Sesquicentennial Homecoming Parade
September 29, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its Homecoming Parade this fall in downtown Mankato for the first time since 1970. The parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.
The 1-mile downtown parade route is approximately double the distance of the ½-mile campus parade route used in recent years. This year’s parade, scheduled to last for an estimated 1-1/2 to 2 hours, will begin on South Front Street at the corner of West Liberty Street and proceed through downtown Mankato on South 2nd Street and then through Old Town on North Riverfront Drive for its final six blocks.
The parade route was lengthened and moved downtown this year in honor of Minnesota State Mankato’s sesquicentennial celebration, and also to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of Mankato’s city charter, said Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport.
“We are excited to bring the University’s Homecoming Parade back downtown as we celebrate our 150th anniversary,” said Davenport. “We invite the entire Mankato-area community, as well as alumni and friends of the University, to join us on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. for this spectacular downtown parade involving the University and local businesses. Also, please plan to attend the many sesquicentennial events being held on campus. I want to thank the City of Mankato and community members for their work in making this possible.”