Favorite thing: Rochester is home to one of Oakland County's well known community players. The Avon Players have presented everything from children's shows to CABARET. At the nearby campus of Oakland University there is student run theatre productions as well as professional presentations at Meadowbrook Theatre.
Favorite thing: As The Woodward Dream Cruise becomes more and more popular each summer in metro- Detroit, other communities not along Woodward are reaching out to car enthusiasts. Each August Rochester hosts its own car show. In 2003, it runs in conjunction with Dancin' in the Streets where local eateries offer up a taste of the community and local bands play on closed off side streets.