Mankato’s 23rd Annual RibFest returns in 2021 to Riverfront Park, 309 W. Rock St., Thursday, August 5 to Sunday, August 8. To help guests get to and from the event, continuous shuttle bus service will be provided from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday through Saturday. View a shuttle bus service map and a parking map. Access the shuttle bus at the cutout on Riverfront Drive at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza.

RibFest features live music in the Vetter Stone Amphitheater and ribs made by “ribbers” from across the country. A limited number of reserved seats will be available and can be purchased at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater the day of show. Advance sale tickets are available at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center box office, 1 Civic Center Plaza, or online