Mankato Entertainment

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Verizon Wireless ConcertMankato is a regional center for entertainment, shopping and nightlife. After a day on the trails, be invigorated by a headliner act, take in a local band and brew in the City Center, relax at a local winery or pick an event from our packed year-round calendar.

Verizon Center and Vetter Stone Amphitheater Events

The Verizon Center has a packed annual events calendar with an exciting schedule of events, concerts and shows. You can expect concerts with internationally-known artists like Elton John and Florida Georgia Line. The venue also hosts the Division I Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey team. Each summer expect a full line-up of events and concerts including its outdoor concert series and the annual Ribfest located at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park in Mankato.

Wine and Dine

You can call us the Napa Valley of the North. Greater Mankato offers four wineries all within 20 miles of Mankato. Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, Indian Island Winery, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Javens Family Vineyard & Winery all offer award winning wines, a packed events calendar, delicious food and exceptional scenery, each with its own unique atmosphere. Sip your way to relaxation. Learn More. Go>

Keep it Local

City Center Mankato offers a taste of the local life in Mankato. Sip on a local brew from Mankato Brewery or from Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm at one of our local pubs. Eat a local favorite like the Pub 500 sloppy joe or the classic deep dish from Pagliai’s Pizza. While you’re out, kick back and enjoy music from a local band like Fish Frye. There is no better way to experience a city.

Night Life

Mankato’s entertainment district, located in the heart of the City Center, is home to the Verizon Center and numerous bars and grills, all within walking distance of each other. Dance the night away to a DJ or find a local live band. Over 700 shows are held in Mankato annually. You can easily find a variety of live music shows somewhere in Mankato every week.

If you would rather just relax and watch the big game, several of our bars and pubs have flat-screen TV’s and great food and drinks to share with friends while rooting for your favorite teams.

Looking for more excitement? Try an evening with friends at the WowZone! where you can bowl, play arcade games, laser tag or glow in the dark mini-golf.

Customize your Mankato entertainment experience with the online directory below.

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  • Blue Bricks

    424 S. Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Bounce Town, LLC

    1860 Adams Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 345-7737 | E-mail | Website
  • Bounce Town, LLC

    1860 Adams Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 345-7737 | E-mail | Website
  • Buster's Sports Bar & Grill

    1325 Madison Avenue | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Carmike Stadium Cinema 6

    220 Stadium Road | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

    224 Lamm Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 386-0279 | E-mail | Website
  • Cine Grand

    Mankato Place Mall | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Cinemark Movies 8

    River Hills Mall | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Jerry Dutler's Bowl & Rumors Lounge

    1247 Range Street | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Kato Ballroom

    200 Chestnut Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 625-7553 | E-mail | Website
  • Kato Escape

    619 South Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Maverick Bullpen

    CSU @ MSU, Mankato | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Mickey's Sports Bar & Grill-Victory Bowl

    203 South Victory Drive | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Midtown Tavern

    524 N. Riverfront Drive | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 345-1909 | E-mail | Website
  • Mully's on Madison

    1030 Madison Avenue | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Old Town Escape

    403 N. Riverfront Drive | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 779-7799 | E-mail | Website
  • ProGrowth Bank

    120 N. Augusta Court, Suite 111 | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 344-4333 | E-mail | Website
  • Pub 500

    500 S. Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 625-6500 | E-mail | Website
  • Red Rocks

    12 Civic Center Plaza | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Rounders Sports Bar & Grill

    414 S. Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 388-7767 | E-mail | Website
  • Sibley Park

    900 Mound Ave | Mankato, MN 56001
  • South Street Saloon

    PO Box 483 | Mankato, MN 56001
  • The Coffee Hag

    329 N. Riverfront Drive | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 387-5533 | E-mail | Website
  • The Square Deal

    521 S. Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 625-5090 | E-mail | Website
  • Verizon Center

    1 Civic Center Plaza | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 389-3000 | E-mail | Website
  • Victory Bowl

    202 South Victory Drive | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 387-7991
  • Washington Park

    Washington Ct | Mankato, MN 56001
  • Wow! Zone

    2030 Adams Street | Mankato, MN 56001 | (507) 625-2695 | E-mail | Website
  • Mankato Brewery

    1119 Center Street | North Mankato, MN 56003 | (507) 386-2337 | E-mail | Website
  • Northern Frights LLC

    340 Fairgrounds St | Garden City, MN 56034 | (507) 387-7600 | E-mail | Website
  • Indian Island Winery

    18018-631st Avenue | Janesville, MN 56048 | (507) 234-6222
  • Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

    1179 E. Pearl Street | Kasota, MN 56050 | (507) 931-0089 | E-mail | Website
  • The 300 Club

    504 North Main St. | Le Sueur, MN 56058
  • August Schell Brewing

    1860 Schell Road | New Ulm, MN 56073 | (507) 354-5528 | E-mail | Website
  • Morgan Creek Vineyards

    23707 - 478th Avenue | New Ulm, MN 56073
  • KingPins

    1671 S. 3rd Street | Saint Peter, MN 56082 | (507) 934-5464 | E-mail | Website