Miners Day

2018 Theme - Traditions of the Past, Growing Towards the Future

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Two Parks in Downtown Frederick!
Crist Park 105 5th St. and Centennial Park 630 8th St.
Frederick, CO 80530

Fireworks presented by:
Miners Day Logo

Event Details

Miners Day is one of Frederick’s premier annual community events drawing thousands of people to Downtown Frederick for family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day. While the event has grown in increasing popularity since its inception in 2003, it continues to offer a small-town feel in celebration of our community’s mining heritage and provides a rich and lively environment for residents, businesses, schools, and community groups from throughout the region to come together for a day of fun. The event includes a dynamic parade, exhibitor booths, food/refreshment vendors, activities, contests, and live entertainment throughout the day. Per tradition, Miners Day concludes with a spectacular evening concert and fireworks display!

Stop by the Miners Day beer garden to enjoy refreshing local brews. The beer garden is cash only and you must bring your ID to drink (no exceptions). The area is open to all ages, but only folks with an ID will be permitted to drink.

In coordination with Frederick High School sports and Mile High Golf Carts, you can get to your Miners Day destination in a flash! From 7a.m.-7p.m.,  golf carts will be roaming the event area, including the parade start, Crist Park and Centennial Park to take you where you need to be.  In the early morning, be on the lookout for carts at the Thunder Valley K-8 parking lot and between Crist Park and Centennial Park. The carts will be available all day. This is a fundraiser for FHS teams, so be sure to tip your drivers! There will also be a mini-train available to take you from Crist Park to Centennial Park after the burro race until 2:30 p.m.

Miners Day Sponsors

Miners Day could not exist without the donations and sponsorship from our wonderful community partners. Sponsor Miners Day and get an amazing level of publicity for your business!

Please fill out and send the 2018 
sponsorship form or contact Angela at 720.382.5513.

New in 2018! Burro Race

Inaugural Frederick Miners Day Pack Burro Race. Celebrate Miners Day with this great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. This is the last leg of the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation 2018 race season! This approximately 10K race will begin right after the Frederick Miners Day parade (around 10:30 am).

Burro Race Course Map. The 10K race will start at Fifth St. and Main St. (Crist Park), head north along the trail towards The Frederick Recreation Area, loop around Milavec Lake, head back south to the Frederick Gateway at Colorado Blvd. and Hwy 52 and then back north to the finish line in Centennial Park.

Entry Fee $50. Please submit Racer entry form first! Prizes: Cash prizes for the first 8 places!
Registration: 8:00 AM
Parade-Race Start: 10:30 AM (right after the parade)
BYOB – Bring Your Own Burro or rent one!
Contact: Brad M. Wann / 303-906-2269 
Burro Rentals: Amber Wann  / 303-906-1535 
Town of Frederick contact: Angela Wilson  / 720.382.5513 

Vendors at Miners Day

Part of what makes Miners Day so great is all of the wonderful vendors we have that fill the park with fun and interesting displays! New location in 2018! We are expanding the event with exciting activities in both Crist Park and Centennial Park. All of the great exhibitors and vendors will be located in Centennial Park from 11 am to 5 pm. 
If you have any additional questions, please email our Events Coordinator. 

Miners Day Parade

Join us for the 16th annual Miners Day parade at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Tipple Parkway and Walnut St. and head south to 5th St. The parade will then go west on 5th St. and end at Crist Park. Stay and play in Downtown Frederick!

Click here for the parade route.

Miners Day Car Show

The 2018 Miners Day Car Show is back, bigger and better than ever! The Alley Rumblerz will be taking over Main Street and Fourth Street next to Crist Park for the car show, music, raffle games and more. Registration starts at 8 am and the show runs from 10 am - 2 pm. Check out the official Miners Day Car Show flyer for registration and details. 

Help at Miners Day

It takes a lot of people to make Miners Day happen! If you are interested in helping plan the event or volunteering at Miners Day, please email our Events Coordinator or view the volunteer sign up sheet

Miners Day 5K

Join Legacy Elementary for the 3rd Annual Miners Day 5K run/walk starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Event registration includes a t-shirt and race day swag bag. For more information and to sign up, check out 
their website. Your participation in the Miners Day 5K helps Legacy Elementary PTO fund programs like teacher grants, support and appreciation; student support and scholarships, student yearbook and school buses for field trips. 

Event Schedule: 

(Times are subject to change)

2018 schedule of events:

10:00 am Parade Begins (check out the route)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Burro Race Start in Fifth St. and Main St.

Crist Park Activities:

8:00 am VFW breakfast
10:00 am - 2 pm Alley Rumblerz Car Show
11:00 am - Opening ceremonies honoring our Miners and Miner's families (in the Gazebo).
11:15 am - Performances by FHS Band, Orchastra, Choir and Dance
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Burro Race Viewing Party - Livestream video of the race from a drone! 
11:00 am VFW Lunch

Downtown Activities:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Activities hosted by our Downtown Frederick Business Association along Fifth Street and Oak Street!
Oak St. Hair will be hair feather and tinsel, give aways, specials and more! Shalom Bikes will be on Oak St. with a bike obstacle course, tire services and accessories to check out. Rock Solid Saloon will be hosting live music on a baby grand piano by The Piano Mon. Pop in at Peel Handcrafted Pizza between noon and 4 pm for the "Berthoud Brewing Tap Takeover" and create a custom flight from a variety of handcrafted beers! Pick up some delicious chocolates and shop at LoriLees's Chocolates & Gifts street sale. Play The Price is Right at RE/MAX Momentum in Miner's Square. 

Centennial Park Activities:
8:00 am Legacy Elementary 5K
11:00 am - 5 pm Miners Day vendors
12:00 pm - 9 pm Live music on the main stage
11:00 am - 7 pm Food trucks

2018 Miners Day Entertainment/Band Schedule

11:30 am – 9:30 pm Emcee - Eric Lane                                                                      

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm WireWood Station -   What do you get when you put a Rocker, a Classical Violinist, a Bluegrass Guitarist and a Jazz Bassist in the same room... Award winning WireWood Station!      
1:15 Integrity Martial Arts Demonstration     

1:30 Grade School Challenge Pie Eating Contest                 

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Conjunto Colores - Colorado’s original salsa and Latin jazz band.     
3:00 pm Annual nugget eating contest presented by 2018chickfila Click here to sign up!

3:30pm4:45pm Van WhoLen - A tribute to the bombastic rock anthems of DLR era Van Halen and The Who!
5:15pm6:45pm Kory Brunson Band -  Hailing proudly from Colorado, KORY BRUNSON BAND combines a polished rock sound with down home country feel producing what they describe as "Hard Country".     

6:45pm En Face Studios Dance Performance                                       

7:15pm – 9:00 pm Arena Rock All-Stars - Colorado's hottest 80's rock band performing covers of your favorite rock anthems
of the 80's 

9:00 pm - Fireworks Finale in Centennial Park!

Free Kids Activities in Centennial Park (630 Eighth St.):

Bungee Trampoline - 11 am - 7 pm
Bounce Houses/Inflatables - 11 am - 7 pm
Face Painting  - 11 am - 5 pm

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

FCI Constructors, INC.
L.G. Everist, Inc.
Mountain Shadows Dental
North Range Behavioral Health
United Power

Silver Sponsor

A&W Water Service Inc.
Alliance Developement 
Halleck-Willard Inc.
St Vrain Sanitation
The Jenny Hart Team

Bronze Sponsors
Alpine Lumber Company
Coal Ridge Animal hospital
JK Transports Inc.
L.L. Johnson Dist. Co.
Ramey Environmental Compliance
Rusty's Originals Upholstery, Inc.