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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


Leadville Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival Weekend

Leadville, CO, United States

        March 1-3, 2019 At the 2019 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 >

              Friday & Saturday, June 21-22, 2019 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 Opera House ...

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              July 4th in Leadville

              Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461

                    July 4, 2019 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. Visit eight museums ...

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                    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 ...

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