MANITOU SPRINGS — Saturday will be filled with FREE Mardi Gras fun in downtown Manitou Springs. First is the gumbo cook off, followed by the Carnivale Parade! Everyone is invited to join in the parade, with no RSVP required.
The theme of this year's festivities is "Rockey's Magical Middle Earth", based on the artistic style of late Manitou Springs artist CH Rockey. Think fairies, woodland creatures, elves!
11 a.m. Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off at Soda Springs Park
1 p.m. Parade begins
The parade will run from Memorial Park to Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs
The event is FREE!
Gumbo tasting is 75 cents each or 3 for $2