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Leadville Boom Days

Leadville Boom Days

Leadville, CO, United States Website >

      Aug. 2-4, 2019

      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. 2-4, 2019. See details and other events happening near this festival. Then make plans to join us!

      Schedule:

      Friday, Aug. 2

      2 p.m. – Food and Craft Fair opens – Harrison Ave.
      4 p.m. – Boom Days Motorcycle Games registration opens – Harrison Ave.
      5 p.m. – Opening Ceremony – Harrison Ave.
      5:30 p.m. – Boom Days Motorcycle Games – Harrison Ave.
      8 p.m. – Boom Days Dance – Elks Lodge, 123 W. 5th St.

      Saturday, Aug. 3

      All day – Gunfighters and Skits – Harrison Ave. and 8th St.
      7:30 a.m. – Mining Events registration – Elks parking lot, W. 4th St.
      7-10:30 a.m. – Boom Days Breakfast – Lake County Courthouse
      9 a.m. – Food and Craft Fair – Harrison Ave.
      9 a.m. – Rules and Drillers meeting – Elks parking lot, W. 4th St.
      9 a.m. – Mining Events begin – Elks parking lot, W. 4th St.
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Annual Rod & Gun Club Show – Sixth Street Gym
      10 a.m. – Boom Days Parade – Harrison Ave.
      After parade – Boom Days Belt Buckle Auction of this year’s No. 1 and No. 100 limited-edition collector buckles – Lake County Courthouse
      After parade – T.H.E. Boomin’ Auto Show – Harrison Ave.
      1 p.m. – Kids’ Events at LCHS – Lake County High School football field, W. 6th St. & McWethy Drive
      2 p.m. – Community Talent Show – Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave.
      2:30 p.m. – Boardwalk Competition – Harrison Ave.
      3-5 p.m. – Children’s Activities: Gold panning and rockhounding – National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, 120 W. 9th St.
      7:30 p.m. – Vail Valley Band – Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave.
      9 p.m. – Boom Days Dance – Elks Lodge, 123 W. 5th St.

      Sunday, Aug. 4

      All day – Gunfighters and skits – Harrison Ave. and 8th St.
      8 a.m. – Cowboy Church – Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave.
      8 a.m. – Mining Events registration – Elks parking lot, W. 4th St.
      8-10:30 a.m. – Boom Days Breakfast – Lake County Courthouse
      9 a.m. – Mining Events – Elks parking lot, W. 4th St.
      9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Food and Craft Fair – Harrison Ave.
      9 a.m. – Weigh-in for burros
      9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Annual Rod & Gun Club Show – Sixth Street Gym
      9:30 a.m. – Kids’ Mining Events registration – East of Elks Lodge
      10 a.m. – Victorian Mosey, Costume, Egg Toss, Balloon Toss and Pie-Eating Contest registration – Boom Days booth at Courthouse
      11 a.m. – Kids’ Hand Mucking – East of Elks Lodge
      11 a.m. – Long-course Burro Race starts – Lake County Courthouse
      11:15 a.m. – Short-course Burro Race starts – Lake County Courthouse
      11:30 a.m. – Victorian Mosey, Costume, Egg Toss, Balloon Toss and Pie-Eating Contest – Boom Days booth at Courthouse
      1:15 p.m. – Short-course Burro Racers return – Lake County Courthouse
      3:30 p.m. – Long-course Burro Racers return – Lake County Courthouse