Rochesterfest, the annual community event in Rochester, will run from June 22nd to June 29th. This yearly festival includes many activities and events for families, live music, lots of food vendors, and a parade on Saturday, June 29th.

The organizers have revealed the grand marshal for this year's parade, who was chosen based on an employee's nomination.


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Nick Stageberg has been selected as the 2024 “Live Your Dream” Grand Marshal. According to a Rochesterfest press release, "Nick is a man who grew up in poverty, but found a way to overcome and create a company that employs over 50 people."

Stageberg was nominated for this honor by his employee, Stefanie Coutley, who praised his exceptional compassion and dedication to the Rochester community.

Nick's company, Black Swan Real Estate, supports the Rochester Police Department with events like Safe City Nights and Shop with a Cop.

Stageberg has also created a non-profit that works to improve areas of Rochester His employee, Stefanie said, “He makes dreams come true for others – one he knows and ones he doesn’t.

The Rochesterfest Parade with Nick as the grand marshal will be held on Saturday, June 29th starting at 2 pm. For more information about Rochesterfest, visit

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