Frozen Dead Guy Days

Hello FDGD Community,


Tonight the Board of Trustees approved Resolution 2020-10 cancelling the 2020 Frozen Dead Guy Days following Boulder County Public Health’s recommendations to cancel all large event activities. FDGD will faithfully follow the towns direction and decision on this. We are devastated to share this news with you. This is the first time in our 18 years that we have had to cancel the entirety of the festival. Governor Jared Polis has declared a state of emergency in Colorado. Mountain resort communities are at highest risk, and we must be stewards of community health and safety.

We are working through the ramifications of this global pandemic and we understand the enormity and seriousness of the situation not just for FDGD LLC, but for our sponsors, vendors, musicians, staff, volunteers, production, community at large and other partners we have worked with over the past 18 years. We understand the impact this will have on our vulnerable population, business community of Nederland and the service industry staff that has worked so diligently with FDGD over the years.  

Be aware this is not a postponement this is a cancellation. There will be no activities in Nederland this weekend that are associated in any way with FDGD. We will put up a FAQ on our website to answer cancellation questions. We do not know what the future holds. We, as well as town leaders, are going to need some time to assess the situation and ask for your patience with the process. We are in uncharted icy waters, and appreciate your understanding and years of support.

FDGD Staff


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. This three day Frosty Fiesta features over 30 live bands in 3 heated super tents featuring local craft brews, specialty spirited drinks, 14 delicious craft food vendors, serving up Vegan to BBQ and everything in between.

You can view or better yet PARTICIPATE in some outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling, human foosball and more!

 Celebrating its 19th year in 2020, Frozen Dead Guy Days continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. This home-grown festival pays homage to Bredo Morstoel (aka Grandpa), who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland.

All adventurous life enthusiast welcome. Entry fee for all three live music tents only $25 a day and event viewing is FREE, like we hope your spirits will be.