Carnivale Parade

A colorful tradition in Manitou Springs, the annual Carnivale Parade draws families and neighbors to Manitou Avenue to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off

The annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off brings professional and aspiring chefs together for a gumbo cook-off. For those who’d prefer to snack instead, 20 gumbo chefs will offer taste tests for $0.50 each. Taste the samples and then pick your favorite!