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Name: WinterFest
Date: February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022
Event Description:

5:30 to 7:30 pmOpen Roller Skating: Handley Recreation Center; 845 Miners Ave, Lead, SD; roller skates available, all ages welcome.  Call Handley Rec at 605.580.5535 for information and


Register 8am / Race 9am - Ax Bo Fat Tire Bike Race: Start & Finish Line at Lead’s Mickelson Trail Trailhead, located on Hearst Avenue next to Fire Department.

9am to NoonEagle Cliff Ski Association’s 20th Anniversary ski tour and bratwurst cookout: Eagle Cliff trailhead 9 miles west of Lead on US Hwy 85. See Eagle Cliff Ski Association on Facebook for a full description and information. Visit

9am to NoonHandley Recreation Center FUN-draiser: held at the Mickelson Trail Trailhead on Hearst Avenue next to the Fire Department. S’mores, games, hot cocoa and more. Finish line of the Fat Tire Race. Call Handley Rec at 605.580.5535 for information.

10am to 6pmExplore Fitness and Adventures Winterfest: 457 South Main St, Lead, SD:
  • 10am – Beginner X-Country and Snowshoeing carpool/caravan to Eagle Cliff Trailhead
  • 2pm –  Chili Feed, Music, Kid’s Activities *donations/tips support the Explore Dance Company’s first dance convention in April
  • 4pm – Group Fitness, Dance Open House
Call Katrina at 605-389-3551 or visit on Facebook @Explore Fitness and Adventures

12pm to 3pmNorthern Hills Recreation Association:
  • 11am to 4pm - Sledding on Alert Street located behind City Hall at 801 W Main St.
  • 12 noon – Register for Fat Tire Bike Keg Pull; Dakota Shivers Brewing’s backyard at 717 W Main St.; BBQ provided by Big Trout Deli
  • All Day (Noon-ish to worn out) – Fire Pits and Music Jams on the Dakota Shivers deck
  • 1pm – Fat Tire Race Awards, Fat Tire Keg Pull, Alert Street Toboggan Run:  Call            605-580-7403 for information. *moved from below – delete below shown in green
12pm to 5:30 pmMile High Pub Crawl: pick up punch card at any participating location; Crawlers visit each location to punch their card AFTER beverage is purchased, (non-alcoholic included); turn in completed cards at Lotus Up Espresso & Deli located at 95 East Main St, Lead, SD by 6:30pm to enter to win basket packed full of goodies. Drawing at 7pm – need not be present to win. Contact Lotus Up at 605.722.4670 for information.  *Open alcoholic containers allowed on Main Street from 11am to 11pm from the Manuel Brothers City Park to Dakota Shivers Brewing only.  These boundaries will be strictly enforced!

3pm to 5pmSip & Shop, Live Music: Mulled Wine at Miners & Merchant’s Trading Post; 300 West Main, Lead, SD; call 605-641-2762 for information. Live Jazz Trio, Greenfield Pub:  314 West Main, Lead, SD; call 605-717-2498 for information.

5pm to 6:30pm – Handley Recreation Center FUN-draiser: S’mores & More; ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ and Winterfest Crafting of wooden snowflake or tree at Lotus Up Espresso & Deli, (limited space) 95 East Main Street, Lead, SD. Call Lotus Up at 605-722-4670 or the Handley Center at 605-580-5535.

6:30pm – Open Cut Fireworks above Manuel Brothers Park

7pm to 8pm – Winterfest Bon Fire: Manuel Brothers Park parking lot; Safety considerations provided by the Lead Volunteer Fire Department.


All Day – Miles Beyond Ordinary Adventures:  FREE Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Fat Tire Biking, Snowmobiling and Sledding at these Lead area locations: Manuel Brothers Park, Eagle Cliff Trails; Homestake Trail, Iron Creek Trail; Mickelson Trail and the Black Hills Snowmobile Trail. Contact local businesses for hotel and equipment rental availability.   
Contact Information:
Marsha 605.920.1155
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