Celebrating 101st anniversary of the Glenn Miller family coming to Fort Morgan along with Glenn Miller fans from all over the nation. Starting things off is the annual Pancake Breakfast! Come learn how to swing dance and enjoy live music!
The Glenn Miller Swing Fest started in 1996 by The Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce this event has brought in people from across the United States and Europe. As an event to benefit the local economy and bring visitors to the Fort Morgan area, it has been a great venue to honor our hometown hero, Glenn Miller.
Glenn Miller, born March 1, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa, graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1921 and went on to be a famous big band leader with many of his songs still well known today, including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000; Little Brown Jug; Moonlight Serenade and In The Mood to name a few.
7:30 – 10:00am Fly in & Pancake Breakfast @ Fort Morgan Municipal Airport featuring MCC Jazz Combo brought to you by Viaero Wireless
9am – Noon Quilt Show @ Downtown Library Park brought to you by Inspriations Quilt Shop
10am – 6pm Showing of the documentary, Glenn Miller: The Birthplace of his Music, on the hour, @ Lower Gallery in Fort Morgan Museum
10 – 10:30am Glenn Miller Family Cemetery Tour @ Fort Morgan Cemetery Serenity Garden South Entrance
10am – 4pm CACE Gallery of Fine Art Showing, My Cultural Heritage @ 300 Main Street
Noon – 1pm The Legendary Ladies Showcase brought to you by CACE @ Cover 4 Theater, 314 Main Street
1:15 – 1:30pm Unveiling of Glenn Miller Mural @ West Entrance of Fort Morgan Museum
1:30 – 2pm Glenn Miller History Presentation @ Lower Gallery in Fort Morgan Museum (snacks provided) brought to you by Fort Morgan Heritage Foundation
5:30 – 6pm Fort Morgan Chamber of Commerce Time Capsule Reveal @ Downtown City Park
6 – 7pm Swing Dance Lessons with Bianca @ Downtown City Park
7 – 9pm “Juke Box Saturday Night” Street Dance in Downtown City Park featuring Bianca and the Flyboys, pre-show inclues an Andrew Sisters Tribute