Winterfest February 16-18, 2024

Add some sparkle to your mid winter by joining the locals for their 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.

2024 Schedule of Events is TBD.  Below are some of the amazing events we had in 2023!


2023 Winterfest Schedule of Events

Friday 17th:

4pm -Chamber Mixer: That Place in Lead 501 w. Main. St.
5:30pm – Skate Night: Handley Center
7pm – Fiery Chicken Wing Challenge: Bob’s Silverstar

Saturday 18th:

8am Registration/9am Start – Snowmobile Poker Run: Mystic Hills Hideaway

8:45am – Adventure Ski: Eagle Cliff Trails – Must Register Online! More info here

10am-6pm- Wine Tasting- Prairie Berry Wine: Miners & Merchants Trading Post 300 W. Main St

10am – Library Storytime: Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library

10am – 2pm – Cookie Decorating & Hot Cocoa Bar: Rustic Nook Bakery 318 W. Main St.

10am to 12 -Winter Take and Make Art Booth:Creative Explorations @ Gnarly Pine Space 318 W. Main St.

11am to 4pm – Northern Hills Recreation Association:
-11am to 4pm – Sledding on Alert Street located behind City Hall at 801 W Main St.
-All Day (Noon-ish to worn out) – Fire Pits, BBQ, and Music Jams on the Dakota Shivers deck

12pm- 9pm – Mile High Pub Crawl: Various Locations around Lead

2pm to 3pm – “Lead Mainer” Parade/Snowball fight: Line up @ Bedrock Lanes- ends at Park

2pm to 5pm – Kid’s Games: The Stampmill Patio – Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss, and More! 305 W. Main St.

3:30pm Registration/ 4pm Start -Fat Tire Bike Race “The Gold Nugget Giveaway: Axbow Rentals

4:30pm to Bonfire – Soup Supper: Rod & Gun Club 288 Washington St.

5pm to Done – Live Music: Darin French @ Open Cut 160 W. Main St. /Davis Ring Patio

5pm to Done – Chili Feed Fundraiser (by donations): Explore Dance Company.  Chili, toppings, & cornbread @ Open Cut/SLHVC/Davis Ring Patio

5pm to Done – Girl Scout Cookie Fundraiser: @ Open Cut/SLHVC/Davis Ring Patio

5pm to 7pm – VIP Fireworks Viewing Party w/ Live Music by Humbletown: Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center:  Buy Tickets here

6pm to 6:30pm- Fireworks Over the Open Cut: 160 W. Main St.

6:30pm – Winterfest Bonfire: Manuel Brothers Park/Parking Lot

Sunday 19th:

1:30pm – 3pm – Costume Dog Parade: Golden Ridge Senior Living Center 200 Montana Ave
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.