May 27-30, 2022

May 27-30, 2022

Georgetown Days, 2022

At the end of May, Georgetown hosts a collection of events to honor our veterans and kick off the summer season. Come join us this year when we open Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, observe the annual Georgetown Pack Burro Race, and much more!


Friday, May 27th

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Opens for the Season

Hooray, one of Colorado’s greatest highways is open for the season!

Traditionally, Clear Creek County closes the summit stretch of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway from the Monday after Thanksgiving until Friday of Memorial Day Weekend.

To kick off Georgetown Days, come and celebrate the reopening of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway by taking a drive to the Guanella Pass Summit. Be sure to take lots of pictures with the gorgeous (and rapidly unthawing) Mount Bierstadt!

*Highway opening day and time subject to change

Morning with the Mayor @ 8:00am-10:00am, Library Park

Celebrate Guanella Pass Scenic Byway’s opening with the highway’s ribbon cutting performed by Georgetown’s Honorary Mayor, Parker the Snow Dog! Attendees are encouraged to bring their furry friends along, (so long as they are leashed and friendly.) The ribbon cutting will take place around 9am!

For $6, enjoy breakfast with our paw-some mayor and get an opportunity to take a fun photo with Parker! All proceeds raised will go to the Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition as a way to honor our veterans during Memorial Day Weekend!

Complimentary doggy treats will be provided to any furry guests that attend by The Barking Loop!

Saturday, May 28th

Hotel de Paris Opens for Tours

Hotel de Paris Museum is open for daily tours! See thousands of historic  artifacts, original to the building, in what is known as the most unique and  complete parcel of early Colorado history in the state. Hotel de Paris  Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and  operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the  State of Colorado. 

$10 Adults (18-64 years) 

$9 AAA members; 10% savings 

$5 Seniors (65+ years); 50% savings 

$5 National Trust for Historic Preservation members; 50% savings $3 Youths (7-17 years); 70% savings 

FREE Children (0-6 years) 

Tours are FREE to the residents of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National  Historic Landmark District 

Georgetown Pack Burro Race @ 11:00am

In the early days of the mining industry in Colorado, miners would take  burros through the mountains of Colorado while prospecting. Because the  burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animals and so  they would walk, leading the donkey. 

The Georgetown Pack Burro Race commemorates these miners and their  burros. Observe this unique, 8 mile race from the streets of Georgetown  starting at 11am! 

Get your “Call to Doo- ty” (Poop drop) squares here:

Burro Beer Garden 10:00am – 2:00pm @ Hotel de Paris 

Gather in the outdoor courtyards and indoor Annex building of Hotel de  Paris Museum and celebrate Colorado’s official summer heritage sport as  runners race from Georgetown to Empire and back. Beer from Guanella  Pass Brewery, the first brewery in Georgetown, Colorado since Prohibition.  Hosts: Hotel de Paris Museum and Guanella Pass Brewing Company.

Mountain Jams Concert, Library Park, @1:00pm-4:00pm

Experience great live music as well as Georgetown’s beautiful mountain weather in the historic district. Mountain Jams music festival kicks off on May  28th, featuring a summer of live music brought to you by the Friends of the  Georgetown Library, the Town of Georgetown, and the Georgetown Cultural  Arts Program.

Sunday, May 29th

Georgetown Business Day

During Memorial Day Weekend, Georgetown fills with new life after its long  winter slumber. The town’s residents and businesses find that worth  celebrating! 

On Sunday from 11am – 3pm Georgetown will host a cornhole tournament,  vendors, non-brick and mortar business displays, tasty treats, and the Lawson  Adventure Park Food Truck in the parking lot of Hotel de Paris! 

Stop by these businesses throughout town who have their own way of  honoring Memorial Day Weekend and Georgetown Days: 

  • Annalisa’s Accents: 20% off all clothing items
  • Buckskin Trading Company: 20% off all regular priced clothing  
  • Cabin Creek Brewing: Buy any 4 pack and get a FREE sticker and koozie!
  • Coopers On The Creek: Will offer a specialty cocktail in honor of the Memorial weekend celebration, and Georgetown business day.
  • Georgetown Outdoor Discovery: Make memories with your family and friends! Experience a guided hike, enjoy mountain views and fresh air while Kimberly Knox, your local guide and storyteller brings to life the  area’s history, native plants, and animals.  
  • Columbine Corner: Items up to 50% off. They will also be giving away a reusable tote bag from one of their favorite local Colorado brands Black Lantern, with a minimum $40 purchase (while supplies last).  
  • Chef’s Corner: Matching their locals discount of 20% for all!
  • Ophelia’s: Please stop in and welcome them back to their original location – 600 6th St.  
  • Guanella Pass Brewing: 1st pint comes with a Guanella Pass Brewing sticker!
  • Georgetown Coffee and Tea: Join our rewards program, get a complimentary drip coffee with purchase of a breakfast burrito.  
  • Mountain Buzz Pizzeria: Join our rewards program, get a complimentary salad with the purchase of a 16-inch pizza.
  • Removing the Veil – 15% Off all regularly priced items with the mention of Georgetown Business Days.  
  • Turtle by Design: Visit them at
  • 511 Rose: Stop in and purchase a ticket for their 1-year anniversary quilt raffle $20, per ticket. All proceeds will go towards the Strousse Park Refresh Project. 511 will match $1000. You can also  purchase tickets
  • Georgetown Mountain Inn: Always book directly, and mention Georgetown Business Day for best rates.
  • Railroad Art by Scotty – 75% off select jewelry
  • Rocky Mountain Cannabis – 15% discount when you mention  Georgetown Business Day.
  • Capital Prize Mine – 10% off any tour, when you mention Georgetown Business Day.

Monday, May 30th 

Memorial Ceremony @ 12:00pm, Library Park

While Memorial Day Weekend unofficially marks the beginning of the summer season, more importantly, the weekend’s true purpose is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Observe Georgetown’s very own Memorial Ceremony at Library Park in downtown Georgetown. Veterans are encouraged to wear their respective branch uniform; other attendees are welcome to show their respects by wearing a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war.