What Goes on at FDGD?

  • Live Music Showcase in 3 Super Tents
  • Coffin Racing
  • Costumed Polar Plunging
  • Parade of Hearses
  • Frozen T-shirt Contests
  • Icy Turkey Bowling
  • Snowy Human Foosball
  • “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” Movie
  • Blue Ball—3 live bands/Ice Queen & Grandpa Costume Contest
  • Brain Freeze Contests
  • Frozen Fix a Flat
  • Ice Sculpting Contest
  • Frozen Dead Poet Slam
  • The Newly Dead Game
  • Silent Disco


Three Heated Live Music Tents

ReAnimate Yourself Tent

The festival kicks off on Friday night in the ReAnimate tent with the Blue Ball, and features 15 live bands throughout the weekend. Bredo’s Brew by Grossenbart Brewery, craft beer and cocktails at the Ice Bar; Grandpa’s Gear Shop, live painting and vendors.

Not Yet Dead in Ned (NYD) Tent

Formerly known as the “Brain Freeze” tent and located on 1st Street in downtown Nederland (see the map), the NYD tent showcases local artists, crafty types and outstanding musicians. Craft beer from Upslope Brewery; locally-distilled spirits; 12 live bands. Open Saturday and Sunday. 

Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Pint Glass ArtBacon, Bourbon & Brews (3B) Tent

Lotsa Bacon, lotsa Colorado craft brew, a bit o’ Bourbon and a TON of FUN. The 3B tent, open on Saturday and Sunday, is now located in Guercio Field next to the ReAnimate tent (see the map). Featuring 12 live bands.