March has arrived and to celebrate it we have shared a list of the top 6 events going on in our wonderful city of Colorado Springs.
MUMBO JUMBO GUMBO COOK-OFF & CARNIVALE PARADE
Fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors
Fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors at this year’s annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off in Manitou Springs! Competitors ranging from amateur cook to professional chef will face-off in Soda Springs Park to see who will become the reigning Gumbo Champion. Each division competes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as “Best Showmanship” and “People’s Choice” Award. All winners are determined by the public.
The judging and public tastings begin at 10:45am. Cost is only $1.00 for two samples of gumbo. Be sure to stick around until 1:00 PM for the Carnivale Parade in downtown Manitou Springs. Free beads are guaranteed to liven the Carnivale spirit.
Have what it takes to become the Gumbo Champion? There’s still time to get in on all the delicious action! Register here for the professional division and here for the amateur division. Start preparing your very best recipe for the gumbo cook-off in Manitou Springs!
When: March 2, 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs
Cost: $1.00 for two samples
This celebration has something for everyone – from a 5K race, Leprechaun Fun Run for those 10 and under, 50K bike ride, the St. Patty's Sports Expo and of course the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Colorado Springs.
When: March 16, 2019 with Sports Expo March 15, 2019
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Varies upon activity
Jack Quinn's rocks the house with traditional Irish bands every Sunday starting at 3 PM. Come in and find your inner Irish while you enjoy a pint.
When: March 17, 2019
Where: Colorado Springs
Drink in green with Local Motive Party Bus this St. Patrick's day and dance the irish jig along the merry way! You will visit four bars and pubs in the Colorado Springs area and celebrate the great Irish pastime - drinking!
When: March 15, 2019
Where: Local Motive Party Bus
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Verdict at Stargazers Theatre! Wear some green and be ready to dance the night away. The Verdict is Colorado Springs' premiere classic rock dance band. They'll take you through the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s with the music of Pink Floyd, Lit, The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Doobie Brothers, The Cars, Queen and many more!
When: March 16, 2019
Where: Stargazers Theatre
Calling all parents! Enjoy some time to yourself while your child spends the evening at Bear Creek hiking, playing games and having a campfire. Dinner is provided!
When: March 16, 2019
Where: Bear Creek Nature Center
Cost: $15 per member child, $20 per non-member child