Event Stories

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

Photo by Mike Lagerquist - Arnie Lillo walks among the 46 pairs of animals created displayed 2-by-2 on his property. The ark he created from Colorado blue spruce will be placed under the rainbow.

Noah’s Helper – New Attraction, Arnie’s Ark

Arnie Lillo has been displaying large metal sculptures on his property near Good Thunder for quite some time. He's introducing a new display, a large scale model of Noah's Ark
Dark theater stage

Minnesota Fringe Goes Online with Virtual Festival

Three months after announcing the cancellation of their annual theater celebration due to a global pandemic, Minnesota Fringe will present its first-ever Virtual Festival July 30-August 9.
Submitted Photo - Scene from Music in the Park

North Mankato Library hosts Music in the Park

The North Mankato Taylor Library is hosting Music in the Park in Wheeler Park, North Mankato Thursdays through July
Kid's Hand Taking Book from a Shelf in Public Library.

Summer Reading Is Not Cancelled!

Summer 2020 reading is alive and well at the Blue Earth County Library and the North Mankato Taylor Library.
Wine glasses

Digital Drinking With the Blue Earth County Historical Society – A Virtual Pub Crawl

For people looking to learn a bit more about Blue Earth County’s history—while enjoying good drinks with good friends—the Blue Earth County Historical Society has just the ticket: its upcoming Virtual Pub Crawl, scheduled for June 11.
Submitted Photo - Bethel Balge and Peter McGuire in concert

2020 ProMusica Virtual Performance

At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st, the original opening day for this year’s festival week, ProMusica will stream a pre-recorded chamber music performance on its website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Submitted Photo - Mankato Playhouse - Jesus Christ Superstar

The Show Must Go On – The Mankato Playhouse

Davori Production's Mankato Playhouse is providing dinner theater to the Greater Mankato Area
Mount Kilimanjaro and its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest peak in Africa

Dan Lee – Climbing for a Cause

Dan Lee loves adventure but he also loves helping others find their adventures too. After recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, he's moving on to the Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador but it's always for a cause!

Eat Your Words? – Edible Book Festival Offers Unique Way to Appreciate Literature

4th Annual Edible Book Festival at the North Mankato Taylor Library memorably dishes up both sweet treats and community togetherness.
Apple Harvest - Mankato, MN

The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – The Colors of Fall

Stacy K offers some ideas for your first weekend in October including Party on the Prairie and a little color therapy!