BREAKING NEWS Authorities release name of man killed in Rochester motorcycle crash Full Story

Rochesterfest has annual 'Button Kickoff'

Rochesterfest will go from June 16-24 at the Soldiers Field Park.

Posted: May 9, 2018 5:39 PM

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.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Charles City
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Rochester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 72°
Tracking cooler temps and plenty of sun to finish the work week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Thursday

StormTeam 3: Long-range forecast - cooler days to end August

Image

CTK: Triton Cobras

Image

CTK: Byron Bears

Image

CTK: Kasson-Mantorville

Image

Mac Horvath transfers to IMG

Image

Salary debate

Image

To sell or not to sell?

Image

Puppy shower for Hulk

Image

Protest cancelled

Community Events