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JUNE 28-30, 2024

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!

Join Us!

Support the Two Mile High Club by joining us at our annual Donkey Derby Days event every August. This year, 2024, it will take place on June 28, 29 and 30.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!




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.




The Annual Parade features a Color Guard, old-fashioned floats, horses, historical re-enactments, music, classic cars, and more! This Parade is a not to miss!


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!

Race registration will open May 15th at 8am.

Kids Zone 

Join us at the Kids Zone Saturday and Sunday for a whirlwind of excitement at the Donkey Derby Days.  The Kids Zone provides fun family entertainment for kids of all ages. Don’t miss out on this incredible family experience!


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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.

Sponsor Us!

Get maximum exposure for your business by sponsoring the upcoming Donkey Derby Days event on June 28, 29 and 30. 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!

Sponsor information will be forthcoming.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Know before you go! 

Be sure to check out the Donkey Derby Days Frequently Asked Questions!


Donkey Derby Days 
June 28, 29 and 30, 2024
Cripple Creek, CO

Thank You '23 Sponsors

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