Georgetown has a long tradition of 4th of July celebrations. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that the town held sketchy bucket brigade races that were a beloved artifact of our wild roots. Today, the spirit lives on, just with lower amounts of mortal danger.
All Day: Georgetown Loop Railroad Rides
Check the schedule for train rides on the famous Georgetown Loop Railroad. The Georgetown loop runs train rides across a massive bridge, all the way up to Silverplume, CO. On the way you’ll pass the Lebanon Silver Mine, be sure to check their schedule for mine tours. You can choose between closed, covered and open cars from which to take in the breathtaking views of our beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Early Morning: SUP-athlon – 8:00am Georgetown Lake
Start your 4th of July with a unique new event in Georgetown this summer! The Georgetown 4th of July SUP-athlon features 0.5 mile of stand-up-paddle boarding on the inlet at Georgetown Lake, 5 miles of road/trail biking around the Town of Georgetown, and a 5k run around the lake, ending in the historic downtown district of the Town of Georgetown, Colorado. All ability levels are encouraged to sign up, and teams are welcome! A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Clear Creek County Advocates. The Clear Creek County Advocates is a non-profit victim service organization that provides comprehensive support to victims of crime and personal tragedy, and offers community education regarding victimization and crime prevention in Clear Creek County.
Late Morning: Beer Garden in Werlin Park – 10:30am
Start the festivities off with an ice cold beer, or enjoy one with your BBQ lunch in Werlin Park. Beer will be brewed and served by Georgetown’s two local brewing companies, Guanella Pass Brewery, and Cabin Creek Brewing, from 10:30 to 1:30! Please have proper ID ready, and beer must stay within the fenced park.
The 4th of July Grand Parade – 11:00am
You don’t get more of an authentic, small mountain town experience than the Georgetown 4th of July Parade. From a marching kazoo band, to stunning classic and historic vehicles, local business floats, and much much more – the parade is indeed a site to behold. Kids are showered in candy, while parents laugh at the local culture’s antics. You certainly do not want to miss the Georgetown 4th of July Parade.
Lunch Time: BBQ at Georgetown City Park – 12:00pm
Another cherished tradition is the Georgetown City Park BBQ. Kicking off at noon, the BBQ takes place at a park in the center of town – located at 1001 Taos St, Georgetown, CO 80444. If you’ve ever visited the park you’ve likely noticed a strange mound with a horizontal door on top at the northwest corner. This is the town BBQ pit! The night of the 3rd, our local BBQ artisans start up a fire deep in the mound, tending to it with logs for hours. The meat is cooked and prepared for the 4th of July party. If you’re in town for the night of the 3rd, be sure to stroll by and watch them in action!
Afternoon: Park County Regulators Shootout Reenactment – 2:00pm
After the BBQ, out comes the law. Back in historic downtown, the Park Country Regulators hold a shootout reenactment in the middle of 6th St. Caution: This is a noisey affair and may be difficult for anyone sensitive to loud noises. It’s also a whole lot of fun!
Water Games – 6th Street – TBD
Live Music Throughout The Day
At 6th and Rose St. there is a stage next to our town library. Here you’ll find live music provided by the JeffCo Brass at 1pm, and The Wrecklunds (Bluegrass band out of Evergreen CO) waiting to keep you entertained while you take in the sites and sounds of Georgetown’s 4th of July celebrations. There’s a lovely park across the street and plenty of shops and restaurants for you and the family to enjoy.
In addition you will be serenaded while you enjoy your BBQ lunch in City Park by none other than the original CowBoy Band!
Georgetown has a long tradition of providing live music to it’s guests and residents, the 4th of July is no exception!