AUGUST 11-13, 2023
Donkey Derby Days has been the primary fundraiser for the Two Mile High Club since 1931. This annual three-day festival serves as the largest fundraiser for the Club, which provides essential support for the Cripple Creek Donkeys. Donkey Derby Days celebrates our region's rich history and the significant role that donkeys played in that history.
The celebration includes music, an annual parade, Donkey Derby Races, great food, family attractions, and vendors. People come from all over the nation to celebrate this favorite festival!
Support the Two Mile High Club by joining us at our annual Donkey Derby Days event every August. This year, 2023, it will take place on August 11, 12, and 13.It's a free event that's fun for the whole family, with plenty of activities to enjoy.
Your attendance helps us raise much-needed funds to care for our beloved Cripple Creek Donkeys. So, please mark your calendars and join us for a weekend of donkey races, live music, vendors, and more!
Check out the daily schedules for Donkey Derby Days 2023.
We'll see you in Cripple Creek!
Download the event brochure here.
Enjoy everything from Boho clothing and jewelry to soap and candles, wood carvings and metal signs, to name but a few. Please your palette with crepes or Mexican food, BBQ, sausages, turkey legs and more. Vendors are located on Bennett between 2nd and 5th.
For a list of vendors, click here.
VENDOR SPACE IS FULL
APPLICATIONS NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED
The winner receives a one-of-a-kind outdoor aluminum donkey sculptor, professionally painted Cripple Creek Donkey.
The winner receives ac check for 50% of the total dollar amount of all TMHC 50/50 raffle tickets sold.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Two Mile High Club booth located in the Pocket Park. Winners drawn August 13, 2023 at 1pm and 1:15pm at City Park, 128 East Bennett.
The Annual Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, featuring a Color Guard, old-fashioned floats, horses, historical re-enactments, music, classic cars, and more! This Parade is a not to miss!
Music is the heart of a grand celebration, and this year's lineup will not disappoint! Music in many genres will fill the streets! Some of your favorite regional favorites will play country, bluegrass, classic rock, and folk music, to name a few.
Always a favorite, the Donkey Derby Races showcase a pack donkey with a team of two people; a donkey handler and a runner, trying to coerce and persuade their beloved donkey to be the first across the finish line on Bennett Avenue. Sounds easy, but there is no accounting for stubborn donkeys along the way!
Enjoy five heats, including an exciting Media Race during the Derby on Saturday August 12, following the 11:00 am. parade.
RACE REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
Join us at the Kid Zone on Saturday and Sunday for a whirlwind of excitement at the Donkey Derby Days Kids Zone! Get ready to be amazed by the Salida Circus, where your children can indulge in delightful face painting, soar through the air on the trapeze, master the art of stilt walking, and delight in whimsical balloon animals and so much more! But that's not all, as Big Ballin Entertainment will be on site with refreshing water activities to keep the kids cool and engaged, while Vintage games promise timeless fun for all ages. Don't miss out on this incredible family experience.
Know before you go!
Be sure to check out the Donkey Derby Days Frequently Asked Questions!
Donkey Derby Days
August 11, 12, 13 - 2023
Cripple Creek, CO
Get maximum exposure for your business by sponsoring the upcoming Donkey Derby Days event on August 11-13, 2023. Our promotional efforts leading up to and during the event ensure that your sponsorship investment reaches a broad audience, giving your business the exposure it deserves.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can support the Two Mile High Club:
Contact Annie Valades
Take advantage of this chance to show your support for a great cause and gain valuable exposure for your business!