Miners Day

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023
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.

Parade Entries

Join us for the 21st annual Miners Day parade at 10 a.m. Complete the Miners Day Parade Application to be considered as a parade entry.

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

The deadline to submit a parade entry is Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

6th Annual Miners Day Pack Burro Race

Celebrate Miners Day with this great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. 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".

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
  • Non-Profit

Complete the Market Vendor Application to be considered.

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. 

2023 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 2023 Sponsor Opportunities.

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.