Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in and around the town of Nederland. See the schedule and map for all the free-to-watch frosty events that go on, along with 3 heated tents providing beer, spirited drinks, food & live music on Saturday & Sunday and Blue Ball ($20 entry) on Friday. $20 wristband gets you into all 3 tents; $10 Sunday-only entry.
Take Hwy. 119 (Canyon Drive) 17 miles West (up) to Nederland. Follow signs to parking and events.
FROM WESTBOUND I-70:
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.
FROM EASTBOUND I-70:
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 to Nederland from Denver include HWY 6 to HWY 93. From HWY 93 to HWY 119 (Peak to Peak):
You will be directed to parking once you reach Nederland. Overflow parking can be as far as one mile away. Please be mindful when parking on the street and DO NOT park in front of driveways. Nederland is a very small town so please plan on parking once and not re-parking to keep traffic down. Everything is walkable.
DO NOT park where is say “No Parking.” You may be ticketed.
The easiest way is to catch the N Bus from Boulder to Nederland. There is a HUGE parking lot at 6th and Canyon in Boulder next to the Justice center and a bus stop across the street. Go to the RTD website for info on routes and schedules for the front range. See the map for parking in Boulder.
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.
Where to Stay
Nederland hotels fill up quickly. There are lots of lodging options in Black Hawk and Boulder (both about a 25 minute drive from the festival).
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.
Tucked in the Rocky Mountains just west of Boulder, Nederland has a history rich in mining and music and a future as the hub of the Peak to Peak Community. With our unique shops, amazing outdoor beauty, friendly locals, and vibrant music scene, Nederland is definitely not your average small town. While in town, visit some of our unique restaurants and retail stores.
More Information about Nederland can be found at the Town Of Nederland website.
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 a B&F Grocery store and Mountain Man Outdoor store, both in the Caribou Shopping Center. ATMs are at several locations around town as well as at the tents.