Latest News – February 12
Leadville Events for the Days of Sweethearts, Presidents
It’s hard to believe another big weekend is on the slate for the Leadville social scene. After last weekend’s BIG GAME and Mardi Gras celebrations wrapped up on Tuesday, locals and visitors are ready for the next one-two punch known as Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day Weekend.
So here’s the low-down on what’s happening In The ‘Ville. Tonight, you can still get tickets to the annual Wine Tasting event sponsored by the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum. This year the event celebrates notable women of the mining industry with wine, craft beer, live music, and a silent auction at Wine at the Mine: Wine, Women, & Mining. The event is tonight, Friday, Feb. 12. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online HERE.
On Saturday, Feb. 13 the High Riders Snowmobile Club will hold the 3rd Annual High Altitude Snowmobile Drag Races out at the golf course. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There will be a limit of 64 contestants, double elimination divided into three classes: under 800cc, 800’s, and pro/modified classes. There will be lots of great prizes from local merchants and entrants are also given a shirt designed for the event.
If you’re Valentine plans include a Saturday night outing, then be sure to check out Leadville’s latest band, Lake County Rain. The group will be playing some original tunes at The Scarlet Bar on 4th and Harrison Avenue. Music starts at 9 p.m.
Also on Saturday night the Knights of Columbus will hold its Polka Dance from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Elks Lodge at 123 W. 5th Street in Leadville. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door. The dance is a fundraiser for the Knights from Holy Family Parish in Leadville. This is usually a pack house of good times and old-fashioned fun!
On Sunday, Feb. 14, sweethearts will be cozied up in the booths at local eateries. If this includes you, dinner options can be considered at The Grill, 715 Elm Street, which will be offering their annual Valentine’s Day Strawberry margarita special, a free one for your sweetheart with dinner purchase.
If you’re sweetie is more inclined to the bovine and swine, then check out the BBQ offerings at the Pastime Bar & Café. In fact, as the last existing saloon from the former Red Light District, it may just be one of the most romantic spots in town!
Monday is the official Presidents Day and while banks and government office will be closed, there will be plenty to do around town. Check out these suggestions from LT Contributor Brennan Ruegg, which he listed in a recent Leadville Day Tripper story.
Have a great weekend . . . In The ‘Ville!