January 28-31, 2021

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.

We’re busy planning another amazing winter celebration! Following is the tentative schedule of events:

Thursday – 1/28 

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

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 holding a fundraiser of snack items for the B&G Club and asking attendees to bring one of the following items: Fresh fruits and/or veggies that can be served as snacks, canned goods and other non perishables, individually wrapped snack items such as granola bars, fruit snacks, chips etc.

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

ALL DAY – Sledding Hill, Manuel Brothers Park

CANCELED 9am – SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN, Steel Wheel Trading Post 

9:30 – 3:30 – Makers Market @ Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

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

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

1-3pm – Bucksnort Beer Patio with heaters, firepit and classic skiing videos. Music by Chris Huisenga and Devon Sants

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

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) – come 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)

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 activity – 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 if you’d like to be involved!

Come show your love for snow and celebrate the most epic season with us.

#WinterfestLeadSD #LeadSDSnowDays

Many thanks to all our Annual Sponsors (including those that didn’t quite make it onto the poster)!

The City of Lead
Black Hills Energy
Thyssen Mining
Lynn’s Dakotamart
Homestake Mining Company
White’s Canyon Motors
Deadwood Lead Economic Development
Blackstone Lodge & Suites
Mile Up Marketing