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Event Stories

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

MakerFest New Ulm Offers Outdoor Shopping Event

Though COVID-19 concerns cancelled New Ulm's traditional Oktoberfest, the city has still found a way to celebrate with its new MakerFest event.
Submitted Image - Scene from the 2019 Deep Valley Book Festival

5th Annual Deep Valley Book Festival Goes Virtual

Mankato's beloved Deep Valley Book Festival is going virtual this year to ensure that writers and readers alike can still access all its fantastic events.
Submitted Photo - Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota - Mankato Clinic Tree of Forts

Children’s Museum to reopen Oct. 1 with limited hours and capacity

After more than six months of closure due to COVID-19, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is reopening on Oct. 1.
Dogs playing

North Mankato Taylor Library to Host Dogs Night Out

The North Mankato Library is promising a doggone good time for both two-legged and four-legged guests at its Dogs Night Out event.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Taylor Library Launches 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The North Mankato Taylor Library is launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program to encourage preschool children to learn to love reading.
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.
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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.