Colorado January 13, 2020
The Frozen Dead Guy Days In Colorado Is Considered To Be One Of The Best Cultural Festivals In America
You have heard the name before and either chuckled or felt utterly confused: Frozen Dead Guy Days. What exactly is it? Who is this Frozen Dead Guy, and how does one pay homage to him? Believe it or not, this Only in Colorado tradition is an event you do not want to miss, and was even just acknowledged at a national level:
Recently released by USA Today's 10Best is the list of the
Best Cultural Festivals in America, which names Colorado's Frozen Dead Guy Days as their readers' 6th-place choice.
According to USA Today's 10Best, Frozen Dead Guy Days is a must-see for several reasons; they describe the event as "quirky, irreverent and more than a little macabre."
Launched in 2002, Frozen Dead Guy Days is indeed all of those things. It pays homage to Grandpa Bredo Morstoel, AKA the Frozen Dead Guy who died from a heart condition in 1989 and currently resides in a shed just outside of town.
How does one celebrate a well-loved and long-deceased member of the community? With a giant party, of course, which takes place every year in downtown Nederland!
Taking place March 13th through the 15th, 2020, Frozen Dead Guy Days promises a weekend you will never forget complete with food and live music, a parade, games, ice carving, and more.
While nearly every part of Frozen Dead Guy Days is a riot, the pièce de résistance is the annual Coffin Race, where teams of seven race one another while carrying a coffin and "corpse."
The 2020 Coffin Races take place on Saturday, March 14th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Guercio Field.
For more information on this year's Frozen Dead Guy Days, please visit the festival's
Are you curious as to which festival was named the best by USA Today? Turns out, it is the Water Lantern Festival, which also takes place here in Colorado! To learn more about this can’t-miss summertime event, check out
The Beautiful Floating Lantern Festival In Colorado That Will Light Up Your Summer.
Address: Nederland, CO 80466, USA