When: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street
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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.
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!
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.
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
View the BURRO RACE ROUTE
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm||Miners 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 pm||Vendors in Centennial Park (630 Eighth St.) See a sneak peek at this year's market vendors!|
|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
|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!
Fireworks presented by:
Burro Race presented by:
L.G. Everist, Inc. | The Jenny Hart Team | United Power
4Rivers Equipment | Kendra Bajcar - RE/MAX NEXUS | Lifetime Windows & Siding
Mini Miners Pediatric Dentistry | North Range Behavioral Health | St. Vrain Sanitation District
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