Historical Celebration at 10,200ft

FULL 71st Boom Days Celebration is Postponed until 2022

Leadville Burro Race will be the only event this year 

It is with a heavy heart that the Leadville Boom Days Committee has decided to postpone our event again this August 2021.  It is apparent that we will not be able to have any spectators at our events and that makes it impossible to hold a successful event. We will, however, hold one event this August 8, 2021. The 71st annual burro race will be held without spectators.

UPDATED COVID guidance from Lake County (August 2, 2021): Please note that COVID concerns continue in Lake County. We encourage any friends and family to spread out on the course while cheering on their favorite race teams and be mindful of distancing. The county asks that unvaccinated members of the public wear face coverings.

We hope circumstances will be different next year and we all look forward to a HUGE return to Boom Days in 2022!

The Leadville Boom Days Committee

More about Leadville Boom Days …

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. It is always the first full weekend in August. Come back and join us in August 2022 for three days of fun, food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family!

Leadville is located in the heart of the central Colorado Rockies, at an elevation of two miles above sea level. This authentic, real wild west, historic mining town is nestled in a beautiful high mountain valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the state. So high that they are snow covered most of the year. Come to Leadville and enjoy the beauty of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges, the fascinating history of the biggest gold and silver boom town there ever was! The people are friendly, the air is clean and refreshing, and enjoy Leadville, Colorado on its biggest weekend of the year!

~ Boom Days is a No Dog Event ~

~No Unmanned Aircraft are Allowed~