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!
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.
All vendors will need to fill out the online application. If you have any additional questions, please email our Events Coordinator.
Miners Day ParadeJoin us for the 15th 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! Check out over 80 vendors, live music, free kids activities, food trucks and more! Click here for the parade route.
Miners Day SponsorsMiners Day could not exist without the donations and sponsorship from our wonderful community partners. Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:
Stevinson Lexus of Frederick
Frederick Power & Light
Crestone Peak Resources
North Range Behavioral Health
St. Vrain Sanitation District
Valley Bank & Trust
Ahlberg Funeral Chapter, Blackfox Realty, Hirschfeld Backhoe & Pipeline, RE/MAX Nexus, Zadel Realty
Bronze - Coal Ridge Animal Hospital, Georgia Boys, Ramey Environmental, Temperature Processing Co
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 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.
2017 schedule of events:
10:00am Parade Begins (check out the route)
11:30am - 12:00pm Opening Ceremony/National Anthem/K9 Demo
12:00pm - 1:00pm Live Music- Burn it Blue
1:00pm - 1:10pm Integrity Martial Arts Demo
1:10pm - 1:30pm Chick-fil-A Nugget Eating Competition
1:30pm - 2:45pm Live Music – FHS Music
2:45pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm - 4:15pm Live Music – Message in a Bottle
4:30pm - 4:45pm Legacy School of Dance
4:45pm - 5:45pm Live Music – Paradise Theater
6:15pm - 7:30pm Live Music - Buckstein
7:30pm - 8:00pm En Face Studios
8:00pm - 9:30pm Live Music – Hot Lunch
9:30pm - 10:00pm Fireworks
Free Kids Activities2017 activities:
Bungee Trampoline - 11 am - 6 pm
Bounce Houses/Inflatables - 10 am-8 pm
Sluice Mining - behind the museum11am-3pm
In the Gazebo:
Butterfly Pavilion - meet Rosie the tarantula! 11 am - 1 pm
Nature's Educators - featuring live reptiles! 1 pm - 3 pm
Face Painting - 11 am - 5 pm