It’s Time to Sparkle Red, White & Blue, Leadville!
While front range cities and some mountain communities have been canceling fireworks, Leadville’s patriotic display is still a go! That’s according to Lake County Sheriff Rod Fenske who yesterday reported that the weekend rain has brought the local fire index down to a 4, where last week’s conditions had that number at a six. So it’s time to celebrate our country’s Independence Day!
Here’s the run down of events:
Get in a 5k on the 4th!
9 a.m. – Firecracker 5K
This fun community event usually has folks dressed in their most patriotic attire as racers follow the course which does a small loop through town and ends where it begins at the Lake County courthouse.
Registration is at 8 a.m. or you can preregister at Melanzana at 716 Harrison Avenue.
Cost is $15.
Three cheers for the red, white & blue!
10 a.m. – July 4th Parade.
Sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce this old-fashioned parade will sparkle with homewtown pride!
Line up begins at 9:30 at the top of capitol hill and the parade will proceed down Harrison Ave. with Leadville’s finest all decked out in their red, white & blue!
Come & Get It!
After Parade – FREE BBQ – and not just one, but two!
The Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue will hold its annual BBQ at the fire house directly after the parade. While across town up at the Leadville/ Lake County Airport, staff will also be serving up some hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
No one should go hungry, take your pick!!
Tony Hren Memorial Fireworks
Dusk – The Tony Hren Memorial Fireworks sponsored by the Leadville Lions Club will begin at dusk. You can watch the show from the Lake County High School football field or make a night of it with green chili and margs on The Grill’s patio!
Also, please rememeber that Fire Bans are still in place in Lake County. For a full explanation of those restrictions, CLICK HERE.