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, car show, 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 Echo Brewing Beer, Wild Cider and wine from the Infinite Monkey Theorem winery, based out of Denver. 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.
Participate 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! If you're interested in having a booth at Miners Day, please fill out this Vendor Application. The costs and time details are on the form, but if you have any additional questions, please email our Events Coordinator. Vendor applications are due by August 15, 2017, however, we encourage you to fill out your application as early as possible since the vendor spots are limited and usually fill up before the deadline.
We also need some delicious food at Miners Day - if you're a food vendor and are interested in having a food booth at Miners Day, please fill out this form. In addition to the event application, you are required to fill out the Weld County Vendor Application for Temporary Events and turn it in with your application.
We are currently accepting Parade entries for the Miners Day Parade - it's free to participate and there are great prizes to be won if you have a float in the parade! Apply to participate by filling out the Parade Entry form.
Miners Day SponsorsMiners Day could not exist without the donations and sponsorship from our wonderful community partners. If you're interested in sponsoring Miners Day and getting an amazing level of publicity for your business, please fill out the sponsorship form.
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.
(This event schedule is from 2016; the 2017 schedule will be updated shortly)
10am - Parade along 5th Street (route map)
11am - Opening Ceremony
11:30am - Frederick Police Department K-9 Demo
12:30pm - Grade School Challenge
1:00pm - Chick-fil-A Nugget Eating Contest
2:00pm - Car Show Awards
3:00pm - The Jerseys performance
4:45pm - The Rumour performance
6:15pm - 6 Million Dollar Band performance
8:15pm - Tribute to Woodstock performance
9:30pm - Fireworks Show
Free Kids Activities
Bungee Trampoline - 11am-6pm
Bounce Houses/Inflatables - 11am-9pm
Miner Station (make a miner's headband and get your face "painted" like a coal miner's) - timing tbd
Sluice Mining - 11am-3pm
Access to playground and splash pad