Mankato PRIDEFEST 2014



Friday, September 5

8:30pm.  Queer-aoke. Pub 500.

Start practicing your favorite songs and get ready for this annual Pride Kick-off celebration! Under 21, allowed until 10pm.  21+ from 10-12!  Get your songs ready!  See you there! Hosted by Kato Karaoke.  Pub 500. 500 South Front Street, Mankato.

Saturday, September 6

11:30 am  Mankato Pride Parade.

Check out our annual PARADE down Riverfront Drive!  The route begins at the Blue Earth County Library, marches down Riverfront Drive, and ends at the festival grounds at Riverfront Park, Mankato.  Everyone is invited to create a float, march along with us, or cheer us on from the sidewalk!


Riverfront Park, Mankato.

Featuring Music, Food, Exhibitors, Artisits, Kids Crafts, Inflatable Fun Activities, and more!  Check out the stage line-up details, at our about the bands page.

8pm-12am  Pride Dance Party!

The VFW, Morson Ario.  1900 No. Riverfront Drive, Mankato.

Get ready to dance your face off at this Pride tradition!  Tickets are $5 in advance, and can be purchased at the Coffee Hag.  7$ at the door.  18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.  Tickets on sale August 15-September 5.



All events are Rain or Shine!

Unfortunately, Mankato does not allow Pets at Mankato Parks, including Riverfront Park.  SCMN Pride regrets that you’ll have to leave your four legged friends at home.

Please check out Riverfront Park’s website in advance.  Parking in the park itself will be limited to food vendors, performers, and our friends with disabilities.  Vendors will have access to load and unload.  Parking maps can be found here for your convenience.


Holiday Inn Express and Suites

A special room rate is available for people attending Pridefest from September 5th – 6th. Details to come.

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