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Chill Out at Frozen Dead Guy Days

Chill Out at Frozen Dead Guy Days
Frozen Dead Guy Days
When it comes to Colorado weirdness, nothing beats Nederland's Frozen Dead Guy Days.

This year's festival begins today at 4 p.m. with the Blue Ball, in the "ReAnimate Yourself Tent," in Guercio Field, near Barker Reservoir.

The ball includes live music, cocktails at an ice bar, and a costume contest for those who come dressed as the "Cold-as-Ice Queen" or "Grandpa Bredo," aka Frozen Dead Guy, the Norwegian man rumored to be cryogenically frozen inside a Tuff Shed in downtown Nederland.

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Frozen Dead Guy Days
Frosty festivities continue on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, and include frozen T-shirt contests, coffin racing, a parade of hearses, a silent disco, the frozen salmon toss, a brain freeze contest, and costumed polar plunging (don't ask, just enjoy).


Ice-cold entertainment includes thirty live bands in three music tents. A $20 wristband grants access to all the shows on Saturday and Sunday, and can be purchased at any tent. Sunday-only wristbands are available for $10.

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Frozen Dead Guy Days
Event dates and times:
Friday, March 9: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, March 10: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 11: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit the Frozen Dead Guy Days website.
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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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