nostalgic and getting a little choked up and stuff like that,” Brede said, “but this is a great event.”
This year’s theme is “Rochesterfest: The Super Celebration.” It will go from June 16-24 at Soldiers Field Park.