The 3rd Annual Manitou Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season for all of us and there will be no better way to experience this than spending it in Manitou Springs. Come out and shop and stay for dinner and enjoy the parade!
The 26th Annual Carnivale Parade is March 2, 2019.
The parade will stage in the Wichita Parking lot, next to the Stagecoach Inn. Be there by 12:30 to line up in the parade. Volunteers will be present to take your group name for announcement during the parade. Parade will end at Soda Springs Park.
Parking will be available in multiple lots around the city. Stay tuned for shuttle information.
NOTE: Manitou Ave will be closed at Pawnee at noon. Please do not attempt to park in downtown after noon, or you will be stuck for several hours. Wichita lot will be parking permit holders only all day.
Each year, professional and amateur chefs alike compete in this intense gumbo cook-off at Soda Springs Park. Each division will vie for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies and cash prizes. The public will determine the People's Choice Award while judges determine the Best Showmanship trophy. There is no entry fee, however samples are available after the judging is complete around 10:45.