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  • Austin has great accessibility through 7 exits off of I-90 - from Rochester, head wast or from Albert Lea/I35, head east. Austin is also right off of US Highway 218 about 11 miles north of Iowa. Contact Discover Austin, Minnesota for assistance.

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  1. 5k Your Way - Pep it Up

    5k Your Way - Pep it Up

    1 Hormel Pl
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    Chip-timed race. 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run/walk for the entire family. Strollers welcome, but no pets. Games and activities for the whole family following the race, with live music, coupons from Hormel, and more. Register at, key word "5K Your Way". For more information, call 507-433-1881.

  2. Annual Hormel Nature Center 8K Trail Run/One Mile Kids Run

    Annual Hormel Nature Center 8K Trail Run/One Mile Kids Run

    1304 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-7519

    Enjoy a scenic fall run with your friends and family on the Nature Center trails. All ages and abilities are invited to join this race benefiting the Nature Center. Refreshments will be available to all runners before and after the race, with a water station midway through the course. Entrants will receive a Hormel Nature Center 8K t-shirt (first come, first serve). Awards for all age divisions.

  3. ArtWorks Center 2nd Floor Gallery Show:  Craig Groe

    ArtWorks Center 2nd Floor Gallery Show: Craig Groe

    300 N Main St
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 434-0934

    Featuring works by Craig Groe, a Mankato, MN-based artist who is originally from Austin, MN. This activity is made possible by an Artist Grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds provided by the McKnight Foundation. For more information, call 507-434-0934.

  4. Austin Police Officers Association Country Music Spectacular - Colln Raye and The Larkns

    Austin Police Officers Association Country Music Spectacular - Colln Raye and The Larkns

    301 3rd St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-9400

    Annual country western sponsored by the Austin Police Officers Association. Featuring country artist Collin Raye is on of the great voices of our time, with hits such as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different”, “If I were you”, “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” Also featured will be country pop duo The Larkins. More information to follow. For more information, call 507-437-9400.

  5. Cedar River Archery 3D Shoot

    Cedar River Archery 3D Shoot

    54691 270 St
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: 507-438-7619

    Cedar River Archery Club is a club that promotes safe, fun and family oriented place where people can come and shoot with others that share their passion. Shoots will be from 8 am to 2 pm each day.

  6. Dick Schindler Celebration Concert

    Dick Schindler Celebration Concert

    125 4th Ave NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 434-0934

    The 6th Annual Austin ArtWorks Festival presents Artrageous, an interactive art and music speed-painting. Tickets go on sale July 13. The Dick Schindler Celebration Concert is hosted by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts with support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea Austin. For more information, call 507-434-0934.

  7. Driller MMA Cage Fights

    1701 4th St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-8000

    MMA Driller Cage Fights - for more information, call 507-433-8000.

  8. Halloween Warm-Up

    Halloween Warm-Up

    1304 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-7519

    Annual kid-friendly Halloween event, featuring a wagon ride along the trails, friendly spooks and goblins, hot apple cider, and lots of fun. For more information, call 507-437-7519.

  9. Hormel Historic Home Summer Concert Series

    Hormel Historic Home Summer Concert Series

    208 4th Ave NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-4243
    Toll Free: 5074334243

    Enjoy a summer full of free concerts in the beautiful Hormel Historic Home's Peace Garden. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Water provided; other beverages (wine, beer, and soda) available for purchase. You can also bring your own snack, if you like. Concerts possible through the generosity of MarySue Hormel Harris. For more information, call 507-433-4243.

    Jun 12: at 2 pm, Charlie Maguire will conduct a workshop to help you tell your story and put it in a song! "Gripping Tales Songwriting" Workshop will get up close and personal with Charlie as an artist and learn how to use storytelling and music together.

    Jun 12: At 6:30 Charlie Maguire will perform "Gripping Tales of Minnesota" told through story and song. Known at the "Singing Ranger", Maguire tells stories of our state's past and sings the praises of our many natural resources. His Woody Guthrie style of singing will bring out the folk music lover in all.

    Jun 19: Tricia and the Toonies will perform family friendly fun and interactive musical comedies with a unique use of music, puppets, skits and audience participation. Belles and Beaus will also be providing free ice cream to each child that attends!

    Jun 30: Austin Community Jazz Band entertains as part of Austin's Freedom Fest.

    Jul 6: Lehto and Wright are a Minneapolis based group performing modern interpretations of Traditional Celtic and American Folk Music. The musicians bring a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock.

    Jul 13: Mac and Reino are a local acoustic duo consisting of Casey McIntyre and Jeff Reinartz. With a focus on Americana and Rock N Roll, Mac & Reino provide entertainment for all ages.

    Jul 20: JCA (Jamie and Cody Acoustic) is a local favorite, known for the former association with the band SEEDS. Some of Jamie's originals, some favorite SEEDS covers and plenty of fresh material, just for fun!

    Jul 27: The Jolly Hunstman have been performing since 1961. They bring high quality German polka music to Austin. Enjoy authentic, fun, and entertaining music!

    Aug 14: The Bissen Family and Friends Band is back at the HHH. Learn the history and music behind some of Minnesota's greatest bands and singers. These popular local musicians will educate and entertain.

    Aug 21: Jack and Kitty - Emmy-award winning organic vaudeville folk due hailed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as "one of the most entertaining groups in the Midwest," Jack and Kitty will entertain guests of all ages with their fun and infectious talent.

  10. National Barrow Show

    National Barrow Show

    700 12th St SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-1868

    Visitors come from around the world for this show. Starts out with delicious Windsor Pork Chop dinner on Sunday. Call fair grounds office at (507) 433-1868 for more information.

  11. River Rats Car Show

    River Rats Car Show

    South Main Street and 8th Ave SE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 438-6635

    Sponsored by the River Rats Car Club. Registration fees ($10) will support the local veteran memorial pavers, and show proceeds will benefit all veterans. Registration from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, opening ceremony at 11:30 am, awards at 3 pm. Program will include awards for top 60 cars, top motorcycles and rat rods, specialty trophies, best of show, silent auction, dogtags to the first 150 registered cars, children's games, bounce house, bean bag tournament, craft sale, flea market/swap meet, beer garden, food, music by DJ, and more. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Austin Veterans Memorial.

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  1. City of Austin Bike Trail System

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    The city of Austin is getting to be a well-known destination for biking enthusiasts, with well over 13 miles of hard-surfaced trails that connect to locations throughout the city, and the opportunity to link up with the Shooting Star Trail. New in 2016 is Austin's Red Bike program, which provides free use of bikes stationed throughout the city - need a bike? Find one of the Red Bike sites, pick a bike and ride, then return it to any Red Bike sites. And for an interesting historical perspective to bicycling, stop by the Rydjor Bike Museum at 219 Main Street.

  2. Discover Austin, Minnesota - Sports Marketing

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    Austin, MN has facilities and opportunities for sports year round - baseball, softball, football, swimming, ice hockey, mountain biking, track and field, disc golf, golf, bowling, archery - call us to find out how we can help you!

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