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February 13-15

Create your own Carnivale

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Choose your own adventure in Manitou Springs while we celebrate Carnivale and Valentine’s weekend Feb 13-15!

While we are unable to host our popular CarniBall, Mumbo Gumbo Jumbo Cook-Off, and Carnivale parade due to the pandemic, we invite you to visit our town and “Create your own Carnivale”! 

Local shops and restaurants will be offering some sweet deals and food specials (to hopefully include some warm, tasty gumbo!) and we will have a selfie station set up by the Wheeler Town Clock to enhance your weekend photos. 

Don’t miss the Ft Carson 4ID Mardi Gras Brass Band in the downtown roundabout at noon on Saturday, Feb 13 to get you in the Carnivale spirit! Dress up, dress down, and don’t forget to don your feathered masks while you enjoy all that Manitou Springs has to offer on your “Choose Your Own Adventure Weekend”!

Shop Manitou, Ski Monarch

We’re partnering with Monarch Mountain again this year, to offer 40% off vouchers for lift tickets.

Bring in $75 worth of shopping, dining, lodging, and gas receipts to the Chamber of Commerce to claim your voucher. Receipts dated November 15, 2020 to March 1, 2021 are valid.

Blackout dates for the vouchers are:

  • All Weekends 
  • January 18th
  • February 15th
February 6 from 11am-3pm

Rainbow Falls Winter Viewing

While the cold winter months and dwindling daylight can put a damper on the season, a visit to see the frozen Rainbow Falls will give you a great reason to be outside on a chilly day.

$1 donation per person at the entrance.

Click here to find out more about the viewing.

February 20 from 2pm-4pm

Photography Class at Rainbow Falls

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Come to check out Rainbow Falls Historic Site through a different view: your camera! This is an opportunity to photography this beautiful site in the winter.

Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography & Design will be present to answer questions, provide tips on lighting, and more. $20 per person, for adults 18 and over. Pre-registration required and space is limited.

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January 23 from 1-3pm

The Great Fruitcake Toss

The fruitcakes will fly again in downtown Manitou Springs! Join us for old fashioned games of tossing fruitcakes! 

It all started in 1996 with locals throwing fruitcakes in the park, and 25 years later, here we are. 

Events will be pure feats of strength, talent, balance and taste!

Click here to find out more about the 25th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss.

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