Miners Day

WhenSaturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Where:  Centennial Park 630 8th St., Frederick, CO 80530
Please use the lots at Thunder Valley K8 and Spark! Discovery Preschool. Street parking is available in and around downtown Frederick.
ADA Parking: ADA parking is marked and available on the east side of Maple Street along the east side of Centennial Park.

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, a burro race, vendors, food trucks, kids activities, contests, and live music throughout the day. Per tradition, Miners Day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display!

Curious about the event layout at Centennial Park? Check out the 2019 Miners Day Event Map.

Looking forward to seeing all of the vendors? Here is the full list of vendor booths.

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  1. 2019 Event Schedule
  2. Live Music Lineup
  3. Free Kids Activities
  4. Food Options

8:00 am - 5th Annual Miners Day 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run (Registration at 7:00 am)

10:00 am Parade Begins

11:00 am - 11:30 am Burro Race Start in Fifth St. and Oak St. Check here to see the race route map.

12:00 pm - National Anthem at the main stage in Centennial Park

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Contests, awards and demonstrations at the main stage in Centennial Park

12:30 - Grade School Challenge Pie Eating contest

1:00 - Annual Chick-fil-A Larkridge Nugget Eating Contest

1:15 - Legacy School of Dance Performance

1:30 - Ohana Martial Arts Demo

1:45 - Alpha Martial Arts Demo

2:00 - Pie Bake Off Awards

2:15 - Burro Race Awards

2:30 pm - 9 pm Live music on the main stage

3:45 - Integrity Martial Arts Demo

5:30 - En Face Studios dance performance

9:00 pm Fireworks

  1. Miners Day Parade
  2. Be A Sponsor!
  3. Miners Day Vendors

Miners Day Parade - New Longer Route!

Join us for the 17th annual Miners Day parade at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Grant Ave and First St. (line up behind Safeway in Firestone) and head south on First Ave. to McClure Ave. The parade will proceed south on Johnson St and cross Tipple Ave. going south on Oak St to 5th St. The parade will then head west on 5th St. and end at Main St.

Check out the new 2019 parade route map.

Our parade entry deadline has passed. If you have any additional questions, please email our Events Coordinator.

  1. Burro Race
  2. Chicken Nugget Eating Contest
  3. Pie Bake Off

2nd Annual Miners Day Pack Burro Race

The 2nd Annual 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 2019 race season! This 10K race will begin right after the Frederick Miners Day parade (between 11 am & 11:30 am).

2019 Burro Race Course Map. The 10K race will start at Fifth St. and Oak St. (Downtown Frederick), head north along the trail and through the tunnel 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. There are some small bridges along the paved trail.

2019 Miners Day Burro Race Entry Form. The entry fee is $54.50 and includes programmed RFID chips for each registered racer. This does not include a burro.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Burro or rent one!
Contact: Brad M. Wann / 303-906-2269
Burro Rentals: Amber Wann / 303-906-1535

Prizes: Cash prizes for the first 8 finishers. Prizes for youngest, oldest (human) racers and last "ass".

Fireworks presented by:
Thank you 2019 Miners Day Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Aims Community College
Crestone Peak Resources
L.G. Everist, Inc
Silverstone Development Company
United Power

Silver Sponsors

Airborne Gymnastics
Alliance Development
Black Hills Energy
Charles Abbott Associates, Inc.
Feuerstein Consulting, LLC
Frederick Development Company
First Bank, Firestone
JK Transports Inc
Malm Electrical Contractors
North Range Behavioral Health
Ward Electric Company, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors
A & R Tree and Landscaping / Blue Star Recyclers / Chick-fil-A Larkridge / Farmers Insurance - Craig Hall 
Johnston Chiropractic / L.L. Johnson Dist. Co. / Renewal by Andersen / Rocky Mountain Christian Church / Triple C Communications

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