Georgetown Days, 2024

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 24th

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 @ 9:00am-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 10am!

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 25th

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:

Mountain Jams Concert, Library Park, @2:00pm-3:30pm

Experience great live music as well as Georgetown’s beautiful mountain weather in the historic district. Mountain Jams music festival kicks off on May 27th, 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 26th

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!

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Ceremony @ 11:00pm, 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.