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Leadville Boom Days
Old West Festival, Mining Celebration & Burro Race

See our calendar of events for this year’s schedule

Leadville Boom Days, Colorado mining celebration, burro race, historic mountain festival, gun show, parade "Leadville Boom Days" is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. This annual event was selected by Colorado for documentation and preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress as a Local Legacy of national interest.

Leadville is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, two miles above sea level. The historic mining town is nestled in a high valley among snow capped mountains. Come to Leadville and enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the history of an 1880's mining camp, and the friendly people of Leadville, Colorado on its biggest weekend of the year!

pLeadville Boom Days, Colorado mining celebration, burro race, historic mountain festival, gun show, parade Festival events span three days of fun, food, and recreational activities for the whole family. There are historic contests of individual mining skill, Annual Gun Show, a Motorcycle Rodeo, the popular Boom Days Parade, and our world-famous 21 mile International Pack Burro Race. There are always a tons of things to see and do, including children's events and a huge variety of supporting events, such as a street fair, a parade, street-side entertainment, costume contests, the "Mosey" contest, the Outhouse Race, and much more!

If you are planning to visit the area during the festivities, be sure to check out the Area Lodging page. And for even more fun things to see and do in the area, be sure to look over and FourteenerNet. This year, and all those to follow, we hope to see you at Leadville Boom Days!

By Municipal Ordinance, Boom Days is a dog-free event. Sorry. No dogs allowed in the downtown area on or off a leash. Tickets will be issued to those who do not comply.