Enter a Parade

Bloomers Parade (Thursday, July 19th)

The Bloomer Parade kicks off the 59th Annual Bohemia Mining Days festival on Thursday evening at 6 pm.

Calling ladies of all ages… Get your bloomers on and get down to 5th & Main by 5:45 pm to sashay down Main Street to the entrance of Bohemia City in Coiner Park.

For more info click here.

Kiddie Parade (Friday, July 20th)

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 on Whiteaker Avenue and then left on 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 click here.

Grand Miners Parade (Saturday, July 21st)

The Grand Miners Parade is a tradition stretching back nearly 60 years in Cottage Grove.

  • 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 am on South 10th Street.  All entries must be in place by 9:45 am.
    • 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.

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