Enter a Parade

Kiddie Parade (Friday July 14th 2017)

The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and proceeds west on E. Gibbs Avenue and turns left on 6th Street. The route then turns right onto  Whiteaker Avenue and then left onto 5th Street. The route then turns left and heads east on Main Street to North 8th Street and then left and back to the community center parking lot.

For more information call Joelie at (541) 968-5720.

Grand Miners Parade (Saturday July 15th 2017)

The Grand Miners Parade is a tradition stretching back over 50 years in Cottage Grove. This year we are combining it with the Bloomers Parade, so bring your Bloomers!

  • Entry Fee: Entries must submit application and pay appropriate fee.
    • $35 for Business & Policital Groups
    • $15 for nonprofit organizations and individuals
  • Staging: Begins at 7:30 a.m. on South 10th Street.  All entries must be in place by 9:45 a.m.
    • Be imaginative and design an entry to reflect your business, organization, or just for fun.

Parade Application (PDF)

To pay with a card, please call Penny at (619) 244-6661 Please note a $3.00 convenience fee will be added.

Bloomers Parade

The Bloomers Parade is going to be its own event this year. Happy Bloomering!

Join the Board

If you'd like to become a part of Bohemia Mining Days, there may be a place for you on the BMD Board of Directors. 



Producing the annual celebrations is a year-round effort and a labor of love. The Bohemia Mining Days Festival Board meets monthly throughout the year on the 2nd Thursday.  As the festival approaches the board meets twice in May on the 2nd and 4th Thursday and weekly in June and July.

We are a fun bunch who share a common goal to ensure this celebration of Cottage Grove’s early history continues for generations to come. We are a working board and successfully employ our talents, experiences and strengths in a subcommittee structure to manage all the aspects of producing The Grove’s biggest event of the year. 

Our subcommittees are: Fundraising, Marketing & Communication, Parades, Logistics, Food, and Vendor Coordination.

Click here to learn more about the current board members. If you love Bohemia Mining Days, as we do, there may be a place for you on the BMD Board of Directors. Contact us and we'd be more than happy to talk to you about opportunities with our organization.  


The Bohemia Mining Days Heritage Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that meets quarterly and works closely with Bohemia Mining Days, Inc. to further expand the educational and cultural aspects of the festival to preserve and promote local history among people of all ages.  If you would like information about serving on the board, please contact BMDHA Administrator Cindy Weeldreyer at 541.942.5064 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President: Jake Boone

Vice President: Don Williams

Secretary: Cathy Simmons

Treasurer: Jerry Vaverka

Director: Jimmy Schaper

Director: Joelie Saunders

Administrator: Cindy Weeldreyer