Latest News – July 3

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

Leadville is known for its small town 4th of July Celebration. So if you’re looking to beat the huge crowds and celebrate America’s birthday in a more old-fashioned manner, then join the fun at two-miles-high! Here’s the line-up for this Tuesday, July 4. 

8:30 a.m. – Firecracker 5K 


Join the fun at the Firecracker 5K which starts at the courthouse and heads west on 5th Street!

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 on historic Harrison Avenue.

Cost is $15. Participants can pre-register online, at Melanzana, 716 Harrison Ave. or on race day registration on court house lawn from 7 – 8 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!  Participants can line up beginning at 9:30 a.m. 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!

July 4 Parade 2015

Red, white and blue reigns supreme in Leadville’s Annual 4th of July Parade!

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

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 9th Annual FREE 4th of July Cookout.

This event is a Fly-In /Drive-In event so there will be some cool aircrafts on display for the day. Then when you’re ready for dessert, just walk across the tarmac and join the fun at the annual Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue root beer float celebration. Its FREE family, fun and food for the Fourth of July!

July 4 Fire Floats Airport copy

Locals know it’s worth the wait for one of those delicious root beer floats that the Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue team serves up at the Annual 4th of July FREE Cookout at the Leadville Airport. Photo: Leadville Today

Dusk – July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks_Ad 2016The 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.

However if you’re looking for some food and adult beverages to add to the sparkles, then make a night of it with green chili and margaritas on The Grill’s patio or The Pastime Bar & Cafe will also be open on Tuesday and has a great patio view and delicious BBQ! 

Happy Independence Day! 

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