Judy's 100th Birthday Celebration
 
June 9th - 12th 2022
 
Please join us for this milestone event! Judy Garland was born on June 10th, 1922 at the Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids Minnesota. Let's come together to celebrate her extraordinary life. We plan to host different events throughout the weekend; show up for all or stop by for a few! Either Way, we hope to see you there. Your participation and support is greatly appreciate by the Judy Garland Museum. 
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***We recommend purchasing a Judy Garland Museum Membership through the website. Members receive unlimited general admission to the museum as well as 15% discount off of these event admissions and gift store purchases. ***

Please plan to pre-purchase tickets:   https://judygarlandmuseum.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/8111

Thursday June 9th

  • Judy Garland Movies and Documentaries
    • View Judy's beloved movies and documentaries throughout the day
      • Time: 10am-5pm
      • Price: general admission
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room
  • Special Access guided tours with 30 year Judy Garland authority, John Kelsch
    • Check out the newly finished archive basement tour with white glove experience to touch some of prized archive collections
    • John Kelsch is a 30 year veteran of the museum and now serves as the sole curator with first hand knowledge to archives 
      • Times: 10:30am and 1:30pm
      • Price$15
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum
  • Welcome Reception by noted Judy Garland expert, John Fricke
    • John Fricke will kick-off Judy's 100th Birthday Celebration
    • Musical tribute to Judy by jazz pianist Josh Gallagher
    • Light snacks and refreshments provided. 
      • Time:  6pm - 8pm
      • Price$10
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room

 

Friday June 10th - Judy's Actual Birth date!!

Museum Meet and Greet

  • Judy Garland Heirs Trust is launding - Judy - A Garland Fragrance by Vincenzo Spinnato, we are getting exclusive access for the 100th!
  • John Fricke will sign books and meet fans
  • Get an autograph or picture with Judy's son, Joe Luft
    • Time: 9am - 10am
    • Price: general admission, additional fees for autographs may apply at time of event
    • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room

JG Frank DeanJudy Jeopardy

    • Back for the 12th year, Judy Jeopardy hosted by Joe Malinovsky and Paul Herrick
    • A fun trivia event to test your Judy knowledge, be ready to learn and have some fun!
      • Time:  10am-11:30am
      • Price:  $10
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room
  • Special access guided tours with 30 year Judy Garland authority, John Kelsch
    • Check out the newly finished archive basement tour with white glove experience to touch some of our best archive collections
      • Times: 10:30am and 1:30pm
      • Price$15 
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum front entrance

 John FrickeJohn Fricke Presentation

    • John Fricke is regarded as the preeminent Judy Garland and MGM Wizard of Oz historian and has written seven books on these topics. He is the recipient of Emmy Awards as co-producer of the PBS American Masters and A&E Biography Garland documentaries, and a Grammy Award nominee for his liner notes on the Capitol CD, Judy Garland: 25th Anniversary Retrospective. John has appeared as a programmer and co-host on the Turner Classic Movies network and at their Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition, he’s been interviewed on The Today Show (four times), CNN, Entertainment Tonight, The Joan Rivers Show, National Public Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. He’s a long-time regular at the Judy Garland/Wizard of Oz Festival, and we are happy to welcome him back this year.
    • More details on topic from this lifetime Judy fan and expert
      • Time:  1pm - 2:30pm
      • Price:  $10
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room
  • Main Event: Judy's 100th Birthday Fundraising Dinner
    •  Jennifer Grimm welcomes her 12-piece band for a musical birthday tribute to Judy Garland- "Jennifer Grimm Sings Judy Garland" 
    • Show your support for our non-profit museum, proceeds generated at this event keep our museum going!
    • Exclusive Live stream to Judy's 100th Birthday Fragrance Launch Gala in California 
      • Time:  6:30 - 7pm Dinner Serve
      • Time: 7-9:30p - Live entertainment while you enjoy your dinner
      • Price:  $75    ($63 for Judy Garland Museum Members)
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      • Place: Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Restaurant, 144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids Minnesota 55744

Saturday June 11th

wizard of oz kids costume contestDash for the Ruby Slippers 5K

    • All ages welcome to join "Dash for the Ruby Slippers 5K"
    • Dress in your best Wizard of Oz costume and running shoes
    • Fun Wizard of Oz activites following the race 
      • Time:  8:30am (pre-registration begins at 7:30am)
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum
      • Price:
Individual $35
Family (includes 2 T-shirts)   $70
Children age 4-12 $15
Children under 3 FREE

  

  • Special access guided tours with 30 year Judy Garland authority, John Kelsch
    • Check out the newly finished archive basement tour with white glove experience to touch some of our best archive collections
      • Times: 10:30am and 1:30pm
      • Price:  $15
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum front entrance
  • John Fricke Presents TBD Topic
    • More details on topic from this lifetime Judy fan and expert
      • Time:  11am - 12:30pm
      • Price:  $10 
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room
  • Judy's Hometown "Joy Ride" Bus Tours
    • Enjoy the comfort our our local "Hotel Rapids" Joy Ride Bus service
    • Ride around town in this comfortable, decked out bus that will include an entertaining guided tour around Grand Rapids
    • Hit up areas where Judy Garland and her family spent time in their 12-year history in Grand Rapids
    • Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on the bus 
      • Times:  10am - 11am
      • Times:  11:30am - 12:30pm
      • Times   1pm - 2pm  - this tour will be conducted by Judy Fans, Joe Malinskey and Paul Herrick
      • Price:  $15
      • Place:  Judy Garland Museum 
  • "Easter Parade" High Tea Party
    • In celebration of Judy's movie "Easter Parade" come enjoy this upscale tea party
    • Prizes for most creative hat, most traditional hat and biggest bonnet award
    • English teas, finger sandwiches and traditional baked goods served!
      • Time:  2pm - 3:30pm
      • Price:  $25
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room
  • Live Entertainment at the Museum
    • Hang around outside or inside the museum, bring food or buy from some local food vendors
    • Take picture with the cut-out characters in the garden, enjoy games throughout the property
    • We hope to have live music and entertainment if budget and performers come forward
      • Time: 3:30pm-8:30pm
      • Price: general admission if touring museum, otherwise free
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum

 wizard of oz

  • Main Event: Rolling out the Red Carpet: outdoor JUMBO screen showing of “The Wizard of Oz”
    • Outdoor showing of the classic film, starring Judy Garland, will be shown in the finest Blu-ray, on a JUMBO Screen outdoors. Bring a blanket or lawn chair!  Free event for the community.
    • Come dressed up as a Wizard of Oz character or come as you are
    • Take your picture on the red carpet with a Judy Garland and/or Wizard of Oz character
    • Enjoy some interactive surprises while the movie is showing!
      • Time: 8:30pm (movie will play when it's dark enough)
      • Price:  FREE
      • Place: Evergreen Terrace Lawn, right next to the Judy Garland Museum 

Sunday, June 12th

  • Closing Remarks
    • Join fans and friends for one last goodbye 
      • Time: 9am
      • Price:  on your own 
      • Place: Timberlake Lodge
  • Judy Garland Movies and Documentaries
    • View Judy's beloved movies and documentaries throughout the day
      • Time: 10am-5pm
      • Price: general admission
      • Place: Judy Garland Museum, 100th Birthday Room

We highly recommend purchasing a Judy Garland Museum Membership. Members receive unlimited general admission to the museum as well as 15% off event admissions and gift store purchases. 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL EVENTS and INFORMATION MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

THERE WILL BE OTHER EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN SUPPORTING JUDY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATON. WE WILL POST THIS ON OUR WEBSITE AS WE ARE INFORMED OF THEM!!