About the Festival

Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland — three days of frosty merriment featuring 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. Celebrating its 17th year in 2018, Frozen Dead Guy Days continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.

See the schedule for all the free-to-watch frosty events that go on, along with 3 heated tents providing beer, spirited drinks, food & live music ($10 wristband gets you into all 3 tents) on Saturday & Sunday and Blue Ball ($20 entry) on Friday.


2018 Festival Hours

Friday, March 9th: 4 pm – 1 am (Blue Ball)
Saturday, March 10th: 11 am – 1 am
Sunday, March 11th: 12  – 9 pm

Festival Tents

Reanimate Yourself tent at Guercio Park
Brain Freeze tent located on 1st St.
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews tent between 2nd and 1st streets

See the map for this year’s event locations


What Happens at Frozen Dead Guy Days?

  • Live Music Showcase in 3 Super Tents
  • Coffin Racing
  • Costumed Polar Plunging
  • Parade of Hearses
  • Frozen T-shirt Contests
  • Over 30 Live Bands (Local & National)
  • Icy Turkey Bowling
  • Snowy Human Foosball
  • Blue Ball (3 live bands)
  • Ice Queen & Grandpa Costume Contest
  • Brain Freeze Contests
  • Frozen Salmon Toss
  • Ice Sculpting Contest
  • Frozen Dead Poet Slam
  • The Newly Dead Game
  • “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” Movie
  • Silent Disco