COME, ENJOY OUR DARN NICE AREA.
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.
ADULT SPELLING BEE
Friday, January 28, 2022
Adults 21+ are invited to join us for our North Mankato Taylor Library 4th Adult Spelling Bee. Tickets are $15 per person on teams of 3-4 people. Entrance to the Spelling Bee area starts at 6:00 p.m. with the event starting at 7:00 p.m. Registration includes a drink ticket for each person on the team.
13th ANNUAL ANTHONY FORD POND HOCKEY CLASSIC
Saturday, January 28, 2022 & Sunday, January 29, 20022
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Spring Lake Park
The AF99 Pond Hockey Classic is an annual tradition that will create memories of a lifetime. Adults play on Saturday followed by youth games on Sunday. The event is free to the public and includes viewing from the pier, a sledding hill for kids, hospitality area serving food and refreshments including beer and wine, warming houses and plenty of parking. Teams of all levels welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.