Latest News – July 2

It’s Time to Sparkle Red, White & Blue, Leadville!

Happy Independence Day! Leadville will be celebrating the country’s birthday in its usual two-mile-high style! Here’s the line-up for this Saturday, July 4.

8:30 a.m. – Firecracker 5K 

The Firecracker 5k starts at the corner of W. 5th and Harrison Avenue on Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m.

The Firecracker 5k starts at the corner of W. 5th and Harrison Avenue on Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m.

This fun community event usually has folks dressed in their most patriotic attire as racers walk or run the 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) course which does a small loop through town, ending where it begins at the Lake County courthouse.

Cost is $15. Participants can pre-register at Melanzana, 716 Harrison Ave. or on race day registration on court house lawn from 7 til 8:15 a.m. Race start is 8:30 a.m. 

Proceeds support nonprofit Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame and Skyline Baseball

10 a.m. – July 4th Parade. 

Sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce this old-fashioned parade will sparkle with hometown pride!  

Line up begins at 9:30 at the top of capitol hill and the parade will proceed down Harrison Ave. at 10 a.m., with Leadville’s finest all decked out in their red, white & blue!Obit_Spacer_ThinParade_July_4

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11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – FREE BBQ and Root Beer Floats

There are a few changes to the “After Parade” July 4th celebrations this year. The annual Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue root beer float celebration has been moved up to the BBQ at the airport.

Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue's 1928 model fire truck  will be on display at airport

Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue’s 1928 model fire truck will be on display at airport after the parade.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Leadville/ Lake County Airport staff will be serving up some hot dogs and hamburgers for the 7th Annual FREE 4th of July Cookout. The fire department will be topping things ff with their famous root beer floats!

This event is a Fly-In /Drive-In event so there will be some cool aircrafts on display for the day. In addition, they are adding some great classic cars to the mix. The fire department will also have their 1928 model fire truck on display and is also providing a public education trailer.

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Obit_Spacer_ThinDusk – July 4th Fireworks

The Tony Hren Memorial Fireworks sponsored by the Leadville Lions Club will begin at dusk. The recommended place to watch the fireworks is the Lake County High School football field, or make a night of it with green chili and margaritas on The Grill’s patio!

 

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