One of the best things about summer, at least in a kid's eyes, are parades!  Having people throw you handfuls of free stuff while you sit down and wait on the side of the road is basically the best thing in the world.  If you've been wondering when and where the Rochesterfest parade is happening in Rochester, Minnesota, below is everything that you need to know.

Credit: Townsquare Media Rochester
Credit: Townsquare Media Rochester

Everything you need to know about the Rochesterfest parade in Rochester, Minnesota

Saturday is going to be such a fun day!  The Rochesterfest parade is back on our schedule and I know a ton of businesses that are excited to show up in style, especially since the parade was rained out last year.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

If you are planning on enjoying the parade this year, below is everything you need to know about the Rochesterfest 2022 parade:

  • Parade route -heads up, the parade route looks pretty similar to past years but the start and end spots appear to be in a new location.  You can find the entire Rochesterfest parade route here. 
  • Parade Start Time - 2:00 pm is when the parade fun starts in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Who will be in the parade this year? - According to the Rochesterfest website, over 100 entries will be part of the parade.  And I know this...Townsquare Media will be there with all of our on-air talent from 106.9 KROC, Quick Country 96.5, Y-105FM, Fun 104, Sasquatch 107.7, and Rochester's News-Talk KROC 1340 AM and 96.9 FM and we were just talking about what candy we should hand out this year.  If you've got any ideas, send me a note to or to my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.
  • How do we find out if the parade is canceled due to weather? - Hopefully, that won't happen again but Mother Nature doesn't really care if she ruins parades.  If she does though, we will have the news up on our app ASAP.  If you don't have it downloaded yet, all the local news is there for free.  Get it now here.
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20 Vendors Bringing Delicious Food and Drinks to Rochesterfest in 2022

You know summer is almost here when you start to hear news about Rochesterfest, the huge community party from June 18th - 26th in Rochester, Minnesota!

The latest announcement about Rochesterfest might make your mouth water because the list of vendors was just announced...and basically every fair food group is covered! Take a look at the list below.

And go give Rochesterfest a "like" on Facebook at their page here so you don't miss out on any of the Rochesterfest fun this year.

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