Winterfest February 16-18, 2024

Add some sparkle to your mid-winter by joining the locals for our annual snow festival. Winterfest celebrates all things winter on and off the mountain. Jam packed with events and activities for all ages it’ll be more fun than you can handle.



Check back often as we are constantly adding fun activities to the weekend.

Friday 2/16

4pm-6pm: Chamber Mixer – Lead-Deadwood Arts Center
4:30pm-8:00pm: Free Chicken Wings (while supplies last) & Hot Wing Challenge by Sarah Does – Bob’s Silver Star
Skate Night – Handley Center
Trivia – Lewie’s
8pm-10pm: Winterfest Bingo with Karaoke – Greenfield Pub

Saturday 2/17

8am-10:30am: Coffee and Crepes – St. Jacobs Church (308 Julius Street). *Donation based
9am-6pm- Prairie Berry Wine Tasting: Miners & Merchants
10am-2pm: Cookie Decorating and Hot Chocolate Bar – Rustic Nook Bakery
10am-12pm: Winter Take and Make Art Booth and Temporary Tattoos – Creative Explorations
10am – 3pm:Board Game Bonanza – games, cards & cribbage – Rustic Nook Bakery
Eagle Cliffs Trails Association: Snowshoeing/ Cross Country Skiing -*on your own*
11am-4pm: Sled Hills
– Northern Hills Recreation Association: Alert Street next to city hall (801 W Main St)
– LDHS Key Club: Manual Brothers Park – please bring a hat and/or gloves to donate
11am-4:30pm: Mile High Songwriter Showcase
-11am-12pm: Cory Gould – Cliff Hangers – Blackstone Lodge and Suites
-12:30pm-1:30pm – Anthony Speiser – Dakota Shivers Brewing
-2pm-3pm – Bobbie Jo Kuhl – That Place
-3:30pm-4:30pm – Chris Graves – Greenfield Pub

Noon-3pm: Kid’s Uno Card Poker Run: Stop in each of the 5 locations to collect one Uno Card:
*Lynn’s Dakotamart – 145 Glendale Drive
*Energetic Rising – 308 W Main
*Miners & Merchants – 300 W Main
*Wandering Minds – 310 W Main
*Final Stop – Rustic Nook Bakery  – 318 W Main (turn in your cards)
12pm-worn out: Fire Pits, BBQ, and Music Jams on the patio – Dakota Shivers Brewing
2pm-5pm: Music Series at Stewart Lodge (Terry Peak): Tuff Roots
4pm-8pm: Bonfire/pavilion: Popcorn & hot chocolate: Sponsored by Homestake Opera House
5pm: Plow Truck Lighted Parade – Main Street. Miners & Merchants will provide lights for 50% off for the trucks in the parade. Contact the Chamber to register. Line up at 4:45pm at Lead High School.
5pm-7pm: Fireworks VIP Viewing Party and Mile High Songwriter Collaboration – Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Tickets can be purchased at
5pm: Bonfire/fundraiser chili feed by Explore Dance Company – Outside Visitor Center
5pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales- Outside Visitor Center
5:45pm: Winterfest Bonfire – Visitor Center Parking Lot
6pm: Fireworks – Manuel Brother’s Park
7pm: Karaoke Party – Greenfield Pub

Sunday 2/18

1pm-3pm: Family Movie sponsored by Blue Peak – Cool Runnings – Handley Center
All Day – Miles Beyond Ordinary Adventures:
 Cross Country Skiing, Fat Tire Biking, Snowmobiling and Sledding at these Lead area locations: Manuel Brothers Park, Eagle Cliff Trails; Homestake Trail, Iron Creek Trail; Mickelson Trail and the Black Hills Snowmobile Trail. Contact local businesses for hotel and equipment rental availability.

Thank you to our Winterfest sponsors: