North Mankato, Minnesota



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North Mankato Farmers' Market
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Monday's June 5, 2023 - October 16, 2023
3:00 - 6:00pm

South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd

The North Mankato Farmers' Market offers fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked and canned goods, eggs, meat, handmade products, and more! The market is located at South Central College (1920 Lee Boulevard) in upper North Mankato, and is held every Monday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Thursdays in July & September 2023
5:30 - 7:30pm

Wheeler Park

Join us in Wheeler Park (off Garfield Ave) for music, a food stand, and more! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a fun community night with local musical talent.

2023 LINE-UP:
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For more info, contact Katie at 507-345-5120 or

PXL_20220731_023249314Blues on Belgrade

Saturday, July 29th, 2023
2:00 - 11:00pm

200 block of Belgrade Ave.

Join the Business on Belgrade Association for Blues on Belgrade on July 29th! Music starts at 2:00pm and lasts until 11:00pm. Bring the whole family and check out food and craft vendors! For more details visit the Blues on Belgrade Facebook page.

The Blues on Belgrade concert began in 2009 as the Belgrade Ave. Blues and Jazz Festival on a small gravel parking lot, behind the Circle Inn, which is now the site of the Marigold building. This was the first event by Business on Belgrade and has become the biggest to date. The stage has since moved to the intersection of Range Street and Belgrade Avenue. Blues continues to grow in size year after year. This a free event to the community and is a day full of blues music from local and national bands, food, vendors, sunshine (usually) and fun. You don't want to miss this one!
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2023 LINE-UP:
  • 2:00-3:00: The Good Time Gals
  • 3:30-4:30: City Mouse
  • 5:00-6:00: Mike Munson and Mikkel Beckman
  • 6:30-7:30: Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers
  • 8:00-9:00: Lightnin Malcom
  • 9:30-11:00: Sugaray Rayford

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Saturday, September 9th, 2023

The City of North Mankato and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce the third annual concert at Benson Park: Symphony on the Prairie. The event will run from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th, 2022, at the north side of Benson Park (off of Timm Rd.).

Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a beautiful concert by the Mankato Symphony. The setlist includes memorable and popular tunes such as the Star-Spangled Banner, music from West Side Story, Radetzky March, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and more! The performance will also open with the North Mankato Post 518 Color Guard. Food trucks and concessions will be available at the event.

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
2:00 - 10:00pm

200 block of Belgrade Ave.

Join the Business on Belgrade Association for their annual Bier on Belgrade located on Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato. Bier on Belgrade is North Mankato's version of an Oktoberfest and German heritage fun. The day includes activities, food vendors, live music, Bier samplings from local and world renown brewery's, ceremonial first beer with City Officials, bean bag toss, and kegs.

This is a FREE event! Must be 21 years of age to attend.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Annual Children's Free Christmas Celebration in Beautiful Lower North Mankato.

Join us in Beautiful Lower North Mankato for a fun holiday event for the entire family and brought to you FREE of charge by the Business on Belgrade Association..

Enjoy trolley rides along Belgrade Avenue, a medallion hunt in North Mankato the week leading up to the event, carolers, reindeer games, make and take crafts, and so much more! You can also visit Santa and receive a FREE goodie bag and Golden Ticket to redeem for a free book. Stay and see the Winter Wonderland Parade at 6:30pm along Belgrade Avenue!

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AFPD-1.29.22-170646186Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament

The 2023 Event was held January 28th & 29th. Check back for more updates for 2024!
Spring Lake Park

Business on Belgrade Association hosts the Anthony Ford Pond Hockey in Beautiful Lower North Mankato, starting in 2016. 

The Anthony Ford Committe is committed to helping find a cure for childhood leukemia and to help young hockey players realize their own dreams. Our core purpose is to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and to help make hockey affordable for youth hockey players.

The Anthony Ford Committe raises money for the Anthony Ford Fund primarily through two events, the annual silent auction and the annual outdoor pond hockey classic. Funds raised at these events provide research resources to the Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia.

The Anthony Ford Fund also provides resources for youth scholarships for disadvantaged kids through United Way's Connecting Kids program. They are also earmarking reserves for future hockey programs and equipment. Their long-term goal is to one day particiapte in building an ice arena for youth hockey in Anthony's memory.

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The 2023 Event was held Saturday, May 20th. Check back for more updates for 2024!

North Mankato Taylor Library

Join the North Mankato Taylor Library and the Business on Belgrade Association for their annual fun run nearly 5k, Bookin' on Belgrade!

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