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Event Name:
CANCELLED - Donkey Derby Days

Event Type(s):
Festival
Parade Event

Description:

2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration!  It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, and heritage competitions!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.


Event Date:
9/5/2020 - 9/7/2020

Event Time:
See Website for Times

Location:
City of Cripple Creek
Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, CO 80813

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