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Join Colorado mountain town fun at Leadville’s annual festivals! Discover what it’s like to celebrate holidays, history, and seasons in Leadville, known in the silver boom for its rollicking Wild West atmosphere and colorful characters.


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Annual Events


2020 Dion Snowshoes US National Snowshoe Championships

        Join us for the Highest USSSA National Championships Ever! Feb. 28-March 1, 2020 North America's highest city, Leadville, Colorado Registration now open! Test your mettle in the rare air at 10,152'. The ultimate challenge from the United States Snowshoe Association, this race will put you on top of the world! Held at Colorado Mountain College's Leadville campus, this course takes you ...

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        Leadville Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival Weekend

        Leadville, CO, United States

              March 6-8, 2020 At the 2020 Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend, see the unique sport of ski joring and join mountain bike and Nordic ski races, a paintball biathlon, and umpteen other kinds of winter fun! What Is Ski Joring? Leadville Ski Joring is an action-packed sport where a horse and rider race down snow-packed Harrison Avenue in Leadville's ...

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              Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival

              Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

                    Held late June; stay tuned for 2020 dates! Join us for America's Highest BBQ Competition, at 10,152'! The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a family-friendly, fun-filled weekend of tasting fresh BBQ prepared by some of the country's best pitmasters, sipping fine local micro brews, and listening to live music. A car show and performances at the Tabor ...

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                    July 4th in Leadville

                    Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461

                          July 4, 2020 Celebrate Independence Day with small-town charm. North America's highest-elevation town marks July 4th with a Firecracker 5k Run at 8:30 a.m. and a rousing parade at 10 a.m. along historic Harrison Avenue! Extend your holiday by coming to Leadville early or staying late! Hike, bike, fish, ride the train, and drive the scenic byways. Explore Twin Lakes and ...

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                          Leadville Boom Days

                          Leadville, CO, United States Website >

                                Aug. 7-9, 2020 Leadville Boom Days, which takes place the first full weekend in August, is a three-day celebration of this mining town's 1880s gold and silver rush heritage. See the 12 reasons you can't miss Leadville Boom Days! Burro-and-runner teams race through the mountains, miners crack rock by hand, a parade rolls down the avenue for nearly an hour, wild ...

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