May 28-31, 2021

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Georgetown Days, 2021

At the end of May, Georgetown hosts a collection of events to honor or 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!

** In light of COVID-19, we ask all Georgetown Days attendees to wear a mask, frequently wash hands, and practice social distancing. Please do not attend if you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, feel like you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to someone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. **


Friday, May 28th

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 summits 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-11:00am, Strousse 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.)

For $5, enjoy breakfast with our paw-some mayor which includes pancakes, bacon, coffee, orange juice, etc. and an opportunity to take a fun photo with Parker! All proceeds raised at Morning with the Mayor will go to the Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition as a way to honor our veteran’s during Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 29th

Hotel de Paris Opens for Tours

The historic Hotel de Paris Museum is open again for tours! The reopening is of the second floor; plus, two more guest rooms will be accessible to museum visitors (for the first time ever!)

$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!

Rotary “Call to Doo-ty” Poop Drop

Before the race, the Clear Creek 2000 Rotary tapes off and numbers 300 3×3 squares on the ground that makes up the first stretch of the race. After the Pack Burro Race, the Rotary then meticulously weighs out the poop droppings collected within each square to determine which square collected the heaviest pile – the heaviest pile wins! First, second, and third place prizes available – Good luck!

Want to bet on a square or ten? Check back here for a QR code to access Poop Drop Squares available for purchase online!

First Mountain Jams Concert, Library Park

Experience great live music and beautiful mountain weather in Georgetown’s 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 30th

Georgetown Business Day

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

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

Annalisa’s Accents: Buy One, Get Second Half Off (No accessories, no embroidery)

Monday, May 31st

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. Veteran’s are encouraged to wear their respective branch uniform, other attendees are welcome to show their respects by wearing a provided red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war.