North Mankato Farmers’ Market

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every Monday through October 2019

Messiah Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 1706 Lee Blvd.

Contact: Kim Henrickson at 340-6984

Historic Display

August 1st– December 14th: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Nicollet County Historical Society (1851 N Minnesota Ave, St Peter, MN 56082)

North Mankato History Display panels set up there August 1st- December 14th The Nicollet County Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit displaying North Mankato’s history in honor of our 120th Anniversary

Contact: 507-625-4141


120 Years of Community: A Stroll Through History Walking Tour

Take a self-guided walking tour of historical sites in lower North Mankato! The walking tour as listed is around 2.3 miles and takes about 35 minutes to complete. Historical sites include: Old Municipal Building, Belltower Apartments, Marigold Dairy, Otto Nietge House, A.L. Wheeler House and more! Visit City Hall or the Taylor Library to pick up your walking tour brochure.

Contact: 507-625-4141


North Mankato Taylor Library


Back to School Bookmark Contest
Monday August 5th-Monday August 26th
North Mankato Taylor Library

Pick up your entry form at the North Mankato Taylor Library for this year’s bookmark contest! Submit your design by Monday, August 26th for a chance to have your bookmark printed for people to take from our bookmark selection! There will be one winner from each age group (Ages 12 and under and ages 13 and older). Bookmarks will be available in September 2019.

Contact: 507-345-5120


Comic Book Workshop
Tuesday, August 20th 10am, 2pm
Police Annex
Do you like to read Calvin and Hobbes? Babymouse? Dogman?  Do you like to write?  Have you ever drawn a character from different angles?  In this class, you’ll learn different tools, such as creative writing exercises and drawing tips, which will help you create a comic character. Please bring a pencil, notebook and/or sketchbook, and anything else you like to draw or write with. Registration required. Registration opens August 13th. Open to ages 7-12 at 10am and ages 13-18 at 2pm. “This project is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.”

Contact: 507-345-5120


Cosmic Oil Pastels
Thursday, August 22nd 2-4pm
North Mankato Taylor Library
Using oil pastels, draw your favorite part of the cosmos! Oil Pastels and sample pictures from outer space will be provided to help you make your piece of art! Stop in anytime between 2-4pm to make yours! Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.
Contact: 507-345-5120

Teen/Tween Free Food Friday
Friday, August 23rd 6:30-8pm
North Mankato Taylor Library and Storybook Park
Pizza and snacks in the library followed by being split into teams who will then race to find clues that will give them instructions for tasks they need to complete in the park. First team to complete all of the tasks will win a prize! Open to ages 9-18. Registration required. Registration opens August 16th.
Contact: 507-345-5120

Tween/Teen DIY
Tuesday, August 27th 4pm
North Mankato Taylor Library
Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are invited to join us for DIY ­­­Galaxy Night Lights on Tuesday, August 27th at 4:00pm. Registration is requested. Registration opens August 20th.
Contact: 507-345-5120


Caswell Park


Special Olympics

Saturday, August 24th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Caswell Park, 1875 Howard Drive

Contact: Phil Tostenson at 507-625-4141