Gold Camp Jubilee

Thursday 7/3/25  - Friday 7/4/25

In 1926 Homestake Mining Company threw a party to celebrate 50 years of mining called the Golden Jubilee. In memory of that amazing event we now organize the Gold Camp Jubilee. This festival celebrates our iconic golden history of mining, and our amazing community.

Join us for the best fireworks show in the Black Hills over the impressive Open Cut with amazing echoes and booms. Enjoy vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, music, food, history and mining talks and events and the small town charm of Historic Main Street!

Photo courtesy of Dennes Barrett

VENDORS NEEDED:  Stay tuned for 2025 vendor form

Thank you to everyone that made 2024 GCJ a success! See you in 2025!


*Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

Events at Manuel Brother's Park unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 3rd

10am-2pm: Skateboard Clinic - Sponsored by Northern Hills Rec @ Manuel Brother’s Skate Park
3pm-5pm: Lead Main Street Firecracker Crawl - Main Street Chamber Business Crawl - get punch card from Chamber Office or any participating business to be entered to win great prizes
4pm-6pm: Kids Activities - Gnarly Pine Makerspace - tattoos, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating
4:30pm-6pm (or while supplies last): Free Community Hot Dog Feed - Homestake Opera House Courtyard - Sponsored by Sanford Underground Research Facility
6pm-9pm: Live Music - High Rise - Manuel Brothers Park
All Day: Park, Playground, Skate Park & Splash Pad open

Thursday, July 4th

7am-10:30am: Pancake Feed (Rod & Gun Club)
9am: Horseshoe Tournament - Horseshoe pit across from park (no preregistration necessary)
9am: Golf Chipping Contest - Horseshoe pit across from park (no preregistration necessary)
10am-noon: Black Hills (shortest) Triathlon Sponsored by Dakota Shivers & Lead Area Chamber (pre-registration encouraged) - SHLVC Parking lot
10am: Live Like Cash: Skate, Scoot & Bike Competition - Manuel Brothers Skate Park
10am: Mile High Smackdown Volleyball Tournament - contact Handley Center to register your team
10am-dusk: Vendors
11am-dusk: Beer Garden
12pm: B-1 Flyover from the United States Air Force
12pm: American Legion Flag Raising - Davis Ring
12pm-4pm: Children’s Carnival games - Hosted by Lead-Deadwood Ministerial Association & Homestake Opera House
12pm-7pm: Inflatable Bonanza (FREE)
1pm-3pm: Live Music - Unsinkable Rose
2:30pm-3pm: Watermelon Eating Contest - By Sarah Does - Manuel Brothers Park - Band Tent
3:30pm-5:30 pm: Live Music - Johnny Hastings and Stillhouse Down
4:15pm: Parade down Lead Main Street
5pm - 6:30pm (or while supplies last): Community Dinner - Davis Ring (FREE, sponsored by Fermilab and Kiewit-Alberici)
6pm-8pm: Live Music - Empty Cask Band
7:30pm-9:30pm: VIP Fireworks Viewing Party (ticketed event) with Live Music by Delaney Johnston - Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
8pm-9pm: Live Music - Northern Hills Community Band - Davis Ring @ SLHVC
9pm: Karaoke Party - Greenfield’s Pub
9:30pm (approximately): Fireworks Show - Open Cut
All Day: Park, Playground, Skate Park & Splash Pad open


  • "Can you watch the fireworks from Main Street?"
    • Not exactly, but you can get a great view from Manuel Brother's Park and the parking lot of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. If you can see the Open Cut you'll be able to see the fireworks.
  • "Will the fireworks be rescheduled in the event of a weather situation?"
    • Depends on the weather situation.  If rain/storms, then yes, they will be rescheduled for the following day.  If due to dry conditions that pose a fire risk, then no, they will be cancelled completely.  All updates will be live on the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.

Questions? Call or email us: [email protected] (605) 591-0209