11th Annual Big Tree Contest ~ Deadline is Monday, July 1, 2019, @ 6:00 p.m.  

Find the largest Northern Catalpa tree in the city limits of New Ulm and win up to $200 towards a tree to plant anywhere in the city limits of New Ulm, including in your yard! The contest is sponsored by the City of New Ulm Tree Advisory Commission. For questions call Jeff Andersen, Engineering Office at 507-359-8380.

Memorial Day Event ~  New Ulm Veterans Organization ~ Volunteers Needed 

Please consider helping this organization as they erect over 400 casket flags and install over 385 Bronze Star Flag Holders. Volunteers are needed for the following events:

May 23- Bronze Grave Markers and Small flags will be set up in Soldiers Rest Area only from 9 am until done.

May 25- 400 flags and poles to be set up on Cemetery Avenue and Soldiers Rest from Noon till done.

May 28- Takedown flags, starting time 9 am.

June 15- Bronze Grave Markers and flags will be taken down at 9 am.

All dates are dependent on weather conditions.

Celebrating 25 YEARS: Music Fest ~  May 23, 24, & 25 2019

Location: Half mile East of Lake Benton, MN on Hwy. 14. Follow parking signs.

For more information call 507-368-9627

Free Community Breakfast ~ Saturday, May 25, 2019 

Location: First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm

Time: 8 – 10 a.m.

pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Bring family, friends, and the grandkids. All are welcome!

Memorial Day Observance ~ Monday, May 27, 2019 

-Downtown New Ulm businesses are asked to display their flags at half-staff until Noon-

Location: 5th South & Minnesota Street to 5th North & Minnesota Street.

Time: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m.

Observance at Cemetery – 10:00 a.m. Musical selections provided by the Municipal Band and the Concord Singers.

Memorial Day Service & Ham Dinner~ Monday, May 27, 2019 

Location: Scandian Grove Lutheran Church Norseland

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Church Service begins at 10:45 a.m. Followed by Gaylord Legion Honor Guard Program 11:45 a.m. Meal to follow Program — serving until 1:30 p.m.   Ham, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Watermelon, Rice Pudding, Buns, Dessert & Beverages. Free Will Offering

Memorial Day Service ~ Monday, May 27, 2019

Location: Jeffers United Methodist Church

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Following is a program at the Cemetery. Everyone is invited back for a 12:00 potluck dinner at the Senior Center.

Gibbon Memorial Day ~ Monday, May 27, 2019

Location: GFW Elementary School Gym

Time: 9:00 a.m.

A Memorial Day Service will be held in Gibbon at the Elementary School gym beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please join in honoring those who have served our country and who fought to keep us a free nation.

Dinner on Us ~ Thursday, May 30, 2019

Location:  Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye   321 1st Ave South

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

All are invited to have a delicious meal.

Nicollet Area Community Foundation~ Monday, June 3, 2019

Location: Nicollet Conservation Club

Time: 5:30 p.m.

      Price: $10.00/per person

For more information:

Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social ~  Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Location: Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park, 34122 515th Ave (County Rd 10)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

BBQ Sandwiches, Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Pie, Cake & Ice Cream. Coffee, Lemonade, & Milk. Featuring Music from the Lafayette City Band. In case of bad weather, the event will be held indoors.

Tech Unlimited Customer Appreciation Day ~ Thursday, June 6, 2019

Location: 1326 S Broadway, New Ulm

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Newly remodeled / Free VR Experience Trials / Hot Dogs

Kinder Haus Food Stand & Rummage Sales ~ June 7 & 8, 2019

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church  700 S Broadway  New Ulm

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Shop 5+ Different Sales: Babies, Kids, Men, Women, Toys, & More. Eat Cinnamon Rolls, BBQ sandwiches, & Bake Sale. Take-outs are available.

Pro Kinship for Kids GARAGE SALE ~  Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2019

Location: Our Saviors Lutheran Church  1400 South State Street  New Ulm

Time: Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Accepting donations now until June 6, 2019. Drop off at New Ulm Dairy Queen during regular business hours only OR call 359-2445 to schedule an appointment or if you need help with hauling items.

All proceeds from the sale go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming for Brown County Youth. We provide one-on-one mentoring to youth and group activities to increase socialization skills.

150 Years of God’s Blessings ~  Sunday, June 9, 2019 

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church of Nicollet

Time: 9:00 a.m. Worship & dinner following the program

Trinity Lutheran Church of Nicollet will be celebrating 150 years of God’s Grace on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to or call 507-232-3938 ext 0 by May 31 or sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

The Victory Vertical Project ~  Saturday, June 15, 2019 

Location: First United Methodist Church  Center & Broadway  New Ulm

Time: 7:00 p.m.

A Lecture-Recital About: Parachuting Steinway Pianos to front line soldiers, Music Of World War II, and Pianos and Patriotism. Free will donation to go to Brown County Historical Society, First United Methodist Church, and NUMAS Haus – Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter. 

Kehoe Family Benefit / Fight For Felicia ~  Saturday, June 22, 2019 

Location: New Ulm American Legion, 13 South Minnesota Street

Time: Silent Auction 12:30-4:00  Raffle 4:00 & Live Entertainment

Felicia Kehoe, wife and mother of 3, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Intense chemo, surgery, and one year of radiation will not allow Felicia to work. Asking for Support to help with family expenses.

Food. Bean Bag Toss. Kid Games. Pinball. Live Reptile Exhibit. Raffle items include: Car Starter, Barbeque Grill, Chain saw carving, Cash Prizes & many more… Entertainment includes Karaoke & DJ By Poppa Six & The Misfits Band featuring Steve Rewitzer.

25th Annual Swedefest ~ Saturday, June 22, 2019

Location: Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park – 6 miles east of Lafayette @ 34122 515th Ave (County Rd. 10)

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Entertainment in the park, silent auction, refreshments, & serving food from 4-7pm. In case of inclement weather, all events will be held in the church. For more information, go to

National Night Out ~ Monday, July 29, 2019

Location: German Park in New Ulm

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Music * Food * Entertainment * Children’s Games * Fun for Everyone

St. Mary’s Summer Festival ~ Sunday, August 4, 2019

Time: Mass at 9:30 am Sunday Morning
Festival follows from 10:30 am to 4 pm
Pork Chop Dinner 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:  Adults $11.00 – Children 4-12 $6.00 – Under 4 FREE
Carry Outs Available – $11.00

Quilt & Variety Auction at 1:30 pm in front of the Church Steps (weather permitting) Big Ticket Raffle Drawing at 3:30 pm. Live Music, Theme Basket/Silent Auction, Treasure Alley, Crafts, Baked Goods, Fresh Produce, Pie/Ice Cream, Beer, KC Donuts, 1919 Root Beer Floats, Mexican Food, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Games Including Bean Bags, Bingo, Face Painting, Buggy Rides, Cake Walk and a Castle Bounce plus MORE!