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Mankato River Ramble Bike

Land of Memories Park 100 Amos Owen Ln, Mankato, MN

Join us on Sunday, October 9, and savor some of Minnesota’s best cycling. Explore the autumnal beauty of the Minnesota River Valley at the 12th Annual Mankato River Ramble. The landscape will be dressed in peak fall colors. Try one of four scenic tours ranging from 12 to 54 miles. You’ll pass charming waterfalls, epic […]

Live Music: Bobb Fantauzzo

The Grand Center For Arts & Culture 210 N Minnesota St, New Ulm, New Ulm, MN

Bobb Fantauzzo has developed a unique voice on the Native American style flute and has been recognized for pushing the boundaries of the instrument in a profound and positive way. Known primarily for playing jazz, his unique approach to the Native American style flute has been described as evocative, innovative, engaging, and hip.

Free – $10

Live Music: JazZen

The Grand Kabaret 210 N Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN

JazZen combines the ancient tonalities of world flutes with the contemporary rhythms of modern jazz in a style they call New Age Avant-garde. Bobb Fantauzzo has developed a unique voice playing jazz on the Native American style flute. Joining him are Aaron Kerr on 5-string electric cello and Derrin Pinto on drums.

$5 – $10

Symphonic Series: Scheherazade

St. Peter High School 2121 Broadway Ave, St. Peter, MN

The 2022-23 season opens with the irresistible Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, followed by Florence Price’s beautiful, meditative Adoration, and ending with a dose of the exotic and dazzling in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which tells the musical story of The Arabian Nights. The MSO welcomes prize-winning conductor Tamara Dworetz, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, described as […]

Friends in the Kitchen

CAST Senior Center 600 N German Street, New Ulm, MN

Are you 55 or older? Looking for ways to cook and eat healthy without spending a lot of money? Do you have mobility limitations or dietary needs that challenge your abilities in the kitchen? Learn how to create healthy, affordable, easy-to-make meals at our Friends in the Kitchen class!

Exploring Nature

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota 224 Lamm St., Mankato, MN

The Autumn Adventures continues at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota! Join us on this ISD 77 Early Out Day to explore nature with 3 exciting activities: Mashing Apples Help peel, mash, and taste self-made apple sauce! Pinecone Feeder Craft a treat that is perfect for our bird friends; take it home to hang in […]

Open Mic Night

The What's Up Lounge 701 N Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN

Everyone is welcome, and the house sound engineer, Monty, will be here to help and loan some equipment if needed! We have drums, keyboards and amps available; bring your guitars, or we’ll have a few on hand.

QPR Training

Turner Hall 102 S State St, New Ulm, MN

QPR gatekeeper training is intended for community members 18-plus and professionals including health care workers, first responders, law enforcement, educators, clergy, bankers, lawyers and more to help identify the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.


Author Event: Dr. Aziz Gazipura

We invite you to join us for a fascinating experience with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. Hosted by the Blue Earth County Library.

Mankato Marathon

Kato Moving & Storage Company 417 Poplar Street, Mankato, MN

Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is the area’s biggest race of the year and features a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, relay, and KidsK. The courses are the perfect blend of Mankato’s scenic countryside, trails, and historical urban landscape, highlighting the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Visitors can participate in one of […]

Pre-Oktoberfest Party

Schell's Brewery 1860 Schell Road, New Ulm, MN

Schell's kicking off the party a day early with fun festivities you won't want to miss.

Paint with Carol Paint Party

Curiosi-Tea House 1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN

Local artist Carol Edwards will be at the Curiosi-Tea House for this fun and relaxing event with tea and snacks!


Live Music: 7000apart

The Grand Kabaret 210 N Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN

7000apart, a band started by Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin to keep in touch while being apart in a long-distance relationship, 7000 Kilometers apart.

Letterpress One

The Grand Center For Arts & Culture 210 N Minnesota St, New Ulm, New Ulm, MN

Introduction to letterpress printing, including key terminology, equipment and tools.


Kimberbell Harvest Table

Michele's Quilting and Sewing Center 230 S Main St, Blue Earth, MN

At Kimberbell’s Harvest Table, a one-day machine embroidery event, you’ll create up to six seasonal projects for your autumn celebrations.

Recurring Event Yoga in the Greenhouse

Yoga in the Greenhouse

Drummers Garden Center 281 St Andrews Drive #8584, Mankato, Minnesota

Seasons are changing and our bodies are changing. The theme of October is about welcoming the season of slowing down and rejuvenation. All you need is to bring your own yoga mat and be ready to enjoy the warmth and sun in the greenhouse!


Schell's Brewery 1860 Schell Road, New Ulm, MN

Celebrate Oktoberfest with friends, family, music, food and drinks!

Free – $10