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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!
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.
chances to disco EVERY SUMMER!
ManiPalooza & Silent Disco!
Each summer the silent disco takes over Soda Springs Park and the Bud Ford Pavilion. Start early with great food trucks, local spirits, live music, and yard games – then dance the night away…silently!
Summer Concert series
Free Live music all Summer!
Summer in Manitou Springs means free live music all week long! Check out the Library Lawn Concerts, the Summer Concert Series, or the Drum Circle in the Park.
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.
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 a big band.
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, as proceeds benefit our local free museum.
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.
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. Join us Friday night for CarniBall , a masquerade Mardi 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”.
you've got questions. We've got answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the parking situation?
Visit our special event parking page for information about transportation to our signature events.
Can I be a vendor or a sponsor?
Yes! If you’d like to be a vendor fill out the request for vendor request for application or a sponsor request and let us know what events are of interest to you.
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.
Still need help?
Do you have a question we haven’t answered? Drop us a line a firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (719) 685-5089.
We weren’t joking, Manitou Springs has a lot going on. Find more unique events below or visit our full event calendar for information on events happening soon.
Kick off Carnivale Weekend with casino games, dinner, and entertainment. Yes please!
Victorian Easter Egg Hunt
Each year little ones can hunt for Easter Eggs at the historic Miramont Castle.
Fireworks on Pikes Peak
AdAmAn hikes Pikes Peak on New Year's Eve to set off fireworks at midnight. Seriously.
Barr Trail Mountain Race
12.6-mile run to Barr Camp (10,200 ft) before turning, descending and finishing at the Barr Trailhead.
Emma's Wake at miramont
Mourn Emma Crawford victorian-style while kicking off the Coffin Races. Generous buffet included.
Garden of the Gods
A ten-mile jaunt through Garden of the Gods…simply one of the most beautiful and challenging road race anywhere!