Miners Day

When: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street

Event Details
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 22nd annual Miners Day parade at 10 a.m. The parade starts at Aspen Drive and Tipple Parkway. The parade will head west on Tipple Parkway, then turn south on Oak Street to Fifth Street. Then the parade will turn east on Fifth Street to Locust Street. Finally, the parade will turn south on Locust Street and end at Centennial Park (630 Eighth St.). Complete the Parade Application to participate.

Organizations 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 
    • Second Place
  • Best Performance – This category will be judged on the best performance in the parade and will include dancing groups, cheerleaders, and musical acts.

7th Annual Miners Day Pack Burro Race
Presented by Premier Members Credit Union

Celebrate Miners Day with this great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. Curious about the Pack Burro Race Route? The 10K race will start at Fifth Street and Oak Street (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"!


We could not do this event without volunteers! We need help with event set-up, parade, burro race, booth set up, and more. If you would like to spend the day honoring Frederick's mining heritage and serving your community, this is your opportunity. It's all hands on deck for our biggest event of the year. Browse open positions on our Volunteer Portal and sign up if you can lend a hand. Your participation will make a significant difference! 

Market Vendors

Market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a vendor 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. If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!

Food Vendors 

There are many opportunities throughout the year for food vendors (food trucks, food booths, etc.) at Town events. Complete the Food Vendor Application to see available opportunities and be considered for our events.

2024 Sponsor Opportunities

Get engaged with the community by sponsoring Miners Day! There are many benefits of sponsoring, including stage and verbal recognition, booth spaces, and marketing material recognition for this premier community event. Commit to community with a 2024 Sponsorship Opportunity

Thank you, Sponsors!

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Notice of Filming and Photography

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition, and/or reproduction.