Monday, August 4, 2008
Leadville is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, two miles above sea level. This 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!
Boom Days is always the first weekend in August. 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 of the Leadville Rod & Gun Club, the Motorcycle Rodeo, the popular Boom Days Parade, and our world-famous 21 mile International Pack Burro Race. There are tons of things to see and do, including children's events and a huge variety of supporting events, such as our big street fair, a parade, street-side entertainment, costume contests, including the "Mosey" contest, and much more!
"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.
Jared and I got to ride on his preschool float and then walk with our church in the parade. What fun!! The food was great and then I even went shopping with some girlfriends to all the booths.