Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Community Engagement Office is holding a free Maverick Holiday Carnival for youth (ages 6-12) and their families on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The 7th annual event is open to the public and will feature a musical instrument “petting zoo,” with several instruments available to encourage children to learn about music, a fishing booth and many more booths and activities.