Rochester MN Guide to Summer + Bucket List

The Rochester MN Guide to Summer + Bucket List is sponsored by Explore Minnesota and  Experience Rochester MN 

Summer has finally arrived!  You know what that means…endless activity out and about in our city to make up for the time spent indoors. The Rochester MN and SE Minnesota areas have so many activities and events for you and your family. Use our Rochester MN Ultimate Guide to Summer and free printable Bucket List to choose your own adventure!

With 8 categories and hundreds of ideas, you’re sure to find a way to make 2022 your best summer ever.  Simply scroll down (and scroll and scroll!) and click on the icon in the category to jump to that list.

Print out the checklist below and you can fill in what you’d like to do to truly customize your summer!  Have fun, friends.  Cheers to the best summer yet!

Experience Rochester MN

Savor your summer with Experience Rochester! Visit or download the free When In Rochester MN phone app to find an in-depth summer events calendar and explore things to do, festivals and events, dining, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. As the city’s official destination marketing organization, Experience Rochester is a valuable resource for residents and visitors.

Whether you’re dining on a patio, enjoying our woods and wildlife, or taking to the water, turn to Experience Rochester for everything you need to know to make this summer one to remember.

Ultimate Guide to Summer + Bucket List

Summer Events Rochester MN
Summer Events Rochester MN
Rochester MN summer events
Summer Events Rochester MN
Rochester MN summer events
Rochester MN summer events
Rochester MN summer events
Summer Events Rochester MN
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FREE Printable - Rochester MN Summer Bucket List

Join us as we explore all that Rochester MN has to offer this summer, and enjoy the customizable FREE printable below to hang on the fridge!

Outdoor Adventure

Day Trips & Field Trips

Austin Minnesota
Berry and Bloom Farm
Day Trip
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Elba Fire Tower
day trip
Lake City, Minnesota
Minnesota History Museum
Lark Toys, Kellogg Minnesota
Minnesota Zoo
National Eagle Center
Northfield, Minnesota
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo
Red Wing, Minnesota
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
Science Museum of Minnesota
Stockholm & Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
day trips

Swimming & Water

Food & Drink

Around #RochMN

More Ideas!

Rochester has so much to offer during the summer months. Why not become a tourist in your own city!  Consider exploring places and things you’ve never seen or done before.  Here’s a list to get you started!

Indoor Fun

Festivals & Live Music

Rhubarb Festival, Corn on the Cob Days, Cheese Festival (two of them!) If you’re looking for a list of area festivals and concerts…we’ve got ’em.

There are so many local festivals and concerts to attend in and around Rochester.  These events are listed by date for easy reference! Click the image below for a list of Outdoor Festivals and Concerts.

festivals, live music

Sports Enthusiasts

Sports Enthusiasts

Rochester MN August Events

Looking for a fun family event or maybe something just for you?  Check out our Guide to August Events or click the image below.  Check out our event calendar for citywide events all summer long!

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