Boom Days: A Celebration of Leadville’s Mining History

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Celebrate Leadville’s rich mining history at Boom Days, a multi-day street fair that takes place the first weekend of every August. Stroll among 100 food carts and crafts booths, take part in a mining competition, a motorcycle game, or the rod and gun show, or watch the Boom Days parade as it cruises down Harrison Avenue on Saturday morning.

Join the crowd as it cheers on participants in the International Pack Burro Race—the second leg of Pack Burro Racing’s Triple Crown. Sponsored by the Western Pack Burro Association, the Triple Crown consists of three races that take place in Fairplay, Leadville, and Buena Vista. In these unique events, athletes run beside burros, much like Colorado’s 19th-century miners did when racing to a claim.
Boom Days is a family-friendly event that offers music, gold panning, rock hounding,
and an auto show. Come celebrate the Old West in historic Leadville, where mining’s influence is found on every street corner.

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