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Manitou Springs Events
Small Town, Big Events
Living in a small town, we make our own fun. Turns out we’re pretty good at it. Join us throughout the year at all our fresh, fun and funky events. You won’t want to miss them!
The Great Fruitcake Toss
Let your fruitcakes fly! Join us for old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes, costume competition, libations and even a fruitcake bake-off! Test your strength, talent, balance and taste!
This year, Carnivale weekend will be a bit different from how it would normally run. Typically we would have you join us Friday night for CarniBall, a masquerade Mardis Gras ball. Then meet us in the park Saturday for the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and stick around for the Carnivale Parade all through town, with the motto “Keep Manitou Weird”.
First Saturday in June
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Wine season in Colorado starts right here in Manitou Springs every June. Sample wines from nearly 30 Colorado wineries, browse eclectic vendors, and enjoy live music in Manitou’s favorite downtown park.
First monday in July
Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest
This event began as a way for neighbors to meet one another and blossomed into a friendly competition for pie-baking bragging rights made all the better with ice cream and big band.
July 4th in Manitou
Celebrate the Fourth of July
Head to Soda Springs Park for a good old community Fourth of July with friends and family. Enjoy live music and libations by the creek. Admission is free.
Labor Day weekend
Commonwheel Arts Festival
For nearly half a century Commonwheel has been the premier art festival in the Pikes Peak Region. This free family-friendly event celebrates creativity and supports artists from the community, the state, and beyond.
Heritage Brew Festival
The Heritage Brew Festival brings the best local breweries to you. Sample beer and food in the park while listening to live music. It’s all for a good cause: proceeds benefit our local free museum.
A plein air event – meaning art in the great outdoors. Visit town to watch artists at work, then join in the afternoon for a silent auction of the work created that day.
October, The Saturday before Halloween
Emma Crawford Coffin Races
October is special for Manitou Springs. Skeletons fill shop windows and coffins race through our downtown. Totally normal right? Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind coffin races and festival.
TWO chances to disco EVERY SUMMER!
Silent Disco & Food Truck Rally
Twice each summer the silent disco takes over Soda Springs Park and the Bud Ford Pavilion. Start early with great food trucks and local spirits, then dance the night away…silently!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the parking situation?
Visit our special event parking page for information about transportation to our signature events.
Dogs or kids okay?
That depends on the event. Check the event details for information about pets and kids or give us a call at the number below.
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