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Upcoming events this week:

Pup Crawl
Grab your pup and meet us on the patios on South Front Street for a one-of-a-kind PUP CRAWL! It’s sure to be a tail-waggin’ good time!
When: September 19th @ 5 p.m.
Where: South Front Street, Mankato

Tuesday Tunes: Bullypulpit Bluegrass
When
: September 19th @ 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Mankato Brewery | 1119 Center Street, North Mankato

Bethany Lutheran College Men’s Soccer vs Bethel
When: September 19th @ 7 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
2017 marks the 21st annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. The event includes a social gathering showcasing unique, local cuisine and tastings, entertainment by Betty & Ocho, along with silent and live auctions. TJ and Lisa from MN 93 will be on hand as emcees.
When: September 21st @ 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: CSU Ballroom | MSU, Mankato

Busters Thursday Roll-Ins
A very laid-back fun time of looking at classic and unique cars in Mankato and surrounding areas. We usually get 80 to 150 cars every week and have great prizes, food, and drinks.
When: September 21st @ 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Busters Bar & Grill | 1325 East Madison Avenue, Mankato

Terrace View Fall Festival
Welcome to Terrace View Fall Festival, Mankato’s first event to celebrate harvest and community! Open Weekends now through October 29.
When
: September 22nd noon-7 p.m., September 23rd 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., September 24th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Terrace View | 19304 State Hwy 22, Mankato

Mahkato 45th Annual Traditional Wacipi
When: September 22nd – 24th
Where: Land of Memories Park, Mankato

MSU Women’s Soccer vs Sioux Falls
When: September 22nd @ 1 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bethany Lutheran College Volleyball vs St. Scholastica
When: September 22nd @ 3 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato

MSU Volleyball vs University of Mary
When: September 22nd @ 6 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bethany Lutheran College Volleyball vs Northwestern
When: September 22nd @ 7 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato

Paul Stewart
Live music every Friday night!
When
: September 22nd @ 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Billy Johnson
When
: September 22nd @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery | 1179 East Pearl Street, Kasota

The Blue Ringers!
When: September 22nd @ 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 S. Front St, Mankato

Celebrating MSU 150 Years
Throughout 2017 and 2018, Minnesota State University, Mankato will be celebrating its 150 Anniversary and the Historical Society is excited to be a part of the celebration. This exhibit will feature photographs and artifacts featuring noteworthy individuals and places on campus as well as fun facts and stories about the college and student life. Exhibit opening Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.
When
: September 23rd @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Blue Earth County Historical Society | 424 Warren Street, Mankato

Old Town Art Fair 2017
We are SO EXCITED to present the 7th annual Old Town Art Fair: a day-long community celebration of music, art and soul. Some features of the day include: Live music all day: 12 bands, Performances by Rakstar Fusion Bellydance and Wóȟpe fire dancers! Local artists exhibiting and selling their work in a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, fibers, mixed media and more! This is a fun, authentic local art experience that you won’t want to miss! Come out, bring your friends, and show your support for your community and for the arts!
When
: September 23rd @ 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Riverfront & Washington, Mankato

MSU Volleyball vs Minot State
When: September 23rd @ 12 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bier on Belgrade
Business on Belgrade presents our miniature version of German heritage and fun. Join us for our 6th annual Bier on Belgrade located in the Central Business District of Historical and Unique Beautiful Lower North Mankato. We will have a fun filled day of activities, food vendors, live music, Bier sampling from local and world renown brewery’s. Ceremonial first beer with city officials, bean bag toss and keg bowling. Wear your Lederhosen and receive an extra free beer ticket with $15.00 admission. Must be 21 years of age to attend.
When: September 23rd @ 2 – 8 p.m.
Where: Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

MSU Football vs Northern State
When: September 23rd @ 4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Harvest Fest
Families will enjoy an evening of old fashioned outdoor fall fun at Minneopa State Park. . Stop by at any time on the waterfalls side between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Stay the entire time or join in the fun for an hour. Meet at the picnic shelter and enjoy a warm bonfire while waiting to go for a hayride through the park. There will be activities for the kids, an apple press, and hot chocolate and marshmallows for everyone. Guests are invited to bring their own hot dogs, meat or other food to grill. Families may also want to take a short hike down a candle-lit trail into the waterfalls gorge before heading home. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Minneopa, a nonprofit, volunteer organization of citizens interested in preserving, managing and promoting the resources of the park.
When: September 23rd @ 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Minneopa State Park

Music in the Plaza: Jade Murphy Band
When: September 23rd @ 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Plaza, Downtown Mankato

Mel & Side Effects
When: September 23rd @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery |1179 E Pearl St, Kasota

Hootenanny Annies
When
: September 23rd @ 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Nick Foytik Blues
When: September 23rd @ 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Downtown Mankato

 

Reoccurring Events:

Free Poker at Pub 500
Pub 500 hosts a free Texas Hold’Em tournament every Monday night. Sign up begins at 6:00 p.m. and the cards are dealt at 7:00 p.m. Play for weekly prizes!
When: Every Monday @ 7pm
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Karaoke
Karaoke with Dion every Monday and Wednesday night. Karaoke starts at 10pm and kitchen is open 2pm until midnight. Come grab some food and drinks and sing a song or two!
When: Every Monday @ 11 p.m. -2 a.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia at The Square Deal
The Square Deal hosts trivia every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia with Stunt
Join Stunt at Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill every Tuesday night for live trivia. There are five rounds of trivia each night, 10 questions each with prizes to highest score!
When: Every Tuesday @ 9-11pm
Where: Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill | 1325 Madison Ave, Mankato

Open Mic Night at Pub 500
Time with an audience for new and established artists. Hosted by Betty and Ocho.
When: Every Tuesday @ 9pm – 12am
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia
New Bohemia hosts trivia every Wednesday. Give aways include, gift cards, beer swag, and much more!
When: Every Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Where: New Bohemia | 12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 1715a, Mankato

Trivia with Stunt
Join Stunt at Bradley’s on Stadium every Wednesday night for live trivia. There are five rounds of trivia each night, 10 questions each with prizes to highest score!
When: Every Wednesday @ 10pm – 12am
Where: Bradley’s on Stadium | 1600 Warren Street, Mankato

Karaoke
Karaoke with Dion every Monday and Wednesday night. Karaoke starts at 10pm and kitchen is open 2pm until midnight. Come grab some food and drinks and sing a song or two!
When: Every Wednesday@ 11 p.m. -2 a.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Ridley Farm Animal Program
Join us every Thursday night and learn something new about farm animals.
When: Every Thursday @ 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato

Tacos & Trivia
We’ll feature 5 rounds of trivia questions (10 per round). Come as an individual or team up. We’ll have the taco bar set up for only 6.75 per person. Happy hours and drinks specials will apply. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as random bonus prizes. You won’t want to miss out! This is a FREE event!
When: Every Thursday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center | 119 S Front Street, Mankato

Busters Thursday Roll-Ins
A very laid-back fun time of looking at classic and unique cars in Mankato and surrounding areas. We usually get 80 to 150 cars every week and have great prizes, food, and drinks
When: Every Thursday @ 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Busters Bar & Grill | 1325 East Madison Avenue, Mankato

Thursday Live Trivia at Pub 500
Bring a team for free fun and great prizes!
When: Every Thursday @ 8-10pm
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Jake Palmer Karaoke
Come to Westwood on Lake Washington every Friday for an evening of karaoke with Jake Palmer.
When: Every Friday @ 8pm – 12am
Where: Westwood Marina | 1400 Lake Washington Access Road, Kasota

Vino & Vinyasa
Join Stephanie Fischer in the Chankaska Barrel Room every Sunday for a class combining yoga and Pilates into one holistic workout that will leave you feeling strong, centered, and calm. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat.
When: Every Sunday @ 3:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 Pearl Street, Kasota

After School in the Loft
Spend your after-school time at the Children’s Museum, engaging in activities specially designed for school-aged children. The Loft is open daily from 3 to 4 p.m.
When: weekdays @ 3-4 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato

AgLab Animals
Every Tuesday and Friday, you can watch Scout, our resident kingsnake, eat a mouse. Cinnamon, the tomato frog visiting through our partnership with Pet Expo, is still there, too.
When: every Tuesday and Friday @ 10 am
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Bookmobile Visit
Join Amy from the North Mankato Taylor Library for a story or two at one of the Museum’s galleries, or visit the Bookmobile in the parking lot. Library cards and book returns from all area libraries are accepted.
When: every Wednesday @ 2-3:15 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Toddler Wednesdays
Each week, the Children’s Museum puts together a different activity for the little ones.
When: every Wednesday @ 10 am
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Songs on the Lawn
A popular summer concert series featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn gives coworkers, friends and families from all around the region an opportunity to gather in the City Center to enjoy live music from area bands. Admission is always free.
When: every Thursday in June @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, Mankato
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Thursday Night at the Museum
Join the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota staff in the Loft and design in Tinkercad, a 3D design and modeling tools allowing users to imagine and then create anything they would like on a laptop or iPad. The Museum’s 3D printers will be printing away as a demo to inspire the visitors’ designs.
When: every Thursday @ 5-7 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Winedown for the Weekend Live Music
Enjoy a few easy hours every Friday in the scenic vineyard accented with music by jazz and classical pianist Ben Marti.
When: every Friday @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm
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Live Music at Indian Island Winery
When: every Friday @ 6-8:30 pm and every Saturday @ 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Ave, Janesville
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Jazz Night
An evening of Morgan Creek Vineyard’s European hospitality and cuisine enjoyed with uniquely American music.
When
: every Saturday @ 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm
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Ridley Farm Animal Program
Come to the Ridley Farm exhibit and learn something new about farm animals every Sunday! In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the AgLab.
When: every Sunday @ 1-2 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Wine and Sculpture Stroll:
When: every day
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery | 1179 East Pearl Street, Kasota
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