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92nd Annual Donkey Derby Days

August 11 - August 13

Now in its 92nd year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown to be inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, who roam Cripple Creek in honor of the original Cripple Creek donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days.


Enjoy our beer gardens, food vendors, retail vendors, kids activities, donkeys, and live music!



Friday Aug 11th: Live music (Wild Blue Country) and Street Dance Friday night 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ District Museum

Saturday Aug 12th: Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station 7:00-10:00 am. Vendors and Kids Zone open starting at 10:00 – 5:00 pm! Parade at 11:00 am. Beer Gardens open from 11:00 – 10:00 pm. Donkey races at 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, & 3:45 pm (final heat and awards)! History Comes Alive in Pocket Park at 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Live music all day!

Sunday Aug 13th: Vendors and Kids Zone open 10:00 – 5:00 pm. Beer Gardens open from 11:00 – 5:00 pm. Live music beginning at 11:30 & 2:00 pm.


For more information or to make a donation, visit our website at cripplecreekdonkeys.com


August 11
August 13


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City of Cripple Creek
Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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