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January 25, 2018 - January 27, 2018

Winterfest- 3 Day Snow Bash | January 25, 26 & 27, 2018
Make your ski holiday one to remember by joining the locals for their awesome winter festival. The Lead Area Winterfest, celebrates all things winter on and off the mountain. Winterfest is jam packed with events and activities for all ages; and more fun than you can handle.

Below is a schedule, more details will be added as we get closer to the event.

Thursday, January 25, 2017

Lead Area Chamber Mixer hosted by Trinity Methodist Church – 5 pm to 7 pm

The Methodists Soup Dinner – 5 pm to 7 pm – $7 multiple soups and desserts

Everyone and anyone who loves snow is welcome!

7 South Main, Lead, SD 57754 | 605-584-1328

Friday, January 26, 2017

Lotus-up Snowflake Nail Art – 5 pm

Details to be announced

Lotus Up Espresso & Deli | 295 E Main, Lead, SD 57754 | 605-722-4670

Winterfest Kickoff Party hosted by the Sled Haus

Rail Jam – Time TBA

Live Music featuring Camp Comfort – 7 pm to 9 pm

Sled Haus | 209 Glendale Ave, Lead, SD 57754 | 605-639-5322

Saturday, January 27, 2017

Kidz Zone

Details to be announced.

Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church

Snowmobile Poker Fun Run – 9 am

Preregister at the Lead Area Chamber or the day of at the Steel Wheel

Steel Wheel Trading Post| Hwy 385, Lead, SD 57754 |605- 578-9767

Snow Yoga with Sarah Canida

Details to be announced

Northern Hills Recreation Winterfest Games –Registration at noon, race at 2 pm

This event will be a fun race on Lead Main Street starting in front of Bob’s Silver Star/Mining Museum and ending at the Stampmill. It will comprise three disciplines: Fat-tire bike, Snow shoes and Skiing. This will be a relay-style team event. More details to follow.

Kid’s Winter Movie Cozy PJ Party hosted by the Historic Homestake Opera House – 10 am

On this snow day, cozy up in your pajamas with a good family movie and some hot chocolate! Admission by donation. Parents must accompany children. Check out the facebook event here!

Historic Homestake Opera House Indoor Theater | 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD 57754 | www.homestakeoperahouse.com

S’more Snow Gathering – 12 pm to 2 pm

Life is just better around a fire pit, right? So, roast a mallow and let’s party s’more. Join us for an outdoor fire pit s’more gathering at the Homestake Opera House courtyard.

Historic Homestake Opera House Courtyard | 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD 57754 | www.homestakeoperahouse.com

Yoga & Spirits with Sarah Canida

Details to be announced

Beer + Chili Fest with Throwback Snow Gear Party – 11:30 to 1:30 pm

Let’s rally the snow! Don your retro skiwear, neon spandex, and old-school onesies for the party of the season. Anyone decked out in rad or retro skiwear can walk the runway for our fashion show at 1pm, a special prize to the winner! Enjoy some friendly, local competition while the best chili creators duke it out over some cold, local crafted brews. Let’s bring on those positive vibes for the ski season and raise a glass for our love of snow – we guarantee, this is a rad party you won’t want to miss!

Register your chili at the Chamber!

Chamber sponsored event hosted at the All in One Event Center | 501 W Main, Lead | 605-584-1100

Snowshoe Hike on Inglewood Trail – 1 pm to 3 pm

Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! During this outing, you’ll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, and winter preparedness. Don’t have snowshoes? We provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, to make every trip a success.

FREE EVENT Hosted by Black Hills Trails

Meet at Englewood Trail at 1 pm. All Ages and Leashed Dogs Welcome! More Information & To Register call 605-584-3896

Hosted by Black Hills Trails, George S. Mickelson Trail, 11361 Nevada Gulch Rd | Lead, SD 57754 |605.584.3896

Community Soup Feed – 5 pm

Details to be announced

BH Rod & Gun Club | Hwy 14A, Lead, SD 57754 | 605-584-1617

Winter’s Fat Classic – 5 pm

Find details at dirtychain.co

Flannel & Flame: A Courtyard Party at the Homestake Opera House – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Don we now our plaid apparel. Grab your flannel and join for this adults-only outdoors party with live guitar music, hot toddies, cold beer, and hot chocolate/apple cider. Dress warm, but trust us, this will be the hottest spot to watch the parade! Check out the facebook event here!

Historic Homestake Opera House Indoor Theater | 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD 57754 | www.homestakeoperahouse.com

Black Hills Energy Parade of Lights – 6:00 pm

Prepare to be dazzled, people. Our beloved Winterfest parade is back, continuing a longtime tradition, this ahh-amazing display of floats decked out in glimmering, festive lights cruising the main street is a must-see.

5:30 pm float lineup at Lynn’s Dakotamart. Click here to register your float!

Our local and super cool judges: Mayor Everett, City of Lead; Esther Lux, Golden Gang; and Deb Huepel, Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Main St| 160 W Main Street, Lead, SD 57754| 605-584-1100

Community Bonfire at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center Parking Lot -6:45 pm

Here’s your chance to experience the serenity of winter in a whole new way! Get toasty with us during our annual community bonfire!

Toss your Christmas tree! Drop off your holiday tree at the burn pile located in the parking lot of the Visitor Center between December 26 and January 26, 2018.

Enjoy Coca and S’more Station sponsored by the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce | 160 W Main Street, Lead, SD 57754 | 605-584-1100

Fireworks – 7:45 pm

There’s no better way to end our Winterfest Celebration than a speculator fireworks display.

Generously supported by the City of Lead and Lead Area Winterfest sponsors.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Settle your stomach with a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch from Cheyenne Crossing

Cheyenne Crossing | 21415 US Hwy 14A, Lead, SD | 605-584-3510

Mountain Music Fest

A Winterfest Music Series featuring the best of local artists!

Friday, January 26, 2018

7 – 9 pm | Camp Comfort at Sled Haus

Saturday, January 27, 2018

11 am – 1 pm | Garret Holtz at Stampmill Restaurant

1 – 3 pm| TBD at Bob’s Silver Star

3 – 5 pm | Tie Dye Volcano at Greenfield Pub

4 – 6 pm | Heath Johnson at Homestake Opera House

5 – 7 pm | Steve Thorpe at Dakota Shivers Brewing

7- 9 pm | High Rise at Lewie’s Saloon & Eatery

8 – 10 pm | The Terks at All-in-One Event Center

Come show your love for snow and celebrate the most epic season with us.

Event Contact Information

Name: Jessica Noteboom
Email: jessica@leadmethere.org
Phone: 6055841100

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