Leadville Boom Days
Join us August 4-6, 2023, for Leadville Boom Days! The three-day celebration honors this mining town’s 1880s gold and silver rush heritage.
Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado mountain festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with burro races, contests of mining skills, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. The event is beloved by locals and visitors alike. It is always the first full weekend in August.
Leadville is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, at an elevation of nearly two miles above sea level. This authentic, real wild west, historic mining town is nestled in a beautiful high mountain valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the state. Come to Leadville and enjoy the beauty of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges, and the fascinating history of the biggest gold and silver boom town there ever was! The people are friendly, and the air is clean and refreshing. Enjoy Leadville, Colorado, on its biggest weekend of the year!
For a sampling of annual events, see the Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Boom Days!