Lead South Dakota Featured Events

Lead, SD local event listing information

Events Hosted by the Chamber as well as various businesses.
Questions or comments regarding the following information call: (605) 584-1100 / or CONTACT US HERE.

Please consult our CALENDAR as these dates approach, more information will be posted.

WinterFest – January
Location: Lead
This is our January community event. We start Friday night with a Mixer, Chili Cook-Off and the Crowning of King & Queen of the Snow or Royal Court (an entertaining pageant). Saturday follows with activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, etc. A Parade of Lights through town, fireworks over the Open Cut and a bond fire (burning of the Christmas trees) in the Homestake Visitor Center parking lot.

Annual Banquet - January-March
Location: Lead or Deadwood

Every year the Chamber host an Annual Banquet to show our appreciation for our Members.  A theme is always included, along with fun activities and give-a-ways.  The Board Members that have finished their term are thanked for their service and the new Board Members, which were voted on by the members, are announced and welcomed in.

Lead LIVE! - June through August
Location: Lead
Lead is hosting "Lead Live!" an Open Air Market. Starting June through September, this event will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Music, food, games for the kids, a Farmers Market and much more! It will be amazing fun for the whole family!
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National Trails Day on the Mickelson Trail – June
Location: Begins at the Lead-Deadwood High School, Lead and ends at the Deadwood Trailhead, Deadwood 
The whole family will enjoy this event, you can pick your pace, walk, run or ride on our 5-mile Mickelson Trail trek. 

Mile High Show ‘N Shine – July
Location: Lead
This event is in conjunction with Gold Camp Jubilee (4th of July.) It’s time to show off your cars and trucks! Along with the Show ‘N Shine, these vehicles are eligible to participate in the Gold Camp Jubilee Tri-City Parade (Lead, Deadwood & Central City) on July 4th.

Gold Camp Jubilee Days 4th July
Location: Lead
In Manual Brothers Park.
Activities are scheduled for children and adults. Vendors dot the landscape of the park. Live Entertainment, a Tri-City Parade through Deadwood, Central City & Lead, Fireworks over the Open Cut and many more activities.

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Classic & Collector Car Auction – August
(Same weekend as Kool Deadwood Nights in Deadwood, South Dakota)
Location: Homestake Visitor Center Parking Lot, 160 W. Main St., Lead

Lead has the privilege of hosting the annual “Classic & Collector Car Auction”.  Folks from miles around come together to show off their classic beauties and hope to bring a profit.  Everyone is invited to attend this 2-day event.  If you are interested in auctioning your vehicle, please contact Kevin McPherson www.mcphersonauction.com

Neutrino Day! - Second Saturday in July
Location: Lead
This FREE annual Science Festival is sponsored by Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake. Neutrino Day is held on the second Saturday in July from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Since this event includes activities and science related talks for people of all ages, it's a great opportunity to excite children about science.

Flavor of Lead Festival – September
Location: Lead
This 2-day event brings the Community together by recognizing Lead’s Ethnic Heritage. Our Community Potluck takes place on Friday evening, followed by a full day of activities and entertainment on Saturday.

Festival of Trees – November or December
Location: Historic Homestake Opera House, 309 W. Main St., Lead
Throughout this is a 5-day event there decorating classes, art exhibits, and on the last day a mixer and tree auction. All proceeds go to the restoration of the Opera House.


Events Hosted by Non-Profits

Black Hills Center of Hope
Is a Christian based non-profit organization, who care about the people of our community. They have overcome addictions and adversities through perseverance and faith in Jesus Christ. We take the time to listen to those who are hurting or facing a difficult situation in their life. To receive assistance or see scheduled events: www.blackhillscenterofhope.org

Historic Deadwood-Lead Arts Council

Historic Deadwood-Lead Arts Council is responsible for many events that bring joy, excitement and great entertainment to our community. Events include community theatre, Lego contest for kids, monthly exhibits, quilt show, classes, Gospel Show, art shoppe, art contests, free craft projects for kids, etc. For more information: www.deadwoodleadartscouncil.com
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Historic Homestake Opera House
Known as the Jewel of the Black Hills, the Lead Opera House has been a majestic landmark in our small mining town of Lead for nearly a century. Performances, such as, musicals, comedy shows, plays, bands, singers and more, have been enjoy by many near and far. Information on upcoming Acts: www.leadoperahouse.org

Handley Center Recreation
The Northern Hills Family Recreational Center offers several amenities: swimming, wading pool, whirlpool, sauna, weight room, aerobics/multi-purpose room, racquet ball, walking track, roller skating, martial arts, gymnastics, basketball, showers, preschool and youth programs. Fundraiser events are scheduled throughout the year. Find out more >>

Black Hills Mining Museum
Welcome to the Black Hills Mining Museum, located in the mile-high city of Lead. Our non-profit educational corporation is dedicated to the preservation of the rich mining heritage of the Black Hills of South Dakota. We invite you to visit us and enjoy our numerous exhibits and activities. For more than a century, gold mining had been the #1 industry in Lead and in the Northern Black Hills. Today’s mining heritage is cleverly depicted as an educational and fun Black Hills Badlands and Lakes Association Family Approved Attraction.  Information on upcoming events:


Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library
It is Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library's mission to give residents of all ages the means to continue to grow and learn throughout their lives; to get answers to their questions; to find, evaluate, and use information effectively; to satisfy their recreational reading interests; and to meet and interact with others in the community.
Stop in for a cup of coffee or cappuccino and stay to read a book or newspaper. We also have free internet access which includes many state online databases, such as Ancestry Library, World Book Online, and the Digital Sanborn Maps.  For more information: www.leadlib.sdln.net

Black Hills Rod & Gun Club
The Black Hills Rod & Gun Club host a verity of events throughout the year.  Their building is also, available to others for use of their events.

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