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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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Blues on Belgrade 

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 - details TBD

March 30, 2021 - From the Business on Belgrade Organization:

"We are pleased to announce that Blues on Belgrade will be held in some form on Saturday, July 24th, 2021... Our organization is so excited and also watching very closely on how we can do this safely. The community members are our biggest concern. Stay tuned for deails but mark your calendar!!"

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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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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