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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!

June 1, 2024

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. 

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 1, 2024

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.

July 27, 2024

Day of Friendship

Head over to Fields Park in Manitou Springs for Vintage Baseball, a Community Potluck, and Live Music.  

August 10, 2024

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!

August 17, 2024

9th Annual 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. 

September - 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.

October 26th - 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. 

January 25, 2025

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!

March 1, 2025

Carnivale Weekends

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”.

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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.

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? Send us an email at 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.

Manitou Springs weekly Farmers market
Manitou Springs Farmers market every sunday

Manitou Springs Farmers Market is a weekly event dedicated to supporting our local farmers, artists, and musicians.

Barr Trail Mountain Race

12.6-mile run to Barr Camp (10,200 ft) before turning, descending and finishing at the Barr Trailhead.

Bee at Mansions Park
Manitou Springs Pollinator Festival

Manitou Pollinator's purpose is to enhance the natural environment of Manitou Springs to make it a more pollinator friendly city.

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!

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.

Girls enjoying the Manitou Springs wine walk.
Wine Walk

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

Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook Off
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
Carnivale Parade

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

Annual CarniBall Masquerade Ball in Manitou Springs, CO
Carniball masquerade

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.

History ghost tours

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

Breakfast with Santa

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

Adaman Fireworks Show at Pikes Peak Summit
Fireworks on Pikes Peak

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

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