General Festival Info

New Location for Coffin Races & Polar PlungeFrozen Dead Guy Days takes place in and around the town of Nederland. 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 (One-time $10 fee for entry into all 3 tents) on Saturday & Sunday and Blue Ball ($20 entry) on Friday.

NEW! Festival Map

See the map for this year’s event locations. Coffin Race, Polar Plunge and ReAnimate Yourself Tent locations are new this year.

2016 Festival Hours

Friday, March 11: 4pm – 12am (ReAnimate tent only)
Saturday, March 12: 11am – 9pm (all 3 tents)
Sunday, March 13: 11am – 8pm (all 3 tents)

Festival Tents

Reanimate Yourself tent NEW LOCATION Guercio Park in Nederland

Brain Freezer tent located off First Street in Nederland

NEW Bacon Bourbon & Brews tent located between Second and First streets


Take Hwy. 119 (Canyon Drive) 17 miles West (up) to Nederland. Follow signs to parking and events.

Take I-25 North to Hwy. 36 (Boulder Turnpike) and follow it into Boulder. Turn Left on Hwy. 119 (Canyon Drive) and follow signs to parking and events.

Take Exit 244 (Route 6) to Hwy. 119 and turn Left (North). Follow that through Blackhawk/Central City, down past Rollinsville and on into Nederland. Follow signs to parking and events.

Alternate Routes

Alternate routes to Nederland from Denver include HWY 6 to HWY 93:
From HWY 93 to HWY 119 (Peak to Peak)

Parking and Transportation

Nederland is a small town; please visit our parking and transportation page for more details. If you are driving, be sure to follow parking signs and guides and stay out of residential areas.


Frozen Dead Guy Days is a very crowded, loud and chaotic festival. Please leave your dog at home. If you must bring your pooch remember:

  • Dogs are NOT ALLOWED in the tents or tent area.
  • Dogs must be on leash AT ALL TIMES.
  • Dogs tied up outside tent areas, shops and restaurants without their owner are considered “at large” and you could be ticketed.
  • You must pick up after your dog, so please come prepared.


Open containers of alcohol are not allowed anywhere within town limits. NO BYOB, please.

You must be 21 and show proof of age in order to receive a 21+ wristband and purchase tickets for beer and specialty drinks in the tents where alcohol is served. Beer tickets will be sold outside the tent areas; servers will not take cash for beer.

You may be asked by Festival Security or local police to dump or dispose of alcohol when it is being consumed in public areas, INCLUDING streets and neighborhoods.


It may be sunny and 60 degrees or windy and 30 degrees and it may be both in the same day. Please come prepared for the worst albeit hoping for the best. Wear comfortable, weather proof shoes and a genuine smile whenever possible.

Oops I forgot it! Or I need more of it!

There is an Ace Hardware store located off Hwy 119 if you find yourself in need of anything as well as the B&F Grocery store. ATMs are at several locations around town as well as at the tents. See the map for ATM locations in Nederland.