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MankatoLIFE.com stories about celebrations. Your guide to arts, leisure and everything to do in Mankato, St. Peter and the surrounding communities. There’s more going on than most people ever imagine!

2018 Ribfest - Mankato, MN

Smokin’! 21st Annual RibFest at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park

The 21st annual RibFest starts on Thursday, August 2nd thru Sunday, August 5th at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2013 Ribfest in Riverfront Park, Mankato - Ribbers!

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – It’s a RibFest Weekend!

Stacy K helps us plan our visit to the 2018 Mankato RibFest held at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, August 2nd through 5th.
Photo by Ron Hamm - Wacipi Pow Wow - Mankato, MN - Grand Entry

2018 Mankato Wacipi Pow Wow

Todd Papa Bear Preacher Finney explains the meaning behind the 2018 Mankato Wacipi Pow Wow and why everyone should attend.
MSU Sesquicentennial Homecoming Parade - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – I Love a Parade!

Stacy K walks us through Downtown and Old Town to join the MSU Mankato Sesquicentennial Homecoming Parade

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Project Bike 2018 Exhibit Reception and Documentary

Stacy K guides us to the opening reception for the 2018 Project Bike exhibit and the premier of this year's documentary film in downtown Mankato
The hands of poet & musician, Jill Niebuhr, aka, Jammin, The Warrior from St. Peter, MN

Victorious! Poet & Musician – Jammin, The Warrior

Jill Niebuhr, aka Jammin, The Warrior has overcome tremendous obstacles which she describes in her poetry and music.
Bells - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide — Bells will be ringing on Belgrade!

Kid at heart, Stacy K, points us towards a great event for kids of all ages, Bells on Belgrade in lower North Mankato.
Family Love Night

Family Love Night & Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

A beloved family holiday meal tradition featuring Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad.

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY