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November 28 | 2020

Small Business Saturday

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume

Details

November 28 - Small Business Saturday

Looking to fully support the movement and Shop Small this Saturday!!??!!

Then, look no further than Clear Creek County and the Historic Mountain Communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume!

Clear Creek County is a wonderful place to browse boutiques and other one-of-a-kind small businesses. From our unique dining experiences to shopping and our thrilling attractions – there is truly something here for everyone!!

Visit www.ClearCreekCounty.org for a complete list of our shops, restaurants, activities, lodging options and more!!

For more information regarding Shop Small click here.

Venue

Clear Creek County

Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume, CO 80452 United States

December 5 - December 6 | 2020

Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

Time

10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

Location

404 6th Street, Georgetown

Details

Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn't changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia. Carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment provide hours of memorable performances. Adorned with lights and Christmas greenery and blanketed with snow, the quaint, historic town of Georgetown, Colorado has been a Christmas tradition for generations of Colorado families. This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!!

The 2020 Georgetown Christmas Market will be held the first and second weekends of December and admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown's charming year-round shopping experience. Beautiful and unique shops showcase Christmas ornaments and decorations, Victorian items for the home, art, Colorado wine, rare books, jewelry, exquisite clothing, antiques, and gifts. The Market will also feature food vendors in addition to our fabulous local restaurants.

Christmas Market Museum Tours offer a relaxed way to see the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Energy Museums and Georgetown Heritage Center. Docents are on hand to give information or answer questions, but guests may stroll through the properties at their leisure to enjoy the holiday decor. Prices vary.

This event will take place in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on 6th Street.

Venue

Georgetown – Downtown

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

December 12 - December 13 | 2020

Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

Time

10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

Location

404 6th Street, Georgetown

Details

Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn't changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia. Carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment provide hours of memorable performances. Adorned with lights and Christmas greenery and blanketed with snow, the quaint, historic town of Georgetown, Colorado has been a Christmas tradition for generations of Colorado families. This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!!

The 2020 Georgetown Christmas Market will be held the first and second weekends of December and admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown's charming year-round shopping experience. Beautiful and unique shops showcase Christmas ornaments and decorations, Victorian items for the home, art, Colorado wine, rare books, jewelry, exquisite clothing, antiques, and gifts. The Market will also feature food vendors in addition to our fabulous local restaurants.

Christmas Market Museum Tours offer a relaxed way to see the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Energy Museums and Georgetown Heritage Center. Docents are on hand to give information or answer questions, but guests may stroll through the properties at their leisure to enjoy the holiday decor. Prices vary.

This event will take place in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on 6th Street.

Venue

Georgetown – Downtown

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

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October 3 | 2020

Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

October 3 - October 4 and October 10 - October 11 - Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Due to COVID19 - Some events may vary: Steam Engine Bounce House, pumpkin give away and gift bags for children under 12 while supplies. Face Painting at Silver Plume. Fun carnival activities for the whole family. Carnival desserts at Silver Plume.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/event/pumpkinfest/2020-10-03/

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October 10 | 2020

Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

October 3 - October 4 and October 10 - October 11 - Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Due to COVID19 - Some events may vary: Steam Engine Bounce House, pumpkin give away and gift bags for children under 12 while supplies. Face Painting at Silver Plume. Fun carnival activities for the whole family. Carnival desserts at Silver Plume.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/event/pumpkinfest/2020-10-03/

October 11 | 2020

Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

October 3 - October 4 and October 10 - October 11 - Pumpkinfest Train Ride at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Due to COVID19 - Some events may vary: Steam Engine Bounce House, pumpkin give away and gift bags for children under 12 while supplies. Face Painting at Silver Plume. Fun carnival activities for the whole family. Carnival desserts at Silver Plume.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/event/pumpkinfest/2020-10-03/

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October 12 | 2020

Columbus Day

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

October 12 - Columbus Day

October 16 | 2020

Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

Details

October 16 - October 18 and October 23 - October 25 - Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Sample fine beers crafted in Clear Creek County Colorado including Georgetown and Idaho Springs. Free brauts or hot dogs for each paying guest. Carnival desserts available for purchase. Live music. Special collectable beer glass available for purchase.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/event/oktoberfest-2019-10-26/2020-10-16/

Venue

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

October 17 | 2020

Historical Society of Idaho Springs Gala

Time

5:00 PM TO 11:00 PM

Location

3673 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs

Details

Save the Date for the Annual Historical Society of Idaho Springs Gala!!

Location
Blackstone Rivers Ranch
3673 Chicago Creek Road | Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Tickets
www.HistoricIS.org
(303) 567-4382 | Idaho Springs Visitor Center
2060 Miner Street | Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

 

Venue

Blackstone Rivers Ranch

Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States

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October 31 | 2020

Happy Halloween

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

October 31 - Happy Halloween

November 1 | 2020

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

Remember to set your clocks back one hour

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November 3 | 2020

Election Day

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Details

November 3 - Election Day

November 7 | 2020

SANTA’S LIGHTED FOREST TRAIN at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

Details

November 7, 8 and daily, November 13 to December 24, 2020 - SANTA’S LIGHTED FOREST TRAIN at the Georgetown Loop Railroad - Closed Thanksgiving, AND Christmas Day

VISIT SANTA AS YOU RIDE THE RAILS THROUGH A STUNNING LIGHTED FOREST

Offered in the evenings from late November through the month of December, this ride allows offers a beautiful light show set to synchronized holiday music. Travel through the forest above Georgetown and let all your holiday shopping and planning worries drift away in this magical environment.

Meet with Santa and his helpers while winding through the beautiful snow covered Colorado Rocky Mountains in our enclosed heated coaches. It is truly a unique wintertime experience!

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/winter-holiday-trains/

Venue

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

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November 11 | 2020

Veterans Day

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November 11 - Veterans Day

November 13 | 2020

SANTA’S LIGHTED FOREST TRAIN at the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

Details

November 7, 8 and daily, November 13 to December 24, 2020 - SANTA’S LIGHTED FOREST TRAIN at the Georgetown Loop Railroad - Closed Thanksgiving, AND Christmas Day

VISIT SANTA AS YOU RIDE THE RAILS THROUGH A STUNNING LIGHTED FOREST

Offered in the evenings from late November through the month of December, this ride allows offers a beautiful light show set to synchronized holiday music. Travel through the forest above Georgetown and let all your holiday shopping and planning worries drift away in this magical environment.

Meet with Santa and his helpers while winding through the beautiful snow covered Colorado Rocky Mountains in our enclosed heated coaches. It is truly a unique wintertime experience!

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/winter-holiday-trains/

Venue

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

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November 26 | 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

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November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving

November 28 | 2020

Idaho Springs Tree Lighting and Festivities

Time

11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM

Location

Miner St, Idaho Springs

Details

November 28 - Idaho Springs Tree Lighting and Festivities

11:00am – 5:00pm Step into the Holiday season with the whole family and enjoy an array of Christmas festivities! Enjoy shopping in the local boutiques, visiting art galleries, sipping on suds at a local brewery or a warm meal with locally owned and operated eateries! And… Don’t forget to check out the local museums, and mine tours in town as well as the incredible hiking trails!

6:00pm – Everyone is invited to join Santa & Mrs. Claus at Citizens Park to enjoy a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” followed by watching Santa turn on the magical Christmas tree lights!

6:45pm – Following the tree lighting, enjoy an evening of fun, including kids activities and the chance to sit on Santa’s lap -location TBD

Phone:
(303) 567-4822

Venue

Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs, CO United States

November 28 | 2020

Georgetown Christmas Tree Lighting

Time

4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Location

Georgetown

Details

November 28 Georgetown Christmas Tree Lighting @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off the Holiday Season at the annual tree lighting event in Georgetown.

Bring the entire family for a fun- filled day in Georgetown – catch a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, enjoy a warm meal, visit the boutiques, a big bonfire to keep you warm, visit with St. Nick, and don’t forget to stay for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the early evening while sipping on hot chocolate or apple cider and enjoying live music.

  • Tree lighting will be in Downtown Georgetown at the intersection of Rose and 6th Streets (Strouse Park) at approximately 5:15 pm
  • Followed by a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” taking place directly after the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hamill House – 305 Argentine Street
  • Then head over to the John Tomay Memorial Library (605 6th Street) to decorate Christmas Cookies from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know? The movie “The Christmas Gift”, staring John Denver was filmed in Georgetown in 1986 and now the tradition of Letter Day continues to be celebrated!! Children of all ages are welcome to deliver their hand written letters to St. Nick while in Georgetown!

Venue

Georgetown

Georgetown, CO United States

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December 6 | 2020

Family Christmas at the Hamill House

Time

3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Location

305 Argentine St., Georgetown

Details

December 6 Family Christmas at the Hamill House @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A family-oriented afternoon, in a traditional Victorian-style Christmas celebration at the historic Hamill House. Your afternoon will include a dignified welcome and greeting by our Butler, Caroling with the Silver Plume Singers, a Victorian-style candle-lighting and reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in the decorated Library of William Hamill, presentation and story of the Yule Log, a visit from St. Nicholas, and Children’s Parlour Games.

Service will include light appetizers, dessert table, non alcoholic beverages, one complimentary wine or beer for each adult 21 or over, wassail/eggnog toast (appropriate for children and adults) Each child 12 and under will receive a small gift.

For reservations please call (303) 569-2840. Seating is Limited.

Venue

Hamill House

Georgetown, CO United States

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December 12 | 2020

Christmas at the Hamill House

Time

6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Location

305 Argentine St., Georgetown

Details

December 12 and 19th - Christmas at the Hamill House @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A magical evening at the Hamill House Museum. Join us for a TREE-mendous Christmas Celebration at the Hamill House, home of the Silver Baron, William Arthur Hamill. Originally built in 1867, we decorate in Victorian splendor for the Holiday Season, for all the guests to enjoy. The ceremony includes the lighting of the Christmas Tree, Wassail Bowl Punch with toasts to all aplenty, bringing in of the Yule Log, and libations and a small plate buffet to feast on.

May you never be without a drop of Christmas, as you sing along with Silver Plume Singers to the carols of old and new. Join us for an evening to remember!

For reservations please call (303) 569-2840. Seating is Limited.

The 2020 Hamill House Christmas will take place both December 12th and 19th this year. The Hamill House is located at 305 Argentine Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80003.

Venue

Hamill House

Georgetown, CO United States

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December 21 | 2020

First Day of Winter

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

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December 21 - First Day of Winter

December 24 | 2020

Christmas Eve

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

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December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 | 2020

Christmas Day

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

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December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - January 3 | 2021

Victorian Holiday Celebration on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Location

646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

Details

December 26 to January 3 - Victorian Holiday Celebration on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Enjoy the Lights Train during our, meet Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present. Closed New Year’s Day.

This train ride lasts approximately 50-60 minutes, round-trip.

Guests may choose from the Coach section, Parlor Car, or Waldorf and Tahoe VIP cars.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/winter-holiday-trains/

Venue

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

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December 31 | 2020

New Years Eve

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December 31 - New Years Eve

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January 1 | 2021

New Years Day

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January 1 - New Years Day

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January 18 | 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Time

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

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January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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February 2 | 2021

Groundhog Day

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February 2 - Groundhog Day

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February 14 | 2021

Valentines Day

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February 14 - Valentines Day

February 14 | 2021

Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony at Loveland Ski Area

Time

8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM

Location

Exit 216 Interstate 70, Georgetown

Details

February 14 - Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony at Loveland Ski Area

The Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony ceremony and reception is a Loveland tradition where new couples are joined in matrimony and married couples renew their vows in a mass wedding at The Ptarmigan Roost Cabin, elevation 12,050 feet, located at the top of the Ptarmigan Lift. The Honeymooner’s Apres Party for all participants and their guests follows the ceremony at the Loveland Basin featuring music, wedding cake, spirits and even a best dressed contest.

Participating couples must pre-register online in order to receive the Marry Me Ski for Free 2-for-1 lift ticket special. Pre-registration will begin mid-December. For more information please call (303) 571-5580 Ext. 141.

Venue

Loveland Ski Area

Georgetown , CO 80444 United States

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February 15 | 2021

Presidents Day

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February 15 - Presidents Day

February 21 | 2021

International Tourist Guide Day

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February 21 International Tourist Guide Day

An initiative of World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations WFTGA, the International Tourist Guide Day is held on 21st February each year.

In 1990, Mrs. Titina Loizides, president of the WFTGA was involved when it was held for the first time, 15 countries participated. Since then, tourist guides in an ever growing number of countries have been giving help to their local communities, conducting tours for disabled persons, disadvantaged persons, for children, industry partners, officials and the general public.

Events are also held for local tourist guides including presentations and retraining courses. It is a public relations event par excellence, drawing the attention of local authorities, fellow citizens and the media to the quality and value of the work of professional tourist guides. Each member country contributes to the success of the day in its own way; coach companies have contributed complimentary coaches, attractions and museums have opened their doors without charge. Each year, awareness grows and there is an increasing contribution by both regional and national governments to the International Tourist Guide Day.

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February 27 | 2021

Annual Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance

Time

7:30 PM TO 10:00 PM

Location

409 Main, Silver Plume

Details

February 27 Annual Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Annual Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance will take place on Saturday night from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, at the Large Town Hall, Main Street, Silver Plume.

Come enjoy an evening complete with live music and dancing. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and bring a snack to share!! Tickets available at the door or from People for Silver Plume board members. This event is a fund-raiser for Silver Plume historic preservation, sponsored by People for Silver Plume, Inc.

All ages are welcome and tickets are just $10 per person.

For more information please call (303) 569-0374

Venue

Silver Plume Large Town Hall/George Downing Playhouse

Silver Plume 80476

more info

  • 303-569-2509

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    March 14 | 2021

    Daylight Savings Time Begins

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    March 14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

    Remember to set your clocks forward one hour

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    March 17 | 2021

    St. Patrick’s Day

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    March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day

    March 20 | 2021

    First Day of Spring

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    March 20 - First Day of Spring

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    April 4 | 2021

    Happy Easter

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    April 10 - April 11 | 2021

    Silver Plume Melodrama

    Time

    6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

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    April 10-11, 17-8, 24-25 and encore July 3 - Silver Plume Melodrama

    The Annual Silver Plume Melodrama will take place the first two weekends and last weekend of April with an encore July 3rd – Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays – April 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 and July 3rd!
    Adults $35 • Seniors $30 (Sunday only) • Children $15 (12 and under)
    Admission includes buffet dinner along with brownies and ice cream sundaes

    For Reservations, please call (303) 569-2023

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    April 17 - April 18 | 2021

    Silver Plume Melodrama

    Time

    6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

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    April 10-11, 17-8, 24-25 and encore July 3 - Silver Plume Melodrama

    The Annual Silver Plume Melodrama will take place the first two weekends and last weekend of April with an encore July 3rd – Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays – April 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 and July 3rd!
    Adults $35 • Seniors $30 (Sunday only) • Children $15 (12 and under)
    Admission includes buffet dinner along with brownies and ice cream sundaes

    For Reservations, please call (303) 569-2023

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    April 24 | 2021

    Georgetown Loop Opens for the Season

    Location

    646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

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    April 24 - Georgetown Loop Opens for the Season

    All Aboard! Come experience a little bit of History as beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains surround you. A steam locomotive or powerful diesel locomotive will take you through the breathtaking Clear Creek canyon, and past the remains of gold and silver mines. The Georgetown Loop is great family fun for kids of all ages.

    Tickets are on sale now – contact the Georgetown Loop for more information!

    Venue

    Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

    April 24 - April 25 | 2021

    Silver Plume Melodrama

    Time

    6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

    Details

    April 10-11, 17-8, 24-25 and encore July 3 - Silver Plume Melodrama

    The Annual Silver Plume Melodrama will take place the first two weekends and last weekend of April with an encore July 3rd – Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays – April 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 and July 3rd!
    Adults $35 • Seniors $30 (Sunday only) • Children $15 (12 and under)
    Admission includes buffet dinner along with brownies and ice cream sundaes

    For Reservations, please call (303) 569-2023

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    May 5 | 2021

    Cinco De Mayo Celebration

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    1628 Miner Street, Idaho Springs

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    May 5 - Cinco De Mayo Celebration

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Azteca in Idaho Springs from 5pm until 8pm.

    For more information please contact: Azteca Mexican Restaurant – 1628 Miner Street, Idaho Springs, CO (303) 567-2933

     

    Venue

    Azteca Mexican Restuarant

    Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States

    May 8 - May 9 | 2021

    Celebrate Mothers Day on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Time

    10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

    Location

    646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

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    May 8-9 and 15-16 Celebrate Mothers Day on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Looking for something unique to do on Mothers Day?

    Look no further! Bring the family to Georgetown and take a ride on the Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad®, tour the Lebanon or Everett Mine, and then enjoy shopping and dining in Historic Georgetown! Plus The Georgetown Loop will make things even a little sweeter with roses and handmade chocolates just for Mom!!

    Train rides depart from the Georgetown station beginning at 10 am, with the last train departing at 2:15 pm. The train takes you up to Silver Plume Depot and then returns you to the Georgetown Depot.

    For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.GeorgetownLoopRR.com

    Venue

    Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

    May 9 | 2021

    Mothers Day

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    May 28 | 2021

    Mount Evans Scenic Byway Opens for the Season

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    May 28 - Mount Evans Scenic Byway Opens for the Season

    Mount Evans Scenic Byway typically reopens for the season the Friday before Memorial Day, weather permitting. The road will remain open in its entirety through Labor Day and then will be closed at Summit Lake. The lower portion of the Byway will remain open through the first weekend of October, weather permitting. For up to date information regarding access, gate fees, and more please visit the USFS website

    May 28 | 2021

    Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Opens for the Season

    Location

    Georgetown

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    May 28 - Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Opens for the Season

    Guanella Pass Road typically reopens the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, weather permitting and will remain open through the last week of November, again weather permitting. Should you have questions please contact the County office: 303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates.

    Venue

    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

    May 29 - May 30 | 2021

    Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Georgetown

    Details

    May 29 - 30 Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend

    Spectators are FREE for both events:

    Georgetown, Colorado Pack Burro Race – Saturday – August 29

    8 miles – From Georgetown to Empire Pass and back. Remember to follow traffic pattern around the round about, yield to downhill runners, and stick around after you’re done to check for ticks. And, there will be a prize for the runner who picks up the most trash on the course along with Race Prizes! Stick around and visit with vendors and listen to the music.

    • Entry fee: TBD
    • Weigh-in time: 9:00 am
    • Start time: 11:00 am

    Idaho Springs, Colorado Pack Burro Race – Sunday – August 30

    5 miles – Great distance for first timers! Rolling start after Parade down main street – Race begins at Citizens Park and ends at the middle of 17th Street by Mountain Prime Restaurant! Check out the vendors on Idahoe Mall along with “Kids Corner”.

    • Entry fee: $TBD
    • Weigh In: 10:00 am
    • Start time: 12:00 pm

    CC Burro Racing Series – Run both races!

    Do you feel energetic and ready to keep going after Georgetown’s Race? Then gear up your burro and run the Idaho Springs race too! WIN both races with the same burro for your chance to win “Red Tail’s Miner Challenge Trophy”!

    Series Fee:

    $TBD for Both Races

    Entry information please contact Director.CCBurroRacing@gmail.com or Co-Race Director Brad Wann – 303-906-2269 – wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com

    Did you know?

    The Burro is the Colorado State Animal and that Pack Burro Racing is the only sport indigenous to the State of Colorado? It has its roots in the State’s mining heritage. In the early days of the mining industry, miners would take burros, which is the Spanish word for donkey, through the mountains of Colorado in their search for gold. Because the burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animal and so they would walk, leading the donkey. The burro races commemorate these men and their burros.

    Format:

    In a typical burro race, a runner and a burro race complete a prescribed course together, with the runner leading the burro on a rope. Riding the burro is not allowed. In fact, the human may carry the burro, but the burro may not carry the human. The burro must be on a lead rope, which is limited to 15 feet. Runners must maintain control of their animals at all times. Burros must also carry a pack saddle with 33 pounds of traditional mining gear, including a pick, gold pan, and a shovel. Runners may also include other gear in their saddles, such as windbreakers, water, food, etc, but the surplus gear cannot be counted in the 33 pounds. Cruelty to the burro is prohibited and racing officials have the right to hold any burro for 30 minutes following the race for an inspection by a veterinarian.

    Lore:

    There are two legends concerning the beginning of these burro races. The first states that the races began when two miners found gold and had to race back to the claims office. Because they could not ride the burros the miners were forced to run, leading the burros. The second legend is somewhat vague but concerns a few drunken miners at a bar in Leadville, Colorado.

    Venue

    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

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    May 31 | 2021

    Memorial Day

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    June 5 | 2021

    REVEL Rockies Marathon and Half Marathon

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Miner St, Idaho Springs

    Details

    June 5 - REVEL Rockies Marathon and Half Marathon – Cancelled

    This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful downhill road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to the foothills of Denver, Colorado. Featuring a perfectly smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time. This event is guaranteed to be your new favorite marathon or half marathon in Colorado! REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in the Rockies.

    About:

    REVEL is a series of running events that is gaining a broad presence in the running world by distinguishing its races in a number of ways, including its unique courses, emphasis on runner experience, and partnerships with local communities, nonprofit organizations, sponsors, and government agencies.

    REVEL races can best be described by two words: Fast & Beautiful. Our events take place in the most beautiful venues available in the areas in which they are held. REVEL races seek to maximize the time our runners spend running in canyons, forests, state or national parks, and so forth. In addition, the downhill nature of REVEL races provides a unique opportunity for runners to achieve personal best times and qualify for exclusive events.

    In addition to providing unforgettable experiences for our runners, REVEL races also deliver value to the communities who graciously host our events. Each REVEL race brings significant financial benefits to local economies, provides an opportunity for communities to brand themselves, and creates a healthier and more fitness-friendly community. Additionally, proceeds from each REVEL runner’s entry fee are donated to local nonprofit groups geared towards health and environmental causes.

    For more information please visit https://www.runrevel.com/rdv

    Venue

    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

    June 6 | 2021

    Idaho Springs Summer Kick Off Parade & BBQ

    Time

    11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

    Location

    1545 Miner Street, Idaho Springs

    Details

    June 6 - Idaho Springs Summer Kick Off Parade & BBQ @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce on Miner Street in Downtown Idaho Springs for the 10th Annual Summer Kick-off Parade and FREE BBQ!

    There will be a parade at 11 am from the Clear Creek Recreation Center to Citizens Park along Miner Street followed by a FREE BBQ in Citizens Park around noon!

    Everyone is welcome to come, relax, and enjoy a little bit of what Idaho Springs has to offer ~ It’s a great way to kick start the summer!!

    Email:
    director@idahospringschamber.org

    Website:
    www.idahospringschamber.org

    Venue

    Citizens Park

    Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States

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    June 13 | 2021

    Mt. Evans Ascent Race

    Time

    5:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

    Location

    Highway 103, Idaho Springs

    Details

    June 13 - Mt. Evans Ascent Race @ 5:00 am - 3:00 pm

    The Mount Evans Ascent Race will take place June 13, 2021 – Details here www.racingunderground.com/mtevans

    Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake’s 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning. The climb totals nearly 4,000 vertical feet – much of it above treeline – as you make your way 14.5 miles to the finish line located at the summit of one of the most recognizable peaks on Denver’s mountain skyline – 14,264 foot Mt. Evans.

    Join us on June 13, 2021 for another memorable run.

    Spectators will include Bighorn Sheep, Marmots, and Mountain Goats – maybe even a few people!!!

    ROAD CLOSURE:

    For runner safety, the Mt. Evans Road will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event. This includes spectators. The road will be closed on the evening of Saturday June 13th, and the road will reopen once we reach the finish line cutoff at 11am on Sunday. Spectators are not allowed to camp on the mountain. Any spectators who attempt to camp along the course will cause their runner to be disqualified from the race.

    COURSE RECORD BONUS:

    Course record bonuses are now $500 for men and women. The men’s course record stands at 1:37:01 and the women’s course record stands at 1:55:38. Additional details are available on the Awards page.

    OVERALL and MASTER’S PRIZE MONEY:

    In 2019, the top-3 overall male and female finishers will win $300, $150, and $100 cash prizes for their performances on the mountain. Overall top-3 finishers will not be eligible for awards in their age group. The fastest male and female master’s finishers (age 40+) will win a $100 cash bonus in addition to the first place award in their age group. If a master runner places top-3 overall in their gender they will receive both overall and master’s prize money but will be excluded from their age group award.

    FINISHER AWARDS:

    In addition to age group and overall winner awards, All finishers will receive a custom Mt. Evans Ascent finisher’s medal. In addition, all men who finish in under 2 hours 40 minutes, and all women who finish under 3 hours will receive a trophy rock marked with the year of the race. This is a tradition from the 70’s and 80’s that we revived in 2012. Please see our Race History Page for a photo of trophy rocks from the early days of the Mt. Evans Ascent.

    DATE & TIME:

    The Race will start promptly at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday June 13th. Summit Bags must be loaded into truck by 6:00 a.m. Additional information on the event will be emailed to competitors approximately 1 week prior to the event.

    PACKET PICK-UP:

    Race Morning Packet Pick-Up will be available at the start line on race morning starting at 5:00am. A PHOTO ID is REQUIRED to pick up your packet, and only you can pick up your race number – no exceptions. You will receive your bib number, participant goody bag, race shirt, and timing chip in your racer packet. No bib transfers will be allowed on race morning.

    Early Packet Pick-Up will be available from noon until 6:30pm on Thursday June 11th at Runners Roost Lakewood. A PHOTO ID is REQUIRED to pick up your packet, and only you can pick up your race number – no exceptions. You will receive your bib number, participant goody bag, race shirt, and timing chip in your racer packet.

    WEATHER:

    Mt. Evans has weather of its own, and no forecast seems to be able to nail down exactly what you’ll see at the summit. This forecast, however, should give you an idea what to expect on Mt. Evans. Generally, mornings are nice, with any stormy weather moving in during the afternoon hours. Of course, weather on the mountain can pull some surprises!

    BENEFICIARIES:

    A portion of every entry will be donated to Alpine Rescue. They will be providing on-course support during the Mt. Evans Ascent, and volunteer year-round support to the community. You may also make an additional donation to Alpine Rescue when you register!

    Organizer
    Racing Underground
    Phone:
    (303) 642-7917

    Venue

    Echo Lake

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

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    June 14 | 2021

    Flag Day

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    June 19 - June 20 | 2021

    Celebrate Fathers Day on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Time

    10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

    Location

    646 Loop Drive, Georgetown

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    June 19-20 Celebrate Fathers Day on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Looking for something unique to do on Fathers Day?

    Look no further! Bring the family to Georgetown and take a ride on the Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad®, tour the Lebanon or Everett Mine, and then enjoy shopping and dining in Historic Georgetown! Plus The Georgetown Loop will give Dad a special surprise!

    Train rides depart from the Georgetown station beginning at 10 am, with the last train departing at 2:15 pm. The train takes you up to Silver Plume Depot and then returns you to the Georgetown Depot.

    For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.GeorgetownLoopRR.com

    Venue

    Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

    June 20 | 2021

    First Day of Summer

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    June 20 | 2021

    Fathers Day

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    June 26 | 2021

    Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Georgetown

    Details

    June 26 - Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races

    Welcome to the highest downhill half marathon in the country and possibly the highest downhill 4-miler!

    The half marathon/relay** begins on dirt and then paved bike path at Loveland Ski Area and descends five miles to Bakerville. At this point, racers travel a paved road 4.5 miles to Silver Plume. From here, racers travel 3.5 miles of paved bike path and paved/dirt road to downtown Georgetown. The 4 mile begins at Silver Plume and travels on paved bike path/road to the Town of Georgetown. These courses offer a fast race time for the serious runner and a scenic, fun route for the novice.

    Please Note – All Parking for all races is at Loveland Ski Area! – Nothing will be at Georgetown Lake as the property has sold. EVERYTHING will be staged at Loveland Ski Area, Exit 216 off I-70.

    For more information or to register visit www.slackerhalfmarathon.com

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    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

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    July 3 - July 4 | 2021

    Silver Plume Melodrama

    Time

    6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

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    April 10-11, 17-8, 24-25 and encore July 3 - Silver Plume Melodrama

    The Annual Silver Plume Melodrama will take place the first two weekends and last weekend of April with an encore July 3rd – Doors open 6pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays – April 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 and July 3rd!
    Adults $35 • Seniors $30 (Sunday only) • Children $15 (12 and under)
    Admission includes buffet dinner along with brownies and ice cream sundaes

    For Reservations, please call (303) 569-2023

    July 4 | 2021

    Happy Independence Day

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    July 4 | 2021

    4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek County

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    July 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek County

    Come spend the day with Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume! Stroll through unique shops, art galleries, visit historic landmarks, tour museums, pan for gold, or experience a little adventure on Clear Creek’s rapids, atv tours, train rides, adventure park, sky trek, or zipline!

    Also be sure to follow us on www.facebook.com/VisitClearCreek

    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs will be hosting an afternoon complete with live music and dancing in downtown at Citizens Park, delicious barbecue, and be sure to stay for fireworks over the Charlie Tayler Waterwheel!

    • 2:00 pm Live Music and Entertainment Starts
    • Beer Garden at Citizen’s Park
    • 9:15 Fireworks Show will take place over Charlie Tayler Waterwheel – weather permitting.

    Georgetown

    In Georgetown, there will be a morning parade followed by a picnic, entertainment, and other special events. Please note – There will NOT be any fireworks in Georgetown this year… (Please head approximately 15 minutes east to Idaho Springs)

    Also be sure to check out the Georgetown Loop Railroad schedule as train rides run from 10am until 3:50pm! Please contact the Georgetown Loop Railroad for reservations and additional information.

    • 11:00 am Parade (Starting at The Alpine Restaurant and Bar at 11th and Rose Streets to 6th Street in Downtown Georgetown)
    • Noon BBQ at Georgetown City Park (1001 Taos St, Georgetown, CO 80444) and music by the Brass Band
    • 3:00 pm Live Music on Library Stage
    • Beer Garden off of 6th Street and Rose Street – across from Guanella Pass Brewery
    • Reenactments by the Park County Regulators off of 6th Street and Rose Street following the BBQ at City Park

    Silver Plume

    There will be an annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social from 2-4 pm at Dinger’s Park and Pavilion on Main Street, across from the George Rowe Museum. There will be an assortment of baked goods, ice cream and beverages. Proceeds will benefit People for Silver Plume, Inc. and historic preservation.

    July 4 | 2021

    Tom Hayden Memorial 5k Run/Walk

    Time

    7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

    Location

    Georgetown

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    July 4 - Tom Hayden Memorial 5k Run/Walk @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Formerly known as the Georgetown Fourth of July 5k Run/Walk, all proceeds benefit the Clear Creek County Advocates.

    “Honoring our past while preserving our future” — Patriotic runners and walkers will start their day right by traveling the perimeter of Georgetown around the lake and through historic downtown Georgetown! The course runs along dirt and paved roads and some dirt trail! It offers a scenic view of the Rocky Mountains and lots of fun folks along the way!

    Registration & Packet Pick Up:

    • Late Registration 7:15 am
    • Race begins at 8:00 am in Strousse Park – Located at the Intersection of 6th & Rose Streets in Georgetown

    Important Parking Information: Please park near downtown Georgetown along the streets or in the courthouse parking lot.

    For Registration and more information please click here

    Call: (303) 679-2426

    Email: advocates@clearcreekadvocates.us

    Website:
    http://www.imathlete.com

    Organizer
    Clear Creek Advocates
    Phone:
    (303) 679-2426

    Venue

    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

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    July 10 - July 11 | 2021

    Annual Triple Bypass Cycling Event

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Miner St, Idaho Springs

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    July 10 - July 11 - Annual Triple Bypass Cycling Event

    The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the nation, taking you on a gorgeous tour through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Evergreen to Avon Colorado. There’s something in it for everyone from a 40-mile single pass to 240 miles over 2 days. Course on Ride with GPS

    120 miles from Evergreen to Avon or the Double Bypass and meet us in Georgetown and ride a challenging 75 miles to the finish in Avon. Looking to do a toe dip? Try the Single Bypass and cruise in for a ride with friends and family over 35 miles. No matter which course you choose, everyone is a winner

    The Classic ride is 120 miles from Evergreen (Bergen Park) to Avon over Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.), Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 ft.), with over 10,000 ft. of challenging elevation gain. The roads on all the passes have limited vehicular access, so your ascent is relaxed and descent is thrilling, safe and fun.

    For more information please visit: www.triplebypass.org

    YOUR RIDE INCLUDES:

    The coveted Triple Bypass jersey – unique to each distance

    Double riders receive a limited edition wind vest

    4 aid stations and a light lunch at Loveland ski area

    Closed roads and trails – or if not closed, limited to vehicular traffic (we close westbound Juniper and Loveland Pass!)

    Free beer, food and high fives at the finish

    All support, including SAGs to the next aid, medical, and adoring fans

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    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

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    July 24 | 2021

    Bob Cook Memorial ~ Mt Evans Hill Climb

    Location

    Miner St, Idaho Springs

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    July 24 - Bob Cook Memorial ~ Mt Evans Hill Climb

    Bob Cook Memorial Mt Evans Hill Climb, Idaho Springs to the top of Mt Evans

    The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It was run for the first time in 1962. It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.

    The starting point in Idaho Springs is about 45 minutes east of Summit County, and if you fancy yourself a climber, this is one of the “Big Kahunas” of Hill Climbs. It’s a 6,630′ of climb from an elevation of 7,500′ all the way up to 14,130.’ Climbing between 12,000′ and 14,000′ is dramatically different than climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′ and consequently has been designated the Colorado State Hill Climb Championship for Senior Men, Women and Junior Men/Women 17-18.

    For more information please visit www.bicyclerace.com

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    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

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    September 6 | 2021

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    September 6 | 2021

    Pancake Breakfast at the Alice School House

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

    Location

    271 Silver Creek Road, Idaho Springs

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    September 6 - Pancake Breakfast at the Alice School House @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Grab the family and come on up to the Historic Alice School House (271 Silver Creek Road, Idaho Springs) for a pancake breakfast from 8am until 11am – then drive on up the road and hike St Mary’s Glacier or head back into town for a little shopping or tour a gold mine or mill.

    Enjoy a pancake breakfast in a beautiful alpine setting with gospel bluegrass music by The Miner Pickers. Plain and blueberry pancakes, bacon and sausage from Edwards Meats, juice and coffee will be served. Suggested donation of $2 kids, $4 adults, $10 family.

    Also be sure to stop by St. Mary’s Fire Station Open House from 9am until Noon to meet Clear Creek County Fire Fighters and see the fire station’s new and old fire trucks! http://stmarysglacier.com/volunteer-fire-department/ (321 Beaver Road, Idaho Springs)

    Venue

    Alice School House

    Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States

    September 6 | 2021

    Annual Gold Rush & Silver Splash Duck Races

    Time

    11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

    Location

    Georgetown

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    September 6 Annual Gold Rush & Silver Splash Duck Races @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Please join us for the Annual Gold Rush Duck Race on Clear Creek in Georgetown!

    Time: Noon

    Starting Line: on Clear Creek @ Taos Street Bridge

    Finish Line: On Clear Creek, near the 1700 block of Cedar Creek Drive

    Duck numbers will be randomly assigned. Winner need not be present. Proceeds benefit HGI, restoration, preservation, and other County non-profit organizations. Tickets go on sale Memorial Day Weekend online and at special locations throughout Georgetown. Sponsoring merchants will also have tickets available to support their individual duck and non-profit. FREE to attend.

    Cash prizes to the top 3 winners in each race! Winners need not be present, but it would be fun to cheer on your little quacker! Prizes include cash, gift certificates and more!

    *Ducks are numbered and remain the property of HGI (they will be given a rest for the winter months and then back in training in the spring for our next annual race!).

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    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

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    September 22 | 2021

    First Day of Fall

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    September 25 - September 26 | 2021

    Dynamite Days Festival – Idaho Springs

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Miner St, Idaho Springs

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    September 25-26 - Dynamite Days Festival – Idaho Springs

    Join us for the Annual Dynamite Days Street Festival celebrating the rich Mining History of Idaho Springs!

    FREE Admission and fun for the whole family!! Enjoy live music, food, beer, vendors, kid’s activities, roaming entertainers and more

    — Come have a BLAST in Idaho Springs!

    For more information please contact the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce

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    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

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    October 2 | 2021

    Annual John Denver Celebration

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    Georgetown

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    October 2 - Annual John Denver Celebration

    Join Georgetown, Colorado in celebrating the life of John Denver. This free event focuses on Georgetown’s special place in its heart for the Rocky Mountain High singer and actor. During the winter of 1986, Denver starred in The Christmas Gift which was filmed entirely in Georgetown. The town came back to life in the heart of winter when production of the holiday movie began to roll. Since its release, The Christmas Gift, has been a source of great pride for the town. Visit John Denver’s Georgetown for more details and updates.

    John Denver’s Georgetown is a partnership between Georgetown Promotions Commission, Guanella Pass Brewery, Hotel de Paris Museum and the Georgetown Cultural Arts Program. Take a stroll through the town’s historic commercial district, taking in the setting for many scenes in the movie while listening to live and recorded performances of his music. Shop at local merchant stores and vendor booths at Strousse Park.

    Throughout the day John Denver music will be played from the John Tomay Library Stage in the center of the Historic Georgetown Business district. Stage performances include Georgetown Community School https://georgetownschool.org students covering John Denver’s music and a Rob Solomon & Friends https://www.robsolomonmusic.com tribute concert. Recorded John Denver music will be played between performances throughout the day.

    Georgetown Cultural Arts Program will sponsor free screenings of The Christmas Gift at The Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO 80444 (303) 569-0289 georgetownheritagecenter.org.

    Silver Queen Walking Tours will offer a specially curated John Denver’s Georgetown Walking Tour where you can visit the town where Denver’s 1986 The Christmas Gift was filmed. You will see Strousse Park where the Christmas tree lighting scene took place, the “Letter Day” post office, and Susan McPhillip’s home. Walk the streets John walked and learn the inside scoop about his time here in Georgetown, including personal stories that were told to us by the people involved with John and The Christmas Gift’s filming here. 614 Taos, #1, Georgetown, CO 80444, silverqueenwalkingtours.com. (Fee)

    Visit Hotel de Paris Museum, where much of the movie was filmed. In the movie the hotel is run by siblings Henrietta and Bud Sawyer. Also, look for and have your picture taken with Bud’s Busy Bee Cab, the original 1937 Grand Touring Hudson Sedan, which will be parked in front of the museum. 409 6th Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444, (303) 569-2311 hoteldeparismuseum.org. (Fee)

    Visitors will enjoy John Denver themed beverages at cafes, restaurants, pubs and coffee houses honoring Colorado’s favorite son, and find themed merchandise, such as The Christmas Gift DVD at local retailers.

    Georgetown’s first brewery since prohibition, Guanella Pass Brewery, will be serving its holiday favorite Belgian Quad “Christmas Gift” brew. 501 Rose Street, Georgetown, CO 80444 (303) 569-5167. www.guanellapass.com.

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    Georgetown

    Georgetown, CO United States

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    November 6 | 2021

    13th Annual Pumpkin Smash Festival

    Time

    12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

    Location

    Miner St, Idaho Springs

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    November 6 13th Annual Pumpkin Smash Festival @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Annual Pumpkin SMASH happens the 1st Saturday after Halloween in Clear Creek County. #DONTTRASHITSMASHIT

    Scraps-to-Soil holds the Pumpkin SMASH each year after Halloween to explore composting and ways to contribute less to the waste stream. We get “hands-on” with tons of techniques for pulverizing pumpkins into pieces, including the Gallagher mallets, Louisville Sluggers, the Trebuchet launcher, and the SlingShot. No matter the smash technique you choose, you will contribute to the continuance of a community-wide composting crusade.

    There will be plenty of food and drinks, contests, raffles, games, and opportunities to learn about composting and other ways to live more sustainably. The event is FREE for kids to attend and all are welcome. Bring your own Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkins from Halloween to be SMASHed! There will also be leftover pumpkins for sale – so just show up ready to SMASH!

    Sure, it’s a ton of fun, but a great deal of effort goes into pulling off the Pumpkin SMASH! It is a volunteer-driven event, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you would like to volunteer at the event or help with the planning and preparation, please contact us via e-mail info@scraps-to-soil.org or on Facebook at Scraps-to-Soil, Neighborhood Compost Club. Thank you for your support!

    Venue

    Idaho Springs

    Idaho Springs, CO United States

    November 7 | 2021

    Daylight Savings Time Ends

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    November 7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
    Remember to set your clocks back one hour

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    December 4 - December 5 | 2021

    Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

    Time

    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Location

    404 6th Street, Georgetown

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    December 4-5 and 11-12 - Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

    Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia. Carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment provide hours of memorable performances. Adorned with lights and Christmas greenery and blanketed with snow, the quaint, historic town of Georgetown, Colorado has been a Christmas tradition for generations of Colorado families. This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!!

    The 2020 Georgetown Christmas Market will be held the first and second weekends of December and admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown’s charming year-round shopping experience. Beautiful and unique shops showcase Christmas ornaments and decorations, Victorian items for the home, art, Colorado wine, rare books, jewelry, exquisite clothing, antiques, and gifts. The Market will also feature food vendors in addition to our fabulous local restaurants.

    Christmas Market Museum Tours offer a relaxed way to see the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Energy Museums and Georgetown Heritage Center. Docents are on hand to give information or answer questions, but guests may stroll through the properties at their leisure to enjoy the holiday decor. Prices vary.

    This event will take place in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on 6th Street.

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    Georgetown – Downtown

    Georgetown, CO 80444 United States

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    Christmas Eve

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    Christmas Day

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    New Years Eve

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