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COME, ENJOY OUR DARN NICE AREA.

Happiness

It’s in our DNA.

IT’S OUR WAY OF LIVING—LETTIN’ OUR HAPPY SHOW.

North Mankato is a Darn Nice Area and we’re proud of it. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, you’ll find our city is fun, welcoming and a great place to do business.

You’ll discover our DNA everywhere you turn. From our parks and trails to the neighborhoods and business districts, it’s all here for you to enjoy. Happiness, kindness, success, progress, fun, beauty and togetherness is what we’re made of.

JOIN US AND LET YOUR HAPPY SHOW.

Merriment

It’s in our DNA.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Friday, December 3, 2021
6:00 p.m.

North Mankato Taylor Library
Register by calling 507-345-5120 or in person beginning Monday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Children ages 1-10 are invited to join us for fun holiday activities plus each child who signs up will receive a Winter Wonderland Take Home Kit that includes a toy to stuff and extras.

BELLS ON BELGRADE

Saturday, December 4, 2021
2:00-6:00 p.m.

Belgrade Ave, Lower North Mankato
facebook.com/Bells-on-Belgrade
Free holiday event for the family! Enjoy horse drawn trolley rides, Santa, goodie bags, games and lots of fun. The night ends with a Holiday Parade starting at 6:30 p.m.

HOMETOWN LIGHTS KICKOFF

Monday, December 6, 2021
6:00-7:00 p.m.

North Mankato Taylor Library
Pick up your Hometown Holiday Lights map and vote for your favorite holiday light display.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 18, 2021
8:30-10:30 a.m.

North Mankato Taylor Library
Tickets: $25 kids/$10 adults.
Register Here
Enjoy breakfast with the big guy, crafts and a goodie bag.

Fun

VISITORS

Whether your interests are sports, nature or just plain having a good time, North Mankato is a Darn Nice Area to have some fun.

Youth and adults alike come from all over the country to participate in softball and soccer tournaments at our Caswell Park and Caswell North complexes. Caswell Park is also home to Fallenstein Field—a fully accessible field built to provide opportunities for adults and children with all types of disabilities to participate in softball and baseball.

The nature bluff can take in the beauty of the area at one of many family-friendly parks and trails including Bluff Park, Benson Park and Spring Lake Park. Biking enthusiasts will enjoy a bike-friendly community with options for trail or road rides as well as the scenic, annual River Ramble with routes of 12, 26 or 42 miles.

Relax or let loose at one of many community events including Music in the Park and our seasonal events held in the quaint business district of Belgrade Avenue.

Happiness

LIVABILITY

North Mankato is a Darn Nice Area to live, work and play. Our citizens and leadership are passionate about creating a community where you’ll want to spend your lifetime.

Quality educational opportunities from preschool to college set our citizens up for success. The North Mankato Taylor Library is filled inside and out with literacy and learning adventures. Various parks, trails, sports and culture provides a well-rounded experience for people of all ages.

Community events and festivals bring our citizens together as well as welcome new friends to see what makes us special.

Businesses large and small draw in a workforce ranging from business professionals to tradesmen to hospitality specialists.

Best of all our city employees and citizens work together to keep our city safe, welcoming and running smoothly.

It’s in the details where you’ll find the kindness and togetherness in our DNA shining through.

Beauty

ARTS & CULTURE

Beauty comes in all forms in our local arts and culture scene.

Starting right on Belgrade Avenue citizens and visitors can marvel at the magnificence of international artist Guido van Helten’s Silo Art. The art—conceptualized through the Mahkato Powwow’s and Education Day—represents community, diversity, inclusion and participation.

Taking a walk down Belgrade, you’ll experience the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour and get a chance to vote on your favorite piece. Visitors and residents can also get their hands messy at the annual Art Splash with art classes, kids’ activities, art vendors, music and more.

Our cultural experiences don’t stop with visual arts. Music fills the air at annual events such as Blues on Belgrade and Music in the Park.

Beauty through art, culture and music, fits nicely into our DNA.

Success

DOING BUSINESS

Whether you’re a midsize manufacturer or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll find North Mankato is a Darn Nice Area to do business. It is home to hardworking citizens and many well-established—plus new—thriving businesses.

We support our flourishing economy with open-minded, responsive leadership, well-planned infrastructure, a quality workforce and a willingness to genuinely help businesses grow.

The North Mankato Port Authority offers incentives through grants and loans to help businesses prosper in our downtown. Need room to grow? The Northport Industrial Park provides fully serviced industrial sites in a convenient location with ample size to expand. Qualified businesses can even receive incentives including Tax Increment Financing or Revolving Loan Funds.

Big or small, North Mankato is the place for business because success and progress are in our DNA.

Kindness

SOCIAL CULTURE

As a Darn Nice Area, North Mankato believes all of our residents and friends bring value to our community in their own special way. Whether we live together, work together or play together, we encourage inclusivity of all people.

Through our community events, we’re able to gather to share our experiences, our stories and the love of our city.

The motto of “Work Hard and Be Kind” sums up the culture of our community. Our citizens and community leadership work together to continue to grow and expand our city into a place that all people would be happy to call home.

Kindness and togetherness is the part of our DNA that welcomes all to join our community.