Small town Manitou loves to dress up, party, and parade, almost any excuse will do, but this year Valentine’s Day landed on the same date as Manitou’s Mardi Gras celebration. Two celebrations on the same day! Our Carnivale may not be as fancy or elaborate as the New Orleans Mardi Gras, but it’s lively and funky and a whole lot of fun. Take a peek at what was happening on Manitou Avenue on Valentine-Mardi Gras Day.
Balloons in red, white, and pink for Valentines and traditional purple, gold, and green for Mardi Gras.