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North Mankato Farmers' Market

Monday's Beginning June 7, 2021 and ending October 18, 2021
3:00 - 6:00pm

South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd

The North Mankato Farmers' Market will kick off its 5th summer market season on June 1st at South Central College located at 1920 Lee Boulevard in North Mankato. The weekly market will be held every Monday evening, offering fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked and canned goods, handmade soaps, arts, crafts and much more! 

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Music in the Park

Thursdays in July & September 2021
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. 

For more info, contact Katie at 507-345-5120 or kheintz@nmlibrary.org.


July 25 - Dave Sandersfeld

July 22 - Good Night Gold Dust

July 29 - DW3

September 2 - Rain Kings

September 9 - Bullypulpit Bluegrass

September 16 - Still Jammin' Too

September 23 - Lost Walleye Orchestra

September 30 - Nate Boots & The High Horses

Blues on Belgrade

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Noon - 1:00pm: The Echos

1:30 - 2:30pm: Amy Lavere & Will Sexton

3:00 - 4:00pm: Miss Myra & The Moonshiners

4:30 - 5:30pm: City Mouse

6:00 - 7:00pm: Tony Holiday

7:30 - 9:00pm: The Murphy Brothers Band

9:30 - 11:00pm: The Jimmys


Join the Business on Belgrade Association for Blues on Belgrade on July 24th! Music starts at noon 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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Bier on Belgrade

2021 Event - TBD

Join us for our annual Bier on Belgrade located on Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato. Bier on Belgrade is North Mankato's version of an Oktoberfest and German hertiage fun.

You will have a day of 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.

Seasonal beers will be available for sampling and will be listed closer to the event.

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Mankato River Ramble

October 10, 2021

The Ramble returns and everybody is welcome! The Mankato River Ramble celebrates the best bike routes, baked goods and live music to be found in Southern Minnesota. Beyond rivers and lakes, waterfalls and award-winning pies; the city now sports one of the largest artworks in the state - a ten-story-tall silo mural by Guido van Helten that honors Native Americans who have lived here for untold generations. 

Expect live bands and delicious refreshments at all four rest stops and the Land of Memories staging area. The Ramble is fully supported with sag wagons, ride marshals and mechanics.

One Great Ride with Three Scenic Routes
All three rides feature fall colors and the 40-foot-tall double waterfall at Minneopa State Park. Take your pick! 
The 12-mile Minneopa Falls Loop is mostly trails and perfect for beginners, while the 42-mile Lake Crystal Loop cruises the country roads ‘round the Minnesota River Valley. 
Our most popular ride is the 26-mile Pie Run with its mouth-watering display of 150 homemade pies.

Discover more and register to ride at BikeRiverRamble.org.



Bells on Belgrade

2021 Event - TBD

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, the City of North Mankato, and MedExpress Urgent Care of Mankato.

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 recieve a FREE goodie bag and Golden Ticket to redeem for a free book. Stay and see the Winter Wonderland Parade along Belgrade Avenue!

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Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament


2021 Event Cancelled. Check back for more updates!

Spring Lake Park

Business on Belgrade Associaiton 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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