8 Manitou Events You Can’t Miss in 2018!

Gumbo cookoffMumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off

February 10, 2018 10:30 am -1:00 pm

The flavors of New Orleans come to Manitou Springs. Professional and amateur chefs cook up their best gumbo to be judged and for you to sample. Dress festive for Mardi Gras and test the gumbo Manitou has to offer. The Carnivale parade starts at 1 pm.





Colorado Wine FestivalManitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

June 2, 2018 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Summer in Manitou isn’t complete without our annual wine festival! Sip award-winning Colorado wines, admire & purchase local art, and listen to lively music in Memorial Park. Commemorative glass included with ticket purchase.




International Hill ClimbPikes Peak International Hill Climb

June 24, 2018 4:00 am-4:00 pm

Hear the engines roar and the tires squeal at the second oldest motor sports race in America. This long-standing tradition in the Pikes Peak Region is a 12.41-mile course with 156 turns, and never a dull moment.


icecreamkidIce Cream Social, Pie Baking Contest & Fire Works

July 2, 2018  5:30 pm -8:00 pm

July 4,2017  8:00 pm -9:00 pm

Step back to the time of ice cream socials, big band music and good ol’ fashion fun. Enjoy homemade pie, and Old Colorado City Creamery ice cream at the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. The following evening the Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department proudly displays the Fourth of July Fireworks over Manitou Avenue.



Pikes Peak MarathonPikes Peak Marathon

August 19, 2018 7:00 am-3:00 pm

From City Hall in Manitou Springs to the top of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak and back, bear witness or reserve early to participate in the third-oldest marathon in the USA.



Commonwheel Art FestivalCommonwheel Arts & Crafts Festival

September 1-2, 2018

Labor Day weekend kicks off with art in the park! For over 40 years artists have come together to display and share their artwork with art enthusiasts and guests. Join in on the fun, support our artists, and take home a little piece of Manitou Springs.


Heritage Brew FestManitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival

September 29, 2018 1:00 pm -5:00 pm

Taste your way through the flavors of 25+ local craft breweries at the ultimate Colorado beer tasting experience in Memorial Park. Commemorative glass included with ticket purchase.



Emma Crawford Coffin RacesEmma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade

October 27, 2018 12:00 pm -3:00 pm

Interested in something unique, offbeat and festive for the Halloween season? Join in our ghoulish fun as we cheer the coffin teams on as they race down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory.