Festivals and Events

New Ulm has been known as a “City of Festivals.” COVID-19 has not been kind to our festivals, with many of them understandably being postponed until 2021.  Though there is still plenty to do here, and we encourage you to come and explore! As the phases roll out and more gatherings are being allowed, we invite you to check out the Community Calendar to see what is happening. We have a variety of events: some are good for the whole family, others are fun to attend with friends!  

Click Here To See A Listing Of 2020 Events (this list was created in 2019, and some of these events have been cancelled or postponed. View the community calendar or check with the event organizer to ensure the event is still happening.)


Check Out The Community Calendar To See What’s Happening This Weekend!

See A Listing Of 2020 Events Below (this list was created in 2019 and some event may have been cancelled or postponed. Check the Community Calendar or reach out to the event organizers for more details).

January

  • Jan 11 - State Street Theater presents Billy & Elton: The Hits
  • Jan 19 - Summit Ave Music Series presents Strings Attached
  • Jan 24 - Winter Ball at State Street Theater

February

  • Feb 8 - NUMC Foundation Gala
  • Feb 16-21 - Braised - Restaurant Week
  • Feb 20 - Mingle with a Purpose, Women's Networking Event
  • Feb 22 - New Ulm's Annual Arctic Plunge
  • Feb 22 - Fasching

March

  • Mar 5 - Rib Feast at Turner Hall
  • Mar 6-7 - Farm Show
  • Mar 7 - Schell's Bock Fest
  • Mar 14-15 - New Ulm Trade Fair & Living History Event
  • Mar 14 - Irish Ladies Tea & Luncheon
  • Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Mar 22 - MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser & Concertina Jamboree
  • Mar 27-29 - New Ulm's Home & Health Show

April

  • Apr 3-4 - New Ulm Quilt Show
  • Apr 3 - State Street Theater presents Johnny Cash Tribute Show
  • Apr 5 - Summit Ave Music Series presents Strings Attached
  • Apr 17-19 - State Street Theater presents Over the River and Through the Woods 
  • Apr 18 - Spring Fashion Event
  • Apr 19 - KNUJ Spring Dance at Turner Hall

May

  • May 2 - Mai Fest at Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • May 7 - State Street Theater presents The Britins (Beatles Tribute Band)
  • May 16 - Bacchus Fest at Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • May 16-17 - Flat Track Races at Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club
  • May 30 - Fire Department 5K Run/Walk
  • May 30 - Morell Mushroom Fest

June

  • Jun 5-6 - Community Wide Garage Sale - POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 11-12
  • Jun 7 - Road Run at Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club
  • Jun 28 - Autofest - POSTPONED

July

  • Jul 3 - July 3rd Celebration at Riverside Park
  • Jul 4 - 4th of July at Turner Hall Park
  • Jul 16-19 - Bavarian Blast (POSTPONED)
  • Jul 17-19 - German Winefest
  • Jul 22-26 - Crazy Days (Happening! Extended to allow more time for at risk shoppers)
  • Jul 24-26, 31, Aug 1 - State Street Theater presents Peter Pan the Musical

August

  • Aug 12-16 - Brown County Free Fair - POSTPONED
  • Aug 18-23 - US-Dakota War Commemoration
  • Aug 30 - Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club Motorcycle & ATV Hill Climb

September

  • Sept 12 - HermannFest
  • Sept 13 - Lion’s Club Fly-in Breakfast
  • Sept 16 - Fall Fashion Event
  • Sept 17 - Newcomers Event
  • Sept 18-19 - Community-Wide Garage Sale
  • Sept 19-20 - Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club Motorcycle & ATV Flat Track Races
  • Sept 19-20 - 150 Year Celebration - New Ulm Fire Department
  • Sept 24 - Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper
  • Sept 26 - Popcorn Wagon Blast
  • Sept 27 - New Ulm Area Wedding Show

October

  • Oct 2-3/9-10 - Oktoberfest
  • Oct 3 - STOMP New Ulm! Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • Oct 4 - Pumpkinfest
  • Oct 15-18 - MEA (Education MN – No School State-Wide) – Visit Us!
  • Oct 23-24, 30-31 - New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House
  • Oct 24 - B the Light Gala
  • Oct 31 - Halloween Hop

November

  • Nov 6 - MN Music Hall Of Fame Induction
  • Nov 7 - Showcase Of Hall Of Fame Musicians
  • Nov 5-8 - Gnomemade Market
  • Nov 6-8 - Holiday Shopping Opener Weekend
  • Nov 7-8 - “Wine Diva Days” at Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • Nov 7 - Women's Expo & Craft Fair
  • Nov 20 - Christmas Candelight Winetasting At Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • Nov 21 - Turner Hall Gala
  • Nov 27 - Parade Of Lights Downtown
  • Nov 28 - Small Business Saturday

December

  • Dec 5 - St. Nikolaus Day Celebration
  • Dec 5-6 - Holiday Open House At Morgan Creek Vineyards
  • Dec 10 - #ShopNewUlm At Night
  • Dec 24-25 - Christmas Luminaries At Schell’s Brewery
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