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 ($10 wristband gets you into all 3 tents) on Saturday & Sunday and Blue Ball ($20 entry) on Friday.
Food at the Festival
- Smoke on the Mountain—Locally sourced and chef inspired, the meats are house smoked in Evergreen CO; get your turkey leg early because last year they ran out!
- Hog Wild—Returning from Fort Collins and specializing in southern-style pulled pork sandwiches and finger-lickin’ ribs- just look for the custom-made smoker on site!
- Suburban Wiener—Serving artisan sausages and fancy-pants dogs they use local companies and bring something for everyone despite any allergy so you can eat as a family or community!
- Meatball & Hey—Widely recognized traditional and chicken parmesan meatballs expanded from the kitchen by the love of the street food scene- one of a kind. Come check them out!
- Pizza Casbah—East Coast-style pies and slices from Ft Collins; the pies are stone baked and topped with sauces that are homemade!
- BIGS Meat Wagon & BBQ—BIGS brings not only meat from Ft Collins but other tasty treats including homemade macaroni and cheese with brisket bits, smoked corn and pepper relish; there may even be alligator!
- Totally NUTS & Co—A family owned nut roasting business from Manitou Springs will be here with their signature Cinnamon roasted almonds and hot cocoa!
- Funnellicious—A family run funnel cake business based in Elizabeth, CO offering sweet and savory treats from soft pretzels to sweet potato fries!
- Icicle Tricycle—Stay cool with this locally sourced pedicab delivering craft Italian Ice throughout Denver neighborhoods, campuses and throughout town at FDGD this year!!
- Meg’s Mountain Kettle Corn—Deliciously fresh-popped kettle corn from the mountains surrounding Idaho Springs. Meg will also be serving coffee this year and loves special events, including fundraisers!
- Super Heady Tacos—Straight from Pearl St. in Boulder — any kind of taco you can imagine — from savory to sweet and there’s even squash and kale tacos for the vegans!
- Tacos with Altitude—Quickly becoming a favorite on the streets of Denver, these authentic Mexican tacos will join us at this weekend at an even higher altitude!
- Kaiser Bakery—Kaiser of Fredrick will bring the baked goods — pretzels, strudels and croissants!
Bus to Show
Bus to Show will be running shuttles to FDGD from Boulder and Denver! Click here to get your shuttle pass.
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
Peaceful Valley Resort (30 minutes from Nederland in Lyons)
Take advantage of their Winter Getaway Special or Website Special and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. Combine frosty merryment with mountain majesty!
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.
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.