Miners Day

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street

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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.


Thank you to all who participated in the 21st annual Miners Day parade! Congratulations to our winning parade entries: 

  • Best Float 1st Place: Firestone Freethinker’s 4-H Club
  • Best Float 2nd Place: St. Theresa’s Church Knights of Columbus
  • Best Performance: Frederick High School Marching Band

6th 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.

REGISTER to participate in the Pack Burro Race here. 

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".

Bingo & Beverages with the Burros on Miners Day Eve

Get ready for a unique experience and join us, and Premier Members Credit Union, for Beverages with the Burros on Friday, September 15 in Crist Park (105 Fifth St.). Enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from 4 to 6 pm while you meet the Rocky Mountain Beverage Burros and tour the Miners Museum. Plus - get your dauber ready for some bingo! It's free to play and available for all members of the family to enjoy and possibly win some sweet Frederick swag and local business gift cards. 

Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Crist Park, 105 Fifth Street


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! 

Event Schedule

8:00 am 

Wreath Ceremony: Join us in downtown Frederick first thing in the morning to commemorate and celebrate the mining heritage of Frederick. This wreath-laying ceremony is a tradition of honoring and remembrance. Meet us at the Miners Museum and Memorial Wall (105 Fifth St.) at 8:00 am to take part in this ceremony.

Miners Memorial Museum: Honor Frederick's mining heritage and learn more about our Town's rich history at the Miners Memorial Museum. Explore the original artifacts and tools miners used, a diorama of the early town, an authentic coal stove, and more. The museum will be open between 8 am and 10 am in downtown Frederick's Crist Park. 

10:00 am

Parade Begins

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.). View the map of the parade route.

10: 30 am - 11:00 am

Burro Race Start on Fifth Street and Locust Street


10:00 am - 3:00 pmMiners Day Car Show 
Join the Rebel Rodders car club on the road on the west side of Spark! Discovery Preschool (555 Eighth St.)
 11:00 am - 4:00 pmVendors in Centennial Park (630 Eighth St.) See a sneak peek at this year's market vendors!
12:00 pmNational Anthem at the main stage in Centennial Park
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Kids Activities

Pan for gold with our Slice Miner

Spider Bungee Jump

Bounce Houses

12:00 pm -7:00 pm Food Trucks: 

    Nacho Mamas Tacos

    Mac N Noodles

    Mile High Cheesesteaks

    The Burger Bus

    Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen

    Steamy Weiners

    Cilantro & Lime

    Butcher & The Blonde

    Tommy Boy Mini Donuts

    Sno Zone

    Mystic Moon Bakery

    Waffle Cakes

    Short D’s Coffee

2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music on the main stage:

2:30-4:00 pm – Bob Marley Tribute “Wake Up And Live” 

5:15-7:00 pm – The band “Hazel Miller & the Collective” 

7:30-9:00 pm – The band “The Hot Lunch Band” 

9:00 pm (approximate time)Fireworks 
Don't miss out on the grand finale fireworks show! The launch site is on the south side of Centennial Park, so be sure to stick around for your front row seat.

Thank you, Sponsors!

Logo for Stevinson Lexus

logo for premier members credit union

Platinum Sponsor

logo for occidental

Gold Sponsors

L.G. Everist, Inc.   |   The Jenny Hart Team   |   United Power

Silver Sponsors

4Rivers Equipment   |   Kendra Bajcar - RE/MAX NEXUS   |   Lifetime Windows & Siding
Mini Miners Pediatric Dentistry   |   North Range Behavioral Health   |   St. Vrain Sanitation District

Bronze Sponsors
Apollo Energy   |   Black Hills Energy    |   Blue Wing Chiropractic   |   CASA CORTES Mexican Restaurant
FCI Constructors, Inc.   |   Firestone Chiropractic   |   Jennifer Parenti HD-19   |   Ramey Environmental
Red Rock Roofing   |   Sit Means Sit Dog Training   |   Skylane Equestrian LLC   |   TRU PACE

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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.