Get ready for a "freeze"tival of fun! It’s almost time to get the chilly party started. Four days of frigidly fun happenings are planned across town, anchored by the infamous Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival on March 16.

Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the extended weekend, from how to get around to where to park to what to do and when.

A schedule that is to die for

The 2024 Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, with an incredible music lineup featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, Andy Frasco and the U.N. and Spafford, plus 12 more bands and the world-famous coffin races. The fun starts on Thursday, March 14. Here’s the breakdown.

Thursday, March 14

Zombie Bar Crawl. Around town.

Enjoy dead guy specialty drinks and zombie bites surrounded by icy decorations at Estes Park’s restaurants and bars. Transportation will be available!

Frozen Ball Drop. The Barrel, 6–8 pm

Free entry. Celebrate the official start of the festival weekend with games of beer pong.

Frozen Dead Guy Days Face Painting. Snowy Peaks Winery, 1–6:30 pm

Free entry. Come alive for the Zombie Bar Crawl with the winery’s resident make-up artists. Snacks and drinks for purchase.

Slushee Season Opener. Avant Garde Aleworks, 2–8 pm

Kick-off slushie season with Avant Garde’s zombie-themed Brain Freeze Slushee.

Friday, March 15

The Royal Blue Ball. The Stanley Hotel, 7–11 pm

$99. An iconic Frozen Dead Guy Days favorite returns to The Stanley Hotel. Featuring performances by Here Come the Mummies and Evanoff, and a Grandpa Bredo and Ice Queen lookalike contest. Buy tickets at

Icebreaker Kick-Off. Bond Park, 3–6 pm

Free. Join us to tap the official Frozen Dead Guy Days beer, “Bredo’s Brew,” and chill out to live music by A-Mac & The Height and the Living Room Band.

Frozen Sweets Stroll. Around town, 3–6 pm

Free. Pick up your free punch card at the Icebreaker Kick-Off to gain access to shops offering a complementary Frozen Dead Guy Day-themed treat. Reserve your spot.

The Shining showings. Historic Park Theatre, 1:45 and 7:15 pm

Watch the iconic film in Estes Park’s historic theatre.

Brain Freeze Live Music. Lonigans, 6–8:30 pm

$10. Black Canyon Backbeat is ready to rock your world with their bone-chilling tunes.

Weekend at Bernie’s Beach Party. The Bull Pin, 6–11 pm

Free. Bernie Bowling Contest, Weekend at Bernie’s on the big screen and beach tunes on blast!

Tattoo Popup. Avant Garde, 12–8 pm

Free entry. Space Coyote Tattoo will be on-site with a selection of flash tattoos to choose from.

Iced Out Party. Trailborn Rocky Mountains/Casa Colina, 5–8 pm

Free entry. Hand-carved, ice cocktails by Drylands Distillers.

Electrick Flannel Live. Cousin Pat’s Pub & Grill, 7:30–10 pm

Free entry. Food and drinks for purchase.

Psychic Readings. Historic Park Theatre & Cafe, 11am–12pm

Starting at $25. Get a reading in a haunted theatre!

Saturday, March 16

Frozen Dead Guy Days at Estes Park Event Complex

This event is ticketed. Prices increase to $49 on March 8! Buy tickets at

Music Lineup*

Fire Stage

  • 12 pm – Living Room Band
  • 1 pm – Chain Station
  • 2:15 pm – The Jauntee
  • 3:45 pm – The Sweet Lillies
  • 5:15 pm – Deadphish Orchestra
  • 7 pm – Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Ice Stage

  • 12:15 pm – Gary Hall & The Occupants
  • 1:15 pm – Eminence Ensemble
  • 2:45 pm – A-Mac & the Height
  • 4:30 pm – Spafford
  • 6:30 pm – Yonder Mountain String Band

Outdoor Stage

  • 12 pm – Float Like a Buffalo
  • 2:30 pm – Future Joy
  • 4:45 pm – Los Mocohettes
  • 6:15 pm – Lucid Vision

World Famous Coffin Races

Outdoor Stage

1–2:30 pm and 3:30–4:45 pm

Frosty Fun Games*

  • Game Stage Brain Freeze Contest
  • Pie Toss
  • Frozen T-shirt Contest
  • Dead Head Bowling

*Times and locations are subject to change.

Other Events

The Shining showings. Historic Park Theatre, 1:45 and 7:15 pm

Watch the iconic film in Estes Park’s historic theatre.

Chilled Out Crafts. Bear & Bee, 2–4 pm

$32. Pick a Frozen Dead Guy Days-themed project, chill out and have some fun!

Dead Leprechaun St. Paddy Party. The Bull Pin, 7–11 pm

Free entry. Irish spirit, spirits, food and music! Costumes are encouraged!

Live Music by Tahosa. Cousin Pat’s Pub & Grill, 7–10 pm

Free entry. Celebrate Frozen Dead Guy Days with live music. Food and drink for purchase.

Thick & Thawed Burrr…lesque Show. Lonigans, 9 pm

$25. Enchanting performances that will dazzle you with their frosty flair.

Psychic Readings. Historic Park Theatre & Cafe, 11 am–12pm

Starting at $25. Get a reading in a haunted theatre!

Sunday, March 17

Bands & Bloodys Brunch. Various locations.

Free entry. Food and drinks for purchase. Close out the frigidly fun weekend with live music and themed brunch menus at restaurants around town.

Frozen Dead Guy Days Polar Plunge. Coffee on the Rocks, 12 pm

Starting at $10 to plunge, free to cheer! Dress up in your craziest costume and take the plunge to support the Estes Park Nonprofit Network. Buy tickets:

The Shining showings. Historic Park Theatre, 1:45 and 7:15 pm

Watch the iconic film in Estes Park’s historic theatre.

Eat, Drink & Be Irish. The Barrel, 2–4 pm

Free entry. Specialty St. Paddy's Day cocktails and Irish Whiskey available all day!

St. Paddy’s Day Beer Mile(ish). Avant Garde. 3–7 pm.

$30. The race will start and end at Avant Garde Aleworks, with a stop in the middle at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company.

Frosty Balls Drag Queen Bingo & Tahosa. Lonigans, 12–9 pm.

Music is free, bingo $20. Fierce and fabulous bingo like you've never experienced hosted by the incomparable Khloe Katz 12–2 pm. Live music by Tahosa 6–9 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Party & Live Music. American Legion Post 119, 3–9 pm.

Free entry. Live music by Random & True from 6–9 pm. Corned beef and cabbage dinner and dessert for a suggested donation of $18.

Frozen Dead Guy Days Irish Wake. Cousin Pat’s Pub & Grill, 11 am–11 pm.

Free entry. Open 11 am–2 pm, live music by Tahosa from 7–10 pm.

Psychic Readings. Historic Park Theatre & Cafe, 11 am–7:30pm

Starting at $25. Get a reading in a haunted theatre!

Parking & Transportation

Free parking at the Estes Park Riverwalk Parking Garage, 691 N. St. Vrain Ave. Thursday through Sunday. Parking map.

Saturday Parking

  • Estes Park Event Center – $15
  • Estes Park High School – $10
  • 100% of the proceeds go to the high school band program.
  • Free parking at the Estes Park Riverwalk Parking Garage. Shuttles available.

Private Ride Services with Explore Estes.

Offering “uber-like” transportation services. Book your ride ahead of time!


Shuttles will be available to take you to all the frosty festivities around town, Thursday and Saturday through Wildside 4x4 Tours.

  • Thursday 3/14: 1:30-9 pm
  • Saturday 3/16: 11:30 am-9 pm
  • $8/day. 

Special Offers

Go full-on ice mummy mode and take advantage of these special offers from Estes Park businesses over the Frozen Dead Guy Days weekend. Browse all the fun offers.


Make sure you have your tickets for these events. Here is where to buy them:

The Frozen Sweets Stroll does not require a ticket, but registering will help make sure there is plenty of candy! Register here.