Boom Days, Imagination Express, boys’ camp and Mile High Music |

Boom Days, Imagination Express, boys’ camp and Mile High Music


The 60th annual Boom Days, which will take place in Leadville, Aug. 6-8, will offer entertainment for people of all ages and interests, from mining competitions, motorcycle games and a rod and gun show, to live music, a craft fair and the 21-mile Leadville Boom Days International Pack Burro Race, the second leg of Pack Burro Racing’s Triple Crown. Boom Days kicks off on the afternoon of Aug. 6, with a food and craft fair on Harrison Avenue, including more than 100 vendors along with the Lions’ Club Beer Garden and live entertainment. An opening ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., with the Cloud City Riders’ motorcycle games at 5:30, and Keir Magic Show at The Tabor Opera House at 7:30 p.m. A dance and live music will follow at the Elks Lodge on 5th Avenue at 8 p.m. Saturday’s events begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast on the Lake County Courthouse Lawn and a parade down Harrison Avenue at 10 a.m. The Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad will provide a chance to see the alpine flowers at their peak with a Wildflower Special train ride at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and a stroll through the heritage gardens at the Healy House Museum. The food and craft fair will continue all day. Other highlights on Saturday will include: the 6th annual Boomin’ Auto Show, the Leadville Rod and Gun Club’s annual rod and gun show, and the Eagles Softball Tournament. The mining competitions will be held behind the Elks Lodge starting at 9:30 a.m., including jack leg drilling, spike driving, hand mucking and hand steeling. Kids’ bicycle games will start right after the parade at 4th and Harrison Ave. Additional events for kids, including sack races, water balloon tosses, a sand pile money grab and three-legged races, will start at 1:30 at the Lake County High School Football Field on West 4th. Live entertainment will continue throughout the day at the Beer Garden and on the Courthouse Lawn. There will be a spaghetti dinner at the Eagles Lodge at 812 Hemlock starting at 5 p.m.; a performance by Leon Littlebird and the Yampa Valley Boys at The Tabor Opera House at 7:30 p.m., and a dance and live music at 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. A pancake breakfast will start the events again on Sunday, beginning at 7 a.m. The food and craft fair will continue, along with the softball tournament, team mining competitions, and the rod and gun show. At 11 a.m., the Open Burro Race will begin, followed by the Women’s Burro Race at 11:15. The Main Street Events will kick off next, including an 1880s costume mosey, costume contests and pie-eating contests. The burro racers will start to return around 1:30 p.m. Boom Days is a dog-free event. For more info, visit or call (888) 532-3845.

The Imagination Express series, formerly known as the Kidz Calliope Series, presents an Arts on the Move production of Jack and the Beanstalk. This performance will be at the Riverwalk Center on Tuesday at 2 p.m.In this interactive theatrical performance, the master storyteller will select various willing audience members to play specific roles. Roles include everything from a bossy cow and mysterious little old man to a faithful puppy dog and a stubborn goose.The Imagination Express Series offers the best of children’s entertainment, featuring everything from interactive theater to live music to birds of prey. Performances are interactive, entertaining, educational and great fun for the entire family.General admission is $5 and may be purchased at the Riverwalk Center Box Office, 150 W. Adams, Breckenridge, online at or by calling (970) 547-3100. For more info, visit

The Silverthorne Pavilion is hosting an event Just For Boys 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2. The event features the best parts of summer camp, rolled into an evening. Boys will learn to shoot a bow and arrow, cast a rod and tie a lure on a line, and navigate using a map and compass to discover a treasure. The evening will end with a showing of the movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”Just For Boys was designed based on the book “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” which contains instructions, tips and tricks to help boys “recapture Sunday afternoons and long summers.” Admission to the event is $10 per boy (adult chaperones are free). Tickets are available in advance at the Silverthorne Recreation Center, or can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Mile High Music Festival presented by Kyocera unveils the 2010 festival site map, and with it, plenty more activities to round out the incredible music experience. Features include the following: Green Your Scene Passport Program (with this program guests can travel through the festival, participating in all of the Mile High Music Festival greening initiatives for a chance to win prizes, including a meet-and-greet with members of the Dave Matthews Band), Whole Foods General Store, Twist & Shout tent (fans can get their gear autographed at the tent run by Denver’s best independent record store), Mile High Make ‘n’ Take (adults and kids alike can get creative in this on-site crafting tent), artist Christian Ristow brings his oversized hydraulic hand to Mile High Music Festival to twist and crush junk cars, and guests will be able to take rides on a tethered hot air balloon and a ferris wheel.The map pinpoints locations of festival essentials. For patron convenience and comfort, Mile High Music Festival 2010 offers even more free water refill stations, more food and beverage vendors, more shade and misting tents and ATM Machines.Visit for complete details. The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park are located 9 miles from downtown Denver, 1.8 miles from the I-70 and Quebec exit.

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