40 Free Things to do In + Around Mankato this Summer


free things to do in Mankato this summer image is flip flops and summer thingsSummer break is officially here!  Every day has the chance to be an adventure, but adventures can get expensive!

Our team has rounded up 40 free things to do in and around Mankato this summer!

Swimming –

Tourtellotte Pool – Tourtellotte pool is offering free admission for the 2021 season.

Hiniker Pond – (Note: there is no lifeguard on duty at Hiniker Pond)

Red Jacket Valley Park

Bray Park, Madison Lake

Duck Lake Park

Elysian City Park and Beach

Mapleton Splash Pad

Lincoln Park Wading Pool, New Ulm

Washington Park Wading Pool, New Ulm

New Ulm Splash Pad

St. Peter Wading Pool

Art –

City Center Walking Sculpture Tour

Mankato City Art Murals 

Libraries – 

North Mankato Taylor Library

Blue Earth County Library

Mapleton Library

Lake Crystal Library

New Ulm Library

St. Peter Library

Bike Trails –

Biking Loops from Mankato / North Mankato

Parks – 

We are so fortunate to live in a community with wonderful city, county and state parks!  From the animals at Sibley Park to the inclusive playground at Fallenstein Field there is something for everyone!

Mankato Community Parks

North Mankato Community Parks

New Ulm Community Parks

St. Peter Community Parks

7 Mile Park

Gustavus Arboretum

Goofy Goat Farm

Classic Car Roll Ins –

If you have a little one (or a big one!) who loves unique cars, check out these area car roll-ins!

Unique Classic Cars Roll-In

Henderson Roll-In

Farmers Markets & Vendor Fairs –

Mankato Farmer’s Market

North Mankato Farmer’s Market

Mapleton Farmers Market

St. Peter MarketFest

Sell It & Store It Street Market

Live Music – 

Songs on the Lawn

Alive After Five

Music in the Park – North Mankato, details coming soon

Did we miss anything on our list of free things to do in and around Mankato this summer?  Email us at [email protected] to have it included on the list!