Miners Day

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022
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.

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Parade Entries

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

The deadline to submit a parade entry has passed. Please contact our Communications & Engagement Specialist with questions. 

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).

Registration for the Miners Day Pack Burro Race

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.

Register for the Miners Day Pack Burro Race

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, so sign up now!

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 Street) at 8:00 am to take part in this ceremony.

7th Annual Miners Day 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run
Runners and walkers are welcome at this fun, family-friendly event. Your participation in the Miners Day 5K helps Legacy Elementary PTO build the kind of school community where teachers and students can do their best work. Sign up for the 5k or 1 mile.

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 start is 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 Street).

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Miners Day Car Show
The Miners Day Car show is back! Join the Rebel Rodders car club in the Spark! Discovery Parking lot. Registration starts at 8 am and the show runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Check out the flyer for more information.

10:30 am - 11:00 amBurro Race Start on Fifth Street and Locust Street
11:00 am - 4:00 pmVendors in Centennial Park (630 Eighth Street)
12:00 pm National 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
Including:  Chase’N’Smoke BBQ, Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen, Infinitus Pie, Mac ‘N Noodles, Mile High Cheesesteaks, Original by Greeks, Short D’s Coffee, SnoZone, Sticky Fingers, The Burger Bus, The Dessert Stand, and Tommy Boy’s Mini Donuts

2:30 - 9:00 pm

Live Music on the main stage:
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Delta Sonics
4:00 - 5:15 pm: Jacob Larson Band
5:45 - 7:00 pm: Thumpin'
7:30 - 9:00 pm: Knot Rock

4:00 - 7:00 pmNew for 2022 - Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show
Have you ever been curious about what it's like to own an EV? Stop by the Electric Vehicle Car Show to chat with this group of residents who have made the switch. Get first-hand stories and information from people who are living the EV life. 
9:00 pm (approximately)

Fireworks sponsored by:

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Market Vendors

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.

Thank you, Sponsors!

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Gold Sponsors 

Centennial Lending   |   L.G. Everist, Inc.   |   RE/MAX Momentum

Rock Solid Saloon   |   TBK Bank   |   United Power

Silver Sponsors

4Rivers Equipment   |   Apollo Energy   |   North Range Behavioral Health

The Holly Vejrostek Team JPAR Modern Real Estate

Bronze Sponsors
Carbon Valley Church of Christ   |   FCI Constructors, Inc.   |   Josephine and Grace

Parenti for HD19   |   Ramey Environmental Compliance   |   RE/MAX Nexus

In-Kind Sponsors
Mile High Golf Cars

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