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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!

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.

January

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!

February/March

Carnivale Weekend

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
Manitou Style

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.

September

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. 

September

Manitou Paints!

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 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!

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 manitou@pikes-peak.com or give us a call at (719) 685-5089.

Other events

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.

Mumbo Jumbo
Gumbo Cook-off

Sample gumbo from professional and amateur chefs. Yum.

Vintage Baseball Game

Baseball, 1865 rules. See America's pastime like it used to be.

Carnivale Parade

A party through the street, beads and costumes not optional.

Carniball masquerade

Kick off Carnivale Weekend with casino games, dinner, and entertainment. Yes please!

Silent Disco/Food Truck Rally

Dance like no one is watching, sing because no one can hear you.

Pikes Peak International hill climb

Rocky Mountain's answer to NASCAR - a race down Pikes Peak.

Pikes Peak marathon and Ascent

Some people hike, these people run. Join the race and/or the party.

Wine Walk

Wine, lite-bites, and a bit of wine-related education. It's wine-bar hopping in style.

Victorian Easter Egg Hunt

Each year little ones can hunt for Easter Eggs at the historic Miramont Castle.

History ghost tours

Unburying true stories from Manitou's haunted history. Sometimes literally.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast? Check.
Santa? Check. Just bring the family.

Fireworks on Pikes Peak

AdAmAn hikes Pikes Peak on New Year's Eve to set off fireworks at midnight. Seriously.

5 Health Fair

Free and low-cost comprehensive health screenings

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
10-Mile run

A ten-mile jaunt through Garden of the Gods…simply one of the most beautiful and challenging road race anywhere!