Carnivale Mardi Gras Celebration in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Manitou Springs Carnivale
Every year, around the time of Mardi Gras in New Orleans in February,
Manitou Springs has an annual event named Carnivale.
It has the similar party-like atmosphere with a mumbo gumbo cookoff
in Soda Springs Park and a festive parade on Manitou Avenue. Truly, this is a fun event!
In this first photo gallery are my photos from 2003.
At the gumbo cookoff, one gentleman let me
photograph his pot of beautiful gumbo with sausage.
This friendly cook told me all about the intricacies of gumbo.
This guy traveled all the way to Manitou Springs from
Of course, he's a New Orleans Saints fan! :)
Love the bright and festive colors of Carnivale.
With everyone's luck, once the parade began,
it began to snow really hard.