UPDATE: Rochesterfest ends a few hours earlier than planned on Saturday; ends the year at Soldiers Field Memorial for 2021 | KAALTV.com

UPDATE: Rochesterfest ends a few hours earlier than planned on Saturday; ends the year at Soldiers Field Memorial for 2021

UPDATE: Rochesterfest ends a few hours earlier than planned on Saturday; ends the year at Soldiers Field Memorial for 2021

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Updated: June 26, 2021 07:36 PM
Created: June 26, 2021 09:58 AM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: RochesterFest organizers announced on Saturday afternoon they decided to end festivities for the day a few hours earlier than planned. They say the decision to close for the day was made after consulting the National Weather Service, Rochester Police Department and several RochesterFest board members.

Saturday night's concerts were also cancelled and not being rescheduled.

Organizers also announced that the 1860s Baseball is still going on Sunday at the History Center of Olmsted County.  

EARLIER REPORT: 

The Rochesterfest parade has been canceled for 2021 due to potential heavy rain on Saturday. 

Working with the National Weather Service, Rochester Police Department and our Parade Chair, Rochesterfest made the decision Saturday morning. "Our community’s safety is our first priority," the press release states. Stay tuned for more details on the entrtainment stage for Saturday night. 

From the National Weather Service:

  • The heavy rain threat is expected for the entire area.
  • The heavy rain could lead to flash flooding if storms repeatedly move over the same areas.
  • the potential exists throughout the day, with the best threat for impacts being during the afternoon hours.


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