4th of July Gold Camp Jubilee


Thursday – Sunday, July 3-6, 2020

In 1926 Homestake Mining Company threw a party to celebrate 50 years of mining called the Golden Jubilee. In memory of that amazing event along with the specactular 4th of July celebrations they threw we now organize the Gold Camp Jubilee event. This festival celebrates our iconic golden history, and our amazing community.

Join us for the best fireworks show in the Black Hills over the impressive Open Cut with amazing echos and booms. Enjoy vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and the small town charm of historic Main Street!

Our 2020 4th of July Festival will start on Thursday evening, 7/3/20 and go through Sunday, 7/5/20.

Frequently Asked: “Can you watch the fireworks from Main St.?” Not exactly, but you can get a great view from Manuel Brother’s Park and the parking lot of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, as well as all of Mill Street and the hill side next to Subway restaurant.

Have more burning questions? Call Sierra (605)584-1100

Photo courtesy of Dennes Barrett

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (from 2019)

See all the fun we had in 2019! Schedule to post in later June 2020.

Wednesday, 7/3/19

12pm Open container starts – through midnight

1pm Puppet Show, by “Dragons Are Too Seldom” @ Phoebe Hearst Lead Library http://dragonsaretooseldom.com/shows/the-dragon-who-fell-to-earth/

2pm Vendors & Beer garden open @ Manuel Bros Park

4pm Volleyball Tournament Starts @ Manuel Brothers Park

5pm Poker Tournament @ All in One Event Center, ticketed event – reservations required call (605)584-1100 to register

 

Thursday, 7/4/19

7am Pancake breakfast @ Rod & Gun Club (until 10:30am)

7am Horseshoe tournament @ horseshoe pits

7:30am Lead Area Chamber Information Booth Opens – get information, supplies, and prizes here!

8am Flag Ceremony @ flag pole in Manuel Brothers Park by VFW #5969

9am Open Container goes until midnight – Dakota Shivers Brewing to Manuel Brothers Park along Main St. – Green LACC event cups required

9am Vendors open

9am Beer Vending open @ park shed & tent by volleyball courts

9:30am Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

10am Volleyball tournament continues

10am Live Music: TJ Ellis @ Manuel Brothers Park

10am Yahtzee Run – more info and start at Chamber Booth

10am-10:30am – David Vardiman talks @ Historic Homestake Opera House, free “The Early History of Gold Discovery in the Black Hills”  – A synopsis of the early French and English explorations and gold prospecting of the Black Hills region.  Including the Chevalier Vérendrye1742 – 43 Expedition, Lewis and Clark’s Corp. of Discovery 1804 – 06 Expedition, and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 1874 Expedition.

11am-11:30 – David Vardiman talk @ Historic Homestake Opera House, free “The Discovery and Development of the White Wood Quartz Mining District” – A brief overview of the history of Homestake Mining Company and development of the White Wood Quartz Mining district by George Hearst, Ben Ali Haggin and Lloyd Tevis.

11am Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

12pm B-1 FLYOVER at HIGH NOON!

12pm “Stars & Stripes Forever: Nostalgia Party in the Courtyard” @ Historic Homestake Opera House

12pm Live Music: Chris Huisenga @ Manuel Brothers Park

12:30pm Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

2pm Cupcakes & Lemonade for sale @ the Free Store (Twin City Area Clothing Center) on Main Street

2pm Parade line up in Deadwood Welcome Center parking lot – Want to be in the parade? Print and fill out this form and return to the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce. ParadeRegistration_Form2019

2pm Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

3pm Parade starts from Deadwood, through Central City, lines up at Highschool in Lead

3pm Pie Social at Lead Area Chamber of Commerce Information Booth

When Lined Up: Parade leaves highschool through Lead

Post Parade Live Music: High Rise @ Aspire boutique

6pm VIP party @ SLHVC, ticketed event – Including live music by Jami Lynn & catering by Cheyenne Crossing. To purchase tickets for the VIP Firework Viewing Party visit our ticket page here.

 

FRIDAY 7/5/19

9am Open Container goes until midnight – Dakota Shivers Brewing to Manuel Brothers Park along Main St. Green LACC event cups required

9am Vendors & beer garden open & park stuff

9am Lead Area Chamber Information Booth Opens

9:30am Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

10am Yahtzee Run – more info and start at Chamber Booth

11am Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

12:30pm Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

2pm Black Hills Mining Museum “Underground” Mine Tours, 323 W. Main St – Special Event Pricing $9/adult $3/12-17 free/0-12 with family

2pm Live Music: Zoe Keehn @ Merchants & Miners Trading Post & Sarah’s Hair Studio

4pm Yahtzee Run Awards, LACC Information Booth

6pm Historic Homestake Opera House: Plains Speaking People show, with live music by Hank Harris ticketed event

 

SATURDAY 7/6/19

9am Open Container goes until midnight – Dakota Shivers Brewing to Manuel Brothers Park along Main St. Green LACC event cups required

8am Mile High Show & Shine classic car show @ SLHVC parking lot (through 4pm)

9am Beer Vending opens

11am Live Music: Marlin Maynard @ SLHVC parking lot

4pm Mile High Show & Shine awards (if inclement weather they may be earlier)

 

Sunday 7/7/19

12pm Beer Garden opens plus vendors

Cornhole tournament hosted by Handley Recreation Center

Live Music (TBD)

Dusk: Fireworks

Many thanks to our event sponsors

The City of Lead

The City of Deadwood

Sujak on Sunnyhill Bed & Breakfast

Executive Lodging of the black Hills

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Northern Hills Federal Credit Union

Kiewit Alberici, a joint venture

El Jefe’s Fresh-Mex Cantina

Marty Ann & Gerald Apa

Interstate Engineering

Deadwood Eyecare

Tim & Susan Szutz

Judy Woodworth

Evelyn Murdy

Lynn Milos

Exit Realty

First Gold