Come Celebrate Winter With Us!

Today marks the start of Winterfest! We sure don’t have very much snow this year, but I’m excited to have something to get out and do despite the curious lack of “winter” this year.

Here’s what’s on the schedule:

All weekend – snowflake art sponsored by the Lead Deadwood Arts Council (displayed at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center)

TONIGHT! Thursday, 5-7pm – LACC Mixer @ Buck Snort Beer Patio at Whitetail Creek Resort in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills. Whitetail Creek Resort is asking attendees to bring a snack item for the Boys and Girls club: fresh fruits, veggies, canned goods and other non perishables or individually wrapped snack items are also great. Chamber Mixers are open to the public and anyone is welcome to come out tonight! They’ll be serving sloppy joes, hot cocoa and treats from Rustic Nook Bakery! Hope to see you there!

Friday – 1/29

WINTER ROCKS –  music festival starts through Saturday night. (Click the link for details and schedule)

6pm-8pm, COOL BEANS bean cook off at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center  with music by Marlin Maynard (by donation)

8pm – Hangar 7 Lounge at Blackstone Lodge & Suites features music by Heath Johnson

Saturday – 1/30

9am – Snow Yoga with Sarah Canada, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center Observation Deck (fundraiser for the SLHVC)

ALL DAY – Sledding Hill, Manuel Brothers Park

CANCELED Snowmobile Poker Run…. because the trails are nearly bare. Hopefully we’ll get better conditions next year!

9:30 – 3:30 – Makers Market @ Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center – this might be the biggest one yet! If you haven’t come to one of these yet they’re lots of fun and feature homemade goods, vintage items and artists from all over the Black Hills.

WINTER ROCKS, music festival throughout town 11am-7pm

11am-1pm – Visit Recreational Springs Resort, the new owners have remodeled and updated the lodge with bar and restaurant and music by Marty Nelson

1-3pm – Bucksnort Beer Patio at Whitetail Creek Resort. Enjoy their indoor/outdoor patio with heaters, firepit and classic skiing videos. Music by Chris Huisenga and Devon Sants

2pm – Historic Homestake Opera House: Kathryn Mientka piano concert 

3pm – Remote Control Bonanza! @ Connection Church on 206 Ellison Ct. Fun for all ages, prizes snacks. Family friendly. See for more details

3-5pm – Jailhouse taps features 605 Fresh catering and music by Parsnip

3-7pm – FREE hot cocoa provided by the Lead Assembly of God Church @ The Ray Davis Patio (outside the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center) – The city has put out the burn barrels to enjoy before the bonfire. Stand around the burn barrel or drive by for a cocoa pick up!

5-7pm – Visit the Campfire bar at Explore Fitness & Adventures featuring music by Marty Nelson

6pm – Fireworks Viewing Party at Visitors Center ($10/kids & $20/adults – ticketed fundraiser) We’re changing things up this year, this event will be lots more casual. Popcorn, drinks and smores and patio heaters if you want to sit outside in a bit more comfort.

7pm – FIREWORKS, over Open Cut

Post Fireworks – BONFIRE, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center parking lot with support from the Lead Volunteer Fire Department

SUNDAY – 1/31

9am – Outdoor Adventure – meet at Explore Fitness & Adventures

12pm – BEAT THE HEAT – hot sauce face off competition, LACC hosts at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (call for registration, space for participants is limited) spectators welcome by donation.

Call us (605)584-1100 for more information or questions – we’re looking forward to seeing you in town this weekend!!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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