John Denver Festival Weekend

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Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th ~ 2017
Georgetown, Colorado

Kick off your celebration of John Denver and the tremendous impact he left on our hearts and in our town on the 20th Anniversary of his passing! Spend time walking the same streets as John, attend screenings of The Christmas Gift, listen to a live radio broadcast of John Denver music, and join walking tours of locations where John played music, relaxed, and filmed in the beloved Rocky Mountains. Photo opportunities with the one and only Busy Bee Cab, too!

With Aspen Colorado’s celebration the following week – this is the perfect way to expand the celebration and enjoy another incredible mountain town that was so dear to John and in turn thinks so much of John Denver too!!

Schedule of Events

Live Radio Broadcast at the Hotel De Paris

Listen to a live radio broadcast of John Denver music, and join walking tours of locations where John Denver played music, relaxed, and filmed in his beloved Rocky Mountains.

Live radio broadcast will take place at The Hotel de Paris, 409 6th Street, Georgetown Colorado 80444

John Denver walking tours – October 7th and October 8th 11am & 3pm

Take a walk through John Denver’s Georgetown. Visit the town where Denver’s 1986 The Christmas Gift was filmed. We will see Strauss Park where the Christmas tree lighting scene took place, the “Letter Day” post office, and Susan’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.

Weather can change on a dime in the mountains so be prepared for any kind of weather. Also wear comfortable walking shoes and be mindful, we will be walking on uneven sidewalks and dirt road.

All tours start outside The Flipping Flea, 614 Taos Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444
Tickets can be purchased at The Flipping Flea. Purchase in advance is recommended as space is limited. or (720) 608-0609

Concert – Tribute to John Denver by John Adams – October 7th at 7pm

John Adams Band tribute to John Denver has taken them across the globe. They’ve honored the Rocky Mountain legend’s music in places like Beijing, Europe and around the continental United States. From natural surroundings like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Central Park to small venues in small towns, including many visits to Georgetown, John Adams has filled the air with John Denver’s music. A veteran of performing a John Denver tribute show for over forty years, his professionalism and ability to connect with the audience brings them back over and over again. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door.

Concert will be held at the Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444

Movie – The Christmas Gift FREE to attend – October 7th and October 8th 12pm and 2pm

FREE Movie showings will be held at the Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444

Busy Bee Cab photo opportunities throughout the weekend

Look for The Christmas Gift’s famous Busy Bee Cab around Georgetown, Colorado and be sure to take a photo to share with family and friends!

Live Music and Vendors

Enjoy music on the Library Stage on the corner of 6th and Rose Streets in Georgetown, Colorado throughout the weekend complete with local artisans and vendors!

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