Gold Camp Jubilee

Sunday 7/3/22  & Monday 7/4/22

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 echos 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


Schedule for 2022 is below and subject to change!

Questions? Want to be involved in 2022? Call us! (605)580-7393

Register to be a vendor for 2022 GCJ 

Register to be a Parade Participant 2022 GCJ


3pm-Midnight  Pub Crawl:   Participants pick up a punch card at any of the participating locations.  Receive a punch at each location AFTER purchasing a drink - does not have to be alcoholic! Turn in the complete punch cards by Midnight at Greenfield Pub for a chance of winning a prize.  Drawing will be held Tuesday July 5th.  Winner will be contacted by phone.  Please drink responsibly!    Stops:  Blackstone Lodge Hanger 7 Lounge, Bob's Silverstar, Sled Haus, Greenfield Pub, Lewie's, Miners & Merchants Trading Post, Jailhouse Taps, Handley Center Beer Garden, the Stampmill, & Dakota Shivers

3pm Volleyball Tournament:. Handley Center fundraiser @ the sand volleyball courts @ Manuel Brothers Park - Register

6:30pm Poker Tournament: Manuel Brothers Park Tent/Pavilion. Handley Center will have a beer tent as well. Contact Gloria @ (605) 591-9755 to register.


7am - Pancake Breakfast @ Rod & Gun Club

9am-5pm Black Hills Mining Museum, Guided Tours of the Simulated Underground Mining Exhibit from 9-4pm, ticketed

9am - 5pm Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Trolley Tours & Free Museum

9am - Firecracker 5k, hosted by Explore Fitness & Adventures - more info here

9am - Horseshoe Tournament, hosted by Northern Hills Recreation Association @ Manuel Brothers Park

Volleyball Tournament continues, hosted by Handley Center - This will be second day: times TBD

11am - 1pm - LIVE MUSIC: Marty Nelson @ Explore Fitness & Adventures

11am FLAG RAISING CEREMONY @ SLHVC provided by NATHAN B. MITCHELL, Colonel, USAF Commander, 28th Maintenance Group Ellsworth AFB

-Park, Playground & Splash Pad open
-Beer Garden: Handley Recreation Center fundraiser
-Open Container 11am-11pm from park all the way up Main Street to Dakota Shivers Brewing

11:30am B-1 FLYOVER from the United States Air Force! @ Lead's Main Street

12p-6pm - INFLATABLE BONANZA in Manuel Brothers provided by LACC - Ticketed: wristbands raise money for Boys & Girls Club

12pm-6pm SCAVENGER HUNT: Sponsored by Chamber and Membership @ Starts at Inflatable Bonanza Ticket Booth. Scan this QR Code for access to the Scavenger Hunt Sheet! 

1pm-3pm LIVE MUSIC: Humbletown @ Manuel Brothers Park

2pm - Parade will line up in Deadwood at the Days of '76 Rodeo Grounds

2pm-4pm LIVE PERFORMANCE: Joyce Jefferson "Sheroes" @ the Homestake Opera House

3pm-5pm LIVE MUSIC: Sad & Lonesome Boys @ Manuel Brothers Park

3:00pm - Parade starts from the Parade Grounds and goes up Main Street in Deadwood. Continues up Main Street, joins 14A, goes through Central City, joins 14a, relines up behind Lead-Deadwood High school.

4pm-end - Patio & Parade Watching Party, FREE! @ Homestake Opera House front patio

4:30pm (approx) Parade down Lead Main Street

5pm-7pm - LIVE MUSIC: Nate Whartman @ Aspire Boutique

6pm - FREE Community Dinner @ Manuel Brothers Park - Sponsored by Thyssen Mining and Kiewit

6pm-8pm - LIVE MUSIC: Tye Dye Volcano @ Manuel Brothers Park

7pm - VIP FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY on the Patio @ Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, featuring musical entertainment, heavy appetizers and free drinks. Tickets are live via Eventbrite, click here! Joint fundraiser for the LACC and SURF Foundation.

8-8:45pm - Northern Hills Community Band @ The Ray Davis Patio 

Dusk (approx 9:30-9:45) FIREWORKS over the Open Cut - **Weather conditions to note**



  • "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, as well as all of Mill Street and the hill side next to Subway restaurant. 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 reschedule 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.

Have more burning questions? Call us! (605)580-7393

Many Thanks to our 2022 ANNUAL & Event Sponsors