Mankato Area Guide To August Events

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A Guide to Mankato Area Events

Wow! Summer has flown by, but it’s not over yet!  Here’s your guide to Mankato Area Events to help you make the most of the end of Summer before the kids head back to school!

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Steele County Free Fair

August 15th-20th

The Steele County Free Fair is the state’s largest county fair offering a wide variety of events for families. 

1525 S Cedar Ave Owatonna, MN

Cost: Free (Parking $5)

 

Toddler Wednesday 

August 16th 10AM

Special fun for toddlers at the Southern MN Children’s Museum every Wednesday morning at 10am! (Arrive early to reserve your spot!)

224 Lamm Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

 

Mankato Farmers’ Market

August 17th 3:30-6PM, August 19th 8AM-12PM

Fresh, local products. Food music and fun!

1895 Adams Street Mankato, MN (Best Buy Parking Lot)

 

Family Night at the Museum

August 17th 5-7PM

Families can enjoy the Southern Minnesota Children’s Museum at no cost!

224 Lamm Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

Alive After Five

August 17th 5PM

Enjoy food, beverages and live music in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chair and blankets!

Civic Center Plaza 

Cost: Free

 

Itty Bitty Beach Party

August 18th 10-11:45AM

Waseca Waterpark fun geared for children 7 years or younger (older children welcome if they are assisting younger children!) This is great for daycare providers or families with younger children. The slides are not open at this time nor is open swimming permitted in the deep end of the pool. The zero-depth features are running during this time for small children and it is a much more relaxed atmosphere.

Cost: $3.50

 

Friday Night Pajama Rama

August 18th @ 7PM

It’s Friday Night! Get into your PJ’s and come to Barnes & Noble to listen to all kinds of fun stories. You never know who might show up. Ages 3 to 10.

River Hills Mall Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

Children’s Storytime

August 19th @ 11AM

Barnes & Noble storytime, we all know nothing rhymes with orange, but how does that make Orange feel? Left out, of course! But when Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. Activities to follow.

River Hills Mall Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

Medicine Show at The Hubbard House

August 19th 11AM-4PM

Come one, come all! Step right up as the medicine show rolls into town once again! The Cherry Sisters will once again take the stage along with Violet McNeal and others. Between shows, take in the other festivities such as palm readings, Ouija boards, sword dancers and more!

606 S Broad Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

Fly In / Drive In Breakfast

August 20th 7:30-12:30

All you can eat breakfast, entertainment and more at the Mankato Regional Airport!

Cost: $5 (Kids 5 and under Free)

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21st 11AM-2PM

Join the North Mankato Taylor Library for the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Activities and glasses will be provided and lunch will be available for purchase. Sign up requested.

Cost: Free, Registration Requested

 

North Mankato Farmers’ Market

August 21st 3:30-6:30PM

It’s summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market? This season, don’t forget to buy your produce and goods at the North Mankato Farmers’ Market

1706 Lee Blvd North Mankato, MN

 

Mankato Farmers’ Market

August 22nd & 24th 3:30-6PM, August 26th 8AM-12PM

Fresh, local products. Food music and fun!

1895 Adams Street Mankato, MN (Best Buy Parking Lot)

 

Toddler Wednesday 

August 16th 10AM

Special fun for toddlers at the Southern MN Children’s Museum every Wednesday morning at 10am! (Arrive early to reserve your spot!)

224 Lamm Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

 

Alive After Five

August 24th 5PM

Enjoy food, beverages and live music in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chair and blankets!

Civic Center Plaza 

Cost: Free

 

Itty Bitty Beach Party

August 25th 10-11:45AM

Waseca Waterpark fun geared for children 7 years or younger (older children welcome if they are assisting younger children!) This is great for daycare providers or families with younger children. The slides are not open at this time nor is open swimming permitted in the deep end of the pool. The zero-depth features are running during this time for small children and it is a much more relaxed atmosphere.

Cost: $3.50

 

Friday Night Pajama Rama

August 25th @ 7PM

It’s Friday Night! Get into your PJ’s and come to Barnes & Noble to listen to all kinds of fun stories. You never know who might show up. Ages 3 to 10.

River Hills Mall Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

River Hills Mall Family Free Fridays

August 25th 5-8PM

Enjoy 2 free carousel rides for riders 12 and under, plus special offers from participating food court locations.

1850 Adams Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

Summer Reading Finale

August 25th 6:30PM

Kids of all ages are invited to join us for the Summer Reading finale at the North Mankato Taylor Library on Friday, August 25th at 6:30pm. No registration necessary.

1001 Belgrade Ave North Mankato, MN

Cost: Free

 

LEEP Summerfest

August 25th 5-9PM

This year’s LEEP Summer Fest will take place at Franklin Rogers Park and feature a live performance by IV Play, a dance, games, a hamburger and hotdog buffet and door prizes. In addition each ticket will include a complimentary LEEP Summer Fest T-shirt.

601 Reed Street Mankato, MN

Cost: $25

 

Yoga In The Park

August 26th 10AM

Free yoga class in Storybook Park at North Mankato Taylor Library on Saturday, August 26th at 10:00am. No registration necessary. Bring your yoga mat.

1001 Belgrade Ave North Mankato, MN 

Cost: Free

 

Children’s Storytime

August 26th 10AM

A class of students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready — for the first day of school and all the events and milestones that will follow.  Join Barnes & Noble for storytime with activities to follow.

River Hills Mall

Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Mankato Farmers’ Market

August 28th 3:30-6:30PM

It’s summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market? This season, don’t forget to buy your produce and goods at the North Mankato Farmers’ Market

1706 Lee Blvd North Mankato, MN

 

Mankato Farmers’ Market

August 22nd & 24th 3:30-6PM, August 26th 8AM-12PM

Fresh, local products. Food music and fun!

1895 Adams Street Mankato, MN (Best Buy Parking Lot)

 

Toddler Wednesday 

August 30th 10AM

Special fun for toddlers at the Southern MN Children’s Museum every Wednesday morning at 10am! (Arrive early to reserve your spot!)

224 Lamm Street Mankato, MN

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

 

Alive After Five

August 31st 5PM

Enjoy food, beverages and live music in a relaxed outdoor setting. Bring your lawn chair and blankets!

Civic Center Plaza 

Cost: Free

 

 

Mankato Moms Blog Launch Party / Moms Night Out

August 31st 5:30-8PM

Join us at the newly opened Vivian Rose Boutique in Old Town Mankato to celebrate the launch of Mankato Moms Blog and meet other moms! Treats and drinks will be provided!

112 S Riverfront Drive Suite 132 Mankato, MN (Depot Building)

Cost: Free

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Jessica is an Iowa native turned Minnesota girl. She relocated to Mankato for a job 10 years ago and has never turned back. Together, Jessica and her husband George host a morning radio show. They have a wonderful blended family that consists of a very talkative 5 year old boy and a sweet 6 month old girl. On weekends you can find Jessica in the kitchen trying new recipes (with the help of her husband, who is normally the chef of the family). She also loves doing Barre, reading, live music, and running. She is currently training for her 6th Half Marathon coming up this fall.