When: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street
Miners Day is our premier community event that originated as a celebration to honor and remember Frederick’s mining heritage. This annual event features family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day including a parade, burro race, vendors, food trucks, activities, contests, and live entertainment. Per tradition, Miners Day will conclude with a spectacular evening concert and fireworks display.
Join us for the 20th annual Miners Day parade at 10 a.m. Trophies and prize money will be awarded for the following categories:
Best Float – This will be awarded to the group that puts together the most impressive and best-decorated float in the parade and extra points are awarded to those who fit the mining theme!
- First Place prize: $500
- Second Place prize: $300
Best Performance – This category will be judged on the best performance in the parade and will include dancing groups, cheerleaders, and musical acts.
- Prize: $200
Submit your Parade Entry Application. The deadline to submit a parade entry application is Friday, September 2, 2022.
5th Annual Miners Day Pack Burro Race
Celebrate Miners Day with this great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. This 10K race will begin right after the Frederick Miners Day parade (between 10:30 am & 11 am).
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.
BYOB – Bring Your Own Burro or rent one!
Burro Rentals: Amber Wann / 303-906-1535
Prizes: Cash prizes for the first 5 finishers. Prizes for youngest, oldest (human) racers and last "ass".
New for 2022 - market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a farmers market at the event! To be considered a market vendor, you must fit into one of three categories (Grower/Producer/Food, Artisan/Crafter, or Non-Profit) and complete the Market Vendor Application (application available January 1, 2022). If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!
2022 Sponsor Opportunities
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. Check out our 2022 Sponsor Opportunities.