North Mankato, Minnesota



Ad 3 - CopyNorth Mankato Farmers' Market

Monday's June - October 2022
3:00 - 6:00pm

South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd

The North Mankato Farmers' Market will kick off its 6th summer market season in June 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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IMG_20200730_175815Music in the Park

Thursdays in July & September 2022
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

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Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Join the Business on Belgrade Association for Blues on Belgrade on July 30th! 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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Symphony on the Prairie Poster 2022 FINALSymphony on the Prairie

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

The City of North Mankato and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce the second annual concert at Benson Park: Symphony on the Prairie. The event will run from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at the north side of Benson Park (off of Timm Rd.).

Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a beautiful concert by the Mankato Symphony. The setlist includes memorable and popular tunes such as the Star-Spangled Banner, Semper Fidelis March, West Side Story, National Emblem March, Fiddler on the Roof, The Stars and Stripes Forever and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event.

The September 10th concert marks the first concert in Mankato Symphony’s 72nd season. In addition to this concert, the Symphony will offer thirteen more events, including four full symphony concerts, five Music on the Hill chamber music concerts, and four See Hear Play: Music Free Family Fun events. Thanks to North Mankato’s generous sponsorship, admission to the September 10th concert is free. Early bird subscriptions are currently available for all other MSO events. More information, including ticket purchases, may be found at

MVIMG_20190921_181032Bier on Belgrade

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

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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IMG_20191207_165627Bells on Belgrade

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

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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IMG_20200126_144047Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament

2022 Event was held January 29th & 30th. Check back for more updates for 2023!
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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