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 SponsorsMiners 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
2018 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!
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 ShowThe 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 DayIt 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
11:00 am - Opening ceremonies honoring our Miners and Miner's families (in the Gazebo).
11:15 am - Performances by FHS Band,
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Burro Race Viewing Party - Livestream video of the race from a drone!
11:00 am VFW Lunch
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,
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...
1:15 Integrity Martial Arts Demonstration
1:30 Grade School Challenge Pie Eating Contest
of the 80's
9:00 pm - Fireworks Finale in Centennial Park!
Bungee Trampoline - 11 am - 7 pm
Bounce Houses/Inflatables - 11 am - 7 pm
Face Painting - 11 am - 5 pm
St Vrain Sanitation
Rusty's Originals Upholstery, Inc.