Winterfest | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota


  • Winterfest
Event Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 20, 2019 (All day)

Make your ski holiday one to remember by joining the locals for their awesome winter festival. The Lead Area Winterfest, celebrates all things winter on and off the mountain. Winterfest is jam packed with events and activities for all ages; and more fun than you can handle.

Cool beans: Progressive Chili Contest

This is gonna be awesome! Registration starts at Lotus Up, and you'll get everything you need to participate. It's a ticketed event (by donation for your friendly Chamber). I'm so excited to have 19 businesses and organizations participating! (Kid friendly!)

Pub Crawl

Starts at any of the participating businesses, and goes for 26 hours (Fri 3pm.- Sat 5pm).

Mile High Mountain Music Festival

12 bands in locations all over town. Friday - Saturday nights. Check out the posters/schedule for more info.

Black Hills Energy Parade of Lights - Want to wear a glow stick and dance with a shovel down the street? We want allll the winter light themed floats! Line up and register (if you haven't already) at Lynn's parking lot at 5pm on Sat night. Route will be from there down Baltimore to Main St. and end in the Visitor Center parking lot where we'll immediately follow with....


and right after the fireworks we'll follow with....


There is still time to bring your Christmas tree down and put it on the heap in the parking lot! Let's get some fuel for our blaze!

If you'd rather view the fireworks from the comfort, beauty and warmth of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, you can get into the VIP Party by getting tickets at the doors starting at 5:30pm ($40)

Snowshoe Hike

Will be on Sunday at 11am, starting at the Homestake Trailhead (city dog park). Free and snowshoes provided!

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