Mankato Pride Fest this weekend

Maddie Diemart
Staff Writer

Mankato’s Pride Festival is coming up soon and it’s never been more anticipated. It’s just around the corner, beginning on Friday, September 7th and ending on Saturday, September 8th. 

On Friday the Loose Moose is holding “Qeeraoke” at 8pm. The event is 18+ until 10pm. There are three events on Saturday, starting with the well-known parade at 11:30am at Riverfront Drive.

The parade ends at Riverfront Park, where the festival will take place with lots of food, drinks, and music.

We’ll have some notable performers at pride this year, such as Emcee Gosh Alice Jones, the Minnesota-based band Irie Minds, Still Jammin’, Hootenany Annies, and Satori Violet. 

There will also be a drag show on Saturday featuring drag queens like Chanel East Coast and Aniyah Rose. 

Ending the night there’s a pride dance party at the VFW.

All the events are free except for the dance party, which is seven dollars in advance and ten at the door. You have to be 18 to enter, and 21 to drink.  

This year’s pride fest is sure to be the best yet, as it is Mankato’s 17th annual festival! 

Feature photo courtesy of Flickr.

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