Event Stories

Here are a few Greater Mankato Area event stories about what’s going on. There’s always something new happening!

Bottles of wine

5th Annual Blue Earth Wine Walk

Head to Blue Earth for their 5th Annual Wine Walk, this Saturday, May 8th.
Photo by Meredith Maxwell - Maverick Day of Service sign outside Centennial Student Union

A Helping Hand: MSU’s Maverick Day of Service

Over 50 students participated in the 2021 Maverick Day of Service
Book Festival

Deep Valley Book Festival: Cabin Fever Edition

For the first time, the Deep Valley Book Festival is offering a second annual event. The Cabin Fever Edition will offer a wide range of activities centered around and for writers.
Photo by Jim Denomie - Detail of "Beautiful Witches" - 2020 - 24x30 oil on canvas

Distinctive and Daring: Jim Denomie at the 410 Project

Jim Denomie, originally from Hayward, Wisconsin, is an award winning artist garnering national and international attention. His most recent work will be on display at The 410 Project in Mankato from January 8-24.
Piano Keyboard

Music Minute: The Amy Manette Band

In a new weekly music column, Jacob Bases chats with Amy Kuch, lead singer of the Amy Manette Band, about what inspires her.
Christmas Decoration With Fir Branches and Red Berries On a Dark Background

Shopping with Your Gnomies: The New Ulm Holiday Craft Show Experience

Every year, dozens of artisans gather in New Ulm to sell their wares during the fan favorite GnomeMade Market, and this year is no different.
Haunted House In Forest

Scared to Death: the New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House

By Katie Roiger “Welcome to the funeral home,” says the somber greeter. “Enter if you dare!” You step forward bravely into the spectral dusk of a...
Photo by Jessi Havemeier - Painting by Kelsie Havemeier

Art Therapy: Young Mankato Artist Uses Creativity to Cope with Brain Surgery Recovery

10-year-old Mankato artist Kelsie Havemeier uses art to help cope as she recovers from brain surgery.
Photo by Toni Cuenca from Pexels

Halloween Reimagined – A Full Slate of Events!

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of fun and spooky things to do around Mankato.
David Holmes as Jamie and Anastacia Wells Steinberg as Cathy in the Mankato Playhouse Production of The Last Five Years

Reviews – The Last Five Years: Five Years Worth the Journey

Molly Butler reviews the Mankato Playhouse production of The Last Five Years