Three events celebrating Mardi gras in Manitou Springs

2025 Carnivale in Manitou
Theme: TBD

Weekends of Mardi Gras Fun

Returning in 2025 is the Manitou Springs Carnivale! Join us for CarniBall (date TBD), the Mumbo Gumbo Jumbo Cook-Off, and the Carnivale Parade on March 1st. Local shops and restaurants will also be offering some sweet deals and food specials (to hopefully include some warm, tasty gumbo!).

Dress up in your Mardi Gras best and don’t forget to don your feathered masks while you enjoy all that Manitou Springs has to offer.

Getting to Carnivale

Stop at any Pike Ride hub and pick up an e-bike for a quick yet beautiful ride into Manitou Springs. You can ride all the way to Soda Springs Park & park your bike at any bicycle rack.

Grab a bus! The #3 Metro Bus will be running all day and drops off at Memorial Park. 

Rocky Mountain Ride will be conducting the #36 shuttle route that goes from Fields Park through Downtown Manitou and runs every 20 minutes. Last shuttle at 4 p.m. 

There will be a shuttle from Manitou Springs High School with drop off at Hiawatha Gardens in Memorial Park. Last shuttle at 4 p.m.

The #33 Free shuttle for Manitou Springs will stop running from 12pm until 2pm on March 1, 2025 due to the parade.

You can reserve a parking spot beforehand, and guarantee a place to park at 339 Manitou Avenue. The rate is $20/day. There are only 15 spots available, so they will go quick! To reserve a parking spot, please visit:

Parking will be available for a fee at Hiawatha Gardens located in Memorial Park.

Free parking located at Fields Park.

Parking will be available at Manitou Springs High School from 10am – 2pm for a $10 donation to the FCA and AT Clubs.  This is first come, first serve parking.

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