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Leadville Boom Days

August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Leadville Boom Days, which takes place the first weekend in August, is a three-day celebration of this mining town’s 1880s gold and silver rush heritage.

Burro-and-runner teams race through the mountains, miners crack rock by hand, a parade rolls down the avenue for nearly an hour, wild West gunfights break out, and ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costumes roam the crowd.

Motorcycle games, a car show, a rod and gun show, two nights of Boom Days dances, and Cowboy Church are part of the festivites. Also on tap are live music, a pie-eating contest and egg toss, live music, pancake breakfasts, and a food and craft fair with more than 100 vendors.

The 68th annual Boom Days festival, a Local Legacy Event, takes place Aug. 3-5, 2018. Join us!


August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am
August 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Downtown Leadville
505 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, CO 80461 United States
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