Party on the Prairie: Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th – 2-7pm

Benson Park, North Mankato

Join us in Benson Park for this free community event including a corn pit, scarecrow walk, face painting, bounce house, hayrides, fall food, drinks and more! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy live music, starting at 2pm.

Contact: Katie at 507-345-5120 or at


North Mankato Farmers’ Market

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every Monday through October 14th, 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

Pet Painting Workshop (Registration Full)
Thursday, September 26th 6-8pm
Police Annex
Paint your pet! (Not literally—just on a 16×20 canvas) Participants sent in a picture of their pet to [email protected] and she sent the picture to Design & Wine. From there Design & Wine will make an outline of their pet on a canvas for participants to paint at our workshop. Participants are free to bring their own beverage. Registration was required with a $20 fee. Open to ages 18+.

Espresso Patronum
Thursday, September 26th 4-5pm
Neutral Groundz
Bring a book you are reading to share and discuss for our monthly teen book club. Beverages are provided. Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.

Flu Shot Clinic
Monday, September 30th 3-5pm
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Sign up for a five minute time slot in person at the library or over the phone at 507-345-5120 to receive your free flu shot! No insurance necessary, but if you have it please bring a copy of your insurance card. Please register by Wednesday, September 25th.
Teen Treat Monday
Monday, September 30th 3:30-5pm
North Mankato Taylor Library
Stop in at the library to get some treats to celebrate the end of another Monday! Feel free to stay and hang out with other teens and play some games as well. Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.

Haunted Library
Saturday, October 12th 8-11pm
North Mankato Taylor Library

The North Mankato Taylor Library is putting on a Haunted Library! Doors open at 8pm. Last group enters at 10:45pm. All ages may enter at their own risk. This is a free event.



Caswell Park


Caswell Sports Fall League

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Caswell Park, 1875 Howard Drive

Contact: Phil Tostenson at 507-625-4141


Minnesota USA Softball State Tournament

Saturday, September 28th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, September 29th, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Caswell Park, 1875 Howard Drive

Contact: Phil Tostenson at 507-625-4141